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Black Friday Tips

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Be sure to check out these tips before buying a gift card this holiday season.

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Wittig Ordered Back to Prison

Updated: 11/28/2008 - A federal judge denies a request from former Westar Energy CEO David Wittig to delay his return to prison for bank fraud while he asks the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

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AG Six Argues Kansas Water Case at Supreme Court

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Attorney General Stephen Six faces the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to argue for Kansas in the state's Arkansas River dispute with Colorado. Six's first appearance before the nation's highest court is the latest chapter in the fight over Colorado's extraction of water from the river from 1950 to 1996.

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Kansas Family Who Turns in Money Gets Reward

Updated: 11/28/2008 - A south-central Kansas family is rewarded for turning in $7,000 at a Goodwill store in Wichita. Earlier this month, 5-year-old kindergartner Claire Dingler of Maize found the cash stuffed in an envelope and lying on the floor.

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State Officially Affirms Nov. 4 Election

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says this year's election in Kansas went smoothly despite record voter registration and turnout. The state's Board of Canvassers affirmed the results of all 105 counties' returns yesterday, officially ending the 2008 campaign.

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City of Tents at Topeka Best Buy

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Best Buy can expect a very busy morning for Black Friday, according to the line that is already forming on Thanksgiving. We've got video -- and interviews -- with the shoppers.

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$5M oasis for war wounded to open at Texas base

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Judith Markelz has relied on volunteers for years to help the war wounded and their families. They've brought meals, DVDs, event tickets and an endless supply of cookies to help comfort those whose lives suddenly were upended by a bomb or a bullet.

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SUV plunges off Colo. highway overpass, killing 7

Updated: 11/27/2008 - An SUV plunged off an overpass in northern Colorado and hit a concrete embankment in a fiery crash early Thursday morning, killing all seven people inside it, including two young children, authorities said.

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Online retailers ramp up deals to capture dollars

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Online retailers are ramping up heavy-duty deals to turn skittish shoppers into buyers during the crucial Thanksgiving weekend and "Cyber Monday" - but even so, online sales are expected to be fairly flat after years of strong growth.

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Good Food, Good Company Highlight Community Dinner

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The 41st Annual Topeka Community Thanksgiving Dinner was a success with about 3,000 visitors showing up at the Expocentre for a free meal, made possible by donations from the community itself.

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Victims speak of night of terror in Mumbai

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Western visitors and Mumbai residents ducked under tables at luxury five-star hotels as staff members locked restaurant doors at the first rattle of gunfire and explosions in the lobby below.

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Afghan police: 4 dead in blast near US Embassy

Updated: 11/27/2008 - A suicide car bomber targeting a convoy of foreign troops exploded about 200 yards (meters) outside the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least four Afghan bystanders as people entered the compound for a Thanksgiving Day race.

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Britain: India attack had some al-Qaida hallmarks

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Britain's spy agencies had little warning of the terrorist attack in Mumbai, which bore some al-Qaida hallmarks but appears unlikely to be linked to the group's core leadership, officials said Thursday.

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Thai leader orders protesters ousted from airports

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Protesters occupying Bangkok's two airports braced for a raid Thursday night after Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat declared a limited state of emergency authorizing police to take back the terminals.

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Iraqi parliament OKs US troops for 3 more years

Updated: 11/27/2008 - The long, costly story of American military involvement in Iraq moved closer to an end Thursday when Iraq's parliament approved a pact that requires all troops to be out in three years, marking the first clear timetable for a U.S. exit since the 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

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Clues suggest homegrown terrorists in India attack

Updated: 11/27/2008 - The attack on India's financial capital bears all the trademarks of al-Qaida - simultaneous assaults meant to kill scores of Westerners in iconic buildings - but clues so far point to homegrown Indian terrorists, global intelligence officials said Thursday.

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Mumbai gunmen besiege hotels, kill 119 in 2 days

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Indian commandoes fought Thursday to wrest control of two luxury hotels and a Jewish center from suspected Muslim militants, a day after a chain of attacks across Mumbai left at least 119 people dead and the city shellshocked.

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Police: Tip led to arrest of Reno rapist suspect

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Early in their investigation into the kidnapping and slaying of a young college woman, Reno police were convinced the suspect they described as a serial rapist was a chameleon who blended in with a community grieving the loss of Brianna Denison.

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