Allies of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin asked a judge Tuesday to halt the state Legislature's investigation into the firing of her public service commissioner, calling the probe a "McCarthyistic" inquisition.
Kroger Co., the nation's largest traditional grocery chain, said Tuesday that its second-quarter profit rose 3.4 percent as a slowing economy prompted people to eat at home more often and try more store brands. The results sent the stock up 5 percent.
Oil prices extended their retreat Tuesday, shedding $10 a barrel in a violent, two-day slide as tumult on Wall Street dims hopes for a swift economic recovery and signals another drop in U.S. energy demand.
A witness who fell ill during the first day of testimony in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery trial returned to the stand Tuesday morning and was cross-examined about four words important to the case: "put the gun down."
For decades, the capital city has been a great resource for art therapy, all thanks to one local man. Bob Ault is nationally known for pioneering the field of art therapy. He did so largely from his art academy in Topeka.
Pinnacle Ent. withdrew its application to build the new casino approved for Wyandotte Co., leaving only three applicants from whom the state can choose. Twenty-five million dollar application fee will be refunded.
Military officials say a Missouri soldier assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, has died in Iraq. U.S. Army Alaska says Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton, a military policeman assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, died in Balad.