Several state attorneys general have subpoenaed documents from Anheuser-Busch Cos. and Miller Brewing Co. in an investigation into their marketing of caffeinated alcoholic beverages. The companies said late Wednesday they are cooperating and denied they are targeting underage drinkers. Anheuser-Busch makes Bud Extra, while Miller sells Sparks. Critics say the beverages appeal to teenagers who already drink nonalcoholic energy drinks like Red Bull. The brewers, however, say their products aren't much more than a new twist on caffeinated drinks like rum and Coke.
PALO ALTO, Calif.
Stanford will ditch tuition for some
Stanford University said Wednesday it plans to eliminate tuition for undergraduates with annual family incomes totaling less than $100,000 starting next year. It also will pay most room and board for students with families making less than $60,000. Stanford tuition is expected to rise to $36,000 in the fall, with room and board costing about $11,000.
Court upholds Simpson judgment
A state appellate court upheld on Wednesday the renewal of a $33.5-million civil judgment against O.J. Simpson. A civil jury in 1997 found Simpson liable for the 1994 stabbing deaths of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of murder charges in 1995. Goldman's father filed a renewal in 2006 because Simpson has refused to pay.