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White House aide resigns over NYC flyover

Posted: 05/08/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House official who authorized a $328,835 photo-op of Air Force One soaring above New York City resigned Friday just weeks after the flyover sparked panicked workers to rush into the streets and flashbacks to Sept. 11th

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NASA Begins Launch Countdown for Hubble Mission

Updated: 05/08/2009 - NASA began the countdown for its final trip to the Hubble Space Telescope on Friday as the astronauts who will attempt the daunting repairs arrived at the launching sit

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Son says US has ordered Demjanjuk to surrender

Updated: 05/08/2009 - SEVEN HILLS, Ohio (AP) -- Immigration agents served suspected Nazi guard John Demjanjuk on Friday with a notice to surrender to an immigration office in Cleveland, his son said - the latest volley in a more than 30-year legal battle over Demjanjuk's citizenship.

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Ill. law allowing hearsay to shape Peterson case

Updated: 05/08/2009 - JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Drew Peterson's third wife will have a chance to "testify from the grave" under an Illinois law passed amid the media frenzy over his missing fourth wife, but some say prosecutors could be on shaky legal ground if they plan to build their murder case around that testimony.

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Pakistani army vows to oust Taliban militants

Updated: 05/08/2009 - MARDAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's army vowed Friday to eliminate militants from a northwestern valley but warned that its under-equipped troops face thousands of Taliban extremists who have seized towns, planted bombs made from pressure cookers, and dragooned children to be suicide bombers.

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New Track to Help Student Stay Fit

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Students put on their running shoes and hit the pavement to mark the opening of Meadows Elementary School's new track.

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Sources: Senators weigh 3 government health plans

Updated: 05/08/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators are considering three different designs for a new government health insurance plan that middle-income Americans could buy into for the first time, congressional officials said Friday. Officials familiar with the proposals said senators plan to debate them in a closed meeting next week. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the controversial plans have not been released.

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More than 30K ordered to flee Santa Barbara fire

Updated: 05/08/2009 - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Turning the horizon a lurid orange and raining embers on roofs as it advanced, a raging wildfire that has destroyed scores of homes in the hills menaced this celebrity enclave and other coastal towns Friday, and the number of people ordered to flee climbed to 30,000. Authorities warned an additional 23,000 to be ready to leave at a moment's notice.

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Sale Benefits Let's Help

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Topekans had the opportunity to buy a Mother's Day gift and help a charity at the same time.

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Chicken Salad Pitas from Chef Alli

Posted: 05/08/2009 - This is the first recipe we're rolling out from the brand new HyVee "Seasons" Healthy Living Recipes Cookbook. It's only $19.95, with a $5 gift card for Mom. You can find this recipe on page 26. Try it!

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Westar Profits Fall in 1Q

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Westar Energy Inc. says its first-quarter profits fell 28% as higher expenses and lower sales volume offset rate increases.

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Morning Storms Claim New Albany Woman

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Wilson County Emergency Management says 54-year old Carol Jacobsen died when her trailer home was blown off its foundation. Witnesses say her home looked like it was picked up and wrapped around a tree.

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`Simpsons' Cast, Crew Unveil Show's Postal Stamps

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Crew and voice-cast members of the long-running animated series attended an unveiling Thursday of five "Simpsons" U.S. postage stamps at the Twentieth Century Fox lot in Los Angeles.

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Police: Wesleyan suspect wrote 'Kill Johanna'

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Police responding to the fatal shooting of a Wesleyan University student found a journal with an entry saying "I think it okay to kill Jews and go on a killing spree" and "Kill Johanna. She must Die," according to an arrest warrant released Friday.

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Typhoon Weakens after Killing 10 in Philippines

Updated: 05/08/2009 - MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A powerful typhoon dumped heavy rains, triggered landslides and left at least 10 people dead and four missing in the northern Philippines, officials said Friday.

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Liberty's crown, closed since 9/11, to open July 4

Updated: 05/08/2009 - The Statue of Liberty's crown, with its exhilarating view of New York's skyscrapers, bridges and seaport, is reopening on Independence Day for the first time since terrorists leveled the World Trade Center just across the harbor.

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Son says US has ordered Demjanjuk to surrender

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Immigration agents served suspected Nazi guard John Demjanjuk on Friday with a notice to surrender to an immigration office in Cleveland, his son said.

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More than 30K ordered to flee Santa Barbara fire

Updated: 05/08/2009 - More than 30,000 people have been ordered to flee a wildfire that burned a five-mile-long front above wealthy coastal communities by Friday, after another hot, windy night in which the fire chief said "all hell broke loose."

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