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Asian Stocks Rise after Bernanke Talks Up Stimulus

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Asian markets rose modestly Wednesday, as exporters like Sony Corp. recovered from the previous day's sell-off after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said a big stimulus package could help revive the U.S. economy.

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Oil Rises to Near $39 on Bernanke Comments

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Oil prices rose to near $39 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said a stimulus package could help revitalize the ailing U.S. economy.

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Our Sharp Cold Waves is Heading East

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Kansas will hit the zero mark tonight. Temperatures have already plunged below zero in many Midwest areas. One death is blamed on the cold weather.

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Yahoo Names Tech Veteran Carol Bartz as New CEO

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Yahoo Inc. named technology veteran Carol Bartz as its new chief executive Tuesday, bringing in a no-nonsense leader known for developing a clear focus — something that has eluded the struggling Internet company during a three-year slump.

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Police: Calif. Dad Sold 14-year-old Into Marriage

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A California man has been arrested for arranging for his 14-year-old daughter to marry a neighbor in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat, police said.

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Largest Study of US Child Health Begins

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Scientists begin recruiting mothers-to-be in North Carolina and New York this week for the largest study of U.S. children — aiming eventually to track 100,000 around the country from conception to age 21.

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Possible Mammoth Tusk Found on SoCal Island

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A complete tusk believed to belong to a prehistoric mammoth was uncovered on Santa Cruz Island off the Southern California coast, researchers reported Tuesday. If the discovery is confirmed, it would mean the tusked beasts roamed 62,000-acre Santa Cruz Island more widely than previously thought.

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Citigroup, Morgan Stanley Merge Brokerages

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley agreed Tuesday to combine their brokerages in a deal that shows how much Citigroup wants to slim down and build up cash.

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With Economy Sour, Consumers Sweet on Herbal Meds

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The choice between $75 prescription sleeping pills or a $5 herbal alternative is a no-brainer for Cathy and Bernard Birleffi, whose insurance costs have skyrocketed along with the nation's financial woes.

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House Fire in Topeka Causes $10,000 in Damage

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A house fire in Topeka Tuesday night caused about $10,000 worth of damage. The cause is not known at this time. Four people were home at the time. All made it out safely.

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Helicopter Evaluation: Washburn Accident Was Avoidable

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A new evaluation of the Topeka Police helicopter unit finds poor leadership, a lack of training and that the April 2008 Washburn University Campus crash could have been avoided. Chief Ron Miller says this will change the way the unit operates.

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Smithsonian OKs Tweak to Caption on Bush Portrait

Updated: 01/13/2009 - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has persuaded the Smithsonian Institution to change the caption on a new portrait of President George W. Bush that said Bush's time in office was ``marked by a series of catastrophic events'' including ``the attacks on September 11, 2001, that led to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.''

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Ohio Judge: Boy Can Testify about Mom's Slaying

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A judge in Ohio will allow a grand jury to hear testimony from a 5-year-old boy who authorities say was kidnapped then abandoned by a man who killed the boy's mother.

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Israeli Forces Storm Gaza City Neighborhood

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Witnesses say an Israeli warplane fired a missile at the former Gaza city hall, used as a court building in recent years. The Israeli military says three soldiers were wounded, including an officer.

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Deposition of Former KC Mayor's Aide Released

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The 318-page deposition of Ruth Bates was released Tuesday. It details interviews conducted Friday as part of her lawsuit against the city of Kansas City, MO.

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Lab Latest Milestone for Kansas Bioscience Efforts

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Kansas officials say efforts to land the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility can be traced to 1999, when K-State established a program for homeland defense food safety, security and preparedness.

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Topeka Street to Close Wednesday

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Southwest Munson Avenue, east of Gage Boulevard, will close at 8:30 am Wednesday. It is expected to reopen by 5 pm. Crews will be relocating a gas line for a street project.

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