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Early data shows strong Black Friday shopping

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The holiday shopping season got off to a surprisingly solid start, according to data released Saturday by a research firm. But the sales boost during the post-Thanksgiving shopathon came at the expense of profits as the nation's retailers had to slash prices to attract the crowds in a season that is expected to be the weakest in decades.

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Deal on donors paves way for Clinton Cabinet post

Updated: 11/30/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama planned to nominate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday, transforming a once-bitter political rivalry into a high-level strategic and diplomatic partnership.

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India security chief resigns after Mumbai attacks

Updated: 11/30/2008 - With corpses still being pulled from a once-besieged hotel, India's top security official resigned Sunday as the government struggled under growing accusations of security failures following terror attacks that killed 174 people.

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Fatal Accident Near Quenemo

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Osage County Sheriff's Office said they responded to a one vehicle accident near Quenemo around 6:30 Saturday morning.

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Extended Tax Credits Aimed at Kansas Railroads

Updated: 11/30/2008 - While big railroads like Burlington Northern and Sante Fe and Union Pacific serve most of Eastern Kansas, the rest of the state relies on short-line railroads.

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Tree Lighting Kicks off Holidays in Downtown Topeka

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The tree lighting ceremony hosted by Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten always signals the start of the holidays for downtown. This year's tree was found at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Friedrich Maisberger. Their son was present for the lighting.

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Rescue Run Helps Those in Need

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Several people tied the laces on their running shoes and crossed the finish line at the third annual Rescue Run in downtown Topeka Saturday!

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Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade

Updated: 11/29/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - Rain did not stop the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade in Topeka Saturday night. Dozens of floats and hundreds of spectators joined in on the fun. The Topeka Fire Department's float was a favorite. Each float had some kind of light and several handed out candy or other treats.

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Canadian government backs down

Updated: 11/29/2008 - Canada's government said Saturday it was withdrawing a contentious political funding proposal, apparently hoping to thwart opposition efforts to drive the Conservatives from power.

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Boyfriend Sought in Woman's Killing

Updated: 11/29/2008 - A 23-year-old Shawnee man is being sought in the slaying of his girlfriend, who was found dead Thanksgiving night in her Shawnee apartment.

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Storm planners reflect on busy hurricane season

Updated: 11/29/2008 - In New Orleans, a dire warning to flee emptied the city before Hurricane Gustav in early September. In Houston less than two weeks later, a plea to "hunker down" might have kept evacuation routes from clogging before Hurricane Ike struck.

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Meltdown fallout: some parents rethink toy-buying

Updated: 11/29/2008 - In a season that inspires earnest letters about toys, one notable batch is being sent not by kids to Santa's workshop but by parents to the executive suites of real-world toy makers.

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Kansas 'Pill Mill' Nurse Alleges Abuse in Jail

Updated: 11/29/2008 - Attorneys for a Kansas nurse accused with her husband of running a ``pill mill'' linked to 58 accidental overdose deaths says she's facing abuse in jail.

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Astronauts ready, but weather 'iffy' for landing

Updated: 11/29/2008 - Their work in orbit accomplished, space shuttle Endeavour's astronauts got the green light Saturday to return to Earth, but were warned "pretty iffy" weather at the main landing site could send them across the country or keep them up an extra day.

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Lawrence Man Dead in Accident

Updated: 11/29/2008 - The vehicle, a 1984 Chevy was heading south on Ousdahl when it left the east side of the road and hit a tree head on.

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