Tens of millions in the central and eastern United States are bearing the full brunt of summer, in all its sweltering and stormy fury.
Sunny skies, a large billowing U.S. flag and an appreciative crowd greeted hundreds of Iraq war veterans who marched Saturday in St. Louis in a first-of-its-kind "welcome home" ceremony.
Hundreds of Iraq war veterans and other groups are expected to march Saturday in St. Louis in what organizers are billing as the first official "welcome home" ceremony by a major American city.
Firefighters battled a five-alarm blaze that engulfed a six-story building in downtown St. Louis on Thursday.
Twenty-seven "Occupy St. Louis" protesters were arrested overnight after defying an existing park curfew, a police spokeswoman said Saturday.
A flight from New York to Phoenix was diverted to St. Louis Tuesday out of caution, but was inspected and cleared, a US Airways spokeswoman said.
When Howard Chiou went to Taiwan for his grandmother's funeral, he had another dead person on his mind -- the cadaver he was dissecting in his anatomy class. The Emory University medical student kept dreaming about who this dead man might have been when he was alive.
I've split my stock portfolio among three different funds characterized as "growth," "tech" and "index." How can I tell whether my stock holdings are truly diversified? -- Matthew B., St. Louis, Missouri
If you live in a small to mid-size city, you've probably seen your airline choices shrink over the last few years.
Security concerns forced two U.S. passenger flights to be diverted Sunday, but both planes landed safely and eventually flew to their final destinations.
1. Martin St. Louis, Lightning: Don't let the fluky goal he scored fool you; St. Louis was the best player on the ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning in its Game 2 overtime victory over Washington. Yes, he was fortunate to receive credit for a third-period goal -- a pass intended for Vincent Lecavalier that ricocheted in off the skate of Washington defenseman Mike Green -- that put Tampa Bay up 2-1 in the third. But not only did St. Louis make a tremendous play in getting to the puck for the setup, if Green hadn't gotten a skate on it, it almost certainly would have been an open-net tap-in for Lecavalier. St. Louis also assisted on Tampa Bay's first goal and fired a game-high eight shots on goal. That was more than one-third of Tampa Bay's 23 shots overall. With the way he's playing, the Lightning's undersized star is an early favorite for the Conn Smythe.
CNN's Dan Simon reports on how St. Louis residents emerged virtually unscratched from an F4 tornado.
The main airport in St. Louis is expected to operate a full flight schedule Tuesday, less than four days after a powerful tornado tore through the facility, airport officials said.
Flights resumed Sunday at the main airport in St. Louis after a tornado struck, knocking out power, shattering windows and sending passengers scrambling for cover from falling debris.
The St. Louis airport remains shut down and several buildings are damaged after taking a hit from a tornado.
The tornado damaged one terminal and part of a concourse at Lambert International aiport.
A travel website on Saturday flashed the word "CANCELED" in blinking red letters across an online flight schedule for Missouri's largest airport after a rash of severe weather stranded travelers across the region.
One of two men who escaped the St. Louis Justice Center's infirmary early Friday has been taken back into custody, police said.
A 1-year-old boy whose family fought a Canadian hospital over whether he should be allowed to die received a tracheotomy at his St. Louis hospital early Monday morning.
Two U.S. marshals and a police officer were shot Tuesday while trying to serve an arrest warrant in St. Louis, authorities said. One of the marshals, John Perry, died, as did the suspected shooter.
Chicago was under a blizzard watch late Sunday as portions of the Midwest and Northeast braced for a major storm system that will bring bitter cold and a "long duration" of snow, according to forecasters.
An orange X was painted on homes destroyed in a Missouri town during a series of fast-moving Midwest and Southern storms that left at least seven people dead, dozens injured and even more without a home.
A shooting during a funeral for a homicide victim appears to be gang-related, St. Louis, Missouri, Police Chief Dan Isom said Tuesday.
Camden, New Jersey, has reason to celebrate today. It is no longer ranked as the most dangerous city in America.
According to real estate experts, the biggest influence on a person purchasing a home is location, location, location. Without the perfect view or proximity to good schools, a great house can sit on the market for months.
Pooping pigeons forced the Kings of Leon to abandon their St. Louis, Missouri, concert after just three songs Friday night, the rock band's management said Saturday.
Each year, my kids spend part of the summer with my in-laws in St. Louis, Missouri. My husband made the 16-hour-plus round-trip drive from Atlanta, Georgia, to drop them off this year.
A man police wanted to question in the abduction of a 4-year-old Missouri girl shot himself as investigators approached him, authorities in St. Louis reported Wednesday.
A St. Louis, Missouri, police officer was out of surgery Thursday afternoon but in critical condition after he was shot multiple times while on a traffic stop, a police spokeswoman said.
Question: I'm one of those Americans who are just not financially prepared for retirement. I'm 60, but have very little saved because my money went into my own businesses, all of which eventually failed. I'm now working for a company and participate in its 401(k). But short of winning the lottery, I don't know what to do to be able to retire. Any suggestions? --Tony F., St. Louis, Missouri
Currently, the NHL has three 40-goal scorers: Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and...Steven Stamkos.
A town with a population of 218 sitting more than three hours from St. Louis would seem like an unlikely place for the nation's first stimulus project.
African American business leader shares keys to success. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
Michael and Steven Roberts didn't have two quarters to rub together a couple of decades ago. Now, the two African-American business leaders estimate their holdings -- from hotels to TV stations -- are worth $1 billion. One St. Louis hotel they own once barred black people.
Some $700 million in economic stimulus money intended to upgrade baggage screening systems at airports will go further than originally expected, Department of Homeland Security officials said Wednesday.
My grandparents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this summer with a big party of family and long-time friends. I'll be flying to St. Louis with my fiancé, my sister's flying in from Austin, and my parents will be visiting from their home in Germany.
Gone are the days, it seems, when executives can comfortably lounge poolside, expensing meetings and meals along with margaritas and massages.
Many St. Louis residents can't get by without public transport, but it's going away in a few days.
For Stuart and Dianne Falk, it is a two-bus, 45-minute trip into downtown St. Louis to head to the gym and to volunteer at a theater group.
Style has come home to roost in St. Louis. Downtown is experiencing a major revitalization, powered by a brigade of young artists and designers who are giving the area a new lease on life, much like that vintage Chanel handbag you found in your grandmother's attic.
Q. I'm over 50, and I've taken a beating in the market. I'm maxing out my 401(k) and IRA. How can I get the 10% annual return I need to achieve a secure retirement without too much risk? - Matt, St. Louis A.
Last October, more than 40 people followed signs depicting a skull and crossbones, with a knife and fork in place of the bones, to a secluded Bavarian-style hunting lodge 30 minutes north of St. Louis.
Truth be told, most of us are happy just to have a job.....any job....right now. But wait a minute, take a look at yourself in the mirror. You're no slouch. Actually, you're pretty impressive. So why shouldn't you have a truly awesome job, even in this economy? And just to remind you, really cool jobs do exist. At great companies. That are still hiring. In fact, at Fortune we have a big fat list of 'em. The 100 Best Companies to Work For. (Whoomp! There it is.)
The St. Louis beer scene has evolved from its Budweiser roots and now centers on atmospheric pubs that brew their own beer for patrons and, sometimes, local retailers.
Question: An adviser has been telling me about a concept that he calls "infinite banking." Apparently, it involves using a life insurance policy to become my own banker. It seems like a good idea, but something doesn't seem quite right to me. Do I have cause for concern? - Matt, St. Louis, Missouri
Ryan Saale was in a bind. He was planning to move back to St. Louis, Missouri, from Santiago, Chile, earlier this year but, with the job market taking a downturn, it wasn't an ideal to a start a job search -- much less from 5,000 miles away.
Knowing we would attend a wedding in St. Louis, Missouri, one weekend and a bridal shower in Chicago, Illinois, the next, the two of us decided to turn the events into an excuse for a summer road trip through Illinois and parts of neighboring states from June 28 to July 4.
Control tower tapes reveal that the pilot of presidential hopeful Barack Obama's plane told air traffic controllers there was an emergency when he made an unscheduled landing last month in St. Louis, Missouri.
CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on a possible takeover deal for Anheuser-Busch by a foreign company.
With the Midwest struck by a supposedly once-in-a-lifetime flood for the second time since 1993, some scientists and disaster officials say the use of terms like "100-year flood" is misunderstood and can give a false sense of security
Nature was responsible for the heavy rains, but river engineering bears much of the blame for the destruction in the Midwest that followed
iReporter Carrie Zukoski works for United Way of Greater St. Louis. She helped sandbag in Winfield, MO on Friday.
St. Louis was once the site of a World's Fair and the fourth largest city in America. Now it may even lose its brewery
The Mississippi River claimed new tracts of farmland overnight north of St. Louis, Missouri, as officials warned that the swollen river could breach four or five more levees Thursday around the Gateway City.
At the stroke of midnight, American beer drinkers were no longer breaking the law when they broke open a beer.
BIGGEST CLIMB: Buffalo (26 to 17) BIGGEST FALL: Philadelphia (2 to 6), St. Louis (16 to 20), NYI (19 to 23)
He started college thinking he would end up working in politics. But after he was falsely accused of shoplifting and then kicked out of a convenience store while still a student, Shaich launched a rival shop - and his business career. Twenty years later, Shaich made a name for himself as the owner of Au Bon Pain, an East Coast bakery chain he grew from three stores into a $200 million a year company.
A new generation is redefining the craft fair. No more crocheted tea cozies: These fairs rock.
Budget Travel Magazine's Erik Torkells talks about the growing popularity of craft fairs.
Greg Allan, 38, an officer in the Marines, and his wife Laurie, 39, a marketing director, are used to uprooting themselves for his job. Married in 2001, they bounced from Honolulu to Yucca Valley, Calif. before landing in Yuma, Ariz. in 2003.
ON THE RISE
"For us it's tradition when your child is born to appoint godparents who are the guardians." --Veronica (and Damien) Rowney, Dublin
Gas prices tumbled 24 cents during the past two weeks to an average of $2.42 a gallon of self-serve regular, a national survey said Sunday, posting the third straight two-week decline.
Almost 300,000 electric customers in the St. Louis, Missouri, area remained in the dark Sunday night, four days after the first of two severe thunderstorms battered the region amid a lingering heat wave, a utility spokesman said.
There are a couple of things you might not know about Enterprise Rent-A-Car of St. Louis.
SOARING WAREHOUSES with minimalist decor, textile factories transformed into chic spaces for the wealthy and stylish ... these days there's really nothing that unusual about real estate makeovers.
Reggie Sanders with a two-run homer and brilliant pitching under pressure by Chris Carpenter saw the St.Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the National League Championship series.
A fire erupted Friday afternoon in steamy St. Louis at a plant that supplies atmospheric and specialty gases, including propane. The explosion sent huge balls of fire and black smoke into the air, as gas tanks exploded.
The nation's largest and longest-running illegal gambling enterprise, a three-week-long and, by FBI estimates, approximately $2.5 billion series of office pools --a.k.a. the NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship -- will culminate with the championship game on April 4 in St. Louis.
Method: Indirect grilling
A school bus overturned on a suburban St. Louis, Missouri, highway Monday morning, injuring one student and pinning the driver's arm underneath the vehicle, police said.
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