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Oakland Police chief resigns Amid Criticism

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Oakland's police chief, facing criticism over chronic violent crime and turmoil in the department, resigned as city leaders prepared to call for a vote of no-confidence.

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US Doctors Face Challenges in Crippled Gaza

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Doctors from the United States who rushed to the Gaza Strip to help the war wounded quickly learned that their challenge went beyond treating shrapnel injuries.

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Station Blending Own Fuel

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday at the Conoco Station on Wanamaker to celebrate the opening of Topeka's first renewable fuel retail station.

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American Indians Could Reap Almost $3B in Stimulus

Updated: 01/28/2009 - American Indians stand to gain almost $3 billion as part of the economic stimulus moving through Congress, money that could help some of the nation's poorest communities rebuild roads, improve health care and boost employment that has lagged behind the rest of the country for decades.

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Grim Water Outlook for Nevada and California

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Experts have offered a grim water outlook for Nevada and California, saying farmers can again expect to receive less water than normal this year because of a drought.

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US Roads, Water and Basic Systems Earn 'D' Grade

Updated: 01/28/2009 - America's roads, public transit and aviation have gotten worse in the past four years. Water and sewage systems are dreadful. The basic physical backbone of American society is barely above failing, a report by top engineers says.

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Dude in dress Steals Show at Super Bowl Media Day

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The oddballs once again crashed Super Bowl media day, mingling among real journalists and shocking some players with the absurdity of their questions and the audacity of their antics.

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Senate Debates State Budget

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Kansas Senate is debating a plan backed by its Republican leaders for eliminating a deficit in the current state budget.

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Stocks Signal Sharply Higher Open on Stimulus Vote

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Investors grew hopeful about an economic recovery Wednesday as the House neared a vote on an $825 billion stimulus plan that contains a mix of new spending and tax cuts.

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AT&T 4Q Earnings Fall 23.6%

Updated: 01/28/2009 - AT&T says its earnings fell 23.6% in the fourth quarter, narrowly missing analyst estimates, as rising costs offset strong performance in the wireless business.

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Congress Likely To Delay End Of Analog TV To June

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Congress appears poised to grant a four-month delay in the upcoming shutdown of analog TV broadcasts, though broadcasters still will be allowed to go all-digital earlier if they want.

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House To Vote On Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan

Updated: 01/28/2009 - President Barack Obama's expansive and expensive plan to jump-start the economy is all but certain to clear its first hurdle when the Democratic-controlled House votes on a $825 billion version that melds new spending and tax cuts.

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Report: Some Climate Damage Already Irreversible

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Many damaging effects of climate change are already basically irreversible, researchers declared Monday, warning that even if carbon emissions can somehow be halted temperatures around the globe will remain high until at least the year 3000.

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Japan Orders Ships Sent To Fight Somali Pirates

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Japan on Wednesday ordered its ships to join the international fight against pirates off the shores of Somalia - a move that has drawn criticism from opposition lawmakers who fear it could draw the country into military operations prohibited by its pacifist constitution.

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NY Report: Wall Street Bonuses Decline 44%

Updated: 01/28/2009 - New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state will lose nearly $1 billion in revenue because cash bonuses to Wall Street employees declined 44 percent last year.

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Israeli Warplanes Pound Gaza Smuggling Tunnels

Updated: 01/28/2009 - President Barack Obama's new Mideast envoy sought Wednesday to boost a 10-day-old Gaza cease-fire that was thrown into turmoil, as Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza smuggling tunnels in retaliation for a Palestinian bombing that killed a soldier.

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Storm May Leave Thousands In Darkness For Days

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Utility companies and road crews prepared for the worst Wednesday as a winter storm barreled into the Northeast, while officials in areas already hit hard by the blast warned it may be days before some shivering communities have electricity again.

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House To Vote On Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan

Updated: 01/28/2009 - President Barack Obama's expansive and expensive plan to jump-start the economy is all but certain to clear its first hurdle when the Democratic-controlled House votes on a $825 billion version that melds new spending and tax cuts.

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FBI Tapes Played For Illinois Impeachment Trial

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich was hundreds of miles away, but his voice captivated the Illinois Senate Tuesday as impeachment prosecutors played FBI wiretaps of conversations in which he seems to demand campaign contributions in exchange for signing legislation.

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