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Stimulus Boost For Food Stamp Recipients

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The government's stimulus package is giving a much smaller bonus to people on the bottom end of the economic ladder - the more than 32 million Americans who rely on food stamps. That's one out of 10 Americans, an all-time record high.

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Late Surge Pushes Dow Over 8,000

Updated: 04/03/2009 - After fluctuating modestly for most of the day, the Dow surged past 8,000 points in late trading - the first time the index eclipsed that mark since February. Wall Street's fifth straight advance came despite receiving another grim picture of the U.S. job market.

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Funeral Set for Eskridge Couple Killed Monday

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Funeral services are scheduled for a couple found dead at their home on Monday. Services for James Stephenson Sr. and tina stephenson will be held at 11 a.m. Monday morning.

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SC man's corpse was apparently cut to fit coffin

Updated: 04/03/2009 - James Hines was a giant - a 6-foot-7, 300-pound preacher and funk musician so big that after he died in 2004, a macabre rumor began circulating in this small town that the undertaker had to cut off his legs to fit him in the coffin.

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Hearing Set in Developer's Suit Against City

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Gene Jani filed the suit back in June of 2007, saying the city council acted illegally by failing to approve a commercial development and housing project at 3420 SW Fairlawn Rd.

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Positive Evaluation for Topeka City Manager

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner said the city council's evaluation of City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. was, overall, positive. Bonaparte took the position in Topeka three years ago.

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Marysville Names New Superintendent

Updated: 04/03/2009 - New superintendent says he's excited to return to Marysville and give back to the community which gave him his start in education.

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Ice shelf about to break away from Antarctic coast

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A massive ice shelf anchored to the Antarctic coast by a narrow and quickly deteriorating ice bridge could break away soon, the European Space Agency warned Friday.

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Obama tries American-style campaign on Europe

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Courting Europe with an American-style campaign, President Barack Obama on Friday talked up his plans — popular here — to eliminate nuclear weapons, close the Guantanamo Bay prison and tackle global warming.

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Iowa Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Iowa's Supreme Court legalized gay marriage Friday in a unanimous and emphatic decision that makes Iowa the third state — and first in the nation's heartland — to allow same-sex couples to wed.

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Fannie, Freddie Worker Bonuses Total $210M

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan to pay more than $210 million in bonuses through next year to give workers the incentive to stay in their jobs at the government-controlled companies.

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Malawi Court Rejects Madonna Adoption Request

Updated: 04/03/2009 - In a surprise move, a judge on Friday rejected Madonna's request to adopt a second child from Malawi and said it would set a dangerous precedent to bend rules requiring that prospective parents live here for some period.

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FDA Weighs Heart Risks of Seroquel for Depression

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Federal health officials said Friday a schizophrenia drug from AstraZeneca also works against depression, though there are concerns about its side effects, including the risk of sudden heart death.

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Vick says he could play football for 10 more years

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick began to outline plans for life after prison Friday, telling a judge his time behind bars gave him a chance to reflect and that he hopes to play pro football for another 10 years.

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Ex-sailor sentenced to 10 years in terror case

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A former Navy sailor convicted of leaking details about ship movements and the best ways to attack them was sentenced Friday to the maximum 10 years in prison.

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