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ANC Expects Big Win in South African Elections

Updated: 04/22/2009 - South Africans lined up before sunrise Wednesday to vote in an election energized by the hugely popular Jacob Zuma, who has overcome sex and corruption scandals and helped generate an excitement not seen since the country's first multiracial vote in 1994.

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Fidel Castro: Obama 'Misinterpreted' Raul's Words

Updated: 04/22/2009 - Fidel Castro says President Barack Obama "misinterpreted" his brother Raul's remarks regarding the United States and bristled at the suggestion that Cuba should free political prisoners or cut taxes on dollars people send to the island.

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217,000 Text Messages Sent In Record Try!

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Two Pennsylvania friends text non-stop for one month, trying to smash the Guinness world record for such things. Here's the text of their story..

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UK: Taxi Rapist Jailed for at Least 8 Years

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The driver of one of London's iconic black cabs was sentenced to at least eight years in prison Tuesday for an 18-month campaign of rape and assault against his female passengers.

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Topeka Transit Riders Concerned About Future

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Topeka Transit riders are concerned about the future of Sunday and weeknight transit, if the Topeka City Council doesn't raise taxes to support the Transit Authority.

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Plant Opens in Central Kansas Town of McPherson

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A German-based maker of plumbing and heating products has finished a 439,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution plant in the central Kansas town of McPherson.

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New Black Hawks Arrive at Fort Riley

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division received two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters at Marshall Army Airfield Tuesday night.

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Abandoned House Burns

Updated: 04/21/2009 - They quickly got it under control, but they say the house had been damaged by fire before.

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Crews Set to Begin Work on I-470

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Crews will begin work Wednesday on the eastbound and westbound shoulders in various spots of I-470 from the Wanamaker Road interchange to the US-75 interchange.

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Neosho Rapids Votes "Yes"

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The community voted Tuesday on whether the town should sell its natural gas system to Black Hills Energy.

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Poll Gives Moran, Brownback Early Edge

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A Survey USA poll commissioned by KCTV and KWCH shows Sen. Sam Brownback with a big lead over Sec. of State Ron Thornburgh in the GOP gubernatorial race. Meantime, it's neck and neck between Congressmen Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt for Senate.

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Kansas Banker Says FDIC Rates Skyrocketing

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A leader in the Kansas banking industry says some banks' FDIC insurance premiums are 30 times higher now than they were just six weeks ago.

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No Casino Applicants for SE Kansas

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A second deadline has passed without any applicants to operate a state-owned casino in southeast Kansas.

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Kansas Governor Still Reviewing Abortion Measure

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has until Thursday to deal with a bill imposing more detailed reporting requirements on doctors who perform late-term abortions. Critics say it's an attempt to restrict access to abortion. Supporters say it strengthens existing law.

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30 Fort Riley Soldiers Deploy to Iraq

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Nearly 30 Fort Riley soldier, of the 84th Battalion, are honored in a deployment ceremony prior to their 12 month tour in Iraq.

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Helmsley Estate: $1M to Dogs

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Real estate baroness Leona Helmsley's estate gave away $136 million Tuesday to hospitals, foundations and the homeless and left $1 million to animal charities, prompting one advocate to accuse the estate of failing to honor the hotel tycoon's wishes.

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Lawmakers to Re-examine Internet-sharing Software

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A House committee is reopening its investigation of Internet services that let computer users distribute music and movies online amid reports the same software was exploited to gain unauthorized access to government and private data.

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Paula Abdul Says Her Contract is Up This Season

Updated: 04/21/2009 - Paula Abdul said her contract is up this season on "American Idol," and that no one can ever replace her. In an interview with Cynthia McFadden, airing Thursday on ABC News "Nightline" at 11:35 p.m. EDT, Abdul said that she loves the show, especially this season, which has a fourth judge, Kara DioGuardi.

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Desperate Housewives' Death Draws No Crowd

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The death of Edie Britt didn't draw much of a crowd to ABC's "Desperate Housewives." Sunday's episode of the comic soap, where Nicollette Sheridan's memorable character was killed off via electrocution when her car hit a power pole, was seen by 13.9 million people on Sunday, according to Nielsen Media Research.

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