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Fiat Commits To Chrysler Deal Despite Court Delay

Updated: 06/09/2009 - MILAN (AP) -- Italian automaker Fiat said Tuesday it will not turn its back on a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Chrysler despite a U.S. Supreme Court stay on the sale.

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April Wholesale Inventories Fall 1.4 Percent

Updated: 06/09/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesalers slashed inventories more than expected in April as businesses struggled to get stockpiles in line with falling sales.

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House Dems Consider Taxing Benefits

Updated: 06/09/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a less-than-rousing reaction from the Obama administration, House Democrats are considering a new tax on employer-provided health benefits to help pay for expanding coverage to the uninsured.

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1st Gitmo Detainee Arrives In US

Updated: 06/09/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. authorities have brought the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States, flying him into New York to face trial for bombing U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Pakistan Shelling Taliban In Tribal District

Updated: 06/09/2009 - PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- The military started shelling Taliban hide-outs in the Bannu district in Pakistan's northwest Tuesday, a local government official said.

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New KU Chancellor To Be Paid More Than Hemenway

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The new chancellor at the University of Kansas, Bernadette Gray-Little will be paid about $85,000 a year more than the outgoing chancellor, Robert Hemenway.

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Woman Dies From Shooting; Police Seek Ex-Husband

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Betty Grammer, 46, of Fairway, Kansas, died overnight Monday from a gunshot wound. Police are looking for her ex-husband, Franklin Grammer Jr., 53, who witnesses say shot his ex-wife Monday morning.

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Board Votes To Close Charter School

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Residents of the small town of Delia are concerned about the future, after a school board voted to close the town's charter school.

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Brazil Flies Bodies To Mainland

Updated: 06/09/2009 - RECIFE, Brazil (AP) -- Brazilian helicopters began ferrying bodies of Air France crash victims to shore for identification Tuesday while a pilots' union said the airline was rapidly replacing speed sensors like those suspected of feeding false information to the doomed jet's computers.

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Stocks Edge Higher As Investors Look To Banks

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Stocks are edging higher as investors await word on which banks might be able to repay government loans and as Fiat expressed its continued commitment to a deal with Chrysler.

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Bird-Proof Engines, Pilot Training On NTSB Agenda

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The ability of aircraft engines to withstand collisions with large birds is a chief concern of federal safety investigators opening hearings Tuesday on the forced landing of a US Airways jet in the Hudson River.

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Stock Futures Point Toward Lower Opening

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Stock futures fell slightly Tuesday morning, pointing to a lower opening on Wall Street as investors await word on which banks might be able to repay government loans and as a Supreme Court justice issued a halt to Chrysler's pending sale.

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Apple Drops Entry iPhone To $99, Unveils New Model

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Apple Inc. slashed the entry price for an iPhone in half and lowered some laptops by $300 Monday, the company's first dramatic price cuts since the recession began a year and a half ago.

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Vertical Stabilizer Of Downed Air France Plane Key

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The recovery of Air France Flight 447's tail section could provide key clues as to why the airliner with 228 people on board went down in the Atlantic and where best to search for the black boxes, experts said.

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US, Europe Look To Partnership On Mars Exploration

Updated: 06/09/2009 - For almost half a century, the United States has dominated the exploration of Mars from the first grainy black-and-white pictures of the craggy surface to the more recent discovery of ice.

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Court Adds Uncertainty To Chrysler Reorganization

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The Obama administration had expected Chrysler's sale to Italy's Fiat to close more than a week ago, and perhaps to have seen the automaker already emerge from bankruptcy protection.

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Obama's New Stimulus Plan Same As The Old?

Updated: 06/09/2009 - President Barack Obama is promising some exciting coming attractions for his stimulus plan. But it turns out they're just summer reruns.

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Announces Results

Updated: 06/08/2009 - The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation partnered with HyVee stores in Topeka, Lawrence, the Kansas City area and St. Joseph, MO Friday and Saturday. Thousands of cups of lemonade were sold at the 26 lemonade stands, raising more than $87,000.

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