A local woman being praised for her many years in business made our good news Thursday. Gay Trimble, 73, who owns Gayle's Beauty Salon at 606 Wayne St. in Topeka, celebrated her 35th year in business Thursday.
Arkansas City Mayor Mel Kuhn is apologizing for appearing in blackface and using sexually suggestive slang in a drag queen beauty contest that was part of a weekend fundraiser. The apology followed a meeting with the NAACP.
The owners of the World Trade Center site scaled back designs for a multibillion-dollar transit hub Thursday and delayed several projects by up to two years, but said costs will still be more than $1 billion over budget.
Republican Nick Jordan is making the economic bailout bill an issue in his bid to unseat Democrat Dennis Moore in the state's 3rd Congressional District. Moore was the only member of the Kansas Congressional delegation to support the bill.
With Penn National Gaming pulling out of its deal, the Kansas Lottery Commission is reopening the application process for managing a state-owned casino in Cherokee and Crawford Counties. The new deadline is January 21st.
The judge and lawyers for both sides in the O.J. Simpson kidnapping and armed robbery case are meeting behind closed doors to work on jury instructions, and plan to present them before closing arguments later Thursday.
Searchers found the wreckage of Steve Fossett's plane in California's rugged Sierra Nevada just over a year after the millionaire adventurer vanished on a solo flight, and the craft appears to have hit the mountainside head-on, authorities said Thursday.
President Bush and congressional backers of a $700 billion financial industry bailout carried out high-intensity lobbying Thursday, on the eve of a crucial House vote that Bush said "a lot of people are watching."
With a new cold season coming, the government is trying once more to decide what to do about over-the-counter medicines for kids' coughs and sniffles. Doctors question the drugs' benefits and worry about their risks.
President Bush said Thursday "a lot of people are watching" to see if Congress will enact the $700 billion financial rescue plan that he called the best chance to restore calm to the financial industry.
Tight credit is taking a toll on manufacturing and jobs. More people than expected lined up at the unemployment lines last week and orders to U.S. factories plunged by the largest amount in two years, according to government data released Thursday.