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Fatal Accident Attributed to Winter Storm

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The first storm-related fatality was confirmed by Marion County law enforcement who report one person died in a weather-related traffic accident on a county road earlier Friday afternoon.

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Police Need Victim Who Fled Crime Scene to ID Suspect

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Topeka Police say they need a victim who called 911 saying someone pointed a gun at them, to call detectives and help identify which of four people in the suspect vehicle pointed the gun.

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State Ready to Assist Counties in Winter Storm

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) has activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka to provide state resources to counties if local conditions become overwhelming.

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Police Trail NY Bank Robber, Find Him at 2nd Bank

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Police trailing a would-be bank robber from a botched holdup in the Bronx were surprised to bump into him Thursday at another bank. Police said the 55-year-old robber was carrying a pellet gun and handing a stickup note to a terrified teller when the officers closed in.

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China: Hand, foot and mouth virus kills 18 kids

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Chinese health officials said Friday that hand, foot and mouth disease has sickened 41,000 people across the country and killed 18 children so far this year.

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Report: Improper anchoring caused boat accident

Updated: 03/27/2009 - An agency investigating a deadly boating accident involving two NFL players and their friends in the Gulf of Mexico has concluded it was caused when the vessel was improperly anchored and the boat capsized after one of them tried to throttle forward to pry loose the anchor.

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Experimental vaccine used in Ebola exposure case

Updated: 03/27/2009 - It was a nightmare scenario: A scientist accidentally pricked her finger with a needle used to inject the deadly Ebola virus into lab mice. Within hours, members of a tightly bound, yet far-flung community of virologists, biologists and others were tensely gathered in a trans-Atlantic telephone conference trying to map out a way to save her life.

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Investors cash in some gains from big rally

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Caution reasserted itself on Wall Street, sending stocks down sharply but not enough to stop the market from notching its third straight weekly advance.

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Giant Internet Worm Set to Change Tactics April 1

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The fast-moving Conficker computer worm, a scourge of the Internet that has infected at least 3 million PCs, is set to spring to life in a new way on Wednesday — April Fools' Day.

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New eruptions at Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt continued its volcanic explosions Friday, sending an ash cloud 50,000 feet above sea level and prompting drivers to head to the auto parts store for new air filters.

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Doctors Say Kidney Stones in Kids Are On The Rise

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Doctors are puzzling over what seems to be an increase in the number of children with kidney stones, a condition some blame on kids' love of cheeseburgers, fries and other salty foods.

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CNN in Third Place in Prime Time For First Time

Updated: 03/27/2009 - CNN is poised to finish March third in the prime-time weeknight ratings behind Fox News Channel and MSNBC, the first time this has ever happened for the channel that pioneered the cable news genre nearly three decades ago.

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Australia Says Web Blacklist Combats Child Porn

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Australia's communications minister has defended a proposed Internet blacklist as necessary to combat child pornography but admitted that at least one site had been wrongly blocked during trials.

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$200M payment from MGM Mirage buoys mega-project

Updated: 03/27/2009 - MGM Mirage Inc. threw its $8.7. billion CityCenter casino project in Las Vegas a lifeline Friday, agreeing to make a $200 million equity payment that includes the portion owed by its partner, Dubai World.

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