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Schools Stay Informed about H1N1 Virus

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Seaman USD 345 is joining the ranks of many other school districts staying in touch with Kansas health officials on the topic of the H1N1 "swine flu" virus.

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Shawnee County Prepared for Possible Swine Flu Cases

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Shawnee County Health Agency Director Anne Freeze told county commissioners Thursday that the agency has instituted an incident command system and is keeping lines of communication open with county and city officials.

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Chrysler to get up to $8B from Govt for Bankruptcy

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Chrysler will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York on Thursday and will be eligible for up to $8 billion in federal aid to rebuild the ailing automaker, according to senior administration officials.

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Washington State, Maryland May Have Cases

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The swine flu outbreak has now hit at least 11 states. About 100 cases have been confirmed across the country with many more suspected. About 100 schools are closed.

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Stocks Climb after Drop in Jobless Claims

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Investors found more reason to hopeful about the economy. In a welcome surprise for Wall Street on Thursday, the Labor Department said initial claims fell last week by 14,000 to 631,000.

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AP sources: Chrysler to File for Bankruptcy

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Two Obama administration officials say Chrysler will file for bankruptcy protection after talks broke down with a small group of the company's creditors.

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Girl Beats Off Muggers With Marching Band Baton

Updated: 04/30/2009 - A 17-year-old high school marching band student beat up two assailants who tried to mug her as she walked to school in this high desert community about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

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'My Dad is Zodiac Killer', Daugther Reveals

Updated: 04/30/2009 - A Southern California woman said Wednesday that her late father was the infamous Zodiac killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay area four decades ago.

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Congress Adopts Budget Plan Endorsing Obama Goals

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Democrats in Congress capped President Barack Obama's 100th day in office by advancing a $3.4 trillion federal budget for next year — a third of it borrowed — that prevents Republicans from blocking his proposed trillion-dollar expansion of government-provided health care over the next decade.

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Biden, Besser Remain Against Border Closing Idea

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Obama administration stood solidly against closing the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden calling this health emergency option "a monumental undertaking."

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Mexico Plans Shutdown To Squelch Swine Flu

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Mexico took even more drastic action to squelch a swine flu epidemic, ordering a suspension of private business activity and nonessential federal government activities, as the World Health Organization ratcheted up an alert, warning that "all of humanity" is threatened.

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Oil Jumps above $51 on Optimism Recession Slowing

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Oil rose above $51 a barrel Thursday as investors took heart from optimistic comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve that the worst recession in decades may well be easing.

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Bob and Elizabeth Dole Speaking at KU

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Bob and Elizabeth Dole say they'll talk about the importance of young people becoming involved in public service this weekend.

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AP Source: Chrysler Lender Talks Break Off

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Talks between Chrysler LLC's lenders and the Treasury Department to reduce the automaker's $6.9 billion in secured debt and keep it out of bankruptcy protection have disintegrated, a person familiar with the talks said early Thursday.

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Mexico plans Shutdown As WHO Raises Flu Alert

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Mexico took even more drastic action to squelch a swine flu epidemic, ordering a suspension of private business activity and nonessential federal government activities, as the World Health Organization ratcheted up an alert, warning that "all of humanity" is threatened.

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12 Slain In Shooting At Azerbaijan's Oil Academy

Updated: 04/30/2009 - A gunman opened fire at Azerbaijan's prestigious oil industry academy on Thursday, killing 12 people and wounding 13 before turning the gun on himself, the government said.

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AP NewsBreak: US Wants To Move On Climate Change

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Obama administration, in a major environmental policy shift, is leaning toward asking 195 nations that ratified the U.N. ozone treaty to enact mandatory reductions in hydrofluorocarbons, according to U.S. officials and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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Blown Kansas Wind Turbine Transformer to Get Fixed

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Officials at Smoky Hills Wind Farm say a transformer went down about four months ago and the unusual hardware needed has been hard to find. They expect it to be fixed soon.

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Huge Ice Chunks Break Away From Antarctic Shelf

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Massive ice chunks are crumbling away from a shelf in the western Antarctic Peninsula, researchers said Wednesday, warning that 1,300 square miles of ice - an area larger than Rhode Island - was in danger of breaking off in coming weeks.

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