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N.H. Gov. Taps GOP Sen. To Replace Gregg

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Democratic Gov. John Lynch on Tuesday named Republican Bonnie Newman as his pick for the U.S. Senate, a selection that allows departing GOP Sen. Judd Gregg to become U.S. commerce secretary without handing his old Democratic colleagues a filibuster-proof majority.

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Good Kids Shadow Legislators

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Annastasia and Frankie had the chance to shadow lawmakers. They found out about the legislative process, and just became better informed future voters, too.

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GM Sales Plunge 49%; Ford Down 40%

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Toyota, Honda January sales are also down, as the industry is looking at a one-third decline in U.S. sales for four months in a row.

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New Pet Policy for Fort Riley

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A new pet ownership policy at Fort Riley bans certain breeds of dogs and exotic animals. Fort Riley says the policy brings the post in line with Department of Army rules.

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Obama Taps GOP Senator Gregg For Commerce

Updated: 02/03/2009 - New Hampshire Republican struck a deal with his state's governor to keep his seat out of Democratic hands. That opened the way for Judd Gregg's nomination.

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Obama on Daschle: "I Messed Up"

Updated: 02/03/2009 - President takes responsibility for his Cabinet pick, explains the content of his stimulus package.

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Daschle's Downfall Raises Sebelius Speculation

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A spokeswoman for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says the governor remains focused on the challenges facing Kansas. The comments come amid speculation Sebelius might be a choice for Health and Human Services Secretary with Tom Daschle removing his name.

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New Bill seeks to Limit Home Appraisal Rates

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A new proposal would limit how much a home appraisal could increase each year. The bill would only allow for a home's value to increase by 2% a year.

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Mayor Under Fire After Shooting Dogs

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A shooting in a small southeast Kansas town leaves two pets dead, and the man behind the gun is the city's mayor.

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Community Mourns Teen Killed in Accident

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Friends of Corey Davis, 16, say they'll miss his bear hugs. Wetmore Principal, David Schmitz, said Davis was a great friend and had a good sense of humor. Davis died Monday in an accident about five miles north of Netawaka.

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Chrysler, GM Sales Tumble

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Chrysler's U.S. vehicle sales plunged 55 percent in January, while General Motors' tumbled 49 percent and Ford's dropped 40 percent, starting 2009 at an abysmal pace for the whole auto industry as lower sales to fleet buyers like rental car companies weighed down the results.

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Google Earth Explores Mars, Oceans

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Google Inc. on Monday launched a new version of Google Earth that allows users to explore the oceans, view images of Mars and watch regions of the Earth change over time.

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Starbucks Value Meals May Become Reality

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The allure of the value meal has long seduced penny-pinchers craving a cheeseburger. Now, as the dismal economy slurps up profits, Starbucks Corp. is hoping to find some sales salvation in its own value meal variety.

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Pentagon: U.S. Should Pare Afghanistan Goals

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A classified Pentagon report urges President Barack Obama to shift U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, de-emphasizing democracy-building and concentrating more on targeting Taliban and al-Qaida sanctuaries inside Pakistan with the aid of Pakistani military forces.

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MySpace Removes 90,000 Sex Offenders

Updated: 02/03/2009 - MySpace says about 90,000 sex offenders have been identified and removed from its huge social networking Web site.

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Bat-Killing Syndrome Spreads in U.S.

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A mysterious and deadly bat disease discovered just two winters ago in a few New York caves has now spread to at least six northeastern states, and scientists are scrambling to find solutions before it spreads across the country.

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Bale Snaps On Movie Set

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Dark Knight indeed. Christian Bale can be heard in newly surfaced audio delivering a long, profanity-laced verbal thrashing to a cinematographer and anyone who tried to calm him down on the set of the upcoming "Terminator Salvation."

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Lesbian Couple Who Fought For Gay Marriage Divorcing

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A lesbian couple who led the fight for gay marriage in Massachusetts has filed for divorce. Julie and Hillary Goodridge were among seven gay couples who filed a lawsuit that led to a court ruling making Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex marriages in 2004.

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Daschle's Decision Could Slow Health Care Reform

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Tom Daschle's decision to withdraw his nomination as health and human services secretary clouds hopes that President Barack Obama will make significant progress on health reform in his first 100 days in the White House.

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