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Two Notable Lincoln Artifacts Revealed

Updated: 03/10/2009 - For nearly 150 years, a story has circulated about a hidden Civil War message engraved inside one of Abraham Lincoln's pocket watches. Now we know what it says.

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1 In 50 Children Experience Homelessness

Updated: 03/10/2009 - One of every 50 American children experiences homelessness, according to a new report that says most states have inadequate plans to address the worsening and often-overlooked problem.

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Tornado Season Sounds Off

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Cover your ears but no need to take cover. That piercing siren is just a friendly reminder that Kansas weather offers no mercy during tornado season. As part of the Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week, the annual statewide tornado drill sounded off today.

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Kan. Debate Over School Funding Progresses

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Spokeswoman Beth Martino says Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) is pleased both the House and Senate budget committees have endorsed her plan to use federal stimulus dollars to avoid deep cuts in aid to public schools.

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Closed Abilene Day Care Allowed to Reopen

Updated: 03/10/2009 - An Abilene day care center has been allowed to reopen, three months after its license was suspended for "prohibited punishment'' of children in its care.

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Police Identify Teens in Fiery Crash

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Topeka Police identified the males Tuesday as Cameron Warner, 16, Alexander Olliso, 15, and Sterling Wilkins, 16. They were involved in an accident Monday morning that sent all three to the hospital and shut down Highway 24.

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Governor Sebelius Appointments to Promote Job Training Programs

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Judy Gifford, Shawnee, and Phillip Chappuie, Independence, have been appointed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) to the Kansas Works State Board to see that quality employment and training programs are available across the state.

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Bernanke says Regulatory Overhaul Needed

Updated: 03/10/2009 - The nation's financial regulatory system must be overhauled to strengthen oversight of banks, mutual funds and large financial institutions whose collapse would put the entire economy in peril, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

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Pandit: Citi Operating at Profit through February

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Citigroup Inc. has been operating at a profit through the first two months of the year, according to a letter that the embattled bank's chief executive sent to employees.

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European Markets Buoyed by Citigroup Hopes

Updated: 03/10/2009 - European markets rallied Monday on hopes that the worst may be over for Citigroup after a leaked memo from the company's chief executive Vikram Pandit indicated that the troubled U.S. banking giant enjoyed its best financial performance in over a year during the first two months of 2009.

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China: Activity By Confronted US Ship Was Illegal

Updated: 03/10/2009 - A U.S. Navy mapping ship confronted by Chinese vessels over the weekend was operating illegally in China's exclusive economic zone, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, in Beijing's first formal comment on the latest friction between the two militaries.

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