Derek Moore, a new assistant football coach at Missouri Southern State University, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Joplin movie theater Friday night. MSSU canceled Homecoming activities for the weekend, and planned a candlelight vigil.
The Sunshine State's gubernatorial race is sure to be hot. On Friday, former Republican Governor Charlie Crist filed official paperwork to run as a Democrat against Governor Rick Scott (R.). Though deeply unpopular, Scott is well funded and mud will surely fly.
The Boston Red Sox rolled through the city in amphibious 'duck boats' Saturday. Team members stopped and placed the 2013 World Series trophy on the Boston Marathon finish line. "We played for the whole city," said Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
In response to popular opinion that homosexuality should be accepted rather than discouraged, both Democrats and Republicans support the passage of a Senate bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
On Sunday, nearly 50,000 runners hope to complete the New York City marathon. After events like Hurricane Sandy, the cancelation of last year's race, and the Boston Marathon Bombing, each runner has a story to tell.
Red Sox beards: World Series MVP David Ortiz and Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will shave their beards Monday in a promotional event. All Red Sox players grew beards in the 2013 season as a sign of solidarity.
Overseas Google and Yahoo data centers have been targeted by the National Security Agency, according to recently leaked documents by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Both companies are making efforts to better encrypt data.
Missing Kansas man, David Welch, was trapped inside his minivan after an accident in a remote location. Welch, from Manhattan, Kansas, went missing on Sept. 2, and was found dead in Utah along with hand-written notes to his wife and four adult sons.
Stop and frisk: In August, a federal judge ruled that police have systematically violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of people by wrongly targeting black and Hispanic men. Lawyers appealing the ruling say cops are now 'scared' to use the tactic.
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor officiated at the wedding of a gay couple at the Supreme Court, at least the second such ceremony at the court since its June decision expanding federal recognition of same-sex marriage.
JFK gravesite: A temporary burner has kept the eternal flame alight since March, when repairs began at President Kennedy's Arlington Cemetery gravesite. In a ceremony Tuesday, the flame was returned to its permanent home.