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Astronaut Recalled Uncle Frank During Hubble Fix

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Sometimes all the high-tech training is nothing compared to what Uncle Frank and a big screwdriver can teach an astronaut about removing stubborn parts, even 350 miles above Earth.

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Rochester 3rd Grader Paints Postcard of Topeka

Updated: 05/20/2009 - The Topeka Tourism Alliance challenged Rochester third graders to design a postcard using the theme Explore Topeka. Several creative postcards featuring activities in Topeka were turned in. The winner was announced today during a pizza party for the two participating classes.

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After $12M Settlement, Apt Complex Asks Tenants To Go

Posted: 05/20/2009 - An attorney for Boardwalk Apartments said Monday that the owners want to do ``something different'' with the property and that they "would like to have the complex vacated so that they can pursue other options.''

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Topekan Guilty of 2007 Murder

Posted: 05/20/2009 - A jury found Antonio J. Armstrong guilty of first degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm in Judge Nancy Parrish's courtroom this afternoon.

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Vick Leaves Kansas Prison for Virginia

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick left Leavenworth federal prison before dawn today to begin home confinement in Virginia.

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Geary Co. Tallies Most H1N1 Cases So Far

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said today that three new cases, involving two adults and one child in Geary County, have been confirmed.

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Prince's Lawyer Not Backing Down

Updated: 05/21/2009 - Kansas State has filed a lawsuit challenging a secret deal between former athletic director Ron Krause and former football coach Ron Prince

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Target Posts 13% Drop in 1st-Quarter Profit

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Discount retailer Target Corp. reported a 13 percent decline in first-quarter profit on Wednesday as it confronts sluggish consumer spending. But the results beat analysts' estimates because of cost-control measures.

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Another 'Slumdog' child star's home torn down

Posted: 05/20/2009 - MUMBAI, India (AP) -- The shanty home of another "Slumdog Millionaire" child star was torn down by Mumbai authorities Wednesday as they demolished part of a city slum where she lived.

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98 killed in Indonesian military plane crash

Posted: 05/20/2009 - MAGETAN, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian military plane carrying troops and their families crashed into a row of houses and burst into flames Wednesday, killing at least 98 people, the latest in a string of accidents plaguing the beleaguered air force.

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House set to pass credit bill after Senate OK

Posted: 05/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The credit card companies seem to have few friends on Capitol Hill these days, with even the most business-minded lawmakers siding with consumers in speaking out against steep rate hikes and fees.

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Thousands beaten, raped in Irish reform schools

Posted: 05/20/2009 - DUBLIN (AP) -- A fiercely debated, nine-year investigation into Ireland's Roman Catholic-run institutions says priests and nuns terrorized thousands of boys and girls in workhouse-style schools for decades - and government inspectors failed to stop the chronic beatings, rapes and humiliation.

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Iran Says it Tests Missile, Israel Within Range

Posted: 05/20/2009 - TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran test-fired a new advanced missile Wednesday with a range of about 1,200 miles, far enough to strike Israel, southeastern Europe and U.S. bases in the Middle East.

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NFL star Vick leaves prison for home confinement

Posted: 05/20/2009 - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Suspended NFL star Michael Vick left a Kansas prison before dawn Wednesday to begin home confinement in Virginia, one of his attorneys said, the latest step on a journey that Vick hopes will lead to his reinstatement.

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Geithner: Private-public bank Help 6 Weeks Away

Posted: 05/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says a new public-private partnership to help banks shed their bad assets will begin operating in the next six weeks.

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