Sarah Palin has lost the magic. The defeat of her choice Tuesday in a Republican Senate primary in her home state of Alaska capped a primary season in which her favored candidates across the nation have stumbled.
President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants’ threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie buzzed into Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday morning to campaign for fellow Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Christie came into town to attend a noontime Mission Hills fundraiser, but stopped on the way at Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que. His appearance created a stir in the gas station-turned-restaurant.
Gov. Rick Perry wore a wry smile and ditched the black-framed glasses that are synonymous with his political comeback as he posed Tuesday for his mug shot at the Travis County Courthouse complex. Then he went out for ice cream. Perry, the first Texas governor to be indicted in nearly a century, was greeted by cheers at the Travis County courthouse complex, where one man shouted,“We love you.”
Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.
Kansas City got high marks in its annual citizens satisfaction survey. But while residents are happy with many city services, they’re unhappy with the maintenance of city streets, sidewalks and other public works.
The three-day meeting starting Thursday in Jackson Hole, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, includes a keynote by Fed chair Janet Yellen. Labor markets are a key consideration for the Fed as it weighs when to end its unprecedented support for the American economy.
The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, which serves residents in and around Blue Springs, says it can save more than $450,000 a year if Kansas City fire disipatchers handle its calls. Nine dispatchers would lose their jobs but might be hired by Kansas City.
A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken – and has assembled a team of high-powered attorneys to fight the two felony counts of abuse of power against him.
While laying much of the blame for the strife that has followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown at the feet of police, residents of Ferguson, Mo., interviewed by The Star say peaceful protests are being hijacked by people with other agendas.
At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.
Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.
The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region as the administration weighed sending even more American troops to Iraq.
Some Federal Reserve officials think the economy is improving fast enough that the Fed will soon need to signal a change in the extraordinary support it's been providing the economy in the form of ultra-low interest rates.