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Debt Reduction Pushes Ford To $2.3B 2Q Profit

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Helped by a lightened debt load, Ford Motor Co. posted a surprise second-quarter profit of $2.3 billion Thursday, following the worst loss in company history a year earlier. Shares rose 10 percent in afternoon trading.

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Clinton: NKorea Running Out Of Options On Nukes

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Faced with a fresh refusal by North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the communist regime has "no friends left" to shield it from punishing U.N. penalties.

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3 NJ Mayors, Lawmakers Arrested In Corruption Case

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The mayors of three New Jersey cities, two state legislators and several rabbis were among more than 40 people arrested Thursday in a sweeping corruption investigation that began as a probe into an international money laundering ring that trafficked in goods as diverse as human organs and fake designer handbags.

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Obama 'Stupidly' Comment Disappoints Mass. Cop

Posted: 07/23/2009 - A white police sergeant who arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Thursday he's disappointed President Barack Obama said officers acted "stupidly," despite acknowledging he didn't know all the facts.

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Reid: No Health Care Vote In Senate Until Fall

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday abandoned plans for a vote on health care before Congress' August recess, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's ambitious timetable to revamp the nation's $2.4 trillion system of medical care.

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Private Morgue To Open In Kansas City Kansas

Posted: 07/23/2009 - An old ambulance building in Kansas City, Kan., will open next month as a privately owned morgue, and area counties are already planning to use it to save money.

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Stocks Extend Gains After Home Sales Report

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Stocks are extending their gains after a bigger-than-expected jump in sales of existing homes. The National Association of Realtors says sales of previously occupied homes rose 3.6 percent from May to June.

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Kansas Bioscience Authority Budgets For NBAF

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The Kansas Bioscience Authority is setting aside $1 million to fight off any challenges to a decision to build a new biosecurity lab in Kansas.

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2 Kansas Teachers Suspended Over Misconduct Claims

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Two teachers at an eastern Kansas high school have now been suspended while police investigate claims that both had inappropriate relationships with a female student.

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Film Crew In Kansas

Posted: 07/23/2009 - A crew from Germany's largest public television station is in Kansas filming a documentary about the Santa Fe Trail.

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City Council Meeting

Updated: 07/22/2009 - Topeka City Officials set the mil levy cap increase for the upcoming budget at 1.85.

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Van and Trailer Fire Ruled Accidental

Updated: 07/22/2009 - Fire investigators have ruled a van and trailer fire in Topeka accidental. It happened around 7 p.m. on Wilcox Street.

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ESU Foundation Sees Increase In Fundraising

Posted: 07/22/2009 - While a significant portion of the increase was credited to deferred gifts, the foundation also said many donors were stepping forward to provide immediate help in response to the economic crisis.

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Ohio Woman Sues Applebee's, Claims False Listing Of Calories

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The cases allege fraud and negligence, as well as a conspiracy to conceal the accurate nutritional information from consumers. An Applebee's spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email Wednesday seeking comment.

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Boeing's 2Q Profit Climbs; 787 Plans Still Pending

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Chicago-based Boeing is reporting a 17% increase in second-quarter profit. That beat Wall Street's expectations, but Boeing says it's still assessing the financial impact of the latest delay of its new 787 jetliner.

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13 News at 4 "Hot Jobs" for July 22nd!

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Here they come.. another list of hot jobs for this week, with tons of listings for the new Home Depot Distribution Center being built in Topeka.

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