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Man Pleads Guilty to Day Care Molestations

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A man pleaded guilty to seven sex-related charges for molesting children as young as an infant at a small day care business his wife operated out of their home.

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Feds Explore Taking Bigger Stakes in Shaky Banks

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The government on Monday moved toward dramatically expanding its ownership stakes in the nation's banks — with Citigroup, the struggling titan of the industry, apparently at the top of the list.

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Poll: Public Wary Of More Bailouts

Posted: 02/23/2009 - While Americans support the notion the government providing financial help to struggling homeowners, many are resentful of beneficiaries they deem “irresponsible,” a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds.

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Apartment Building Evacuated After Early Morning Fire

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Crews worked to put out a small fire in Topeka early Monday morning. Authorities received the call just after midnight that there were flames at an apartment building in the 1300 block of southwest Van Buren.

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Meth Makers Leave behind a Toxic Trail at Motels

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Methamphetamine "cooks" are secretly converting hundreds of motel and hotel rooms into covert drug labs - leaving behind a toxic mess for unsuspecting customers and housekeeping crews.

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Gore, Clinton Headline Energy Conference

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Former Vice President Al Gore warned Monday against allowing lower oil prices to stall efforts to put a price on heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions to combat climate change and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

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Taliban Vows Cease-Fire In NW Pakistan

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A Taliban commander announced a unilateral cease-fire Monday in a northwestern Pakistan region where the military says it has killed around 1,500 militants in an ongoing offensive.

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Street Signs For Mullet Place Keep Disappearing

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The hairstyle is short on the top and long in the back, and in Green Bay the mullet has it's very own street signs _ at least when the signs haven't been stolen. Mullet Place may not be named for the kind of hair design that became popular a few decades ago, but fans apparently like to grab the signs anyway because they disappear several times a year.

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50 Jobs, 50 States In A Year, Man Gives It A Try

Posted: 02/23/2009 - At a time when some people are having trouble finding one job, Daniel Seddiqui is lining up 50, one in every state. Each job symbolizes the state's most famous industry, and each lasts one week, just long enough for the 26-year-old to appreciate the labor and explore the region.

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Regulators Pledge To Shore Up U.S. Banks

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Federal regulators pledged Monday to do all they can to shore up the struggling U.S. banking system and said they will launch a revamped program to inject fresh capital into financial institutions this week.

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"Slumdog" Win Cheered In Mumbai's Slums

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Children broke into Bollywood dance numbers and crowds cheered in the narrow lanes of a teeming Mumbai slum on Monday as their hometown heroes nabbed Hollywood's highest honors.

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Obama Vows To Halve Deficit In 4 Years

Posted: 02/23/2009 - President Barack Obama, battling to keep the U.S. economy afloat, pledged Monday to cut the U.S. budget deficit by half in four years even as he dispatched $15 billion to the states to help them make health care payments to the poor.

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Child Prostitutes Rescued By FBI, Police

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The FBI has completed a sweep in major cities around the U.S., rescuing 48 teenage girls - some as young as 13 - whom the agency says were forced into prostitution.

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Preisner Calls Out Bunten Over Book Controversy

Updated: 02/23/2009 - In a statement Monday, Topeka mayoral candidate and deputy mayor Jeff Preisner says Mayor Bill Bunten injected politics into the library board by appointing people who'd carry out his personal agenda. Bunten says the council approves those appointments.

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Phelps Calls Sean Penn "Bible-dumb"

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A member of the Westboro Baptist Church claims sean penn's acceptance speech at the oscars shows the actor is "Bible-dumb".

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Green Beret: Afghan man lunged before I shot him

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A Green Beret charged with killing and mutilating an Afghan man said at his court-martial Monday that he shot the man - whom he suspected to be a Taliban insurgent - when he lunged at him during questioning.

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Green Beret: Afghan man lunged before I shot him

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A Green Beret charged with killing and mutilating an Afghan man said at his court-martial Monday that he shot the man - whom he suspected to be a Taliban insurgent - when he lunged at him during questioning.

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Trial begins over asbestos-contaminated Mont. town

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A federal prosecutor told jurors Monday that a chemical company knew for years that its mining operation in a small Montana town exposed residents to asbestos, but it hid the risks from workers and government regulators.

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Mass. health system is being tested by recession

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Massachusetts' pioneering health care system, which requires nearly everyone to carry insurance or face fines, is about to be put to the test by this bad economy.

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