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NASA Scrubs Endeavour Launch a 5th Time

Posted: 07/13/2009 - The shuttle needs to lift off this week, or launch manager may have to wait until July 27th for their next launch opportunity.

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Kansas Governor To Announce New Ag Secretary

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson set an 11 am Tuesday news conference to name an appointee to succeed Adrian Polansky as Kansas Agriculture Secretary. Polansky accepted an appointment as head of the Farm Service Agency in Kansas.

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Students Rally For Health Care

Updated: 07/13/2009 - A group of about 100 students from Topeka's Antioch Freedom School marched at the Capitol today.

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Teachers Taught To Teach Science

Posted: 07/13/2009 - A former Topekan was in town to give some teachers a few tips on making science interesting for their students.

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Group Looks To Improve Community's Health

Posted: 07/13/2009 - A healthier community makes for a happier community. That is what one local group is saying as they work to make Topekans more physically fit.

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States Ask FCC's OK To Jam Prison Cell Phones

Posted: 07/13/2009 - A Southern prison official says correctional leaders from more than two dozen states have signed a petition asking permission to jam cell phone signals inside state penitentiaries and thwart inmates' forbidden phone calls.

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Honduras Lifts Curfew 2 Weeks After Military Coup

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Hondurans enjoyed their first night of unfettered freedom in two weeks after the interim government lifted a curfew imposed following the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya.

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Kansas State Working Hard To Rebuild Trust

Posted: 07/13/2009 - After getting knocked for a loop by embarrassing revelations of wild and wasteful spending, Kansas State is going all-out to regain the trust of donors and fans.

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Sotomayor Pledges Impartial Justice If Confirmed

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Her confirmation all but assured, Sonia Sotomayor pledged Monday to serve the "larger interest of impartial justice" rather than any narrow cause if she becomes the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court.

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Brownback Not Worried About NBAF Amendment

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback isn't worried about an amendment added to a bill funding construction of a new biosecurity lab in his state.

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Dem Praise, GOP Doubts At Sotomayor Hearing Start

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Senate Democrats praised Sonia Sotomayor as a judicial pioneer, but Republicans questioned her impartiality and President Barack Obama's views as well Monday at confirmation hearings for the nation's first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court.

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Stocks Rise Ahead Of Busy Earnings Week

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Stocks are trading higher as investors are cautiously optimistic ahead of a crush of earnings reports this week, including key readings from the banking sector.

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CIT Group In Talks With Regulators, Shares Tumble

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Shares of diversified lender CIT Group Inc. plunged ahead of the market opening Monday as uncertainty mounts over whether it can get federal backing for its bonds.

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Oil Up Near $60 On Weaker Dollar, Nigeria Attack

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Oil prices rose above $60 a barrel on Monday, halting last week's falling trend, as investors turned to commodities for protection against a weaker dollar and after attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria.

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