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Illinois Lt. Governor: Start the Impeachment Now

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Illinois Lt. Governor Pat Quinn urges lawmakers in Springfield to start impeachment proceedings against Gov. Rod Blagojevich next week.. then Quinn wants to name Barack Obama's successor.

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Fire Destroys Trailer Home

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A mobile home fire devestated a Topeka family Thursday. The blaze broke out just before 11:30 a.m. at 3736 Southeast 40 highway. 33-year-old Jamie Mechtley was home at the time.

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Fire Devestates Family's Home

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A mobile home fire devestated a Topeka family Thursday. The blaze broke out just before 11:30 a.m. at 3736 Southeast 40 highway. 33-year-old Jamie Mechtley was home at the time.

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Auto Bailout Could Affect Council Grove

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Council Grove is a proud small town that relies on the success of its two auto dealerships. Those dealerships in turn, are counting on a federal bailout to stay strong.

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Officials: Obstacle Remains to Auto Aid Deal

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The top Senate Democrat says a compromise auto bill could see a vote Thursday night. Majority Leader Harry Reid says the lead Republican architect of the deal is briefing colleagues on its outlines, and Democrats were prepared to move forward on it quickly.

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Fla. investigators hurry to ID child's remains

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A team of medical examiners and detectives was hustling to identify the skeletal remains of a child found in a wooded lot in central Florida Thursday, hoping to solve the six-month-old mystery of a missing toddler.

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Fed Ex Truck Lands in River Near Salina

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A Fed Ex driver took an unwanted detour on his delivery route. He was headed to Salina, on Interstate 70 Thursday when his tractor trailer blew a tire. It careened down an embankment and into the Solomon River.

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TPD Graduates 23rd Citizen's Academy

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The Topeka Police Department graduated nearly 20 new faces from its Citizen's Police Academy Thursday night.

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Locations for Potwin Holiday Tour

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Last year's ice storm blasted the Potwin Holiday Home Tour, but the weather should be great this weekend. Here's a list of the home locations, and where to buy tickets (not to mention at the door of the house you visit!)

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Church Offers "Chirstmas According to Scrooge"

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene premiered its first performance of "Christmas According to Scrooge," Thursday night. The musical follows the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely man who despises anything Christmas.

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Kansas, 8 Other States Receive Suspicious Letters Thursday

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A staffer in the Governor's office in Topeka opened a letter containing a powdery substance around noon Thursday. Eight other state capitols received similar letters Thursday. They've hit a total of 20 states and the Virgin Islands this week.

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Web site charts shortcuts through voice menus

Updated: 12/11/2008 - In Dante's epic poem "Inferno," the main character has a guide, the Roman poet Virgil, to show him through the nine circles of hell. Seven centuries later, a Web site wants to be our Virgil, guiding us through the torments of automated phone menus.

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Google shifts Chrome browser out of test mode

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Google Inc. is shifting its Web browser out of test mode just 100 days after its debut, an unusually quick transition for a company known for keeping the "beta" tag on some products for years.

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Gift Guide: Fitness gadgets to revive motivation

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The training regimen (AP) -- if you can call it that - for my first triathlon included nothing more high-tech than a $35 digital watch and a basic MP3 player. But now that winter is arriving, sapping my motivation to get off the couch, I've started looking at fitness gadgets that could help refresh my workouts. A swimmer, biker, runner or walker on your holiday list might like a high-tech nudge out the door, too.

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November video game sales near $3 billion

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Americans may be cutting back on holiday shopping, but they are still buying video games - nearly $3 billion's worth in November, according to data from market researcher NPD Group.

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Study: PC infections plague wire-transfer shops

Updated: 12/11/2008 - For immigrants who send money to their home countries, wire-transfer shops are backbones of their neighborhoods. On some blocks in San Francisco's Mission District, every third or fourth business might offer some sort of money transfer service, and they're always bustling, even on a Sunday morning.

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Yahoo curbs severance pay in event of a takeover

Updated: 12/11/2008 - In a move that could make it easier to negotiate a sale, Yahoo Inc. has overhauled a severance program that could have saddled potential buyers with a huge bill after a takeover.

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Google shifts Chrome browser out of test mode

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Google Inc. is shifting its Web browser out of test mode just 100 days after its debut, an unusually quick transition for a company known for keeping the "beta" tag on some products for years.

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US calls on UN to hunt pirates by land and air

Updated: 12/11/2008 - As Somalia's government crumbles, the U.S. is proposing that the United Nations authorize tracking down Somali pirates not only at sea, but on land and in Somali air space.

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India moves to revamp security after Mumbai siege

Updated: 12/11/2008 - India will create an FBI-style national investigative agency as part of a massive security overhaul announced Thursday in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks that left 171 dead and provoked a public outcry over the government's failure to detect the plot.

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