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"Happy Days" Actors Come Out Victorious In Settlement

Posted: 07/06/2012 - A Hollywood showdown over merchandising payments between some cast members of the hit television show "Happy Days" and CBS has ended with a settlement in which the actors will receive an undisclosed amount of money.

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Report: Amazon Is Planning To Sell Its Own Smartphone

Posted: 07/06/2012 - Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly is working with Foxconn to develop the hardware, which will likely run the Android operating system.

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Large Grass Fire In Lawrence Evacuates Homes, Threatens School

Posted: 07/05/2012 - The Palisades community in Lawrence went through quite a scare this morning as a grass fire immediately turned into what fire officials called a full structural response, that also threatened the Langston Hughes Elementary School.

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What Killed Andy Griffith?

Posted: 07/05/2012 - A heart attack caused the death of 86-year-old actor Andy Griffith, according to a death certificate filed Thursday with the vital records office in Dare County, N.C.

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Hotel Group Adding E-Book Bibles To Rooms

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Starting this month, however, the InterContinental Hotels Group is modernizing that mission at one of its hotels, replacing the paper tomes with electronic versions of the Bible loaded on Kindle e-readers. Each of the 148 rooms at the chain's Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, England, will be outfitted with a Kindle with Wi-Fi. Guests can use the e-ink devices to catch up on scripture, as well as purchase and read any other books available in the Amazon Kindle store.

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First Friday Hosting 5 NOTO Ribbon Cuttings

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Jenny Torrence-Harris has purchased buildings, and opening Gravity Gallery and Shops Friday, which will include retail spaces and a gallery. Britta McKee of Tobias Designs is the first artist to locate in the building.

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Mortgage Rates Smash Old Record

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Mortgage rates fell again this week, smashing previous record lows, according to a regular weekly release from mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

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Scientists May Have Found the "God Particle"

Posted: 07/04/2012 - The announcement certainly set off fireworks in the world of science on the 4th of July. Finding the Higgs boson would help explain the origin of mass. "We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature," one scientist says.

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Arafat's Widow Wants His Body Tested for Polonium

Posted: 07/04/2012 - "There is sufficient evidence" Yasser Arafat was killed, PLO official says. Use of polonium-210 as a poison "does seem a bit of a stretch," toxicologist says, and test results do not necessarily mean Arafat was poisoned.

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Joey Chestnut Wins 6th Straight Hot Dog Eating Title

Updated: 07/04/2012 - Joey Chestnut ate his way to a sixth straight win at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island on Wednesday, downing 68 to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.

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More Reports Suggest A Smaller iPad Is Coming

Posted: 07/04/2012 - A new round of Apple rumors and leaks are suggesting what some tech observers have been predicting for the past year: that a smaller, less expensive iPad is on the way.

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Americans Make Big Driving Plans for the 4th

Posted: 07/03/2012 - Projection for Independence Day holiday travel is tying a record for the highest auto travel volume in the past decade. Local AAA offices are busy Tuesday, making last minute plans for customers.

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'Mayberry' Remembers Andy Griffith

Posted: 07/03/2012 - Just a few miles south of the Virginia state line, Mount Airy, North Carolina -- a former stagecoach stop along the Ararat River -- is thought to have inspired Mayberry, the fictional town where "The Andy Griffith Show" was supposedly set.

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Fire Danger High For The Fourth

Updated: 07/03/2012 - Kansas will be under high to very high rangeland fire danger through the Fourth of July.

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Kauffman Stadium Transforming Into All-Star Venue

Posted: 07/03/2012 - Logos are being painted, temporary seating is going up and Kauffman Stadium is starting to be transformed into Major League Baseball's vision of an All-Star Game venue.

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Alison Sweeney To Appear At MLB All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run

Posted: 07/03/2012 - "Stand Up To Cancer" Ambassador Alison Sweeney will join George Brett, former Royals Mike Sweeney and Jeff Montgomery, and American Idol winner David Cook to show their support for cancer research and education, in the Power and Light District event.

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Without Power, Patience Is Wearing Out

Posted: 07/02/2012 - About 1.7 million people are still without power in ten states and Washington, DC. More than 20 people are dead from storms fueled in part by the heat. (Photo from WJZ-TV, CBS Baltimore)

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Butler Left Off AL Home Run Derby Team By Cano

Posted: 07/02/2012 - NEW YORK (AP) _ Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has asked Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder and Mark Trumbo to join him on the AL side for the All-Star home run derby. He did not choose Royals DH Billy Butler.

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Spain Celebrates Euro 2012 Win, Despite Economic Woes

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Swathed in the red-and-yellow colors of Spain, tens of thousands packed central Madrid to give a hero's welcome Monday to "La Roja" -- the national soccer team that erased the country's gloomy mood by winning the Euro 2012 Championship with such flair.

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