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Obama wants high-paying, high-skill jobs in future

Updated: 03/26/2009 - President Barack Obama fielded questions on jobs, the auto industry, universal health care, mortgages, education, veterans' care and legalization of marijuana as he kicked off a first-of-its-kind Internet era Town Hall at the White House. Obama said job creation in America is difficult in a time of economic hardship and that the work of the future should be in more high-paying, high-skill areas like clean energy technology.

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W. Kansas farmers Welcome Snow

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Only 2.4 percent of the average rainfall has been recorded so far this year, perhaps the driest period on record. But the National Weather Service on Thursday predicts rain, then heavy snow.

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Judge to Consider Dismissing Charges Against Police Officer

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Judge Nancy Parrish will consider a special prosecutor's motion to dismiss charges against Jason Judd, a Topeka police officer. At a hearing Thursday the prosecution and defense gave the judge their reasons for and against the dismissal.

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Study: Male Circumcision Helps Prevent 2 STDs

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Circumcision not only protects against HIV in heterosexual men, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections, a large new study found. Circumcised males reduced their risk of infection with HPV, or human papillomavirus, by 35 percent and herpes by 28 percent.

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Obama Budget On The March Through Congress

Updated: 03/26/2009 - For now, President Barack Obama's Democratic allies are endorsing his ambitious budget plan, but general agreements on fighting global warming and boosting health care promise to be severely tested later in the year as details are penciled in.

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Treasury Head Geithner Unveiling Regulatory Agenda

Updated: 03/26/2009 - The Obama administration is proposing an extensive overhaul of financial regulations in an effort to prevent a repeat of the banking crisis last fall that toppled once-mighty institutions and wiped out trillions of dollars in investor wealth.

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Damage, Injuries Reported From 2 Miss. Tornadoes

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Authorities said at least two tornadoes touched down in southern Mississippi late Wednesday and early Thursday, damaging dozens of homes and businesses and injuring residents in a small town.

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China Calls For Global Currency

Updated: 03/26/2009 - China is calling for a new global currency to replace the dominant dollar, showing a growing assertiveness on revamping the world economy ahead of next week's London summit on the financial crisis.

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Broken Mirror Brings Bad Luck To NH Man

Updated: 03/26/2009 - A broken mirror brought a man bad luck on Tuesday. Police said a woman called 911 to say she had been cut by a mirror that had fallen on her. Police and firefighters who responded found a sophisticated marijuana growing operation, including 130 plants growing in a mylar-wrapped room, lamps and a ventilation system.

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Alleged Mexican Drug Smuggler Captured

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Soldiers captured one of Mexico's most-wanted drug smugglers, whose nickname "la burra" - female donkey - belies his power as the alleged trafficker controlling drugs flowing through the northern city of Monterrey.

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Disaster Declared In N.D. Flooding

Updated: 03/26/2009 - President Barack Obama declared flood-stricken North Dakota a federal disaster area on Wednesday as some living along the Missouri River evacuated their homes and others worked on sandbagging and shoring up its banks.

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College Phone Booth Stunt Just Like Old Times

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Twenty-two students at St. Mary's College of California have done something their predecessors famously did 50 years ago: cram into a phone booth.

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Up-And-Down Day On Wall Street Ends Up

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Wall Street has managed a moderate gain after an attack of nerves had investors giving back a big early advance and then barreling back into the market right before the close.

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Schwarzenegger Promises To Help Tent City

Updated: 03/26/2009 - California will help Sacramento officials relocate about 150 people from a homeless encampment that put the city in the international spotlight, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday.

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NYC Subway Adopts 25 Percent Fare Hike

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Transit officials facing a $1.2 billion budget gap voted Wednesday for sweeping fare hikes and drastic service cuts that will boost the cost of a New York City subway ride by 25 percent to $2.50.

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Pilot Killed In Calif. Jet Fighter Crash

Updated: 03/26/2009 - One of the Air Force's top-of-the-line F-22 fighter jets crashed Wednesday in the high desert of Southern California, killing a test pilot for prime contractor Lockheed Martin Corp.

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Clinton: U.S. is Fueling Mexico's Drug Wars

Updated: 03/26/2009 - The Secretary Of State blames America's demand for illegal drugs for the cartel wars, and the country's inability to stop the weapons smuggling south of the border.

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District 5's Larry Wolgast

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Ralph's chats with the District 5 candidates continues. He talks with Larry Wolgast about fundraising, and other ballot issues to appear April 7th.

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