Congolese refugee Justin Semahoro Kimenyerwa thought he was close to bringing his sister and brother's families over to St. Louis. They'd already escaped genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo and lived as refugees in Kenya. After five years, Kimenyerwa's family was preparing for the final st ... More >>
Nike decided to get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit -- and make some more money -- by releasing two pair of Irish-themed shoes for the holiday. One has been dubbed the "Guinness," the other the "Black and Tan," named for the popular American drink which combines Guinness and a pale ale in th ... More >>
Image viaBackgammon? Yeah. More like al-Qaeda-gammon.Early Tuesday morning, when U.S. Airways flight 457 took off from New York heading toward Phoenix, things were quiet. Perhaps a little too quiet. And too board-game-y. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, three Israelis of Russian desce ... More >>
Blunt agrees. Bin Laden is dead.U.S. Senator Roy Blunt yesterday viewed the photos of Osama bin Laden taken after Navy SEALs killed the al-Qaida leader this month in Pakistan. In a statement yesterday, Blunt said the pictures leave no doubt. "The pictures were conclusive, along with the DNA evid ... More >>
President Barack Obama says "we don't need to spike the football" in explaining why his administration won't release photos of Osama bin Laden showing the al-Qaida leader after he was fatally shot in the head. Conspiracy theorists, start your engines...
A dispatch Monday afternoon from the all-things-food site Eater.com noted that restaurants are offering drink specials in honor of the killing of Public Enemy No. 1 Osama bin Laden. A few establishments among the handful of examples Eater cited were serving free drinks, but the majority were ... More >>
Osama bin Laden died yesterday following a U.S. raid in Pakistan.Well, that only took 3,519 days. What began on September 11, 2001, and grew to become the biggest manhunt ever known to mankind ended yesterday in a suburban compound deep inside Pakistan. That's where an elite team of U.S. military ... More >>
Will his death create more violence?The State Department has issued a worldwide travel advisory for Americans following the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. forces yesterday. For now, at least, it's unclear what bin Laden's death might mean for al-Qaida, the terrorist group he helped ... More >>
Khalid OuazzaniAn auto-parts dealer from Kansas City yesterday pleaded guilty to sending $23,000 to the terrorist group, al Qaeda. Khalid Ouazzani, a 32-year-old Moroccan immigrant, sold his Truman Used Auto Parts in August 2007 and donated $6,500 from the proceeds to al Qaeda. Months earlier -- ... More >>
Good news from the 3rd battalion, 24th Marine Corps regiment based in Bridgeton: The 1,500-man ensemble is shipping out of Iraq, and, as Lt. Col. Shane Tomko puts it, "They're all in one piece."The U.S. Army will keep some troops in Iraq until 2011, but the 3/24 was the last Marine unit to deploy ... More >>
Photo Via U.S. Army troops in 2006 in Kunar province, Afghanistan. General Stanley A. McChrystalWall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan recently opined how strange it is that General Stanley McChrystal, our top commander in Afghanistan, has not been asked to testify before ... More >>
You know, here at the Rundown, we care about our sporting heroes. We really do. I mean, just think of all the hours of enjoyment we get from these people, and all they ask in return is salaries in the millions of dollars, the worship of countless strangers, and the occasional cocaine-and-malt-liquor ... More >>
Navy SEAL Eric Greitens has come home to St. Louis to help fellow Iraq vets.
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Some readers say Cloy Richards is the exception, not the rule.
The Mexican wants your hybrid names.
See all those little suckers? Did you know that they're an invasive species and a linchpin of modern agriculture? That they're dying off by the million and no one's sure why?
Leaders of a now-defunct international aid charity face charges of funneling money to Iraq.
Twin Peaks: The Second Season
from www.claireonline.com Neither one of these people is Unreal Unreal is nothing if not polite, and that's why we've politely asked Claire McCaskill's press secretaries to stop sending us e-mails with subject lines in all-caps. They are so BLEEPING ANNOYING. "MISSOURI VETS ANGRY ABOUT TALENT ATT ... More >>
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If you must drop a bomb, drop it here -- not there
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
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In Das Experiment, ordinary volunteers quickly turn totalitarian
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Sure, those horrific 9/11 images are rolling again, but an old vet says to get a grip
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Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
For Muslims in St. Louis, politics gets personal as fear dominates their lives