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Topeka Doctor Indicted On Drug Charges

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Physician Ethan E. Bickelhaupt, 57, Topeka, Kan., is charged with five counts of diverting controlled substances and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch said Thursday.

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation In Northern California

Posted: 08/13/2009 - A fast-moving wildfire near the Santa Cruz Mountains prompted the mandatory evacuation of about 250 residences in northern California early Thursday, a fire official said.

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U.S. Postal Service Enters "Twilight Zone"

Posted: 08/13/2009 - The U.S. Postal Service has just entered "The Twilight Zone." The classic show appears on one of 20 stamps released this week, featuring 1950s hit television shows.

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Study Ranks States' 'Vulnerability' To Oil Prices

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Americans are still far too dependent on foreign oil, and states aren't doing enough to change that, according to a study by an environmental group ranking states on an "oil vulnerability" scale.

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Felony Theft Arrest Made Overnight

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Adam Purvis was arrested after Topeka Police discovered him pulling a stolen trailer from a Lowe's store overnight.

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Marines Launch New Offensive In Afghanistan

Posted: 08/12/2009 - The first wave in a new offensive in Afghanistan killed seven enemy fighters, but U.S. Marines say they met with heavy Taliban resistance.

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Inmates Wreck Prison

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Hundreds of inmates using pipes and shanks as weapons trashed a California prison, burning a courtyard, ripping beds to shreds and tearing bathroom sinks from walls, a new video of the weekend riot's aftermath shows.

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Life on Mars? Not Likely..

Posted: 08/12/2009 - A rapid loss of methane gas means the red planet may be too hostile to support life. Here are some of the other reasons.

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Health Care Town Halls Turn Fiery

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Across the country Democratic lawmakers are facing voters frustrated with health care legislation. On Capitol Hill, Democrats set up a war room to help lawmakers answer unhappy crowds.

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Will Economic Uptick Hurt Obama's Health Argument

Posted: 08/12/2009 - President Obama built his push for a sweeping overhaul of the health care system on the premise that reform is essential for economic recovery. But with some economists saying the recession shows signs of ending, will that weaken Obama's argument?

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Mapping The World One Street At A Time

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Between GPS devices on your car's dashboard and digital maps of almost any locale in the world on your smartphone or laptop, it's hard to get lost these days.Meet the people at Tele Atlas, the company that provides so-called "base maps" to such high-profile clients as Google, MapQuest and RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry.

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Police Raid Does Not Surprise Jackson Watchers

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Police raided a Las Vegas, Nevada, pharmaceutical supply store Tuesday as part of their investigation of Michael Jackson's death. A pharmaceutical store in Las Vegas was searched Tuesday in connection with the death of Michael Jackson.

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Commentary: Beating The Homeless Scary Trend

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Over the last two calendar years, more Americans in the United States were killed in a little-noticed spate of unprovoked attacks than were killed by terrorists, in large commercial jet crashes or in racial hate crimes.

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Clinton Warns Of Al Qaeda Threat In Africa

Posted: 08/12/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday visited Nigeria, warning it could be a target for al Qaeda. Nigeria is the fifth stop in Hillary Clinton's visit to Africa, to be followed by Liberia and Cape Verde.

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Health Care Using PR To Fight Back

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Wendell Potter knows a little something about the health care industry's practices and is not afraid of to speak out as the health care reform debate heats up around the country. Wendell Potter once was a vice president in the public relations department for insurance giant Cigna.

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Police: TV Host Ordered Murder

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Brazilian authorities say drug dealers and other hoodlums were dying to get on Wallace Souza's TV program. Literally.

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Death Valley Run Dangerous, Fun

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Would you mind spending your vacation time this summer in Death Valley, a desert where temperatures hover around 130 degrees?

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Hit And Run Injures Boy

Posted: 08/12/2009 - TPD Corp. Chris Sturgeon says a car traveling south in the 300 block of Winfield Avenue struck a nine-year old as he was turning his bike into a neighbor's driveway. He suffered minor cuts and bruises.

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Guantanamo Bay Detainees Could Go To Michigan

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Federal officials will travel to Standish, Michigan, on Thursday to tour a state prison that could be used to house terror suspects detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. government officials said Wednesday.

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