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Wheat Forecast is out for Kansas

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The Wheat Quality Council has forecast Kansas will harvest a slightly smaller winter wheat crop than normal this season.

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Elizabeth Edwards: Rebuilding Trust A Slow Process

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Elizabeth Edwards said rebuilding trust with her husband after his admitted affair was "a slow process" during an interview aired Thursday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

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Interim U.S. Attorney Named

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The department announced Thursday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch will take over the top federal prosecutor's job in the state until a permanent replacement is named by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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Kansas Senate Advances Coal Bill

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The state Senate has advanced a bill backed by Gov. Mark Parkinson that paves the way for building a coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas.

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Opponents Challenging New Maine Gay Marriage Law

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Couples anxious to wed under Maine's new gay marriage law may have a long wait. A formal challenge to it has been filed, setting into motion plans for a possible public vote that could be months or more than a year away.

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Supreme Court denies Demjanjuk's deportation plea

Updated: 05/07/2009 - CLEVELAND (AP) -- Alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk lost his bid Thursday to get the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his deportation to Germany, where an arrest warrant accuses him of 29,000 counts of accessory to murder during World War II. The legal case spans more than three decades.

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Gates: Afghan-bound US troops outpacing equipment

Updated: 05/07/2009 - CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (AP) -- Thousands of U.S. troops are being rushed to Afghanistan without the equipment they will need to fight an emboldened Taliban, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and military officials said Thursday.

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Obama Touts $17 Billion 'Lot of Money' Budget Cuts

Updated: 05/07/2009 - President Barack Obama sent Congress a detailed budget Thursday boasting of cutting or killing 121 federal programs in a belt-tightening he likened to that of most Americans in difficult times.

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Ramirez suspended 50 games for drug violation

Updated: 05/07/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Manny Ramirez joined a growing lineup of All-Stars linked to drugs Thursday, with the dreadlocked slugger banished by a sport that cannot shake free from scandal. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball after failing a drug test in spring training, adding a further stamp to what will forever be known as the Steroids Era.

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Obama touts $17 billion 'lot of money' budget cuts

Updated: 05/07/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sent Congress a detailed budget Thursday boasting of cutting or killing 121 federal programs in a belt-tightening he likened to that of most Americans in difficult times. But the trims amounted to a tiny fraction of the new spending he wants, and some have already been nixed by allies on Capitol Hill.

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Stress tests find 10 big banks need $75B more

Updated: 05/07/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's long-awaited "stress-test" results have found that 10 of the nation's 19 largest banks need a total of about $75 billion in new capital to withstand losses if the recession worsened.

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Diversity Celebrated at Statehouse

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Governor Mark Parkinson told a crowd that diversity has built the country and will be the key to its success. His comments were part of a Cultural and Diversity Celebration.

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Deficit-Shrinking Bill in Kan. Goes to Governor

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Democrats and moderate Republicans on Thursday pushed the bill through the House over the objections of GOP leaders. It makes $138 million in spending cuts and contains some revenue-raising measures, though not a general tax increase.

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Justice Department Names Top Prosecutor in Kansas

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch will take over the top federal prosecutor's job in the state until a permanent replacement is named by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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KC Company to Help Build New Fort Riley Hospital

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The new $334 million hospital at Fort Riley will replace the 50-year-old Irwin Army Community Hospital. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and wrap up in the spring of 2012.

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Pre-School Children Touch a Truck

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Loud rumbles, horns, and sirens could be heard at Gage Park as children were encouraged to "Touch a Truck".

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NYC Cops to Question Sutherland on Head-butt Claim

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The star of Fox television's "24" could be charged with misdemeanor assault in the incident early Tuesday. He's expected to turn himself in on Thursday to talk with police.

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