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New Anti-Abortion Bill Passes Kan. House

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The bill would impose new reporting requirements on providers and allow patients and others to sue them over potentially illegal late-term abortions.

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Kansans Warned of Mortgage Scam

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Kansas consumers are being warned to beware of companies that charge money to help modify home mortgages. The state attorney general's office said scammers target those who are in the midst of foreclosure or delinquent.

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Additional DUI Enforcement Planned in Topeka

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The Topeka Police Department will increase their DUI enforcement this weekend (DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS) by having five additional shifts available for officers to work voluntary overtime to target Impaired Drivers.

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Jobless Rate Bolts to 8.5%, 663K Jobs Lost

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The nation's unemployment rate jumped to 8.5 percent in March, the highest since late 1983, as a wide range of employers eliminated a net total of 663,000 jobs.

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Shelters Slowly Adapt To Help Transgender Homeless

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Twelve years heading the Salvation Army's downtown homeless shelter had done little to prepare Janeane Schmidt for the recent night when a soft-spoken biological male transitioning into a female walked in.

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Iowa Supreme Court To Release Gay Marriage Ruling

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The Iowa Supreme Court was expected to release a much-anticipated ruling Friday on whether the state's gay marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples.

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Alaska Gov. Palin Dismisses Political Road Bumps

Updated: 04/03/2009 - It would seem like a bad week for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, but she said she's looking past snubs from a major Republican fundraising event and her former running mate to focus on Alaska.

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Nevada Lawmakers Squeamish About Prostitution Tax

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Nevada taxes you when you have a drink, when you catch a show and when you buy some smokes - and of course it gets a piece of your action at the casino. But if you're looking for a sin-tax haven, you could head to a brothel.

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CDC: Rocket Fuel Chemical Found In Baby Formula

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Traces of a chemical used in rocket fuel were found in samples of powdered baby formula, and could exceed what's considered a safe dose for adults if mixed with water also contaminated with the ingredient, a government study has found.

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Blagojevich Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's plan to auction off President Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat marked the culmination of years of scheming for personal gain that included trying to extort a congressman and pressuring businesses to hire his wife, prosecutors alleged Thursday.

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Diplomats Scurry To Scuttle NKorean Rocket Launch

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Reclusive North Korea pressed ahead Friday with final preparations to blast a multistage rocket over Japan as world leaders scrambled to forge a united stance on how to punish Pyongyang for the launch.

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Oil Rises Above $53 in Asia, Extending Rally

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Oil prices rose above $53 a barrel Friday in Asia, extending the previous day's rally, fuelled by investor optimism crude demand will soon rebound if the U.S. recession has bottomed.

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Layoffs Rise Despite Hope Recession is Easing

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Employers are laying off workers at a faster pace despite a few hopeful signs recently that the recession — now the longest since World War II — could be easing.

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White House Expects Grim Jobs Report

Updated: 04/03/2009 - President Barack Obama's spokesman says the White House is expecting a new employment report to show additional "severe job cuts" in the U.S.

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