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Obama Taps Bernanke For Second Term

Posted: 08/25/2009 - President Obama announced Tuesday that he plans to nominate Ben Bernanke to a second term as head of the Federal Reserve.

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'Eraserhead' Director Inspired Billy Ray Cyrus

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Billy Ray Cyrus may be a country boy at heart, but he is also pretty savvy when it comes to navigating Hollywood. Billy Ray Cyrus has a full plate with acting, touring, composing and being a dad.

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Partial Results Put Karzai Ahead In Afghan Vote

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Afghan election officials announced Tuesday that partial election results put incumbent President Hamid Karzai ahead of his main rival by a slim margin.

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Federal Deficits: $9 Trillion And Counting

Posted: 08/25/2009 - In just over a month, the federal government's fiscal year will draw to a close, leaving in its wake one of the biggest annual deficits in U.S. history — and a forecast of more record debt to come.

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Determining Runner's Sex May be "Impossible"

Posted: 08/24/2009 - An expert says the tests on Caster Semenya would be complicated and inconclusive; the running champion's backers call the probe "racist and sexist."

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"30 Rock" Star Won't Challenge Lieberman

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The politically connected sitcom star says he won't relocate to start a 2012 bid for Joseph Lieberman's Connecticut Senate seat.

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Shuttle Fueled, Set for Early Launch

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Florida forecasters say there's an 80% chance of favorable weather for this morning's liftoff; and there's a treadmill on board named for comedian Stephen C-O-L-B-E-R-T (find out what that stands for!)

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Shuttle Ready For Night Launch

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Space Shuttle Discovery is slated for a middle of the night launch from Kennedy Space Center.

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Smoking Ban Preview; Businesses Speak Out

Updated: 08/24/2009 - The Topeka City Council will take a first look at a smoking ban ordinance Tuesday night. Council member Deborah Swank is proposing the ban, which does offer a few exceptions, saying it is time for the capital city to "catch up" with other cities in Kansas that have banned smoking in various forms.

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Obama to Appoint Bernanke to Second Fed Term

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Criticized for not doing enough to stop the economic meltdown, Ben Bernanke is now winning praise for his actions to contain the recession.

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Prosecutor to Probe Alleged Interrogation Abuses

Posted: 08/24/2009 - In appointing a prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA interrogation abuses, including episodes that resulted in prisoner deaths, Attorney General Eric Holder is shaking off warnings from President Obama to avoid becoming mired in past controversies.

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Cash For Clunkers Put Into Park

Updated: 08/24/2009 - With the program in its final day Monday, some buyers had trouble finding a dealer to take their clunker. Many dealerships stopped offering money back over the weekend because they ran out of vehicles.

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Testing Titan Stanley Kaplan Dies at 90

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Millions around the world owe their education success to Stanley Kaplan, who turned his tiny company into a huge industry.

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Topeka Bikeway Study Could Find Funding

Updated: 08/25/2009 - The Topeka Planning Commission was briefed Monday on possibly using KDOT planning money that had been earmarked for Highway 24 to fund a Topeka bikeway study. The money is freed up because KDOT is doing the Highway 24 work internally.

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Topeka Transit Keeps Services - For Now

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The Topeka Transit Authority board voted Monday to continue evening and Sunday service indefinitely. However, service cuts are still on the table.

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Drew Talks To Students

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Wanamaker Elementary 4th graders got a crash course in weather Monday from 13 Meteorologist Drew Switzer.

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