Updated: 7:11 AM Sprint Nextel Corp. opened its new wireless network to customers in Baltimore on Monday, offering Internet service for laptops for $45 per month. It's the first commercial network in the U.S. to use so-called WiMax technology for mobile customers.
Posted: 6:50 AM Congress is close to passing legislation that would buy extra time to finalize an agreement intended to save the emerging Internet radio market from a crippling hike in copyright royalty rates.
Updated: 6:42 AM National Public Radio, already strong online with free downloads from many of its shows, is boosting its digital ambitions with Monday's introduction of social-networking features akin to Facebook.
Updated: 6:39 AM The bodies of 11 men and one woman, some with their tongues cut out, were found dumped in an empty lot next to a Tijuana elementary school Monday morning, an hour before children were scheduled to arrive.
Updated: 6:24 AM At least 168 people were killed and 100 injured when thousands of pilgrims stampeded Tuesday at a Hindu temple in the historic town of Jodhpur in western India. Severe overcrowding apparently caused the crush as more than 12,000 people gathered at the temple to celebrate a Hindu festival.
Updated: 5:38 AM John McCain's second visit to Iowa in less than a month is heartening Republicans who say it is proof their presidential candidate intends to compete for the state, despite polls showing him behind Democrat Barack Obama. Democrats counter that McCain's event Tuesday shows he can't be elected president without winning in states where he trails his rival.
Updated: 5:32 AM No more wondering where your hamburger came from, or where your lettuce and tomatoes were grown: Starting this week, shoppers will see lots more foods labeled with the country of origin.
Updated: 5:24 AM Depression is about three times more common in heart attack survivors and those hospitalized with heart problems than the general population, according to the recommendations published in the journal Circulation.
Posted: 4:42 AM Top congressional and White House officials, stunned when the House rejected a massive rescue plan for the nation's economy, scrambled to structure a new bailout proposal that would attract reluctant lawmakers and still soothe the unnerved financial markets.
Updated: 4:40 AM The historic carnage on Wall Street reverberated across Asia Tuesday, with stock markets in the region falling sharply after U.S. lawmakers rejected a $700 billion bank rescue plan aimed at stabilizing the U.S. financial system.
Updated: 4:39 AM A representative for Janet Jackson says the singer has been hospitalized after falling ill shortly before a concert. According to statement released by W&W Public Relations, the singer canceled her concert in Montreal on Monday after she "got suddenly ill."
Posted: 11:11 PM Students from across Kansas helped raise over $17,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The fundraiser was part of Olive Garden's 14th annual "Pasta for Pennies" program. The top school this year was Jay Shideler Elementary School in Topeka.
Updated: 11:01 PM Shawnee County Commissioners a new fire station northeast of Silver Lake Monday. The said it was not a vote against the Fire Department; the proposed location at 45th and Landon Road was the problem. They hope the department will continue its search for a new location.
Updated: 10:43 PM The University of Kansas has reached a deal with the environmental protection agency to settle allegations of improper handling of hazardous waste at university laboratories. In the consent agreement announced Monday, the university agreed to pay civil penalties of more than $39,000.
Updated: 9:28 PM Apparently it does take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. The military has improved the accuracy of its airdrops of supplies and other materials by up to 70 percent, thanks to technology developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Posted: 9:26 PM NASA's Phoenix spacecraft has discovered two minerals on Mars that suggest water was there in the past. Scientists reported Monday that the minerals - calcium carbonate and sheet silicate - don't usually form without the presence of liquid water.
Updated: 6:19 PM Is the Garden State Parkway the highway to hell? Or is the New Jersey Turnpike the road to damnation? Someone keeps stealing the metal signs at mile marker 66.6 along the heavily traveled toll roads, and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is having a devil of a time keeping up with the thefts.
Posted: 6:16 PM Britney Spears thinks her clip "Piece of Me" leaves room for improvement - despite winning three MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month. "It's a cool video, but I think by far I've done videos that are way better," the singer said Monday in an interview with New York's top 40 radio station Z100. "So I was really shocked that ... it got the award."
Updated: 6:13 PM A former teacher who fled to Mexico with a 13-year-old student so she could have sex with him was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison. Kelsey Peterson, 26, had pleaded guilty in July to a charge of transporting a minor across state lines to have sex and avoided a similar charge that would have carried a mandatory 10-year minimum sentence.