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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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Religious Freedom Rally Draws Thousands to State Capital

Updated: 06/30/2012 - The event was part of a nationwide campaign ignited by a mandate announced by President Obama earlier this year -- requiring most employers to provide health insurance covering birth control.

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Ethiopian Boy Missing After Olympic Torch Relay

Posted: 06/29/2012 - The boy speaks little English and is not thought to be "street-wise," police say. Natnael Yemane went missing from his hotel in Nottingham on Thursday night, one of the 20 youths picked for the Games' "International Inspiration" program.

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Bus Monitor Bullies Land One-Year Suspensions

Posted: 06/29/2012 - The four bullying tudents will also be required to complete 50 hours of community service. Each admitted to wrongdoing, the school district says. Video of the brazen bullying went viral and spurred international outrage.

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"My Three Sons" Star Don Grady Dies At 68

Posted: 06/28/2012 - Don Grady, who was one of television's most beloved big brothers as Robbie Douglas on the long-running 1960s hit "My Three Sons," died Wednesday. He was 68.

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BBB Warns of Medical Card Scam

Posted: 06/28/2012 - The Better Business Bureau has issued several alerts on this scam, in the past year. We warn Kansans to be aware that these are NOT legitimate phone calls.

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Len Dawson Named Rozelle Award Winner

Posted: 06/28/2012 - Len Dawson, who was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987, is being honored again by the Hall of Fame, this time for his career in radio and television.

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