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Obama To Create Auto Industry Panel

Posted: 02/16/2009 - President Barack Obama plans to appoint senior administration officials - rather than a single "car czar," as had been discussed - to oversee a restructuring of the auto industry.

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Illinois GOP Calls For Burris Resignation

Posted: 02/16/2009 - One month after Roland Burris was sworn in to the U.S. Senate to represent Illinois and fill Barack Obama's vacant seat, he's hearing calls for his resignation.

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Cop: No Pot Charge For Phelps After Photo

Posted: 02/16/2009 - A South Carolina sheriff said Monday he was not going to charge swimmer Michael Phelps after a photo of the 14-time gold medalist showed him smoking from a marijuana pipe.

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Clinton Warns North Korea On Nukes

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on her first trip abroad as President Barack Obama's chief diplomat, arrived in Tokyo with a warning to North Korea that it needs to live up to its commitments to dismantle its nuclear programs.

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Congress Strengthens Exec Pay Limits

Posted: 02/16/2009 - President Barack Obama's economic team tried to keep Democratic allies negotiating the stimulus bill from limiting paychecks for bank executives at banks in need of a bailout. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and economic aide Lawrence Summers failed.

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Back In D.C., Obama's Afghan Plan Looms

Posted: 02/16/2009 - President Barack Obama's chief spokesman said Monday that he will make a decision "within days, not weeks," on how many additional troops to send to Afghanistan, and when.

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Nuclear Subs Collide In Atlantic

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Nuclear-armed submarines from Britain and France collided deep under the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month, causing damage to both vessels but releasing no radioactivity, a British official said Monday.

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Llamas Attend Owner's Funeral In Ohio

Posted: 02/16/2009 - A northeast Ohio farmer who died of cancer has been laid to rest with the help of some of the llamas he raised on his farm.

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Snow And Rain Hit Southern California

Posted: 02/16/2009 - A winter storm that could be the largest of the season is bringing heavy rain and mountain snow to Southern California.

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NYC Toy Fair Vendor Offers Madoff Doll - To Smash

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Mad at disgraced investor Bernard Madoff? There's a toy just for you. One of the vendors at this week's Toy Fair is offering the "Smash-Me Bernie," a $99.95 Madoff lookalike doll that wears a devil-red suit and carries a pitchfork. It comes with its own hammer _ so you can pulverize it.

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Lincoln Ranked Best President; W. Is 36th

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Just days after the nation honored the 200th anniversary of his birth, 65 historians ranked Abraham Lincoln as the nation's best president.

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Roadside Bombs Kill Iraqi Pilgrims

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Roadside bombs struck two minibuses filled with Shiite pilgrims returning to Baghdad on Monday, killing eight people, officials said, in the latest of a series of deadly attacks targeting the pilgrims.

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Pilot Actions Scrutinized In Buffalo Crash

Posted: 02/16/2009 - The sounds of the last desperate minutes in the cockpit aboard Flight 3407 could be clues to the cause of a crash that came violently and suddenly, with the doomed plane dropping steeply and pitching and rolling like a rollercoaster.

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