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Kansas Budget Cuts Impact Education

Updated: 07/02/2009 - State budget cuts will have a big impact on K-through-12 education. It will be cut by $39 Million in Kansas. It brings the per-student numbers to 2006 funding levels.

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Bomb Targeting Police Kills 2 In Pakistan

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Bombs targeting police and employees of a Pakistani nuclear facility killed two people and wounded scores more Thursday - the latest attacks to hit Pakistan as it battles Taliban insurgents near the border with Afghanistan.

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French: Air France Plane Hit the Sea Belly First

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Air France Flight 447 slammed into the Atlantic Ocean, intact and belly first, at such a high speed that the 228 people aboard probably had no time to even inflate their life jackets, French investigators said Thursday in their first report into the June 1 accident.

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North Korea Fires Missiles; Launch Toward US Feared

Updated: 07/02/2009 - North Korea fired a barrage of short-range missiles off its east coast Thursday, a possible prelude to the launch of a long-range missile toward Hawaii over the July Fourth holiday.

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United Computer Problems Cleared Up at O'Hare

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A computer problem temporarily disrupted United Airlines flights at O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, causing long delays and lines for travelers headed out for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Judge Tentatively Acquits Woman in MySpace Case

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A federal judge on Thursday tentatively threw out the convictions of a Missouri mother for her role in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old neighbor girl who ended up committing suicide.

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CDC: US Swine Flu Cases Rise to Nearly 34,000

Updated: 07/02/2009 - The number of U.S. swine flu cases has reached nearly 34,000, and deaths have risen 34 percent in the past week to 170, federal health officials reported Thursday.

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Marines Suffer First Casualties in Afghan Campaign

Updated: 07/02/2009 - U.S. Marines suffered their first casualties of a massive new military campaign Thursday as they engaged in sporadic gunbattles along 55 miles of Taliban-controlled heartland in southern Afghanistan.

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Topeka Hospitals Team Up To Provide Workers' Child Care

Posted: 07/02/2009 - Topeka's Stormont-Vail HealthCare and St. Francis Health Center partner to support Building Blocks Child Care. It gives first priority for slots to their employees. The center's director says the program they provide is something parents can look for in their own child care.

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Competency Hearing Set for Carnoali

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A competency hearing has been set for a Topeka man arrested in connection with the death of his live-in girlfriend.

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Give Blood, Get Car Washed

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Give the gift of life and get a clean car to boot. The Community Blood Center and Eagle Car Wash wash are teaming up Friday to offer a little incentive to giving back.

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Nominations For 8 Wonders Of Kansas Customs Sought

Updated: 07/02/2009 - The Kansas Sampler Foundation, an organization that educates people about the state, is calling on the public to submit their ideas for what is ``uniquely Kansas.''

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Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty In Staged Assault

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Lindsey D. Crawford pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The 23-year-old acknowledged that she and another woman hired a man to physically assault the two and then sexually assault Crawford in her garage.

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Feds Seize Madoff Penthouse, Wife Leaves

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Federal marshals took possession of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's $7 million Manhattan penthouse on Thursday in a move that forced his wife to move elsewhere.

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FAA Audit: Need To Address Fatigue

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A federal audit of Chicago's air traffic facilities shows most controllers have short rest periods between shifts, a factor which contributes to fatigue and could be a safety threat.

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