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Homeless Woman Gets Help after Obama Question

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Obama kissed Henrietta Hughes' cheek Tuesday and promised to help the 61-year-old and her son, who have fallen on hard times like so many others in this southwest Florida city.

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Republican Senator Drops Out as Commerce Choice

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Former Clinton Chief of Staff Leon Panetta is confirmed as CIA Director Thursday night, but one of President Obama's Republican choices pulls his name out of the running for Commerce Secretary.

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Students Raise Thousands for Local Shelter

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Students at Washburn Rural High School raised more than spirit during this year's spirit week. Organizers announced the total for students' fundraising at $2,500 during a pep rally today.

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Crash of US, Russian satellites a threat in space

Posted: 02/12/2009 - The collision between U.S. and Russian communication satellites this week - the first such crash - has created speeding clouds of debris that threaten other unmanned spacecraft in nearby orbits, Russian officials and experts said Thursday.

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SC lawyer says cops making arrests in Phelps case

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Police in the South Carolina county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer, a lawyer for one arrested person said Thursday.

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Cultures offer chemical cues for aspiring Cupids

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Those who think flowers and chocolate are insufficient for their sweetie on Valentine's Day might try something a little more worldly - like a rhinoceros tusk or poisonous fish.

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Fresno police investigate taped beating by officer

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Fresno's police department has launched an internal affairs investigation into a video-recorded arrest of a homeless man who was beaten by one officer while another restrained him.

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Note to cell phone junkies: Txtng + date :(

Posted: 02/12/2009 - So you're on a first date and you notice your potential love interest looking down and fiddling with a cell phone under the table. Or maybe he or she isn't even attempting to hide it.

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Lincoln 1864 manuscript sets record at NYC auction

Posted: 02/12/2009 - A handwritten manuscript of an 1864 Abraham Lincoln speech sold for $3.44 million on the bicentennial of his birthday Thursday, setting a new auction record for any American historical document.

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NYC marriage bureau rebuffs same-sex couples

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Hundreds of same-sex couples seeking to wed were turned away from marriage license counters around the nation Thursday, part of an annual protest that took on renewed urgency in light of recent setbacks in the gay marriage movement.

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Investigators think missing Fla. girl was abducted

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Investigators were treating the disappearance of a 5-year-old north Florida girl as an abduction and continued searching for the child Thursday. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office said investigators assume Haleigh Cummings was abducted because house-to-house searches of the neighborhood Wednesday found no evidence that she wandered away. Haleigh's father Ronald Cummings also said he didn't believe she had left their home in the middle of the night.

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Robbers Hold Up Residents in Topeka

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Topeka Police are asking for the public's help finding the two men accused of robbering a Topeka home at 237 SE 35th Terrace early Thursday morning.

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Escapee Captured in Topeka

Updated: 02/12/2009 - Gina Kay Weisdorfer, who was wanted by the Kansas Department of Corrections for Aggravated Escape from the Topeka Correctional Facility Wednesday night, was apprehended at approximately 9:00am Thursday morning in Topeka.

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Valentine Blood Drive Held in Honor of Topeka Girl

Updated: 02/12/2009 - Another event is held in honor of Jessica Seidel, a 12 year old Topeka girl going through chemotherapy and awaiting a bone marrow transplant. Jay Shideler Elementary is hosting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.

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2nd Man Arrested for Salina Double Homicide

Posted: 02/12/2009 - A police news release issued Thursday said Terrance J. Watson of Los Angeles was booked in the Saline County Jail on suspicion of two counts of capital murder.

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Kan. House Approves Deficit Plan; Senate Next

Updated: 02/12/2009 - The vote Thursday was 70-51. Senators also expected to vote on the bill Thursday. Senate approval would send the measure to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

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