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Scientists unveil chocolate-fueled race car

Updated: 05/05/2009 - LONDON (AP) -- Scientists unveiled on Tuesday what they hope will be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibers.

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Dom DeLuise, actor, comedian and chef, dies

Updated: 05/05/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dom DeLuise, the portly actor-comedian whose affable nature made him a popular character actor for decades with movie and TV audiences as well as directors and fellow actors, has died. He was 75.

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Obama, Biden wait in line to buy hamburgers

Updated: 05/05/2009 - ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- It's like this: When you want a burger, you have to have a burger. In this state of mind, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a short - but wholly noticeable - motorcade ride from the White House to Virginia and pulled into a small, independent burger joint called Ray's Hell Burger.

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US seeks Saudi influence on Pakistani leaders

Updated: 05/05/2009 - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the U.S. wants to enlist Saudi Arabia in helping Pakistan stave off extremist threats from militants advancing on Islamabad.

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Pakistan expects 500,000 to flee Taliban fighting

Updated: 05/05/2009 - MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) -- Black-turbaned militants roamed city streets and seized buildings in a northwestern Pakistan valley Tuesday as thousands of people fled fighting between the Taliban and troops that the government said could lead to an exodus of half a million people. The Taliban declared the end of their peace deal with the government.

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Mexico tries to restart economy after flu shutdown

Updated: 05/05/2009 - MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico announced steps Tuesday to jump start an economy punished by the swine flu epidemic. Cinco de Mayo celebrations, however, will have to wait until next year.

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WU Announces United Way Total

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A carnival-like atmosphere was part of the festivities that surrounded Washburn University's announcement of the school's United Way Drive total.

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Updated: 05/05/2009 - May 22 is ‘Don’t Fry Day.’ KDHE wants to remind people how prevalent skin cancer is in Americans and remind people to protect themselves from the dangers of the sun.

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Kansas Senate Debates Budget

Updated: 05/05/2009 - In an effort to balance the state budget, the Senate is debating a bill with a mix of spending cuts and revenue boosters to help balance the next state budget.

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Jimmy Fallon, Trent Reznor among Webby Winners

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Jimmy Fallon's late-night show hasn't been on the air three months, but he's already got an award. The comedian was chosen as person of the year by the annual Webby awards for being "one of the most ardent online evangelists."

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Budget Debate Cancelled, Working on Deal

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Senate has canceled a debate on spending cuts and revenue-raising measures so members can try to come up with a compromise to balance Kansas' next budget.

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Coroner: Kansas Woman Drowned; Death Not Suspicious

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Baton Rouge Police Department reports a completed autopsy has determined Kayla Cox Bjorndahl, 21, of Clay Center, Kansas and Denham Springs, La., died by drowning. She was found in the Mississippi River Monday.

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Drug Sentence Stems from Work of Topeka Violent Crime Task Force

Updated: 05/04/2009 - 46-year old Andre Graham was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm to further drug activity. The case was among more than a dozen separate indictments unsealed in May 2007.

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