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Medvedev Orders Precise Soviet WWII Death Toll

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday ordered officials to determine the precise Soviet death toll in World War II as the nation marked the 65th anniversary of the battle that broke the Nazi siege of Leningrad.

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Clinton Earns Millions From Foreign Countries

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton earned nearly $6 million in speaking fees last year, almost all of it from foreign companies, according to financial documents filed by his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Australian Serial Killer Cuts Off Finger in Jail

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A notorious Australian serial killer who is serving a life sentence for the slayings of seven backpackers cut off his little finger in his prison cell and attempted to mail it to the country's top court, officials said Tuesday.

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KU, KSU Team To Fight Cancer

Updated: 01/27/2009 - On Tuesday, Kansas State University President Jon Wefald and University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway signed an agreement to collaborate in the state's pursuit of a National Cancer Institute designation.

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White House E-Mail System Crashes

Updated: 01/27/2009 - So the new White House finally gets its e-mail up and running smoothly, and then what happens? The entire system crashes Monday morning.

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Sebelius Threatens Veto of GOP Budget Bill

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Sebelius said Tuesday that the cuts proposed by Senate Republicans were wrong because they would hurt public schools, cut services for vulnerable residents and put public safety at risk.

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Civil Rights Lawyer Takes on California Shooting Case

Updated: 01/14/2010 - Suing police officers is good business for civil rights lawyer John Burris. Over the past 30 years, the former prosecutor has earned millions of dollars for handling hundreds of police brutality suits, other racially charged cases and high-profile lawsuits.

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Obama tells Arabic network US is 'not your enemy'

Updated: 01/27/2009 - President Barack Obama chose an Arabic satellite TV network for his first formal television interview as president, part of a concerted effort to repair relations with the Muslim world that were damaged under the previous administration.

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Man Connected to Super Bowl Ring Heist

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A moving company owner has been ordered held on $250,000 bail after pleading not guilty to charges connected to a $2 million jewelry heist that included New York Giants Super Bowl rings.

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Calif. governor wants to tax golf, auto repairs

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Golf course owners and some of their customers are teed off at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. So are veterinarians, auto mechanics and amusement park operators.

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US immigration history preserved on Angel Island

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The Angel Island Immigration Station, once known as the "Ellis Island of the West," is reopening after a multimillion-dollar restoration of the historical landmark aimed at showing visitors a chapter of American history that many would rather forget.

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North Korean Leader Appears in Public on Lunar New Year

Updated: 01/27/2009 - North Koreans cheered leader Kim Jong Il when he appeared at a Lunar New Year celebration, state-run media said Tuesday, as the regime continued its campaign to quell speculation about the reclusive leader's health.

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Prosecutors: Debt, drugs led to Fla. killings

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Two men accused in the execution-style shooting deaths of a family along Florida's Turnpike were settling drug debts and stealing cocaine when they ambushed the couple and their two boys, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

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LA man kills wife, 5 children, himself

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A Los Angeles man who fatally shot his wife, five children and himself sent a note to a TV station claiming the couple had just been fired from a medical center and they planned the killings together.

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John Updike, prize-winning writer, dead at age 76

Updated: 01/27/2009 - John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, prolific man of letters and erudite chronicler of sex, divorce and other adventures in the postwar prime of the American empire, died Tuesday at age 76.

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FBI tapes played at Ill. gov's impeachment trial

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Illinois senators for the first time have heard FBI recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich that are part of a corruption investigation that led to his impeachment.

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Baghdad Seeks `Normal' Footing on Unsteady Legs

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Iraqi pop music poured from loudspeakers in Baghdad's popular Zawraa Park as families enjoyed picnics and children squealed on the "Space Gun," a thrill ride that looped them around in a full circle. Then the sounds of a happy Friday afternoon were drowned out by the deep thump of low-flying U.S. military helicopters.

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US Pays $40,000 After 15 Afghans Die in Raid

Updated: 01/27/2009 - U.S. commanders on Tuesday traveled to a poor Afghan village and distributed $40,000 to relatives of 15 people killed in a U.S. raid, including a known militant commander. The Americans also apologized for any civilians killed in the operation.

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Ill. Governor's Own Words to Haunt Him at Trial

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich called President Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat a "golden" opportunity that could help him make money, an FBI agent testified Tuesday at the governor's impeachment trial.

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Obama, GOP Lawmakers Meet Face to Face on Stimulus

Updated: 01/27/2009 - President Barack Obama met face-to-face Tuesday with congressional Republicans who have been chafing over parts of a $825 billion plan to pull the country out of recession, and he urged lawmakers to "keep politics to a minimum" and quickly approve the measure.

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Deputy Mayor to Challenge Mayor in Spring Election

Updated: 01/27/2009 - City of Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten faces four challengers in the Spring 2009 election, including Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner. Preisner filed Tuesday before the noon deadline to run for the office. In total, 25 people have filed for City of Topeka City Council and Mayor.

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Krause Resigning as K-State AD

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Kansas State Athletics Director Bob Krause announced his resignation Tuesday to accept the position of Director of Development for the K-State Olathe Innovation Campus, effective March 31, 2009.

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