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'Watchmen' Conquers Box Office with $55.7 Million

Updated: 03/09/2009 - "Watchmen" clocked in with $55.7 million in ticket sales to claim the top spot at the box office, making director Zack Snyder's comic book adaptation about a team of twisted superheros the biggest opening of 2009 so far.

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World Stocks Sink amid Anxiety over World Economy

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Asian stock markets sank Monday, with Japan's benchmark tumbling to a 26-year closing low, amid deepening anxiety that economies in the U.S. and elsewhere will take far longer to emerge from recession. European shares opened lower.

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Recession On Track To Be Longest In Postwar Period

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Factory jobs disappeared. Inflation soared. Unemployment climbed to alarming levels. The hungry lined up at soup kitchens. It wasn't the Great Depression. It was the 1981-82 recession, widely considered America's worst since the depression.

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Fort Riley Testing Voice Towers

Updated: 03/08/2009 - Starting Sunday the latest 20 giant voice towers or mass notification systems are being tested.

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House Fire Causes $70,000 in Damages

Updated: 03/08/2009 - Soldier Township Firefighters say the fire was contained to the basement of the home at 6232 northeast Indian Creek Road.

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College Grads Hire Themselves to Avoid Unemployment

Updated: 03/08/2009 - With February's national unemployment rate topping headlines at eight percent, college graduates are scrambling. But a few local graduates are beating the gloom by casting their own shadow on the bartending business.

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Can Web Site Offer Homeless Man Hope?

Updated: 03/08/2009 - Until a few weeks ago, Tim Edwards was just another one of the men begging for change at a busy Houston underpass, ignored by most drivers who sped on past without a glance.

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After 60 Years Circuit City Powers Down

Updated: 03/08/2009 - What began 60 years ago as a humble television store in this sleepy Southern capital ended Sunday as Circuit City closed its doors for good — its 567 remaining U.S. stores to be left broom clean and vacant.

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US Says 12,000 Troops to Leave Iraq by September

Updated: 03/08/2009 - About 12,000 U.S. soldiers will leave Iraq by September, officials said Sunday, hours after a Baghdad suicide bomber killed about 30 people in a chilling reminder of the nation's still-shaky security.

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Job Seekers Increasingly Desperate

Updated: 03/08/2009 - For many of the recently unemployed, the opportunities seem very limited these days, and the fear is growing that their former jobs are gone for good. All that means that any job opening - however unlikely - is drawing a crowd, reports CBS News correspondent Priya David.

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Suicide Bomb Kills 32 In Baghdad

Updated: 03/08/2009 - About 12,000 U.S. soldiers will leave Iraq by September under President Barack Obama's pledge to end America's combat role here, officials said Sunday, hours after a Baghdad suicide bomber killed 32 people in a chilling reminder of the nation's still-shaky security.

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Tentative Deal Between Canadian Union, GM

Updated: 03/08/2009 - The Canadian Auto Workers union said Sunday it had reached a tentative agreement with General Motors Corp. on a multiyear pay freeze and other concessions needed to qualify the company for government aid.

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Bookkeeper Embezzles $9.9M, Buys Shoes

Updated: 03/08/2009 - A former bookkeeper embezzled $9.9 million, forcing her company to make layoffs while she bought 400 pairs of shoes that she kept in a room-sized closet that contained a crystal chandelier and a plasma television, authorities claimed.

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'Watchmen' Conquers Box Office With $55.7 Million

Updated: 03/08/2009 - "Watchmen" clocked in with $55.7 million in ticket sales to claim the top spot at the box office, making director Zack Snyder's comic book adaptation about a team of twisted superheros the biggest opening of 2009 so far.

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Voters to Decide on Bond For Chapman Schools

Updated: 03/08/2009 - Nearly a year after a tornado roared through the northeast Kansas town of Chapman, voters will decide whether to approve a bond issue to pay to rebuild its three public schools.

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24th TPD Citizen's Academy Accepting Applications

Updated: 03/08/2009 - Are you prepared to be exposed to the problems and challenges faced by law enforcement officials? You could be with the proper training through the 24th Citizens' Academy.

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