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NKorea launches rocket, defying world pressure

Updated: 04/05/2009 - North Korea defied international warnings and sent a rocket hurtling over the Pacific on Sunday, a launch President Barack Obama called an illicit test of the regime's long-range missile technology that threatened the security of nations "near and far."

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Negotiations To Continue for AT&T and CWA

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The Communications Workers of America and AT&T are avoiding a strike but negotiations continue. The contract between AT&T and the CWA expired at midnight on April 4, 2009. Negotiations are taking place in Austin Texas. They will affect 110,000 AT&T employees who work for the land lines portion of the company. 300 of those employees are based in Topeka. Many are union members of CWA Local 6401.

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Caddy Stacks

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The Mabee Library at Washburn University transformed into an 18-hole putt putt course Saturday. Participants tee'd off during the University's "Caddy Stacks".

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Shawnee County Voter Information

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The General Election is Tuesday April 7th. Find out important details about the election plus where your polling place is.

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South Florida Beats Kansas 75-71 for WNIT Title

Updated: 04/04/2009 - Jazmine Sepulveda scored 18 points and Shantia Grace had 16, leading South Florida to a 75-71 victory over Kansas on Saturday in the WNIT finals, giving the school its first postseason championship of any kind.

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Pakistan police: Abducted American UN worker freed

Updated: 04/04/2009 - An American U.N. worker kidnapped near the Afghan border more than two months ago was abandoned by his captors Saturday, a police official said, but the militant violence plaguing Pakistan continued its relentless pace, as a suicide bomber attacked a paramilitary base in the capital, killing eight.

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Calif Woman Gets 6 Years For Fatal Texting Crash

Updated: 04/04/2009 - A woman who crashed into a line of stopped vehicles while text-messaging on her cell phone has been sentenced to six years in a California prison for killing a woman in one of the vehicles.

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Kansas Man Charged With Threatening Bush

Updated: 04/04/2009 - A 38-year-old south-central Kansas man has been charged in connection with making a threat against former President George W. Bush.

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Inbreeding taking toll on Michigan wolves

Updated: 04/04/2009 - The two dozen or so gray wolves that wander an island chain in northwestern Lake Superior are suffering from backbone malformations caused by genetic inbreeding, posing yet another challenge to their prospects for long-term survival, according to wildlife biologists.

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Obama set to ease Cuban ban on travel, money

Updated: 04/04/2009 - The Obama administration intends to allow Americans to visit relatives in Cuba and send money back to their families on the communist island nation, senior U.S. officials said Saturday.

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ALL BUSINESS: Bank creditors still sitting pretty

Updated: 04/04/2009 - American taxpayers and stock owners have taken it on the chin in this financial crisis. The same can't be said of bondholders who lent money to the most troubled banks.

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Madonna Prepares Party In Malawi

Updated: 04/04/2009 - Madonna is apparently throwing a party in Malawi in a bid to swallow her disappointment that a judge rejected her application to adopt a young orphan.

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Obama Set To Ease Cuban Ban On Travel, Money

Updated: 04/04/2009 - The Obama administration intends to allow Americans to visit relatives in Cuba and send money back to their families on the communist island nation, senior U.S. officials said Saturday.

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Gay Marriages Expected To Begin In Iowa April 24

Updated: 04/04/2009 - Gay marriage, seemingly the province of the nation's two coasts, is just weeks away from becoming a reality in the heartland and apparently it will be years before social conservatives have a chance to stop it.

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California Woman Gets 6 Years For Fatal Texting Crash

Updated: 04/04/2009 - A woman who crashed into a line of stopped vehicles while text-messaging on her cell phone has been sentenced to six years in a California prison for killing a woman in one of the vehicles.

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