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Gasoline continues plunge; crude tumbles below $60

Updated: 11/18/2008 - HOUSTON – Retail gasoline prices dipped for a 17th week since July 4, falling below $2 a gallon in a number of states and approaching $1.50 at some service stations.

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Palin says she might run for high office again

Updated: 11/18/2008 - WASILLA, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she wouldn't hesitate to run for the presidency in four years if it's God's will, even though she never thought Campaign 2008 would be "as brutal a ride as it turned out to be."

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Most in AP poll confident Obama will fix economy

Updated: 11/18/2008 - WASHINGTON – In one of the economy's darkest hours in decades, it looks as if people are taking Barack Obama up on his exhortations for hope and change.

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Consumer spending worries clobber stocks

Updated: 11/18/2008 - NEW YORK – Volatility slammed Wall Street again Tuesday as the reality hit investors that few industries are safe from the consumer spending slump — whether they're building homes, making cars or selling coffee. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 150 points.

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Obama marks Veterans Day with wreath-laying

Updated: 11/18/2008 - CHICAGO – President-elect Obama honored fallen troops Tuesday by placing a wreath at a memorial and making a Veterans Day pledge to the many Americans who have served in the military.

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Democratic aides: Pelosi supports automakers help

Updated: 11/18/2008 - WASHINGTON – Democratic aides say Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to seek legislation to provide relief to the battered auto industry, and wants it done in a post-election session of Congress likely to convene in the next few days.

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Gasoline Continues Plunge; Crude Tumbles Below $60

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The sign in front of a BP gas station in Brunswick, Ohio shows the price of one gallon of unleaded regular … HOUSTON – Retail gasoline prices dipped for a 17th week since July 4, falling below $2 a gallon in a number of states and approaching $1.50 at some service stations.

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Wistful president salutes veterans in NY ceremony

Updated: 11/18/2008 - NEW YORK – President Bush wistfully saluted the nation's veterans Tuesday as he prepares to hand two ongoing wars over to his successor, saying he'll "miss being the commander in chief of such a fabulous group."

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Democratic Aides: Pelosi Supports Automakers Help

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Democratic aides say Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to seek legislation to provide relief to the battered auto industry, and wants it done in a post-election session of Congress likely to convene in the next few days.

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Payless Chain to Give Away Shoes Through Charities

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to give out 65,000 reduced-price or free pairs of shoes to children over the next two months through a partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

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U.S. unveils mortgage plan

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Effort focuses on Fannie, Freddie - sets standards for private sector. No direct financial help from U.S.

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Veterans Day at Hope Street Academy

Updated: 11/18/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - Students at Hope Street Academy observed Veterans Day by listening to first-hand accounts from soldiers who served in Iraq.

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Central Kansas Volunteers Get 1919 Train Working

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Central Kansas volunteers working to restore a 1919 Baldwin locomotive got the train's engine running for the first time in 50 years. The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad Association reported minor leaks that needed to be repaired before the train could continue to run.

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'Extreme Makeover' Show to Build New Home for Chapman

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A tornado-battered Kansas town gets a boost from a network TV show that builds homes for deserving families. Crews from ABC's ``Extreme Makeover Home Edition'' are expected in Chapman to begin work on a custom home for the family of an Army soldier who was wounded in Iraq.

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Vice President Dick Cheney Honors Veterans Day

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney paid tribute to the nation's Veterans Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery where Veterans Day ceremonies took place outside of Washington, D.C.

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Medicare open enrollment is quickly approaching. Between November 15th and December 31st, you can make changes to your Medicare health plan or prescription drug coverage.

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Tenn. Man Dies in Kansas Hunting Accident

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A 63-year-old Tennessee man is dead after being accidentally shot while bird hunting in northcentral Kansas. The Rooks County Sheriff's Office said William Dudley Carter of Adams, Tennessee, died Saturday as a result of wounds to his head and upper chest.

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Governor Sebelius Honors Veterans Day

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Today is a day to stop and remember those that have served our country. In observance of Veterans Day, Governor Kathleen Sebelius if offering her own words of thanks.

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Challenger Wins Commission Race in Johnson County

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner videotaped removing his opponents campaign signs has lost his seat. After provisional ballots were counted, Calvin Hayden beat John Toplikar by 42 votes.

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Kansas Governor's Chicago Trip Leads to Cabinet Talk

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' office says a weekend trip to Chicago was to celebrate husband, Gary's, 59th birthday. Chicago is also home to Barack Obama's transition team, but a spokesperson says Sebelius did not meet with them.

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Kansas Man's Holiday Proposal Leads to Internet Buzz

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Topeka activist Sonny Scroggins scheduled a meeting to lobby for a national holiday honoring Barack Obama. A newspaper's notice of the meeting on its web site was posted on the Drudge Report, creating a flurry of hits.

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