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Scientist says Dam May have Triggered China Quake

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Pressure from a dam, its reservoir's heavy waters weighing on geologic fault lines, may have helped trigger China's devastating earthquake last May, some scientists say, in a finding that suggests human activity played a role in the disaster.

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BBC Drops Thatcher Daughter after reported remark

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The BBC says it has dropped Carol Thatcher, daughter of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, as a contributor to a TV show after she reportedly used an offensive term in front of colleagues.

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Five Elementary School Boys Found with Heroin

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Authorities are trying to figure out where five second-grade boys got packets of heroin that they were passing around their Philadelphia elementary school.

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Safety Lessons for Teen Drivers

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The leading cause of death for teens is motor vehicle crashes. There are ways parents can reduce their teens chances significantly.

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Hilton Moving Headquarters

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Hilton Hotels is relocating its headquarters to Virginia's Fairfax County, creating more than 300 permanent, full-time jobs within the next 36 months.

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Twitterers Get Together at Topeka TweetUp

Updated: 02/18/2009 - Members of the social networking site Twitter get together in something called a TweetUp, where they meet and socialize. Topeka held its second TweetUp Wednesday night at SouthWind Gallery.

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Windstream 4Q Profit Falls on Charges

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Windstream Corp., which provides traditional phone service and broadband, said Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit tumbled 86 percent on a loss related to the sale of a business, restructuring charges and comparison to year-ago results boosted by a one-time gain.

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Experts Question Fallout from New Monster Hack

Updated: 02/04/2009 - For the second time in less than 18 months, the job-search Web site Monster.com was breached, along with USAJobs.gov, which Monster's parent company runs for the federal government. And yet Monster might suffer little fallout - because the overall state of computer security is so bad anyway.

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Congress Postpones Digital TV Transition to June

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The House voted Wednesday to postpone the end of analog TV signals until June 12. The move is meant to address concerns that more than 6.5 million Americans with older TVs would not be ready by Feb. 17, the originally mandated deadline.

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Circuit City ripples go beyond vacancies, layoffs

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Circuit City will finally flicker out when its last 567 stores close this year, but the bankruptcy of the nation's second-largest electronics retailer will ripple across the U.S. economy for years.

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FBI Searches Home of Man Linked to Tylenol Deaths

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Federal agents on Wednesday searched the home of a man linked to the fatal 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area that triggered a nationwide scare and prompted dramatic changes in the way food and medical products are packaged.

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Online suicide talk spurs action a continent away

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A New Jersey man says he takes online threats seriously - and that's why he called police when he realized a California teen he was chatting with was suicidal.

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10-year-old reportedly found hanged at Ill. school

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A 10-year-old boy died after reportedly being found hanging from a hook in a school restroom, and police on Wednesday would not confirm the school district's contention that the death was accidental.

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FBI searches home of man linked to Tylenol deaths

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Federal agents have searched the Massachusetts home of a man linked to the fatal 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area. No one was ever charged with the deaths of seven people who took the cyanide-laced drugs. The FBI would not immediately confirm that the search in Cambridge was related to the Tylenol investigation.

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