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Ky. Sen. Bunning Raises Less Money Than Rivals

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning raised $302,466 from April through June for his re-election campaign next year, about half the haul of a potential GOP rival.

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Craigslist Suspect Loses Bid For Media Leak Probe

Posted: 07/16/2009 - A former medical student charged with killing a masseuse he met on Craigslist has lost his request for an investigation into media leaks he claimed may have tainted the grand jury that indicted him.

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Fight For Swine Flu Vaccine Could Get Ugly

Posted: 07/16/2009 - An ugly scramble is brewing over the swine flu vaccine — and when it becomes available, Britain, the United States and other nations could find that the contracts they signed with pharmaceutical companies are easily broken.

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Man Jailed For Not Supporting Someone Else's Child

Posted: 07/16/2009 - A Georgia man spent more than a year behind bars for failing to pay child support for a child that wasn't his, but he was released after DNA tests showed he wasn't the father.

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Crews Start Cleanup After Fiery Detroit Area Crash

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Smoke filled the air Thursday above the collapsed bridge where a tanker carrying 13,000 gallons of fuel exploded a day earlier, and highway officials vowed to quickly start clearing the rubble on the major Detroit-area freeway.

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NASA Refurbishes Video Copies Of Moon Landing

Posted: 07/16/2009 - NASA still can't find its lost original moon landing videotapes. But that first moonwalk never looked better, thanks to new digitally refurbished copies unveiled Thursday.

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House Dems Move To Votes On Health Bill

Posted: 07/16/2009 - House Democrats on Thursday pushed ahead with legislation that would deliver on President Barack Obama's promise to remake the health care system and cover some 50 million uninsured, despite concerns from their own party's moderate and conservative lawmakers that the $1.5 trillion plan costs too much.

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JPMorgan 2Q Profit Jumps 36 pct, Topping Fforecasts

Posted: 07/16/2009 - JPMorgan Chase & Co. posted a 36 percent jump in second quarter profit that easily surpassed analysts' expectations as strength in investment banking offset a jump in credit losses.

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Foreclosures Rise 15 Percent In First Half Of 2009

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The number of U.S. households on the verge of losing their homes soared by nearly 15 percent in the first half of the year as more people lost their jobs and were unable to pay their monthly mortgage bills.

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`30 Rock' Leads Emmy Nominations With 22 Bids

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Tina Fey's urbane sitcom "30 Rock" received a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations Thursday, while the '60s retro series "Mad Men" led the drama pack with 16 bids.

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Sotomayor signals support for Supreme Court TV

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Judge Sonia Sotomayor signaled an openness to television coverage of Supreme Court proceedings Thursday as she neared the end of three grueling days of questioning, all but assured of confirmation.

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Obama To Young: Aspire To Surpass Your Role Models

Posted: 07/16/2009 - President Barack Obama is telling the nation's oldest civil rights organization that government, families and neighborhoods must work together to improve communities.

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Sotomayor Signals Support For Supreme Court TV

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Judge Sonia Sotomayor signaled an openness to television coverage of Supreme Court proceedings Thursday as she neared the end of three grueling days of confirmation questioning on her way to all but certain approval.

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2 Black Boxes From Iran's Crashed Plane Recovered

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Investigators have recovered two black boxes belonging to a Russian-made jetliner that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran, Iran's state radio reported Thursday.

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5 NJ Cops Shot In Gunbattle; 2 Suspects Dead

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Five Jersey City police officers were shot, and two of them are in critical condition, after a gunbattle that broke out when they approached a car connected to a robbery. Officials say two suspects were killed in the "terrible gunfight."

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Jobless Claims Drop, But Clouded By Auto Shutdowns

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The number of newly laid-off Americans signing up for unemployment benefits last week, and those using this safety net over a longer period, both plunged. But the government figures released Thursday were clouded by difficulties adjusting for temporary shutdowns at auto plants.

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Turn Back The Clock: Tom Watson Second At Open

Updated: 07/16/2009 - Last year, Greg Norman. This time, Tom Watson. Thirty-two years after his epic "Duel in the Sun" with Jack Nicklaus, Watson took advantage of pristine conditions at the British Open to shoot a stunning 5-under 65 on Thursday.

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Exchange Student Neglect Leads To Calls For Reform

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Carlos Villarreal, a Colombian, had signed up for a pricey study-abroad program that promised an "unforgettable year" in America. What he and many other exchange students in northeastern Pennsylvania got instead was a year filled with shabby treatment bordering on abuse.

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Fiesta Ride Belonged To Michael Jackson

Updated: 07/16/2009 - A carnival ride that is thrilling riders at this year's Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka was once part of Michael Jackson's Neverland Valley Ranch.

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Sumner Owners Say They Need More Time

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The new owner of the Sumner Elementary School in Topeka says he needs more time to repair some damage at the historic school.

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Rain Helps Corn Crops

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Heavy rain that drenched southeast Kansas earlier this week did some good for the region's corn crop.

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