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Kansas Governor Signs State Budget

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has signed the $13 billion budget to finance state government after July 1.

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Lawrence Hospital Switching to Boxed Water

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A Lawrence hospital is swapping the plastic bottles it now uses for drinking water to a more environmentally friendly alternative.

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21 People Killed in Poland Homeless Shelter Blaze

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Survivors of a fire that killed 21 people at a three-story shelter for homeless families in Poland on Monday described a fast-moving inferno that forced some to jump from windows into trees.

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German regulators fine Microsoft for price-fixing

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Antitrust regulators fined Microsoft Corp.'s German subsidiary 9 million euros ($11.8 million) and said the world's largest software maker illegally influenced retail prices for its Office 2007 programs.

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Co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons dies at 61

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Dave Arneson, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game and a pioneer of role-playing entertainment, died after a two-year battle with cancer, his family said Thursday. He was 61.

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Hog Farm Starts up Year after Large Protest

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A year ago, protesters stood across from a long line of law enforcement vehicles at the site of a hog farm under construction, where they assembled to oppose the smell and health problems they said it would create.

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Circuit City seeks to sell brand, Web site

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Circuit City Stores Inc. hopes to sell its brand, trademarks and e-commerce business to Systemax Inc., the same company that purchased electronics retailer CompUSA's intellectual property when it closed in 2008.

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American Airlines unveils newest jet in fleet

Updated: 04/13/2009 - American Airlines will add the first of 76 new Boeing jets to its fleet this week in a move that the carrier hopes will cut fuel and maintenance costs.

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Rescued Merchant Ship Captain Grateful to US Navy

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Members of Capt. Richard Phillips' crew have hailed their leader for saving them and their ship from being hijacked by pirates, but the skipper insists it's the U.S. Navy and other rescuers who deserve to be called heroes.

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Crewman Reconsiders Job after Pirate Attack

Updated: 04/13/2009 - When ATM "Zahid" Reza left in late January on his latest voyage aboard a cargo ship, he told a friend he knew there was a risk of pirates but thought the problem was over-hyped.

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Italian Jews aid World War II saviors hit by quake

Updated: 04/13/2009 - More than 65 years after villagers provided shelter to Italian Jews fleeing from the Nazis, a group of those who evaded capture rushed to repay that sacrifice in rural communities hard-hit by an earthquake.

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