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Man Dies in Accident on 24 Highway

Updated: 03/11/2009 - One person was killed in a rollover accident in Pottawatomie County Wednesday evening. It happened at US-24 Highway and Legion Lane.

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Kansas Unemployment Rate Spiked in January

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The state's unemployment rate in January was its worst in more than 25 years. The state Department of Labor reports today that the faltering national economy caused the rate to jump to 6.4 percent. That compared with 4.9 percent in December and 4.3 percent in January 2008.

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Ancient golden jewelry found in Egyptian tomb

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Egyptian officials says archaeologists have found ancient golden jewelry in a pharaonic-era tomb that belonged to a senior official under Egypt's most powerful queen. The Supreme Council of Antiquities says five golden earrings and two rings were found in the tomb of Gahouti, the head of the treasury under Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt 3,500 years ago.

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Some states push back against stem cell research

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A showdown is shaping up in some of the nation's most conservative states over embryonic stem cell research, as opponents draw language and tactics from the battle over abortion to counter President Barack Obama's plan to ease research restrictions.

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Review: Bookmark for public radio saves your place

Updated: 03/11/2009 - I'm sort of a public radio junkie, so if I'm in my car and the kids haven't usurped the radio dial, I'm likely tuned to "Morning Edition," "Marketplace" or "Fresh Air." Unfortunately, my short daily commute often leaves me catching just part of a compelling story or interview.

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National Semiconductor to cut 1,725 jobs

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Faced with a steep decline in sales, chip maker National Semiconductor Corp. said Wednesday it will eliminate more than one-quarter of its work force, or 1,725 jobs.

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Review: Bookmark for public radio saves your place

Updated: 03/11/2009 - I'm sort of a public radio junkie, so if I'm in my car and the kids haven't usurped the radio dial, I'm likely tuned to "Morning Edition," "Marketplace" or "Fresh Air." Unfortunately, my short daily commute often leaves me catching just part of a compelling story or interview.

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Human-like robot smiles, scolds in Japan classroom

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Japan's robot teacher calls roll, smiles and scolds, drawing laughter from students with her eerily lifelike face. But the developer says it's not about to replace human instructors.

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Microsoft vows openness for mobile app store

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Microsoft Corp. plans a central market to sell programs for cell phones running the Windows Mobile system. It hews closely to the setup of Apple Inc.'s App Store for iPhones, with one notable exception - Microsoft promises to communicate more openly with outside software developers.

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One-eyed filmmaker conceals camera in prosthetic

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A one-eyed documentary filmmaker is preparing to work with a video camera concealed inside a prosthetic eye, hoping to secretly record people for a project commenting on the global spread of surveillance cameras.

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EBay admits more work ahead for marketplaces unit

Updated: 03/11/2009 - EBay Inc. has been struggling to improve its online marketplace, and the company acknowledged Wednesday that it still has a long way to go. But eBay also highlighted the strength of its PayPal unit, predicting its business will double in size by 2011.

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Google to target ads based on Web surfing habits

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Google Inc. will use its surveillance of Web surfing habits to figure out which ads are best suited to each individual's interests - a practice likely to illuminate just how much the Internet search leader has been learning about millions of people around the world.

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Congress mulls elections to fill Senate vacancies

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Following tumultuous turnovers in Illinois and New York, lawmakers on Wednesday asked whether it was time to change the Constitution so that voters, and not state governors, fill Senate vacancies.

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Toyota concerned about needs of parts suppliers

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A top Toyota executive said Wednesday the Japanese automaker is concerned about the fate of 20 percent of its parts suppliers who face a cash crunch because of the sluggish economy.

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Mandy Moore weds Ryan Adams in Georgia

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Mandy Moore is a married woman. Publicist Jillian Fowkes confirms the actress-singer and her fiance, rock musician Ryan Adams, quietly tied the knot Tuesday in Savannah, Ga. No further details were provided. The 24-year-old Moore confirmed her engagement to Adams last month.

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Gandolfini's vocal rest cancels B'way matinee

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Under doctors' order, James Gandolfini is giving his vocal cords a rest - so the Wednesday matinee performance of "God of Carnage" on Broadway was canceled.

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Alaska Gov. Palin's daughter's, boyfriend break up

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin, the teenage daughter of Gov. Sarah Palin, have broken off their engagement, he said Wednesday, about 2 1/2 months after the couple had a baby.

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