U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is circulating an online petition urging the National Rifle Association to "make their voice a part of the solution" to prevent future mass killings like the one last week in Newtown, Connecticut.
The University of Missouri system continues to oppose public release of records related to teacher training.
A Washington-based education group, The National Council on Teacher Quality, filed a civil lawsuit against the four-campus system in Boone County Circuit Court. The group is seeking course syllabi under Missouri's public records law as part of a nationwide effort to monitor what aspiring teachers learn at college. The results will be published next year in U.S. News & World Report.
State officials say the personal information of more than 92,000 Missourians was accessed by potential identity thieves who hacked the computer systems of Nationwide Insurance, which also does business as Allied Insurance.