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Hijacked Saudi oil tanker anchors off Somalia

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Pirates who seized a Saudi supertanker loaded with $100 million in crude anchored the ship within sight of impoverished Somali fishing villages Tuesday, while other bandits took control of an Iranian cargo ship - the seventh vessel hijacked in 12 days.

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Wal-Mart truck used to smuggle immigrants

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Four illegal immigrants were found in the back of a Wal-Mart truck, and the driver and two alleged accomplices were accused of trying to smuggle them through a Border Patrol checkpoint.

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Spitzer prostitute sits down for TV interview

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The prostitute at the center of the salacious scandal that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and generated national headlines is going to dish on her life as a pricey escort.

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Neb. lawmakers begin debating safe-haven age limit

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Nebraska lawmakers appeared Tuesday to be leaning toward tightening the state's safe-haven law by setting an age limit of either one month or one year for children who may be legally abandoned by parents or guardians.

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Pickens' wife proposes way to save wild horses

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The wife of Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens says she'll create a refuge for wild horses, after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced it was considering euthanizing some of the animals.

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NYPD opens new counterterrorism nerve center

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The setting could pass for a high-tech trading floor: men in dark suits, sitting at tiered banks of desks, studying a steady stream of video and data on floor-to-ceiling monitors.

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Palin Faces Challenges Back In Alaska

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Gov. Sarah Palin, heralded by some conservatives as the future of the Republican Party, faces some cold political realities in present-day Alaska.

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50% More U.S. Kids Went Hungry In 2007

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Some 691,000 children went hungry in America sometime in 2007, while close to one in eight Americans struggled to feed themselves adequately even before this year's sharp economic downturn, the Agriculture Department reported Monday.

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City Threatens Blind Woman Over Unpaid 1-cent Bill

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A 74-year-old blind woman was shocked when her daughter found a letter from the city saying a lien would be placed on her home unless she paid an overdue water bill.

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Schwarzenegger opens climate change summit

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opened his climate change summit on Tuesday by telling attendees from around the world that they can balance environmental protection with economic growth.

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Woman Shot in Back

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Authorities need your help finding suspects in an early Tuesday morning shooting. The woman was driving alone when shots were fired at her vehicle.

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Attorney Dismisses Claim About ex-AG's Mistress

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A lawyer for former Attorney General Paul Morrison is dismissing as ``absurd'' a claim that a woman having an extramarital affair with Morrison influenced him to file charges against Dr. George Tiller.

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Sunflower Sues Kansas in Federal Court

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Sunflower Electric Power Corp. has filed a federal lawsuit in its latest bid to get a state permit to build two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas.

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Sebelius Hears From Obama

Updated: 11/18/2008 - When President-elect Barack Obama called the governor of Kansas this weekend, she at first didn't believe it.

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Children's Book Brought To Life On Topeka Stage

Updated: 11/18/2008 - If you're looking for a great activity to keep your kid entertained that is inside and warm, the Topeka Civic Theatre has the answer. Bringing the famous books by Arnold Lobel to life, "A Year With Frog and Toad" takes the stage at the Topeka Civic Theatre.

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Get to Know More About Your Sheriff's Office

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Shawnee County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy. It gives citizens a chance to learn more about the operations of the sheriff's office.

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HP Shares Soar after Solid 4Q Outlook

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Hewlett-Packard Co. surprised Wall Street on Tuesday by saying its earnings will be slightly above analysts' expectations, going against the grain as other technology bellwethers have slashed forecasts and posted weak results in the sagging economy.

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Median Home Prices Fall around US in Q3

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Home prices fell in a record four out of five U.S. cities in the third quarter as low-cost foreclosures flooded the market and the U.S. housing market's decline spread throughout the country.

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South African Cartoonist makes Light of Mandela

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Don't worry, Nelson Mandela can laugh at himself. At least that's the opinion of Jonathan Shapiro, South Africa's leading political cartoonist for 20 years, whose work has not shied away from ridiculing the foibles of the anti-apartheid icon.

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Residents to Inspect Calif. Homes Charred in Fire

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Smoky skies cleared and once-whipping winds slowed to a standstill Tuesday, as another wave of those who fled Southern California's ferocious weekend wildfires prepared to sort through the remains of their homes.

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Wall Street makes Hesitant Advance

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Wall Street made a hesitant advance Tuesday, with investors refraining from making big bets in a volatile market battered by a stream of weak economic data.

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Child Molester Gets 9 Life Sentences

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A judge hands a Hutchinson parolee nine life sentences, without the possibility of parole for almost 80 years for molesting four young girls.

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