Updated: 04/27/2009 - A pregnant woman who was fleeing a bear when she was struck by a slow-moving car said she would honor the euthanized animal by giving her baby the middle name "Bear."
Updated: 04/27/2009 - Louisiana State Police say Casey Aldridge, the father of actress Jamie Lynn Spears' baby, has been injured in an early morning one-vehicle crash.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - Miss California Carrie Prejean, who became the bombshell of the Miss USA pageant by saying gay couples should not be allowed to marry, said Sunday that her state sponsors urged her to apologize afterward but she rejected the advice.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - Audiences were in the mood for some fatal attraction action at the box office. Beyonce Knowles and Idris Elba's "Obsessed" debuted as the top weekend movie with $28.5 million in ticket sales. The Sony Screen Gems thriller stars Knowles and Elba as a couple whose ideal marriage lands on the rocks after a psychotic temp played by Ali Larter begins stalking the husband.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - Strong thunderstorms packing possible tornadoes battered parts of the Midwest on Sunday for a second straight day, damaging at least half a dozen buildings and a campground in Iowa and two Oklahoma homes.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - The world's governments raced to avoid both a pandemic and global hysteria Sunday as more possible swine flu cases surfaced from Canada to New Zealand and the United States declared a public health emergency. "It's not a time to panic," the White House said.
Posted: 05/04/2009 - Topeka First Assembly of God church hosted their annual "Topeka Blessing of the Bikes" this morning. The event was held to raise awareness of motorcycle safety and to bless bikers as riding season rolls around.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - A tornado hit south-central Kansas on Sunday evening, damaging a home and leaving two people with minor injuries.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - Hollywood calls it "rent, rip and return" and contends it's one of the biggest technological threats to the movie industry's annual $20 billion DVD market — software that allows you to copy a film without paying for it.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - The U.S. should build 100 more nuclear plants rather than spend "billions in subsidies" for renewable energy if it is truly committed to lowering electric bills and having clean air, the Republicans say.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - U.S. pork producers on Sunday, responding to a swine flu outbreak that has escalated into a public health emergency, said their product is safe and that consumers cannot catch the virus by eating properly cooked food.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - A commission investigating waste and fraud in wartime spending has found serious deficiencies in training and equipment for hundreds of Ugandan guards hired to protect U.S. military bases in Iraq, The Associated Press has learned.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - The only bald eagle nest on Santa Cruz Island is now a lonely place, one that webcam viewers were delighted to monitor just a few weeks ago.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - Facebook will adopt new rules governing the social network even though a vote fell well short of a minimum threshold.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - A college professor suspected in the shooting deaths of his wife and two men outside a community theater hasn't used his cell phone or credit card, leaving few traces as authorities searched for him Sunday.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - General Motors Corp. will announce details of its massive restructuring plan on Monday, including changes in its eight brands, potential factory closures and other restructuring moves as it fights to avoid bankruptcy protection.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - The small white skiff approached the Italian cruise ship Melody after dinnertime as it sailed north of the Seychelles, the pirates firing wildly toward the 1,500 passengers and crew on board.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - Voters in the heart of the Swiss Alps on Sunday passed legislation banning naked hiking after dozens of mostly German nudists started rambling through their picturesque region.
Updated: 04/27/2009 - U.S. health officials say they are "very pessimistic" that the seasonal flu vaccine protects against the unique swine flu infecting people in the United States, Mexico and other countries.
Updated: 04/26/2009 - Florida alligators are known to roam in springtime when they search for mates, but a Tampa woman was mystified to find one parked on her doorstep.
Updated: 04/26/2009 - Airplane collisions with birds or other animals have destroyed 28 aircraft since 2000, with New York's Kennedy airport and Sacramento International reporting the most incidents with serious damage, according to Federal Aviation Administration data posted for the first time Friday. And the problem appears to be growing.
Updated: 04/26/2009 - Democrats in the U.S. Senate appear eager to have Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius confirmed as federal health and human services secretary.
Updated: 04/26/2009 - The wait for news about the government's stress tests of big banks and a crush of earnings reports are likely to keep Wall Street on edge this week.
Updated: 04/26/2009 - Audiences were in the mood for some fatal attraction action at the box office.