Kinder fends off challenge in Missouri lieutenant governor race

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder survived a robust political challenge Tuesday, emerging from a combative Republican primary against state Sen. Brad Lager.

Missouri primary: Akin wins Senate primary, Clay takes 1st District

Missouri Republicans elevated U.S. Rep. Todd Akin to a Senate showdown against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill on Tuesday.

Posey, Zito lead Giants past Cardinals, 4-2

Buster Posey continued his second-half tear with a three-run homer, Barry Zito pitched 6 2-3 innings of two-run ball and the San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals  4-2 Tuesday night.

Chen gets win as Royals beat White Sox 5-2

Bruce Chen outpitched Jake Peavy for his first win in six weeks and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Missouri voters approve prayer amendment

Missouri voters approved a state constitutional amendment that specifically allows public prayer and permits students to avoid assignments that violate their religious beliefs.

Businessman Spence wins Missouri GOP governor's primary

Suburban St. Louis businessman Dave Spence turned back several Republican rivals Tuesday to earn the right challenge Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

Missouri cigarette tax, police initiatives qualify for November ballot

Missouri residents will vote on two initiatives in the November ballot, both of which received enough signatures to qualify. However, two other initiatives, one to increase minimum wage and the other to limit payday loans fell short.  

London Olympics: U.S. women advance to water polo final

For Australia, the loss was doubly painful, coming four years after it lost 9-8 to the U.S. in the semifinals at the Beijing Olympics.

For law schools, tough choices amid jobs crisis

New data released by the American Bar Association in June revealed that barely half of those who graduated in law school in 2011 found full-time jobs as lawyers within nine months of graduation.

Children's cholesterol down; fewer trans fats cited

A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen. The results are surprising, given that the childhood obesity rate didn't budge.

Loughner pleads guilty to Arizona shooting of congresswoman Giffords

Loughner underwent extensive psychiatric treatment for schizophrenia until he was able to understand his crime.

London Olympics: U.S. women beat Canada 91-48 to reach basketball semifinals

Diana Taurasi scored 15 points, and Candace Parker added 12 to lead the Americans to a 91-48 rout of Canada on Tuesday and advanced to the semifinals for the eighth straight time.

London Olympics: Raisman finishes in style with floor gold

Aly Raisman matched Gabby Douglas in gold medals, winning the title on floor exercise Tuesday. Add in the bronze on balance beam from earlier in the day, and she becomes the most decorated of the Fierce Five.

Packed ballot greets Missouri voters Tuesday

Missouri's primary election ballot on Tuesday includes six statewide offices, numerous congressional races and a proposed constitutional amendment.

Carnahan-Clay race tops Missouri slate for Congress

Eight members of Congress from Missouri are asking voters Tuesday for a two-year return trip to Washington.

Missouri GOP Senate race has conservative emphasis

The winner of the Republican Senate primary – either John Brunner, Sarah Steelman or Todd Akin – will go on to face Claire McCaskill, who is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Missouri primaries feature several hot races

Polls are open Tuesday until 7 p.m.

London Olympics: 2 U.S women's teams to play for beach volleyball gold

In their first Olympics, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy will play for the gold medal in an all-American beach volleyball final. In their final Olympics together, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor are playing for something more.


London Olympics: Second chance pays off for Makhloufi in 1,500

Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi won the 1,500 meters in 3 minutes, 34.08 seconds, beating Leonel Manzano of the United States by 0.71 seconds. Abdalaati Iguider of Morocco got the bronze in 3:35.13.

7 Cameroon athletes missing from Olympic village

Cameroon's Olympic chief fears the five boxers, a swimmer and a football player may attempt to seek asylum in Britain.