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"Air" McNair Investigation Continues

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Investigators were waiting for ballistics tests on a gun recently bought by the girlfriend of slain former NFL star Steve McNair to determine whether the firearm found at the scene killed the two.

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"Slumdog" Star Moves Into New Home

Posted: 07/07/2009 - "Slumdog Millionaire" child star Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and his mother moved into their new home Tuesday, leaving behind a corrugated metal slum shanty for four solid walls, doors that lock and an indoor toilet.

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Suspected U.S. Jets, Pakistani Fighters Attack Militant Leader

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Suspected U.S. missiles and Pakistani fighter jets attacked followers of a notorious militant leader close to the Afghan border Tuesday, but the army complained the American strikes were hurting its campaign against the country's public enemy No. 1.

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Need For Federal Insurance Czar Is Questioned

Posted: 07/07/2009 - President Barack Obama's congressional allies want to create a powerful insurance commissioner to oversee medical plans nationwide. State regulators say it would duplicate what they do without better protecting consumers. Conservatives bemoan the big government mentality.

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Microsoft Warns About Vulnerability

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Microsoft Corp. has taken the rare step of warning about a serious computer security vulnerability it hasn't fixed yet.

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2 people with SC killer didn't know of deaths

Posted: 07/07/2009 - The two people with the suspected South Carolina serial killer when he was shot to death by police were siblings who met him two weeks ago and didn't know about his killing spree, police said Tuesday.

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Former Gitmo Prisoner Says Abuse Photos Exist

Posted: 07/07/2009 - A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner says the United States has photographs of him being beaten during his detention and has asked a judge to preserve the evidence.

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Obama Administration Urges Global Warming Action

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Saying global warming poses unprecedented threats to Americans' way of life, four of President Barack Obama's top environmental and energy officials urged the Senate on Tuesday to pass legislation to reduce the pollution linked to the planet's rising temperature.

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GMail Drops "Beta" Label

Posted: 07/07/2009 - After more than five years officially in testing mode, Gmail is finally graduating from "beta." Google Inc. says its e-mail service and three other applications in the Google Apps suite for businesses are now finished products in name as well as function.

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Baseball Fan Settles "God Bless America" Suit

Posted: 07/07/2009 - A baseball fan has settled a lawsuit that claimed he was kicked out of Yankee Stadium by a police officer because he left his seat to use the bathroom during the playing of "God Bless America."

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Running Of The Bulls Begins

Posted: 07/07/2009 - No one was gored on Tuesday, but four people were hospitalized with bumps, bruises or scrapes, Spanish Red Cross spokesman Jose Aldaba said.

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Man Arrested After Driving "Commando"

Posted: 07/07/2009 - A Delaware man faces drunken driving charges after he was pulled over for speeding in northeastern Maryland and a sheriff's deputy noticed he wasn't wearing any pants. A spokesman for the Cecil County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Jonathan Schultz "was driving commando."

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Tax On Health Benefits Possibly Fading

Posted: 07/07/2009 - A key lawmaker says senators at work on health care legislation are having second thoughts about imposing a tax on high-end insurance coverage that workers receive on the job.

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Marines Push Militants Out Of Taliban Region

Posted: 07/07/2009 - U.S. Marines trapped Taliban fighters in a residential compound and persuaded the insurgents to allow women and children to leave. The troops then moved in — only to discover that the militants had slipped out, dressed in women's burqa robes.

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Sotomayor Critics Step Up Rhetoric

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Conservatives stepped up their criticism of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday, but it was unclear how far Senate Republicans were willing to go to create bumps in what appears to be a smooth road to confirmation for President Barack Obama's first high-court choice.

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Obama Wants Lasting Partnership With Russia

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Working to turn Russia from antagonist to ally, President Barack Obama asked the Russian people Tuesday to "forge a lasting partnership" with the U.S., but he acknowledged after talks with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that on divisive issues there won't be "a meeting of the minds anytime soon."

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From a celebrity's death, a very American outburst

Michael Jackson Memorial Live Stream

Posted: 07/07/2009 - He was a celebrity spectacle like no other, so it seemed natural that Michael Jackson's end unfolded the same way. He staged his final show Tuesday by posthumously commandeering the heart of the city of fame, after turning millions of his fans into lottery players who chased unlikely dreams of front-row goodbye

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New Kansas Law Allows Armed Prosecutors In Courts

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Shawnee County is among those opting out of a new Kansas law that allows prosecutors to carry concealed guns into court buildings and courtrooms if officials allow it.

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Building Acquired For Potential B-29 Museum

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Supporters of a museum celebrating central Kansas' role in training WWII B-29 bombers recently acquired a parachute building in Pratt, located on a former B-29 air base.

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Union Recommends Contract For Spirit AeroSystems

Posted: 07/07/2009 - The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace will mail out ballots to members on Friday. It's recommending they accept Spirit AeroSystems new contract offer.

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Former Hutchinson Coach, Teacher Sentenced

Updated: 07/07/2009 - Former Hutchinson High School basketball coach and teacher Bradly S. Specht was sentenced Monday in Reno County District Court. He was found guilty in May of one count of unlawful sexual relations for having sex with a 16-year old female student.

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Hutchinson Woman Pleads In Mistreatment Of Clients

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Melody A. Roberts pleaded no contest Monday in Reno County District Court to two counts of mistreatment of an adult, practicing a home health care agency without a license and three counts of forgery. In return for the plea, prosecutors dropped 24 other counts.

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Pickens Drops Big Texas Wind Farm Plan

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens has called off his plan to build the world's largest wind farm in Pampa, Texas. He says instead he'll build a few smaller wind farms in the Midwest. He's considering sites in Kansas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Texas.

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Kroger Recalls Three Seasonings Due To Possible Health Risk

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Kroger is recalling its brands of Popcorn Seasoning Movie Theater Butter Flavored, Popcorn Seasoning White Cheddar Flavored, and Fat Free Butter Flavored Sprinkles because of possible salmonella contamination.

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