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4.9 Aftershock Hits Italian Quake Region

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A strong aftershock has hit the central Italian region where rescuers are searching for survivors of the country's deadliest earthquake in nearly three decades.

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Bulletproof Vests Not a New Problem For Police

Updated: 04/06/2009 - In shootings around the nation, police often find the gunman is wearing a bulletproof vest — and while it's an issue that has recently jumped into the spotlight, it's hardly a new problem for law enforcement.

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US policy on Cuba evolving under Obama

Updated: 04/06/2009 - President Barack Obama will soon move to ease travel and financial restrictions on Cuba as his administration conducts a broad review of its policy toward the communist nation, a senior American official said Monday.

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Man fined for for mailing animal feces on citation

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A federal judge sentenced a Sioux Falls man to probation, a fine and restitution for sending a letter containing animal feces in the mail. Jeffrey Dezeeuw, 45, pleaded guilty to a count of mailing injurious articles.

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South African prosecutors drop case against Zuma

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Prosecutors dropped their corruption case Monday against Jacob Zuma, clearing the way for him to become South Africa's next president but leaving behind questions that could haunt the next government.

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Brownback Wants NKorea Classified as Terrorist State

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Senator Sam Brownback wants North Korea classified as a terrorist state again. The call comes after Pyongyang launched a long-range ballistic missile over Japan last weekend.

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Kansas Taps Wind for Jobs

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The new bill revises the Economic Revitalization and Reinvestment Act to provide incentives to eligible wind and solar energy projects.

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Italy's Quake Death Toll Tops 150

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The frantic search for survivors continues Tuesday; 1,500 injured with tens of thousands homeless after Sunday's earthquake in the heart of Italy.

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Man Fined for for Mailing Animal Feces on Citation

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A federal judge sentenced a Sioux Falls man to probation, a fine and restitution for sending a letter containing animal feces in the mail. Jeffrey Dezeeuw, 45, pleaded guilty to a count of mailing injurious articles.

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Topeka Woman Wins $20,000

Updated: 04/06/2009 - After winning $2,000 playing the bonus crossword instant scratch game, Melinda Brown felt she was destined for more. Monday, she made good on that feeling.

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Man iIate over Ticket Allegedly Topples 'Moses'

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A man allegedly upset about a 20-year-old unpaid speeding ticket that was preventing him from renewing his license was charged with pushing over a nearly 150-year-old statue of Moses in a Worcester courthouse. Police said a 42-year-old man heavily damaged the 8-foot, 4-inch hollow plaster statue on Thursday after storming out of the clerk's office following a dispute over a $165 ticket.

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Divorce Filings Accuse Nevada Governor of Affairs

Updated: 04/06/2009 - First lady Dawn Gibbons accuses Gov. Jim Gibbons in divorce papers of having extramarital affairs with a former Playboy magazine model and another woman to whom he sent hundreds of text messages last year. The Republican governor has been untruthful about his "infidelity" with the two women, his estranged wife says in a divorce filing, which was unsealed Monday by a court order in Washoe County Family Court.

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Report: Lohan and Ronson 'Taking a Brief Break'

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson have split — for now. Lohan says that she and the 31-year-old Ronson, who announced they were a couple in September, are "taking a brief break so I can focus on myself."

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The Cisco bid: To branch out while others retrench

Updated: 04/06/2009 - On the surface, there doesn't seem to be much of a connection between the servers that run corporate data centers and a handheld video camera you use to film family vacations. Yet both have somehow become part of the master plan at Cisco Systems Inc.

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Toby Keith Irate Over Rolling Stone Story

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Ethan Hawke might want to avoid crossing paths with Toby Keith in the near future. The country star lit into the actor for an article Hawke wrote in the new issue of Rolling Stone about Kris Kristofferson. In it, Hawke refers to a blowup Kristofferson had with an unnamed country star back in 2003 that sounds a lot like Toby Keith.

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Underwood Wins Top ACM Award

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first female act to win the honor since the Dixie Chicks did it back in 2000. She is only the seventh to do so in the show's near-four-decade existence.

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Clinton pressing UN on North Korean launch

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is lobbying key members of the U.N. Security Council to respond to North Korea's missile launch.

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Obama to Muslim world: No US war with Islam

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Declaring the U.S. "is not and never will be at war with Islam," President Barack Obama worked Monday to mend frayed ties with NATO ally Turkey and improve relations with the larger Muslim world.

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US policy on Cuba evolving under Obama

Updated: 04/06/2009 - President Barack Obama will soon move to ease travel and financial restrictions on Cuba as his administration conducts a broad review of its policy toward the communist nation, a senior American official said Monday.

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