Updated: 03/17/2009 - The number of new housing projects that builders broke ground on in February rose sharply, defying economists' forecasts for yet another drop in activity.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - The Internal Revenue Service issued guidelines Tuesday that will allow tax relief and refunds for some Bernard Madoff victims who were levied for investment earnings that turned out to be nonexistent.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Troubled insurance giant American International Group paid bonuses of $1 million or more to 73 employees, including 11 who no longer work for the company, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Federal prosecutors say they won't bring more charges against a man convicted of gunning down four people during a 2005 shooting spree that started at an Atlanta courthouse.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - A Kansas Senate committee has endorsed a bill raising the age for an unrestricted driver's license from 16 to 17.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill imposing new requirements on abortion providers, sending it to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Emporia city officials are assuring residents that the town likely will have new civil defense sirens by the end of the summer.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - The House has passed a bill renewing 30 exceptions to the Kansas Open Records Act for five more years.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - The House Appropriations Committee is nearing completion of the state budget for fiscal year 2010, mixing federal stimulus dollars with selected cuts.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - The woman who bore seven children through incest and was allegedly locked in a squalid dungeon for 24 years confronted her father Tuesday in a videotape shown in court - testimony that could send him to prison for life. Josef Fritzl, 73, has been charged with murder, enslavement, incest and rape in a case that has drawn media attention from around the world for its shocking allegations.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - The former manager of a Haysville bar destroyed by arson has been sentenced to five years in prison for fraud.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is pleased that a bill repealing the state's death penalty law has failed to advance in the Senate.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Jury selection entered it's second day in the trial in Kansas of one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - The Mulvane City Council is not giving up on efforts to attract a casino to the Sumner County town.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - A woman is under arrest on suspicion of drunk driving after crashing her car through the front door of a Topeka liquor store Monday night. Watch the surveillance video
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is telling Kansas legislators that it needs nearly $38 million in help from the state.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Don Imus told listeners Tuesday that he assumes he'll be fine in his battle with prostate cancer, because that's what he always thinks.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Australia's capital is plagued by too many kangaroos, and the best solution is to shoot them, an official said Tuesday. Horrified conservationists vowed to demonstrate if authorities followed through.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Two NFL players might have taken off their life vests after their hopes of being rescued at sea faded as they clung to their capsized boat, according to Coast Guard records on the eventual rescue of a sole survivor.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - You've heard that diabetes hurts your heart, your eyes, your kidneys. New research indicates a more ominous link: That diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and may speed dementia once it strikes.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Singer Amy Winehouse has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a fan at a party last year.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley suggested on Monday that AIG executives should take a Japanese approach toward accepting responsibility for the collapse of the insurance giant by resigning or killing themselves.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI said Tuesday that the distribution of condoms is not the answer in the fight against AIDS in Africa.
Updated: 03/17/2009 - President Barack Obama is meeting on St. Patrick's Day with Irish political leaders intent on maintaining peace despite dissidents' violence in Northern Ireland.