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7,000 Snow Globes from Hallmark Recalled Tuesday

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Seven thousand snowman snow globes were recalled Tuesday for posing a fire hazard. The transparent globes at the center of some snowman-shaped knickknacks can magnify the intensity of sunlight passing through the glass, causing nearby objects to catch on fire.

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Free Hotel Rooms Christmas Eve in Topeka!

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Three local hotels are making it easier for you to be with your loved ones this Christmas. The Topeka Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, and the Topeka Comfort Inn are taking part in the "Room in the Inn" program this holiday season.

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Avoid Medicare Sales Scams

Updated: 12/23/2008 - If you plan on enrolling for Medicare, you might want to take into consideration some helpful tips. USnews.com released a new report Tuesday with including nine ways you can make sure you're not being scammed by bogus sales pitches.

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Holiday Travel Tips

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Topekans are getting ready to hit the road for the holidays -- though they may want to think twice if the roads are bad. We have some holiday travel tips for you.

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Topeka Woman Hits Treadmill for a Good Cause

Updated: 12/23/2008 - While most people are out doing last minute Christmas shopping, one woman is hitting the gym. You can catch Judy Coder running on the treadmills at Capp' s Bike and Fitness in Topeka.

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Coup declared in Guinea after dictator's death

Updated: 12/23/2008 - A military group seized control of the airwaves in mineral-rich Guinea and declared a coup Tuesday after the death of the West African country's dictator, one of the continent's last strongmen.

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Pack Light or Pay Up For Holiday Flights

Updated: 12/23/2008 - When airlines started charging some passengers $15 or more earlier this year to check their bags, they blamed soaring fuel costs. Since then, oil has plummeted. Yet the industry hasn't stowed away the bag fees.

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Mexican Beauty Queen Arrested in Gun-Filled Truck

Updated: 12/23/2008 - A reigning Mexican beauty queen from the drug-plagued state of Sinaloa was arrested with suspected gang members in a truck filled guns and ammunition, police said Tuesday.

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Ex-Bill Clinton Aides to Join State Dept.

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Two former Clinton administration officials were named Tuesday to join the State Department in high posts when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes secretary of state.

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Rick Warren: Not anti-gay to oppose gay marriage

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Pastor Rick Warren, chosen by President-elect Barack Obama to pray at his inauguration, said in a video message to his church that he doesn't equate gay relationships with incest or pedophilia, but opposes redefining marriage just as any conservative Christian would.

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Coup declared in Guinea after dictator's death

Updated: 12/23/2008 - A military group seized control of the airwaves in mineral-rich Guinea and declared a coup Tuesday after the death of the West African country's dictator, one of the continent's last strongmen.

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Water Main Break Swamps D.C. Drivers

Updated: 12/23/2008 - A massive water pipe broke on Tuesday, sending a torrent of frigid water over a suburban Washington road and trapping about a dozen commuters in their cars.

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Republican IT Guru Dies In Plane Crash

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Federal investigators are looking into a small plane crash in Ohio which claimed the life of its pilot, a Republican media consultant who was instrumental in the presidential and gubernatorial campaigns of three members of the Bush Family.

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FDA Warns of Tainted Weight-Loss Pills

Updated: 12/23/2008 - The FDA warned consumers Monday to neither consume nor purchase a slate of more than 25 different weight-loss products. Each may contain "undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients that may put consumers' health at risk," the FDA said in a release.

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Obama Report Clears Staff In Blago Probe

Updated: 12/23/2008 - An internal review prepared for President-elect Barack Obama says his incoming chief of staff had multiple conversations with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's office, but no one close to Mr. Obama suspected that the governor might be trying to sell Obama's Senate seat as prosecutors allege.

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Man Tries to go Home For Holidays — By Fire Truck

Updated: 12/23/2008 - What kind of mileage does that thing get? Police in South Salt Lake, Utah, have arrested a man they say tried to steal a fire truck so he could drive home — to Washington — for Christmas.

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Katie Couric Moving Up in Ratings

Updated: 12/23/2008 - After two years of relentlessly bad ratings news, Katie Couric finally has something she can smile about.

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Stores Pull All-Nighters, Trying to Save Season

Updated: 12/23/2008 - The nation's stores are pulling all-nighters and deepening discounts in the final hours before Christmas, trying to draw in all the shoppers they can as they face dismal sales in what will likely end up as the worst holiday season in decades.

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Dow Falls For 5th Straight Session on Grim Data

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Wall Street pulled back again Tuesday in muted trading ahead of the holiday, as another round of reports showed further deterioration in the housing market and broader economy.

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ACLU Sues Laguna Beach Over Treatment of Homeless

Updated: 12/23/2008 - The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the ritzy Southern California city of Laguna Beach over its treatment of the homeless.

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Home Sales Drop 23 percent in Midwest in November

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Existing home sales in the Midwest tumbled 23 percent in November compared with a year ago. The drop comes as accelerated job losses, Wall Street weakness and dwindling consumer confidence forced more people out of the housing market.

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