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Teacher of the Year Gets Brand New Car Monday

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A lucky Kansas woman got to drive home in a new set of wheels Monday. Cindy Counchman received a 2009 Chrysler Sebring at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.

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Man Calls Cops, Says He Stole Car and Crashed It

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Sheboygan County prosecutors say a 21-year-old man who crashed his uncle's car called police to report that he stole the car and had been drinking. The man was charged Friday with a felony count of taking and driving a vehicle without the owner's consent. The charge carries a maximum penalty of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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RBS Expects full-year loss up to 28 billion pounds

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Crisis-stricken Royal Bank of Scotland took fresh help from the government on Monday and announced that its losses for last year could reach 28 billion pounds ($41.3 billion) — the biggest ever for a British corporation.

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Accountant: Florida Money Manager Owed $50 Million

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Around the same time he mysteriously vanished, hedge fund manager Arthur G. Nadel owed a $50 million payout to some of the investors who had entrusted their life savings to him, an accountant said Monday.

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Hamas Fighters Seek to Restore Order in Gaza Strip

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Uniformed Hamas security teams emerged on Gaza City's streets Monday as leaders of the Islamic militant group vowed to restore order in the shattered Palestinian territory after a three-week pummeling by the Israeli military. Hamas proclaimed it won a great victory over the Jewish state — a view that appeared greatly exaggerated — and the task of reconstruction faced deep uncertainty because of the fear of renewed fighting and Israel's control over border crossings.

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Confessions, Abuse Allegations at Gitmo Court

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Two alleged orchestrators of the 2001 attacks on America casually declared their guilt on Monday in a messy and perhaps final session of the Guantanamo war crimes court.

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Volunteers Cook Up New Recipe for Fund Raising

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Chili doesn't just fill stomachs, it might also fill cavities. Volunteers raised more than $700 for the Douglas County Dental Clinic with a chili fest and dessert bar.

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Obama Cool and Calm on Eve of His Presidency

Updated: 01/19/2009 - If Barack Obama felt nervous about becoming president in a few hours, he didn't show it Monday, as he cracked jokes and breezed through a series of volunteerism events and bipartisan dinners. "I don't sweat," said the 47-year-old man about to inherit responsibility for two wars, an economy in crisis and the helm of the world's lone superpower. "You ever see me sweat?"

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Biden Tries to Shush Wife After State-VP Slip

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Joe Biden's wife said Monday that he had his pick of being Barack Obama's running mate or the secretary of state nomination that eventually went to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a slip that the vice president-elect immediately tried to shush.

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Study: Women Less Able to Suppress Hunger Than Men

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests. Researchers trying to understand the brain's mechanisms for controlling food intake were surprised at the difference between the sexes in brain response.

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U.K. Tries To Bail Out Banks, Again

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Britain announced a new bank bailout Monday to boost lending into a struggling economy and protect banks from the bad assets sinking their balance sheets - an admission that an earlier sweeping rescue plan didn't do the job.

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Application Window Open for Energy Aid

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has begun accepting applications for households needing a little help fighting off winter this year.

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NY Times Looks To Billionaire For Bailout

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The New York Times Co. is in talks with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu about a possible investment of hundreds of millions of dollars that could help the newspaper publisher meet debt payments, according to published reports.

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Man Asks To Be Deported, Then Kicks Police Car

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Police on Long Island arrested a man after he allegedly kicked a police car and asked to be deported back to his home country of Guatemala. Police said the 27-year-old man called the Southold Police Department early Sunday and asked to be arrested so he could be deported.

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Rights Lawyer, Journalist Killed In Moscow

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A lawyer who had opposed the early release of a Russian colonel convicted of killing a Chechen woman was shot and killed after a press conference in central Moscow on Monday, officials said.

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President Bush By The Numbers

Updated: 01/19/2009 - There are many ways to assess President Bush’s eight years in office. Countless hours of broadcast time and tons of newsprint are being consumed in that pursuit these days.

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TV News Eyes Tough Year

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The inauguration of Barack Obama is a reminder of how the story that dominated airwaves during 2008 is over, leaving television news organizations to contemplate life without it in the midst of a brutal economy.

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OMG!: Text messaging an important part of response

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Soon after US Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport, Vallie Collins heard a boom and started smelling smoke. When the captain urged passengers to brace for impact, she immediately reached for her phone.

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FDA Confirms Salmonella In Crackers

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Kellogg Co. said Monday federal authorities have confirmed that salmonella was found in a single package of its peanut butter crackers, as a Midwestern grocer recalled some of its products because of the scare.

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Woman Arrested After Child Gives Away Hiding Spot

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A Fort Pierce woman ended up in jail because of a little girl with a big mouth. Police went to the home of 22-year-old woman on Friday to serve warrants for assault, harassing phone calls and violation probation carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

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Rogue Investor Triggered Alarm In 3 States

Updated: 01/19/2009 - An Indiana financial manager who parachuted from a small plane in a suspected bid to fake his death handled lucrative accounts in several states for years despite repeated accusations that he was bilking investors.

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