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Heritage is also a draw at Jazz Fest

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Dr. John sat quietly behind the keyboard, still 90 minutes away from his second gig of the week at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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Stocks jump as home sales, construction increase

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Investors are rushing into stocks Monday as surprise increases in pending home sales and construction spending offered the latest signs that the economy is stabilizing.

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America's Cup champ seek challenger's boat details

Updated: 05/04/2009 - San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club, which backs BMW Oracle Racing, has been ordered to tell the Supreme Court of the State of New York at a hearing on May 14 why it hasn't provided Alinghi with a Custom House registry.

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Despite prepaid lift, Sprint Nextel loss widens

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Despite a widening net loss, Sprint Nextel Corp. finally got some good news in its long recovery Monday, as a big surge in "prepaid" customers offset another nightmarish drop in valuable subscribers who sign annual contracts.

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Gates seeking to reassure Gulf on outreach to Iran

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The top U.S. military official cautioned Monday that the Obama administration's quest to bolster relations with Tehran most likely will be met at first by "a closed fist."

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Despite prepaid lift, Sprint Nextel loss widens

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Despite a widening net loss, Sprint Nextel Corp. finally got some good news in its long recovery Monday, as a big surge in "prepaid" customers offset another nightmarish drop in valuable subscribers who sign annual contracts.

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3 hurt in La. as more storms batter Southeast

Updated: 05/04/2009 - -- High winds from a possible tornado injured three people and damaged nearly two dozen homes Monday in southern Louisiana, a day after severe thunderstorms across the Southeast killed one person.

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Tyson posts fiscal 2Q loss on some charges

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Tyson Foods Inc. said Monday it lost more than expected in its fiscal second quarter because of declining beef sales and one-time costs, while the world's largest meat maker noted that it expects a drop in demand for pork amid worries about swine flu to be short-lived.

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Topeka Correctional Facility Inmates Run for Charity

Posted: 05/04/2009 - This morning, the running club at the Topeka Correctional Facility held a charity 5K to raise money for the Kansas Specialty Dog Service (KSDS) of Washington, Kansas. The dogs, which the inmates helped to train, are used to assist the blind and disabled.

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Digimarc reports 1Q loss after spin off

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Digimarc Corp. said Monday that it booked a loss in the first quarter as its expenses increased following the company's sale of its digital watermarking business to L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. last August.

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A look at economic developments around the globe

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The European Union forecasts "a deep and widespread recession" across the continent and says unemployment among nations using the euro currency will rise to a postwar record of 11.5 percent in 2010.

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Company surveys Cowboys' wrecked facility

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The company that built the Dallas Cowboys' training facility says the roof that collapsed over the weekend had been replaced last year.

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Construction spending, pending home sales rise

Updated: 05/04/2009 - -- Hopes that the recession is easing got a boost Monday from reports that construction spending and pending home sales both fared better than expected in March. The news pushed stock prices higher.

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Fiat aims for Opel deal without running up debt

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Fiat Group SpA aims to take over General Motors Corp.'s main European unit without running up debt in a deal that could require billions of euros in government loan guarantees, Germany's economy minister said Monday.

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Survey says French excel at eating, sleeping

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The French are living up to their image as lovers of food and can add a new love to the mix, sleep, according to a survey released Monday. In fact, the French excel at the two leisure activities, spending more time at table and in bed than many other nations.

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Additional Cases of H1N1 Identified in Kansas

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Three new cases of infection with the 2009 H1N1 flu virus were identified in Kansas over the weekend, bringing the total count of confirmed and probable cases in the state to six.

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H1N1 In KC Area Child Could Signal Virus Established In KS

Updated: 05/04/2009 - State health director Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips said the Wyandotte County case could signal the virus is becoming established in Kansas. He said the child had not been to Mexico or in contact with any suspected population.

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Mexico Says Flu Ebbing, Lowers Alert Level

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Mexican officials lowered their flu alert level in the capital on Monday and said they will allow cafes, museums and libraries to reopen this week. World health officials weighed raising their pandemic alert to the highest level.

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Obama Announces Plan to Close Tax Loopholes

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Obama said Monday he wants to prevent U.S. companies from deferring tax payments by keeping profits in foreign companies rather than recording them at home.

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Stocks Jump as Home Sales, Construction Increase

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Investors are rushing into stocks Monday as surprise increases in pending home sales and construction spending offered the latest signs that the economy is stabilizing.

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Madonna Adoption Case Heard Amid Paternity Dispute

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Malawi's highest court began deliberating on Madonna's bid to adopt a 3-year-old girl from the southern African country, as a dispute erupted over whether a man trying to stop the proceedings is the girl's father.

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