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Citibank's "Sweet Deal" From Government

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The struggling bank lands a $20 billion lifeline, along with $306 billion in loan guarantees. President Bush hints more bailouts are possible.

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President Bush Pardons 14 Individuals

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The departing President has also commuted the sentences of two more inmates.. he's still granted less than half the pardons of Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan.

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NC carjacking suspect clubbed with frozen turkey

Updated: 01/14/2010 - RALEIGH, N.C. – Stopped. Cold turkey. North Carolina authorities say a shopper clubbed an alleged carjacker with a frozen turkey as he tried to steal a woman's car in a grocery store parking lot Sunday.

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More housing aid sought as prices sink further

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – With nationwide sales of existing homes falling more than expected last month and the median sales price plunging to $183,000, the U.S. housing market keeps getting worse. Bracing for more bad news likely on the way, industry groups pressed President-elect Barack Obama to help stem the damage.

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Men guilty of selling prosthetic for drug tests

Updated: 01/14/2010 - PITTSBURGH – Two men whose company sold a device known as the Whizzinator that helped men cheat on drug tests have pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh. George Wills and Robert Catalano each pleaded guilty Monday to two conspiracy counts. They owned the California-based Internet company Puck Technology.

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Dow Ends Up Nearly 400 After Bailout of Citigroup

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The government's plan to bail out Citigroup sent Wall Street soaring Monday for the second straight session as investors hoped that the worst of the financial industry's problems might finally be over. The Dow Jones industrials surged nearly 400 points, and all the major indexes jumped more than 4.5 percent.

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Murder Charges Dropped in SW Kansas Case

Updated: 11/24/2008 - First-degree murder and conspiracy charges have been dismissed against a southwest Kansas couple accused of killing the woman's ex-boyfriend, whose body has never been found.

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Stolen Kansas ATM Gets Best of Crook

Updated: 11/24/2008 - There's probably an art to stealing and cracking open ATMs. But a Leavenworth man apparently hasn't figured out what it is.

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China's richest man 'under investigation'

Updated: 01/14/2010 - BEIJING, China (CNN) -- Trading in a Chinese electrical appliances company was halted Monday after reports that its chairman -- the richest man in mainland China -- is under investigation on charges of stock market manipulation, the company said.

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Gas prices slip below $2 nationally

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- Gas prices dropped nearly 33 cents in the past two weeks, dipping below $2 for the first time since March 2005, a national survey said Sunday.

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Huckabee tells Republicans how to recover

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- If the Republican Party wants to get back on track, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says GOP leaders must first restore voters' confidence in the government.

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Mystery piano in woods perplexes police

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- Was it a theft? A prank? A roundabout effort to bring some holiday cheer to the police? Authorities in Harwich, Massachusetts, are probing the mysterious appearance of a piano, in good working condition, in the middle of the woods.

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Pro-Palin 'thank you' ads hit the airwaves

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) — Election Day was three weeks ago, but political ads praising former Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin are still hitting the airwaves.

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Bush pardons 14 and commutes 2 prison sentences

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others convicted of misdeeds ranging from drug offenses to tax evasion, from wildlife violations to bank embezzlement, The Associated Press learned Monday.

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Traveling Flag Teaches About Disabilities

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Citizens of Topeka got the chance to learn about Americans with disabilities today. The Disability Media Initiative came to Topeka to display the "It's Our Story Flag" outside of the Washburn University Memorial Union.

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Middle School Students Learn To Volunteer

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Students from Washburn Rural Middle School traded in their pencils and books for some physical labor Monday. It is part of a program to teach kids about volunteering.

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State Suspends License of Salina Child Care Center

Updated: 11/24/2008 - KDHE issued an Emergency Order of Suspension Monday against Sharing and Caring, Inc. in Salina. In its order, KDHE says children were being threatened and force fed. The center may appeal.

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Whales rescued from Australian beach join pod

Updated: 01/14/2010 - HOBART, Australia – A group of whales rescued from an Australian beach have joined a larger pod in deep waters — a sign they are doing fine after their ordeal, an official said Monday.

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Random House to digitize thousands of books

Updated: 01/14/2010 - NEW YORK - With e-book sales exploding in an otherwise sleepy market, Random House Inc. announced Monday that it was making thousands of additional books available in digital form, including novels by John Updike and Harlan Coben, as well as several volumes of the "Magic Treehouse" children's series.

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Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Mobilization

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Law enforcement will be involved in a Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign to put more officers on streets and highways to aggressively enforce state traffic laws.

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Facebook wins $873M judgment against spammer

Updated: 01/14/2010 - SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook has a won $873 million judgment against a Canadian man who bombarded the popular online hangout with sexually explicit "spam" messages.

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