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Rohm & Haas says Dow Chemical Deal Still in Effect

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Rohm & Haas Co. said its proposed acquisition is still in effect even though the Kuwaiti government has canceled a $17.4 billion joint venture with U.S. petrochemical company Dow Chemical Co.

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Stocks Signal Higher Open as Oil Prices Rise

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Wall Street took comfort from a rise in oil prices and headed toward a higher open Monday, but investors remained cautious as Israel continued its attack on Gaza for a third day.

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Oil Jumps Above $40 on Gaza Conflict

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Tensions generated by a widening conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants sent crude prices up sharply to above $40 a barrel Monday, with gasoline and heating oil also making sizable gains.

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Downtown Pizza Hut Robbed

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Police have a suspect in custody on suspicion of robbing a downtown Topeka Pizza Hut.

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Kuwait scraps joint venture with Dow Chemical

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Kuwait's government on Sunday scrapped a $17.4 billion joint venture with U.S. petrochemical giant Dow Chemical after criticism from lawmakers that could have led to a political crisis in this small oil-rich state.

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Rice: Obama Election Encourages People Worldwide

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the country is not "race-blind" and "we shouldn't deceive ourselves that we're race-blind," but said the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president was a key moment in history.

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Bad Harvest, Low Demand Threaten Pacific Fishermen

Updated: 12/28/2008 - An unusually weak Dungeness crab harvest is compounding the financial woes of West Coast fishermen who were already struggling with depressed consumer demand and the unprecedented collapse of the Pacific chinook salmon fishery.

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Sen. Craig Restroom Tanking as Tourist Destination

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The men's room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport where Republican Sen. Larry Craig was arrested in a sex sting is losing it appeal as a tourist stop, an official said.

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Boy Rescued After Falling Through Ice

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A 10 year old boy fell through the ice in Central Park Pond in Topeka Sunday evening. Crews were able to pull him out. He was conscious and taken to the hospital for exposure to the cold and some minor cuts.

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KU Fans Ready For Bowl-Ing Season

Updated: 12/28/2008 - KU fans are ready to watch the Kansas Jayhawks take on the Minnesota Gophers in the Insight Bowl. We went to Lawrence for their reaction...even Bill Self gets in on the act!

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Polar plunge fundraisers proliferate

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The Lobster Dip was launched 21 years ago as Maine's first happening where people could raise money for a good cause by stripping down in the freezing winter air and running half-naked into the bone-chilling ocean.

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Sen. Craig restroom tanking as tourist destination

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Officials say the men's room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport where U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, was arrested in a sex sting has lost interest as a tourist stop.

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Ask why: States seek efficiency via Japanese way

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The time it takes to get a complaint decided at Ohio's Bureau of Workers' Compensation has plummeted from an average of 142 days to 34. Licensing a snowmobile in Iowa involves 90 percent fewer steps today than it did two years ago.

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Streams rise in Midwest following stormy weather

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Midwesterners got ready for the possibility of flooding Sunday as runoff from heavy rain and melting snowbanks bloated streams, and high wind caused new power outages for thousands in Michigan.

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Obama Adviser: Slowing Economy Won't Halt Tax Cuts

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A top adviser to President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday that the country's slowing economy won't keep the new administration from fulfilling its plans for a middle-class tax cut.

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Israeli Troops Mobilize as Gaza Assault Widens

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Israel widened its deadliest-ever air offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers Sunday, pounding smuggling tunnels and a central prison, sending more tanks and artillery toward the Gaza border and approving a reserves callup for a possible ground invasion.

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Streams Rise in Midwest Following Stormy Weather

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Midwesterners got ready for the possibility of flooding Sunday as runoff from heavy rain and melting snowbanks bloated streams, and high wind caused new power outages for thousands in Michigan.

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Mrs. Bush, Rice: Bush Presidency Not a Failure

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The two most influential women in President George W. Bush's White House — first lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — are strongly defending the president's legacy against critics who are calling his administration one of the worst in history.

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