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Treasury Head Seeks More Regulatory Muscle

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asked Congress on Tuesday for broad new powers to regulate nonbank financial companies like troubled insurer American International Group whose collapse could jeopardize the economy.

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Ex-Sheriff Sentenced In Sex Abuse Scandal

Updated: 03/24/2009 - A former western Oklahoma sheriff was sentenced to 79 years in prison Tuesday for using his power over female drug court defendants to force them to have sex with him.

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Insurers May Nix Charging Sick People More

Updated: 03/24/2009 - The health insurance industry offered Tuesday for the first time to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to people with a history of medical problems.

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White House Steps Up Drug Cartel Fight

Updated: 03/24/2009 - The Obama administration says it is sending more agents and equipment to the southwestern U.S. border to combat Mexican drug cartels.

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Obama Seeks To Tamp Down On AIG Outrage

Updated: 03/24/2009 - President Obama tells the nation Tuesday night he's "angry as anybody" about AIG bonuses, but calls it a "mistake" to demonize investors.

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Kansas Doctor Denies Illegal Ties with Tiller

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Attorney for Wichita abortion provider George Tiller are trying to distance their client from the consulting physician who provided the second opinion required for late-term procedures.

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Holton's City Manager Resigns

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Holton's city manager has announced his resignation. The Holton Recorder reported Tuesday that Glenn Rodden resigned March 23.

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City Manager Still Waiting For Performance Review

Updated: 03/24/2009 - City Manager Norton Bonaparte's performance review is complete, but the city council has still not shared the results with him. Bonaparte is waiting to comment until he finds out what is in the report.

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Charges Dropped Against Cop in Shooting

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Charges against a Topeka police officer stemming from a March 2008 shooting of two brothers in Southwest Topeka are being dropped.

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KU Student Maps US 50 Sinkholes

Updated: 03/24/2009 - A University of Kansas researcher is mapping sinkholes along U.S. 50 near Hutchinson that are caused by huge underground salt beds being dissolved by groundwater.

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Kansas Gun Amendment Advances

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Voters may get to decide next November whether Kansas should amend its constitution to clarify that the right to bear arms is an individual right, not a collective right.

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Kan. House Advances Bill on Drug Tests For Aid

Updated: 03/24/2009 - The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill requiring random drug tests for some participants in the state's social service programs.

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Kansas Doctor Denies Illegal Ties with Tiller

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Attorney for Wichita abortion provider George Tiller are trying to distance their client from the consulting physician who provided the second opinion required for late-term procedures.

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Sutherland Stays on for 24

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Kiefer Sutherland will be back to play Jack Bauer for an eighth season of the hit counterterrorism drama "24," but the show's longevity will depend on its writers, the actor said Tuesday.

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NASA Contest Goes To Comedian

Updated: 03/24/2009 - NASA's online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won.

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Woman Used Fake ID To Get Fake Breasts

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Police are seeking a woman they said used a false identity to get breast implants and liposuction, then skipped town.

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Woman Bites Husband As He Calls Police

Updated: 03/24/2009 - A woman attempting to reconcile with her estranged husband handcuffed herself to him as he slept and then bit him on his torso and arms as he phoned for help, police said.

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George Lopez To Host Talk Show

Updated: 03/24/2009 - TBS says Lopez will start a new talk show in November. It will air Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m., and Lopez promises an outdoor street-party atmosphere.

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Astronauts Talk Green Energy with Obama

Updated: 03/24/2009 - The 10 orbiting astronauts talked up green energy with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, describing the benefits that will come from the international space station's new solar wings.

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Kansas House Approves $13.4 Billion Budget

Updated: 03/24/2009 - The House measure includes extra money for some social services but makes a modest cut in public school funding for the state's 2010 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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