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House votes health insurance for 4M more children

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Making a down payment on President-elect Barack Obama's promise of universal health coverage, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to expand government-sponsored insurance to 4 million more children in working families with income too high to qualify for Medicaid.

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Some baseball owners call for salary cap

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Some baseball owners say it may be time to reconsider a salary cap after the New York Yankees spent nearly a half-billion dollars on free agents during a recession that may cause some teams to retrench.

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Obama: "Capture Or Kill" Bin Laden

Updated: 01/14/2009 - CBS Evening News Exclusive: Katie Couric interviews Barack Obama on terrorism, Israel and his economic stimulus plan.

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White House: Audiotape shows bin Laden is isolated

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The White House said Wednesday that the recent audiotape believed to carry a message from Osama bin Laden reflects the "isolation" of the al-Qaida leader whose influence over the terrorist network has waned.

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Biden tells Obama Afghanistan war will get worse

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A confidant of the man Barack Obama defeated in November said Wednesday that the president-elect has earned enormous global good will and "a moment in time" to re-engage other nations with the United States.

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Rapes of Kansas College Students Investigated

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Authorities in both Lawrence and Manhattan are investigating series of rapes of college students. They aren't saying if it was the work of one person.

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Obama stimulus bill price tag now $850 billion

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Barack Obama's economic recovery bill has grown to $850 billion after negotiations with his Democratic allies in Congress, who have rewritten some of the president-elect's tax proposals and may drive the price tag even higher.

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Texas Ponders Suing over Biothreat Lab Decision

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Texas is considering suing over Homeland Security's decision to build a National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas. Texas says it couldn't respond to certain requests because its lawmakers weren't in session.

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5 people shot outside Chicago high school

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Five people were shot as spectators left a crowded high school basketball game Friday in what police called a possibly gang-related drive-by attack that sent panicked students running into a snowy street on the city's South Side.

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House votes health insurance for 4M more children

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Making a down payment on President-elect Barack Obama's promise of universal health coverage, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to expand government-sponsored insurance to 4 million more children in working families with income too high to qualify for Medicaid.

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Police say NJ man posed as female veterinarian

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Police say a New Jersey man posed as a female animal doctor, ran an illegal veterinary practice and set up a phony rescue agency that may have duped pet lovers out of thousands of dollars.

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Feces-throwing monkey on the loose in Tampa Bay

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Wildlife officials said a rhesus monkey known to throw feces when mad is on the loose in Tampa Bay. Authorities have been trying to capture the primate since Tuesday afternoon, but it managed to evade a bucket truck and tranquilizer dart.

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Inaugural eve concert to honor military families

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Thousands of military families and children from across the mid-Atlantic region will be honored during a special concert for kids on the eve of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, organizers announced Wednesday.

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Hollywood on the Potomac: Where the stars will be

Updated: 01/14/2009 - If you thought the Golden Globes was a party, just wait until you see Barack Obama's inauguration. Next week, Washington will look a lot like a colder version of Hollywood.

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Salina Officials Consider Payment for Cleanup

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Officials in Salina are debating whether to accept federal money to assume responsibility for the cleanup of a toxic solvent linked to birth defects and cancer.

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Run-DMC, Metallica lead list of 2009 Rock Hall

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Run-DMC once hailed themselves as the Kings of Rock, so it's fitting that the pioneering rappers have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Kansas Casino Application Deadline may be Extended

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Kansas Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to extend the deadline to April 21 if it doesn't get any applicants for Cherokee or Crawford counties by the original Jan. 21 deadline.

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'Fantasy Island' star Ricardo Montalban dies at 88

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home, his family said.

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Ford, Fraser pair for film

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Indiana Jones and "The Mummy" slayer are teaming up on the big screen - to battle not ancient, otherworldly baddies, but a big medical dilemma.

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Kansas Lottery Revenues Down 4 Percent

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten said Wednesday that the agency received nearly $119 million between July 1, 2008, and Saturday, a decrease of $5.1 million from the year before.

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