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New Kan. Treasurer Takes Oath Monday

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed Dennis McKinney to replace Republican Lynn Jenkins, whose last day was Friday. Jenkins won the seat for the 2nd Congressional District in eastern Kansas.

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Christmas Eve services come early in Baghdad

Updated: 01/02/2009 - The Christmas Eve Mass for Baghdad's small and beleaguered Christian community started before dusk Wednesday instead of at the traditional midnight, a reflection of continued security concerns in the Iraqi capital.

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Troops in Iraq find Christmas in memories

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Cameron stood guard outside a once opulent Iraqi shopping mall that now serves as a small U.S. military outpost, trying not to think about what he was missing with his family on Christmas.

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A New Year Brings New Laws

Updated: 01/02/2009 - It's 2009: You cannot text while driving in Calif., smoke in an Oregon bar, or pee in public in N.H.

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Great Bend Officer Charged with DUI

Updated: 01/02/2009 - A Great Bend police officer is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a one-vehicle crash while he was off duty.

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Man charged with spying for Saddam denied bail

Updated: 01/02/2009 - A Canadian citizen suspected of spying for his native Iraq during Saddam Hussein's regime was refused bail Tuesday amid concerns he would return to Canada and be out of U.S. reach.

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Iraq opens nearly 90 pct of its oil reserves

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Iraq, the holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has opened nearly 90 percent of its reserves to international oil companies for development in two major bidding rounds this year as the war-plagued country tries to raise money amid falling oil prices.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,221

Updated: 01/02/2009 - As of Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at least 4,221 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Teaching Kids Money Management

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Rep. Melody McCray-Miller, a Democrat, says she's working on a proposal to make sure schools teach children about personal finance from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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Peyton Manning voted AP's NFL MVP

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Peyton Manning can tell Brett Favre to move over and make room for him atop the roster of NFL Most Valuable Players.

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Manufacturing index drops to 28-year low

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Manufacturing activity fell more than expected in December, hitting the lowest reading in 28 years as new orders and employment continue to decline.

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Motorists' Habits Spur Call for Tax Increases

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Motorists are driving less and buying less gasoline, which means fuel taxes aren't raising enough money to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit programs.

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Obama to meet with lawmakers, former presidents

Updated: 01/02/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders to discuss his economic stimulus plan and other legislative issues soon after his arrival in Washington in the coming days.

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Obama to Meet with Lawmakers, Former Presidents

Updated: 01/02/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders to discuss his economic stimulus plan and other legislative issues soon after his arrival in Washington in the coming days.

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Iraq police: 30 die in Iraq suicide bombing

Updated: 01/02/2009 - A suicide bomber sneaked into a luncheon gathering called by the leader of a local tribe, killing 30 people and wounding 110 on Friday, police said.

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Rice vows hard work on arranging Gaza cease-fire

Updated: 01/02/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused the militant Hamas organization of holding the people of Gaza hostage Friday and said the United States continues to seek a "durable and sustainable" cease-fire.

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Rice Vows Hard Work on Arranging Gaza Cease-Fire

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused the militant Hamas organization of holding the people of Gaza hostage Friday and said the United States continues to seek a "durable and sustainable" cease-fire.

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Obama to meet with lawmakers, former presidents

Updated: 01/02/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders to discuss his economic stimulus plan and other legislative issues soon after his arrival in Washington in the coming days.

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Israel destroys Hamas homes, flattens Gaza mosque

Updated: 01/02/2009 - GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel bombed a mosque it claimed was used to store weapons and destroyed homes of more than a dozen Hamas operatives Friday, but under international pressure, the government allowed hundreds of Palestinians with foreign passports to leave besieged Gaza.

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Rice vows hard work on arranging Gaza cease-fire

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused the militant Hamas organization of holding the people of Gaza hostage Friday and said the United States continues to seek a "durable and sustainable" cease-fire.

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