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Topeka Hospitals Team Up To Provide Workers' Child Care

Posted: 07/02/2009 - Topeka's Stormont-Vail HealthCare and St. Francis Health Center partner to support Building Blocks Child Care. It gives first priority for slots to their employees. The center's director says the program they provide is something parents can look for in their own child care.

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Competency Hearing Set for Carnoali

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A competency hearing has been set for a Topeka man arrested in connection with the death of his live-in girlfriend.

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Give Blood, Get Car Washed

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Give the gift of life and get a clean car to boot. The Community Blood Center and Eagle Car Wash wash are teaming up Friday to offer a little incentive to giving back.

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Nominations For 8 Wonders Of Kansas Customs Sought

Updated: 07/02/2009 - The Kansas Sampler Foundation, an organization that educates people about the state, is calling on the public to submit their ideas for what is ``uniquely Kansas.''

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Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty In Staged Assault

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Lindsey D. Crawford pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The 23-year-old acknowledged that she and another woman hired a man to physically assault the two and then sexually assault Crawford in her garage.

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Feds Seize Madoff Penthouse, Wife Leaves

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Federal marshals took possession of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's $7 million Manhattan penthouse on Thursday in a move that forced his wife to move elsewhere.

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FAA Audit: Need To Address Fatigue

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A federal audit of Chicago's air traffic facilities shows most controllers have short rest periods between shifts, a factor which contributes to fatigue and could be a safety threat.

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SC First Lady Makes First Statement

Updated: 07/02/2009 - South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford issued the following statement Thursday, breaking two days of silence that followed her husband's latest revelations to The Associated Press about his extramarital affair, including his statement that his Argentine mistress was his "soul mate."

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Newspaper Columnists Give Palin "Honor"

Updated: 07/02/2009 - The National Society of Newspaper Columnists chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the winner of its annual Sitting Duck Award, a tongue-in-cheek honor that pokes fun at the most ridiculed newsmakers in the United States.

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Key Democrats Trim Health Bill

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Determined to advance President Barack Obama's health care agenda, key Senate Democrats are calling for a government-run insurance option to compete with private plans, as well as a $750-per-worker annual fee on larger companies that do not offer coverage to employees.

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Iran Reports More Protest Arrests

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Iran on Thursday announced more arrests in the post-election turmoil, detaining seven alleged provocateurs of violence it says were linked to Iranian exiles. The move underlines authorities' drive to portray protests as the work of outsiders rather than a reflection of widespread popular dismay.

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North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles

Updated: 07/02/2009 - North Korea fired a barrage of short-range missiles off its east coast Thursday, a possible prelude to the launch of a long-range missile toward Hawaii over the July Fourth holiday.

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Companies Pledge More Internet Transparency

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Companies that track consumer behavior online for advertising purposes are vowing to make their practices more transparent and to give people a way to decline being shadowed.

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Three Hawaii State Employee Unions Challenge Furloughs

Updated: 07/02/2009 - The Hawaii Government Employees Association, United Public Workers and the Hawaii State Teachers Association contend the state's governor cannot unilaterally order furloughs under the state constitution.

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SC 1st Lady Says She's Angry, May Forgive Husband

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Jenny Sanford says it is up to her husband to save their 20-year marriage. She says she is still angry with him and he will deal with the consequences of his actions for a long while.

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