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Man Decides To Clean With Gasoline While Smoking

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A man faces an arson charge after telling authorities he wasn't thinking when he decided to use gasoline for cleaning up his apartment, and then tossed a lit cigarette into a pile of gas-soaked cushions and clothes.

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Man Hoping To Be Deported Streaks Down Fla. Street

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Authorities said a man claiming to be an illegal immigrant ran naked down a Port St. Lucie street so that he would be sent back to Mexico. Police responded to a home Saturday night where they found a 28-year-old man arguing with his boyfriend.

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Gunman Kills Woman, Self In German Court

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A man opened fire at a courthouse in Bavaria on Tuesday, killing his sister-in-law and injuring two other people, German officials said. He then shot himself dead.

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Somali Pirates Are Back, Seizing 5 Ships

Updated: 04/07/2009 - For the first three months of 2009, Somalia's notorious pirates faded from the headlines as a massive international naval force moved in, and many observers thought the pirates were running scared.

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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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Fidel Castro Meets With 3 U.S. Lawmakers

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Fidel Castro met Tuesday with three members of the Congressional Black Caucus, the former Cuban president's first meeting with American officials since falling ill in July 2006.

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GM, Segway Team Up To Build Urban Vehicle

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A solution to the world's urban transportation problems could lie in two wheels not four, according to executives for General Motors Corp. and Segway Inc.

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City Departments Team Up to Test Fire Hydrants

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The Topeka Fire Department has teamed up with Topeka Water to ensure more than 5,000 City fire hydrants within the City limits are in working condition when needed to fight fires.

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Shawnee Heights Names New H.S. Principal

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The Shawnee Heights Board of Education selected Alan Beam as the district's new high school principal. Beam has spent 17 years at Holton High School.

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Pentagon Bill To Fix Cyber Attacks: $100M

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The Pentagon spent more than $100 million in the last six months responding to and repairing damage from cyber attacks and other computer network problems, military leaders said Tuesday.

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Police: Cessna Pilot Hoped To Be Shot Down

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A man suspected of stealing a plane in Canada and flying erratically across three states was trying to commit suicide, hoping he would be shot down by military fighter planes, a state trooper said Tuesday.

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Topeka Man Sentenced for Fatal Stabbing

Updated: 04/07/2009 - 42-year-old Darwin David Law was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 11 years in prison. He was convicted in the Sept. 19, 2008 stabbing death of Jon Chiselom.

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Lawrence Pedestrian Hit by Car, Killed

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Lawrence Police say a pedestrian in the 200 block of N. Michigan was hit by a car and killed around 7:45 am Tuesday. The accident is under investigation.

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Restaurant Owner Charged After Illegal Immigrant Dies

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A Topeka restaurant owner has been convicted on charges he illegally harbored Indian nationals who worked at his restaurant, including one who died after complaining he was being forced to work.

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2 dead in German courthouse shooting

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A man opened fire at a courthouse in Bavaria on Tuesday, killing his sister-in-law and injuring two other people, German officials said. He then shot himself dead.

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Homeland Security Outlines Bidding Process for NBAF Construction

Updated: 04/07/2009 - More than 250 companies from across the country turned out in Manhattan Tuesday to hear Homeland Security officials outline the bidding process for constructing the new $700 million National Bio and Agro Defense Facility.

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Venezuela's Chavez Hails US Anti-Nuke Stance

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Venezuela's president on Tuesday applauded President Barack Obama's promise to lead the world into a future free of nuclear weapons, and said he was open to working with the new American president.

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