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Stock Futures Point Higher after 5 Days of Selling

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Investors appeared ready to move back into the stock market Wednesday, pushing index futures higher after five straight days of heavy selling. Ahead of the market's opening, Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 120, or 1.80 percent, to 6,789.

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Costco 2Q Profit Drops Partly on Stronger Dollar

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Costco Wholesale Corp. said Wednesday that its fiscal second-quarter profit fell 27 percent partly on lower non-foods sales and some deeper discounting, while the stronger dollar and falling gas prices took a toll on same-store sales.

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NY Appeals Court: Couple Can't Have Son's Sperm

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The parents of a 23-year-old killed by cancer are not entitled to use their dead son's preserved sperm so they can have a grandchild, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

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Amazon Unveils Kindle Application For iPhone

Updated: 03/04/2009 - You may not have the latest $359 Kindle electronic book reader from Amazon.com, but if you own an iPhone or iPod Touch, a new application will let you access the same content on your Apple device.

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Spears Returns In First Concert Tour In 5 years

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Dressed as a sexy ringmaster and directing a colorful cast that included jugglers, acrobats and martial arts dancers, Britney Spears delivered a tightly choreographed, if perfunctory performance Tuesday night as she kicked off her first concert tour in five years.

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Clinton In West Bank For Talks With Palestinians

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Palestinian leaders were urging U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday to push Israel to freeze construction in West Bank settlements and open blockaded Gaza Strip borders.

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Source: Obama To Order Gov't Contracting Overhaul

Updated: 03/04/2009 - President Barack Obama plans to change how government contracts are awarded and who can earn them, a move his aides say would save taxpayers about $40 billion a year by making the process more competitive.

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Voter Turnout Less Than Impressive

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Only 13% of Topeka's registered voters showed up to the polls in Tuesday's Primary Election to vote for City of Topeka mayor and city council representatives in districts one, three, five and seven.

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Kansas City Fire Truck Strikes, Kills Child

Updated: 03/03/2009 - A 7-year-old boy who was going home from school was killed Monday when he was struck by a Kansas City fire truck on its way to an accident.

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Jet Pilot Had Chance To Land Before Crash

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The pilot of a malfunctioning military jet that crashed into a San Diego neighborhood and killed four was offered the chance shortly before impact to land on a runway with an approach over open water, federal records showed Tuesday.

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Calif. Engineer Invited Kid To Drive Train

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The engineer of a commuter train that crashed and killed 25 people in California last year planned to let a teenage boy operate the locomotive in violation of safety laws on the day of the collision, according to text messages released Tuesday by federal investigators.

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2 Sedgwick County Deputies Injured in Crash

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Two Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies were hurt Tuesday as the deputy leading a pursuit of a vehicle by motorcycle slowed down at a traffic light and was rear-ended by the second deputy.

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