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Sources: US Nears Removing North Korea From Terror List

Posted: 10/10/2008 - The Bush administration is nearing a decision to remove North Korea from a terrorism blacklist and may do so as early as Friday in a bid to salvage faltering nuclear disarmament talks, The Associated Press has learned.

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Schwarzenegger Optimistic State can Secure Loans

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson that he's optimistic that California will be able to secure $4 billion in short-term loans to keep the state running.

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Oil Plummets Below $83 on Global Slowdown Fears

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Oil prices plummeted to a one-year low below $83 a barrel Friday in European trading as investor fears of a severe global economic downturn caused by the crisis in credit markets sparked a panicked sell-off of both crude and equities.

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Former Finnish President Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Finland's ex-president Martti Ahtisaari received the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to build a lasting peace from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Middle East.

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Financial Turmoil, Weaker Sales Batter GM Shares

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Investors were watching to see whether General Motors Corp. shares will fall for a seventh straight session Friday as financial turmoil and a weakening global auto market have heightened worries that the automaker may be unable to pull out of its nosedive before it runs out of cash.

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European Markets Plunge Again, Nikkei Plummets

Posted: 10/10/2008 - European stock markets slumped in early trading Friday following massive sell-offs on Wall Street and Asia as lending rates between banks continue to rise despite this week's efforts by central banks to break the logjam in credit markets.

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Flu Vaccination Best Shot at Staying Healthy

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Area health care providers are gearing up for flu vaccination season. Doctors say it can offer 70- to 90-percent protection from the flu. This year, the recommendation for children extends from six months all the way up to 18 years of age.

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Washburn Univ. Students Attend Pep Rally

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Washburn University students attended a pep rally at Petro Allied Health Center Thursday evening. Its homecoming week as the football team prepares to cap it off with a Saturday game against Emporia State.

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High School Students Get Glimpses of Colleges

Posted: 10/09/2008 - High school students in Topeka get a chance to check out what colleges have to offer them today. Students got to talk to representatives from over 100 colleges, universities, trade schools, and training programs.

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New Apartments Open in Topeka

Posted: 10/09/2008 - A new affordable housing complex has moved into Topeka. Woodland Park Apartment Homes at Soldier Creek offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units. They have a total of 236 apartments available for rent. Most of them are two bedrooms.

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Stormont-Vail Employees Get a Pie in the Face

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Stormont-Vail is raising money for the United Way. Employees there had collection jars assigned to them. The three contestants with the most money volunteered to take a pie to the face.

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Christ the King Elem. Helps Needy

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Christ the King Elementary School held a clothing drive Thursday. The two eighth grade classes participated in the drive - bringing in old clothing, gloves, socks, and any other items they felt could be used. The Topeka Rescue Mission picked the clothing up.

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Gov. Thanks State Workers

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Local workers are being recognized for all their hard work over the years. Thursday, Governor Kathleen Sebelius was at the state capitol, congratulating Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas Corporation Commission workers for their ten, twenty, and thirty years of service.

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BNSF to Add Jobs

Posted: 10/09/2008 - While many employers are cutting back, BNSF will be adding jobs soon. The railroad announced today they will be hiring finance clerks in Topeka. If you're interested, you can apply online at BNSF.com/careers.

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Secretary of State Encourages Kansans to Vote

Posted: 10/09/2008 - The Kansas Secretary of State today kicked off an effort to encourage more citizens to vote in the upcoming election. The program includes television and radio commercials and ads in print and online newspapers. The deadline to register to vote is October 20th. Voters can look up their polling place online at voteks.org

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Shawnee Co. Commission Prepares for Winter Weather

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Shawnee County Commission met to discuss proposals regarding keeping the roads clear of ice. They passed the measures to buy supplies at today's meeting. The salt would come from Independent Salt Company here in Kansas.

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Enchilada Sauce Recall

Posted: 10/09/2008 - McCormick and company announced today a voluntary recall of its Enchilada Sauce mix. The company says it contains undeclared milk ingredients. McCormick is warning that people who have allergies to milk run the risk of "serious or life threatening" allergic reactions if they consume this product.

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Kansas Woman Asks Neb. Court to Dismiss Case

Posted: 10/09/2008 - The attorney for Westboro Baptist Church leader Shirley Phelps-Roper wants a Nebraska judge to dismiss the charges against her.Authorities say Phelps-Roper let her 10-year-old son stand on an American flag at the funeral of a National Guardsman.

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