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More Layoffs Coming For Hawker Beechcraft Workers

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Hawker Beechcraft Corp. workers have received letters warning that more layoffs are coming at the Wichita-based plane-maker as the company decreases production levels.

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UBS Ssees $1.75B Q1 Loss, to Cut 8,700 Jobs

Updated: 04/15/2009 - UBS AG, Switzerland's largest bank, said Wednesday it expects a first quarter loss of nearly 2 billion Swiss francs ($1.75 billion) and that it will cut 8,700 jobs worldwide by the end of next year.

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US Food Aid Ship Escapes Somali Pirate Attack

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Somali pirates fired grenades and automatic weapons at an American freighter loaded with food aid but the ship managed to escape the attack and was heading Wednesday to Kenya under U.S. Navy escort, officials said.

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World Stocks Mostly Down as Intel Omits Guidance

Updated: 04/15/2009 - World stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Intel Corp., the world's biggest chipmaker, failed to provide an earnings forecast even though it posted stronger than anticipated first quarter profit.

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Italy Earthquake Reconstruction Will Cost Billions

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Italy's interior minister has estimated that at least euro12 billion (about $16 billion) will be needed to reconstruct the area ravaged by an earthquake more than a week ago.

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Oil Prices Rise Above $50 Despite Demand Concerns

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Oil prices rose above $50 a barrel Wednesday in Asia as investors shrugged off an unexpected drop in U.S. retail sales last month that suggested crude demand could remain weak amid a severe recession.

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NY Gov. Paterson To Reintroduce Gay Marriage Bill

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Gov. David Paterson is making another push to legalize gay marriage in New York, tapping into the momentum of other states that have recently allowed same-sex couples to wed, but the measure will face stiff opposition in the Legislature.

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Crying Calif Mom Arraigned On Murder, Rape Charges

Updated: 04/15/2009 - As prosecutors Tuesday accused a Northern Californian woman of kidnapping, raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl, authorities again searched her home and her grandfather's church.

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Former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich Pleads Not Guilty

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Rod Blagojevich appeared relaxed and breezy, far from stressed. He soaked up the attention as reporters and cameras swirled around him, almost as if he were back on the campaign trail, running for governor one more time - and expecting to win.

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Iran Tries U.S. Reporter For Spying

Updated: 04/14/2009 - A jailed American journalist charged by Iran with espionage stood trial behind closed doors and a verdict is expected within weeks, Iran's judiciary spokesman said Tuesday.

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Taliban Gains New Stronghold In Pakistan

Updated: 04/14/2009 - This week, Pakistan's president signed a deal that imposes Islamic law in the northwest corner of his country. It's the latest sign that the Taliban is taking over a large part of Pakistan, as CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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Anti-Abortion Group Puts Pressure on Sebelius

Updated: 04/14/2009 - An anti-abortion group is putting pressure on Governor Kathleen Sebelius to sign a late-term abortion bill into law. This comes as Sebelius is being questioned about her ties to Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

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New-Look Topeka City Council In Place

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Three new council members were sworn in on Tuesday, and a new Deputy City Mayor was selected. Larry Wolgast, Karen Hiller and Robert Archer are all in place, and Richard Harmon has a new role.

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MTAA Exploring Options For Air Service

Updated: 04/14/2009 - The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority's board of directors Tuesday heard information on a proposed agreement with Sixel Consulting Group.

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Tax Filing Deadling Here

Updated: 04/14/2009 - If you'll be pushing the deadline Wednesday, remember midnight collections will be made only at the general mail facility at 1410 northwest Gage Boulevard.

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Michael Jackson Auction Called Off

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Michael Jackson's glove is not going once, going twice - or going anywhere. The singer just couldn't part with the potentially lucrative memorabilia.

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Kansas Mentors Hear Message of Engaging Youth

Updated: 04/14/2009 - More than 120 people made their way to the Kansas Governor's Conference on Mentoring. Participants could hear messages such as preventing dropout and engaging 21st century youth.

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