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Amputee Sprinter Oscar Pistorius Recovering

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius is expected to be moved out of intensive care within a few days and may be able to return home soon afterward as he responds to treatment for an injury sustained in a boating accident Saturday.

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Possible bird strike eyed in chopper crash

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Investigators have found evidence that a bird may have struck a helicopter before it crashed into a Louisiana swamp last month, killing eight people, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.

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Family to seek guardianship of chimp attack victim

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The family of a woman who was mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee says her twin brother plans to go to court this week to seek guardianship of the victim and her daughter.

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Court to rule on death sentence for neo-Nazi

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The Supreme Court decided Monday it will take a new look at whether a neo-Nazi convicted of murdering three men in Ohio should be sentenced to death.

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Kansas Market Farmers to "Grow Together"

Updated: 02/23/2009 - A conference at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Monday gave farmers a chance to share ideas and learn things they can do to get ready the future. Instant Video Included

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Hawaii is latest civil unions battleground

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Hawaii, the state that adopted the nation's first "defense of marriage" constitutional amendment a decade ago, has now become the latest battleground in the fight for same-sex civil unions.

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Mo. man pleads guilty to day care molestations

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A man pleaded guilty to seven sex-related charges for molesting children as young as an infant at a small day care business his wife operated out of their home.

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Woman's Body Found in Backyard During House Fire

Updated: 02/23/2009 - One person was found dead at the scene of a fire in southwest Topeka Monday. Emergency crews responded to the home at 3111 SW 30th Terr. late Monday morning. They say the woman died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Long-Time Topeka Gift Store Saying Goodbye

Posted: 02/23/2009 - After more than 30 years in business, 2Harts is shutting its doors at 21st and Urish, Topeka, on Saturday, Feb. 28. It is having an 80% off Going Out of Business sale.

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Bollywood Triumph: 'Slumdog' Claims 8 Oscars

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Hollywood has met Bollywood at the Academy Awards, and the makers of Oscar champ "Slumdog Millionaire" hope it's a sign of future melding between the U.S. dream factory with its counterparts in India and elsewhere in the world.

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US Airways Won't Charge For Sodas After All

Posted: 02/23/2009 - In the ultra-competitive airline industry, it's tough being out there alone as the only large network carrier to charge some passengers for soda, juice and coffee, especially in the middle of a deep economic recession that is sharply reducing demand for air travel.

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Forecasters: Economy Worse In '09, Better In '10

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Brace yourself: The recession is projected to worsen this year. The country stands to lose a sizable chunk of economic activity in 2009 as consumers at home and abroad retrench in the face of persistent economic troubles.

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Ministers Get Close Look At Antarctic Ice Threat

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A parka-clad band of environment ministers landed in this remote corner of the icy continent on Monday, in the final days of an intense season of climate research, to learn more about how a melting Antarctica may endanger the planet.

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Demand For GED Classes Increase With Job Losses

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Donna Sharp made a good living even without a high school diploma, earning about $19 an hour putting stripes on recreational vehicles in a northern Indiana county known as the RV capital of the world.

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Freddie Mac Investigates Self Over Lobby Campaign

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Lawyers hired by mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac are quietly investigating the firm's own $2 million lobbying campaign, The Associated Press has learned. The lobbying effort helped quash proposed new regulations on the company before the housing market collapsed.

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Forecasters: Economy Worse in '09, Better in '10

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Brace yourself: The recession is projected to worsen this year. The country stands to lose a sizable chunk of economic activity in 2009 as consumers at home and abroad retrench in the face of persistent economic troubles.

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Honda Names New President Amid Slowdown

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Honda Motor Co. named Takanobu Ito, head of core automaking operations, as its new chief executive Monday, in an effort to provide fresh leadership to battle a global crisis in the auto industry.

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Obama To Convene Fiscal Summit At White House

Posted: 02/23/2009 - President Barack Obama is bringing together dozens of advisers and adversaries to discuss how to curb a burgeoning federal deficit laden with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid obligations.

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Asian, European Stocks Advance on Citigroup Report

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Asian and European stock markets advanced Monday, as investors digested reports the U.S. government might expand its stake in troubled banking giant Citigroup to ease the financial crisis.

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