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Marines Push Militants Out Of Taliban Region

Posted: 07/07/2009 - U.S. Marines trapped Taliban fighters in a residential compound and persuaded the insurgents to allow women and children to leave. The troops then moved in — only to discover that the militants had slipped out, dressed in women's burqa robes.

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Sotomayor Critics Step Up Rhetoric

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Conservatives stepped up their criticism of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday, but it was unclear how far Senate Republicans were willing to go to create bumps in what appears to be a smooth road to confirmation for President Barack Obama's first high-court choice.

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Obama Wants Lasting Partnership With Russia

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Working to turn Russia from antagonist to ally, President Barack Obama asked the Russian people Tuesday to "forge a lasting partnership" with the U.S., but he acknowledged after talks with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that on divisive issues there won't be "a meeting of the minds anytime soon."

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From a celebrity's death, a very American outburst

Michael Jackson Memorial Live Stream

Posted: 07/07/2009 - He was a celebrity spectacle like no other, so it seemed natural that Michael Jackson's end unfolded the same way. He staged his final show Tuesday by posthumously commandeering the heart of the city of fame, after turning millions of his fans into lottery players who chased unlikely dreams of front-row goodbye

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New Kansas Law Allows Armed Prosecutors In Courts

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Shawnee County is among those opting out of a new Kansas law that allows prosecutors to carry concealed guns into court buildings and courtrooms if officials allow it.

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Building Acquired For Potential B-29 Museum

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Supporters of a museum celebrating central Kansas' role in training WWII B-29 bombers recently acquired a parachute building in Pratt, located on a former B-29 air base.

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Union Recommends Contract For Spirit AeroSystems

Posted: 07/07/2009 - The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace will mail out ballots to members on Friday. It's recommending they accept Spirit AeroSystems new contract offer.

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Former Hutchinson Coach, Teacher Sentenced

Updated: 07/07/2009 - Former Hutchinson High School basketball coach and teacher Bradly S. Specht was sentenced Monday in Reno County District Court. He was found guilty in May of one count of unlawful sexual relations for having sex with a 16-year old female student.

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Hutchinson Woman Pleads In Mistreatment Of Clients

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Melody A. Roberts pleaded no contest Monday in Reno County District Court to two counts of mistreatment of an adult, practicing a home health care agency without a license and three counts of forgery. In return for the plea, prosecutors dropped 24 other counts.

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Pickens Drops Big Texas Wind Farm Plan

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens has called off his plan to build the world's largest wind farm in Pampa, Texas. He says instead he'll build a few smaller wind farms in the Midwest. He's considering sites in Kansas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Texas.

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Kroger Recalls Three Seasonings Due To Possible Health Risk

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Kroger is recalling its brands of Popcorn Seasoning Movie Theater Butter Flavored, Popcorn Seasoning White Cheddar Flavored, and Fat Free Butter Flavored Sprinkles because of possible salmonella contamination.

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Washburn Names New Nursing Dean

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Monica Scheibmeier, an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, will become the new dean of the Washburn University School of Nursing.

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Los Angeles Braces For Michael Jackson's Final Act

Updated: 07/07/2009 - As in Jackson's life, Tuesday's public memorial at the downtown Staples Center includes the spectacle surrounding the show - legal drama, screaming fans, star power, live worldwide broadcast, unsavory accusations, even a parade of elephants - all adding up to what could be the biggest celebrity send-off of all time.

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Stock Futures Point To Quiet Wall Street Opening

Posted: 07/07/2009 - The stock market searched for direction Tuesday as investors await more clues about the economy. U.S. stock futures were little changed ahead of the start of trading Tuesday, while markets around the world moved modestly higher.

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Double House Fires Overnight May Be Arson

Updated: 07/07/2009 - The Topeka Fire Department responded to two fires overnight Tuesday in Topeka. The two houses that caught fire sat on the same city block.

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Kansas Agrees To Pay $875K To Settle Lawsuit

Posted: 07/06/2009 - The State Finance Council approved a settlement Monday with Brandon Blackmon. Blackmon. He sued six employees of the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services over the two years he spent in state custody as an accused juvenile offender from Wichita.

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Westar Wins Energy Challenge

Posted: 07/06/2009 - The Kansas Corporation Commission recognized Westar Energy Monday as the winner of the KCC Olympic Energy Challenge. The KCC organized the event to heighten awareness and reduce energy use during the winter months.

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Al Franken: From SNL to the Senate

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Al Franken, who's come full circle in his long journey from satirist to U.S. Senator, will be sworn in Tuesday.. says "he's ready to get to work."

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156 Dead in China Riots

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Reports say more than 800 are injured, with police detaining nearly 1,500 suspects in riots at Urumqi.

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