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Mandy Moore Gets Backs To Basics On New CD

Updated: 06/05/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mandy Moore doesn't mind being perpetually seen as the "good girl" - even if she thinks that image is a bit skewed.

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KHP Seeks Witnesses To Fatal Accident

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Police say a late model Chevy Impala hit a Toyota SUV which careened into a Chrysler minivan, the driver of which was thrown from the vehicle and fatally injured.

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Thai Police: Carradine Death May Be Accidental

Updated: 06/05/2009 - BANGKOK (AP) -- Police are speculating that accidental suffocation, not suicide, may have caused the death of American cult actor David Carradine, whose body was found in a hotel closet in the Thai capital with a rope tied to his neck, wrist and genitals.

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Rude Awakening When Motorcycle Hits Home

Updated: 06/05/2009 - A Topeka resident woke to a motorcycle crashing into his home early this morning. Whoever was riding the bike fled by the time the homeowner got outside.

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USD Names Two New Directors

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Robinson Middle School principal Tammy Austin will become Executive Director of Administration and Dr Stephen Burkholder comes from Grand Island, Neb., to take over as Executive Director of Instruction.

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Flames Engulf Three Buildings in Downtown Emmett

Updated: 06/05/2009 - The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office says three buildings - a residential building, a bar and a warehouse - were fully engulfed in flames when they arrived just after 2:30 pm Friday.

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Ask AP: Black Boxes In Planes, Presidential Pens

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Curiosity about presidential pens inspired one of the questions in this edition of "Ask AP," a weekly Q&A column where AP journalists respond to readers' questions about the news. Also, how do airplanes' black boxes (which are in fact orange, I believe) work?

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Feds Launch Probe Into Abortion Doctor Killing

Updated: 06/05/2009 - The Justice Department on Friday launched an investigation into the killing of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller to see whether the accused gunman had accomplices.

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Jefferson Co. Authorities Looking for Elderly Man

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Jefferson Co. authorities are looking for 85-year old Wayne "Red" Becker. He hasn't been seen since early Friday morning. Family members are concerned because he's been acting disoriented recently.

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Search Continues For Air France Wreckage

Updated: 06/05/2009 - French Air Force Lt. Col. Vincent Chincho Dabadie said a single flight could perhaps search an area of 300 miles by 100 miles but officials in Brazil say the Atlantic weather is currently severely hampering the search for debris from the plane.

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Hezbollah, Allies Poised For Strong Election

Updated: 06/05/2009 - An election win for Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's Shite group, its Shite allies, Amal, and Maronite Christian allies from the Free Patriotic Movement would signify a seismic shift in both Lebanon's and the region's balance.

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Susan Boyle Released From Clinic

Posted: 06/05/2009 - The brother of talent-show contestant Susan Boyle says the singer has left a mental health care facility and is doing better. She was admitted Sunday, after coming in second place in the 'Britain's Got Talent' television show.

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Garmin to Sell Nuvifone in Asia

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Navigational device maker Garmin Ltd. will start selling its oft-delayed wireless phone in Asia within the next month.

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After 20 Year, Farmers' Market Changes Locations

Updated: 06/05/2009 - A resurfacing project of the Downtown Topeka's Farmers Market at 10th & Topeka, has led to the need for a change in location of the market. It will now be moved just a few blocks away to 12th & Harrison.

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Penske Signs Deal To Buy Saturn

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Initially, GM will continue to produce on a contract basis the Saturn Aura sedan as well as the Vue and Outlook SUVs. But Penske said he is in talks with global car manufacturers about building Saturn cars in the future.

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Jobless Rate Hits 9.4 Percent In May

Updated: 06/05/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- With companies in no mood to hire, the unemployment rate jumped to 9.4 percent in May, the highest in more than 25 years. But the pace of layoffs eased, with employers cutting 345,000 jobs, the fewest since September.

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Colbert To Broadcast 4 Shows From Baghdad

Updated: 06/05/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Colbert will broadcast four shows next week from Baghdad, where he says he'll be "Bob Hoping" it for the troops.

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Armstrong Announces Birth Of Son On Twitter

Updated: 06/05/2009 - This was one special tweet for Lance Armstrong. Armstrong, who won the Tour de France seven straight years after overcoming testicular cancer, announced the birth of his son on the social-networking site Twitter late Thursday night. The proud papa even posted a picture of the newborn, playfully sticking his tongue out at the camera.

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