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Experts: Airliner Crashes More Survivable Recently

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Four recent major airline accidents have something in common: Everyone survived. It is part of a hard-to-quantify trend of people surviving crashes that used to be fatal, aviation safety experts said Thursday after everybody was rescued from a US Airways jet that ditched in the Hudson River.

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TD Ameritrade 1Q Profit Falls 23%, Cuts Outlook

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit dropped 23 percent, cut its outlook for the year because of the nation's economic problems and said it would reduce costs by about $60 million.

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Aretha Franklin Warms Up for Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Aretha Franklin punched her fist in the air and yelled, "Tomorrow!" She didn't need to say Barack Obama's name. The crowd roared its approval.

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Study: Women Less Able To Surpress Hunger Than Men

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests. Researchers trying to understand the brain's mechanisms for controlling food intake were surprised at the difference between the sexes in brain response.

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Inaugural Speeches Make Their Point In A Hurry

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Inaugural speeches tend to be quick business — 15 to 20 minutes, give or take a few — and Barack Obama's is expected to fall in that range Tuesday.

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Inauguration Security Tight For Festivities

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Authorities monitored a rush of intelligence leads Tuesday at the largest security operation in presidential inauguration history, including a possible threat from an East Africa radical Islamic terrorist group.

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Inauguration A Culminating Moment For Biden

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Joe Biden, the talkative senator known for foreign policy expertise and a command of Washington's ways, is on the cusp of being more than Barack Obama's No. 2 guy.

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Plans To Close Gitmo Anger 9/11 Victims' Families

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.

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General Mills And Kroger Pull Peanut Butter Items

Updated: 01/20/2009 - General Mills Inc. and grocers Kroger Co., Safeway Inc. and Meijer Inc. have joined the growing list of food companies and retailers pulling items with peanut butter amid a salmonella outbreak that has killed at least six people and sickened more than 470 others in 43 states.

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Web Grief: Funeral Webcasts Gain In Popularity

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service has taken the business of grief high-tech: It's one of a growing number of funeral service providers to embrace the Web.

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Study: Women Less Able To Suppress Hunger Than Men

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests.

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Wall Street Points Toward Lower Opening

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Fears of a spreading global banking crisis unnerved Wall Street Tuesday, setting the market up for a lower opening. Investors were reacting to news that the Royal Bank of Scotland forecast a $41.3 billion loss for 2008.

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Records Show Plane Suffered Previous Malfunction

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The US Airways jet that made a dramatic emergency landing on New York's Hudson River last week experienced an engine compressor failure two days earlier, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Oil Falls Below $34 Amid Excess Supply

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Oil prices fell below $34 a barrel Tuesday on the continued gloomy outlook for global energy demand and as traders sold the expiring benchmark contract due to a lack of space at a key U.S. storage facility.

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Crowds Of 1 to 2 Million Expected At Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Crowds streamed into the nation's capital Tuesday, packing mass transit and suburban subway parking lots before dawn as out-of-towners and area residents alike headed for Pennsylvania Avenue and the National Mall for the swearing in of President-elect Barack Obama.

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Obama To Step Into History As 1st Black President

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Stepping into history, Barack Hussein Obama grasps the reins of power as America's first black president in a high-noon inauguration amid grave economic worries and high expectations.

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Topeka Fire Crews Called to Late-Night Fire

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Crews were called to the 900 block of SE Wear just before 10 pm. They arrived to find the back of a home fully engulfed. The home is considered a total loss.

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Hamas Fighters Seek to Restore Order in Gaza Strip

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Uniformed Hamas security teams emerged on Gaza City's streets Monday as leaders of the Islamic militant group vowed to restore order in the shattered Palestinian territory after a three-week pummeling by the Israeli military.

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Obama Steps to Door of White House — and History

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Barack Obama stood at the threshold of the White House on Monday, summoning fellow Americans to join him in service as tens of thousands flocked to the nation's capital to celebrate his inauguration as the first black president.

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Britain Announces 2nd Banking Rescue Plan

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Britain announced a second rescue plan for the country's ailing banks on Monday, hoping to thaw frozen lending by offering to insure banks against large-scale losses on bad assets they already hold.

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Russia, Ukraine Sign Gas Deal, End Standoff

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Russia and Ukraine pledged to restore natural gas supplies to Europe after signing deals Monday to end a bitter dispute that led to a chilling two-week cutoff of shipments.

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Whose Dream Is It?

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Monday night Whose Dream Is It? Coalition of religious and community leaders gathered on the eve of our country Inaugurating its first black President.

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