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Motive sought in deadly attack at Calif. retreat

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Investigators are trying to determine what caused a 69-year-old Korean Christian volunteer to go on a deadly rampage at a retreat run by those dedicated to serving the poor and homeless.

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2 Massachusetts Maritime grads on hijacked US ship

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The top two commanders of an American-flagged ship hijacked by pirates off Somalia graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and one of them recently predicted it was "a matter of time" before he confronted the outlaws of the ocean.

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Pickens Promotes Energy Plan in Kansas

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens holds a town hall meeting in Lawrence at the Dole Institute of Politics about the "Pickens Plan." Sen. Sam Brownback and Bob Dole introduced Pickens and say they agree with the need for an energy plan.

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Thai Protest Draws 100,000

Updated: 04/27/2009 - As many as 100,000 Thai demonstrators staged an anti-government protest Wednesday, rallying outside the home of the king's 88-year-old top adviser, whom they accuse of orchestrating a 2006 coup that toppled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra and demanding that the current prime minister resign.

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Somali Pirates Hijack US-Operated Cargo Ship

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Somali pirates on Wednesday hijacked a U.S.-flagged cargo ship with 20 American crew members onboard, hundreds of miles from the nearest American military vessel in some of the most dangerous waters in the world.

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Somali Pirates Hijack Ship; 20 Americans Aboard

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Somali pirates on Wednesday hijacked a U.S.-flagged cargo ship with 20 American crew members onboard, hundreds of miles from the nearest American military vessel in some of the most dangerous waters in the world.

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Topeka Votes for Better Roads

Posted: 04/08/2009 - Voters in Topeka have approved a ten-year sales tax hike which will be dedicated to rebuilding the city's battered streets.

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TPD Investigates Shooting of Teen

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Topeka Police say a male in his teens was shot in the leg Tuesday night near 10th and Lawrence. Police are investigating what led to the shooting.

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NYC Banks Used To Help Iran With Nukes?

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A Chinese businessman has been indicted on charges of illegally using New York City banks to help Iran's military agencies buy materials to make nuclear weapons, Manhattan's chief prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Survivor Pulled From Italy Quake Rubble

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Strong aftershocks Tuesday sent a fresh wave of fear across earthquake-shattered central Italy, and rescue crews pulled a young woman alive from a collapsed building about 42 hours after the main quake struck the mountainous region.

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North Kansas Ave. Wreck Seriously Injures Motorcyclist

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Topeka Police say a car cross the center line in the 1500 block of N. Kansas Ave. just before 6:30pm Tuesday, colliding with an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle rider was seriously injured. That stretch remained closed as of 9pm Tuesday.

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Sentence Reduced For Iraqi Shoe Thrower

Updated: 04/07/2009 - An Iraqi court has reduced the prison sentence for an Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at former President George W. Bush from three years to one.

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Warning Signs Ignored In Va. Tech Shooting

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The massacre in Binghamton, N.Y., last week has chilling similarities to the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech that left 33 people dead in 2007.

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'Big Red One' to Welcome New Commander

Updated: 04/09/2009 - The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will welcome a new commanding general during an assumption of command ceremony at 10 a.m. April 15 at Cavalry Parade Field on Main Post.

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