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Obama, Democrats Prepare For Health Care Showdown

Posted: 08/01/2009 - President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are looking ahead to a health care showdown on the House floor in September following a key committee's passage of sweeping overhaul legislation.

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Housing Begins Slow Rebound

Posted: 08/01/2009 - It was — note the past tense — the worst housing recession anyone but survivors of the Great Depression can remember. Now signs are pointing to the worst being over.

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Iran Confirms Arrest Of Three Americans

Posted: 08/01/2009 - Iran's state owned Arabic-language al-Alam TV station confirmed that three U.S. citizens were arrested after crossing the border from Iraq.

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Obama: "Spirit Of Innovation" Will Assist Economic Recovery

Posted: 08/01/2009 - President Barack Obama, citing fresh evidence the recession is winding down, says the country's future economic prosperity depends on building a new, stronger foundation and recapturing the "spirit of innovation."

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LaGuardia Terminal Evacuated, 1 In Custody

Posted: 08/01/2009 - The main terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport was evacuated Saturday morning, stranding hundreds of passengers, after a man entered the building with a fake bomb in a bag, police said.

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Appeal Filed In Nebraska Flag-Protest Case

Posted: 07/31/2009 - An attorney for a Kansas woman accused of violating Nebraska's flag-desecration law has asked that the state Supreme Court hear her appeal.

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Tokyo Company Buys P&G Business

Posted: 07/31/2009 - The Procter & Gamble Co. has sold Japanese market rights for its osteoporosis treatment to Ajinomoto Co. for $210 million.

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Former Philippines President Aquino Dead At 76

Posted: 07/31/2009 - Former President Corazon Aquino, who swept away a dictator with a "people power" revolt and then sustained democracy by fighting off seven coup attempts in six years, died on Saturday, her son said. She was 76.

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Travel Leaders, Lawmakers Rally Behind 'Blacklisted' Cities

Posted: 07/31/2009 - The U.S. Travel Association says it's frustrating that government meeting destinations seem to be determined not on value but on how the locations are perceived. The association points out that many resort destination hotel costs are below national averages. Las Vegas hotel rooms in May averaged $97, according to the city's visitors authority, and Orlando's average was $103, according to travel research agency STR.

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Kids To Cops: Mom Used Attic As Lockup When Angry

Posted: 07/31/2009 - Police responding to a report of a 3-year-old being locked in a sweltering, filthy attic were told by other children, "Mommy does this when she gets angry," a prosecutor said Friday.

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Churches Giving Away Semi Full Of Food Monday

Updated: 07/31/2009 - Randel Ministries and the Family Church of God Will start handing out food at 11 o'clock Monday morning in the parking lot at 1231 NW Eugene St. and keep going until they run out.

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Biden Touts Recovery Act At Chicago Conference

Posted: 07/31/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden touted the $787 billion federal stimulus effort on Friday, saying he sees signs that the recession could end soon, but also called the package "the most misunderstood" piece of legislation.

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Sen. Dodd Has Prostate Cancer, Will Have Surgery

Posted: 07/31/2009 - Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd said Friday that he has been diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer and will have surgery in early August, but the prognosis is good and the illness will not affect his plans to seek a sixth term next year.

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Regents, Ed. Dept. To Share Data

Posted: 07/31/2009 - The Kansas Board of Regents has entered into an agreement with the Kansas State Department of Education department to share their education data.

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Indicted NJ Mayor Resigns After 3 Weeks On Job

Posted: 07/31/2009 - Mayor Peter Cammarano III resigned Friday, just three weeks after taking office and a week after vowing to stay in office and fight federal corruption charges against him.

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Adjutant General Talks About Partnership With Armenia

Posted: 07/31/2009 - A former Soviet Republic has formed a tight bond with Kansas. Kansas Adjutant General Tod Bunting recently returned from Armenia and took some time to share what he learned from the small country.

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Spain On mMximum Alert For 50th Anniversary Of ETA

Posted: 07/31/2009 - The leaders of Spain's main political parties paid tribute to two slain police officers Friday as security forces guarded against a fresh attack on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the armed Basque group ETA.

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Mattress Fire On NW Tyler

Posted: 07/31/2009 - A mattress fire in a upstairs bedroom sends one to the hospital.

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