Posted: 09/19/2008 - 86 people have been fired from a meatpacking plant in Nebraska after walking off the job amid a prayer dispute. The workers repeatedly left work without authorization. A company spokeswoman says they had been warned.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - A Las Vegas judge has dismissed a firearms charge against entertainer Jerry Lewis. Lewis was cited in July for attempting to carry an unloaded concealed weapon through McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Updated: 09/19/2008 - Two men have died after a plane crashed near the York airport. One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene Friday, while the other man was extricated from the wreckage and taken to a hospital where he died later. There were no witnesses, and the cause is still unknown.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in February. Serbia argues that secession was illegal under international law. Belgrade lost authority over Kosovo following a war in 1999.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - A Topeka man is accused of stealing money from his mother.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Medvedev dismissed a claim that Russia was sliding back to authoritarianism. Condoleezza Rice warned Russia it is on a path to isolation and irrelevance. Russia accuses NATO of displaying "Cold War reflexes."
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Authorities issued a warrant Friday for 30-year old Daniel Lee Dukewits. Police identified him as a suspect in Monday's attempted robbery of Kaw Valley Bank and robbery of UMB Bank.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Passengers on train suffer minor injuries, fire official says. Cause of crash under investigation. Crash comes one week after fatal collision involving commuter train, freight train.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Officials rescinded job offer after learning of transition. Ex-Army Special Forces officer David Schroer became Diane Schroer. Judge finds discrimination on basis of gender. ACLU applauds ruling; library has no comment.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Wreck partially uncovered when Hurricane Camille cleared away sand in 1969. Marine archeologist says ship is likely the Monticello, which ran aground in 1862. Monticello partially burned when it crashed trying to get past Navy during Civil War. Others say it could be an early 20th century schooner that ran aground in 1933.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - A theatrical smash hit is making its way to Topeka in December with some added surprises. International sensation "Stomp" will be playing at the Topeka Performing Arts Center December 9th and 10th.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Friday marks a day to stop, remember, and honor the brave and patriotic Americans who serve our country. President Bush proclaimed Friday "National POW/MIA Recognition Day," honoring those who have been prisoners of war or are still missing in action.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Kansas State University plans to help spark the revival of Aggieville, the popular shopping and entertainment district bordering the campus in Manhattan.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - 25-year old Christopher Hall pleaded guilty Friday in the murder of 15-year old Nacole Winter. Winter's body was found near Lake Shawnee in December 2006.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Here's a primer for the modern British politician: Smile a lot, give short, punchy answers to questions, mingle easily with the public, and always pretend to be enjoying it.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - California legislators were poised Friday to pass a compromise spending plan for the second time in a week to meet Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's demands for budget reform, ending the state's 81-day fiscal impasse.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - About 150 Muslims were fired from a Grand Island, Neb., meatpacking plant that has been embroiled in a prayer dispute, a Somali-American leader said Friday.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - A newly discovered dwarf planet in the solar system has been given a Hawaiian name: Haumea (how-MAY'-ah), after the Hawaiian goddess of earth and fertility. Haumea's name was approved Wednesday by the International Astronomical Union in Paris.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Friday afternoon accident involving a school bus and two other vehicles. Police say there were a total of 27 people involved in the accident. No one was injured.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Jurors in O.J. Simpson's armed robbery and kidnapping trial on Friday heard a recording of the football star angrily accusing two memorabilia dealers of stealing his mementoes and saying, "Don't let nobody out of this room."
Posted: 09/19/2008 - Shrimpers and oystermen lost their boats to the muck. Tourist areas on the coast that should be bustling at the start of convention season are flattened. Lingering power outages are keeping offices empty and restaurants closed from Texas through the Midwest.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - A man was charged with burglary after he allegedly broke into a home, ate cheese from the refrigerator, made a mess in a bathroom and fell asleep on a child's bed. Tracy Mullins, 47, of Billings, was arraigned in District Court on Thursday by video from the county jail.
Posted: 09/19/2008 - China's food safety crisis widened Friday after the industrial chemical melamine was found in milk produced by three of the country's leading dairy companies - prompting stores, including Starbucks, to yank milk from their shelves.