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Kansas Conviction Upheld For Killer of Deputy

Posted: 10/24/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court upholds the murder conviction of Gregory A. Moore, convicted of killing a Harvey County deputy and wounding a Hesston police detective.

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Will Ferrell's Bush meets Fey's Palin on 'SNL'

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Appearing as President Bush on the prime-time edition of "Saturday Night Live," Will Ferrell offered his political "strategery" to Tina Fey's Sarah Palin.

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Stevens jury sent home, deliberations halted

Posted: 10/24/2008 - A judge ordered a one- to two-day halt to jury deliberations in Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial Friday, the latest setback in a gripping case and one that could delay a verdict until after Election Day.

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Palin stylist draws higher pay than policy adviser

Posted: 10/24/2008 - An acclaimed celebrity makeup artist for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin collected more money from John McCain's campaign than his foreign policy adviser.

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Stocks dive on belief global recession is at hand

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Wall Street joined world stock markets in a selloff Friday, with the Dow Jones industrials dropping about 330 points and all the major indexes falling more than 3 percent. The growing belief that the world will suffer a punishing economic recession has investors dumping stocks.

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September Existing Home Sales Up 5.5%

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Sales of existing homes rose by the largest amount in more than five years in September, a real estate trade group said Friday. The data is a possible glimmer of hope that the housing slump could be starting to bottom out.

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Chrysler to Cut 25% of Salaried Work Force

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Chrysler LLC said Friday it will cut 25 percent of its salaried work force starting next month, and the automaker warned that it will make more restructuring announcements in the near future.

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Stocks, Oil, Gold Tank on Growing Recession Fears

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Stock markets around the world plummeted Friday and oil prices plunged to their lowest in more than a year. Even gold, the traditional safe haven in times of panic, fell sharply.

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Westar Energy Announces Settlement for 11% Rate Hike

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Westar announced a settlement Friday in its rate hike request. It would mean an average monthly increase for homeowners of 11 percent, compared to the original request for a 15 percent increase. The agreement is subject to the approval of the KCC.

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Stephen Hawking to Retire from Prestigious Post

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Cambridge University said Friday that Hawking would step down at the end of the academic year in September, but would continue working as Emeritus Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.

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GOP Open Seats Boost Democrats House Chances

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Across the country, GOP departures - many in districts the party has controlled for decades - have made an extraordinarily grim election year even tougher for Republicans.

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US, UN Differ on Afghan Opium Ebb

Posted: 10/24/2008 - In a report obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its planned release Friday, the Bush administration claims that production of the heroin precursor will plunge by 31 percent this year.

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Obama Fundraising Drops as McCain's Cash Dwindles

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Barack Obama and John McCain enter the final days of the presidential campaign amid dwindling reserves, with Obama hindered by a sudden drop in fundraising and McCain restrained by spending limits

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Will Ferrell's Bush Meets Fey's Palin on `SNL'

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Ferrell reprised his famed impression of the president on the live "Weekend Update" special Thursday to give an "impromptu" evening address to the nation. Video Included

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OPEC Slashes Production; Crude Continues to Tumble

Updated: 10/24/2008 - OPEC said at an emergency meeting Friday that it will slash oil production by 1.5 million barrels to stem the "dramatic collapse" of oil prices, but crude prices plunged 7 percent anyway.

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Stocks Dive on Belief Global Recession is at Hand

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Wall Street joined world stock markets in a selloff Friday, with the Dow Jones industrials dropping about 330 points and all the major indexes falling more than 3 percent.

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Rays Squeeze Phillies 4-2, Tying World Series 1-1

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Squeeze plays, a wacky checked swing and a fresh face out of the bullpen. These plucky Tampa Bay Rays pulled out all their tricks at Tropicana Field to tie the World Series.

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Former Bush Press Secretary Backs Obama

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Scott McClellan, President Bush's former press secretary who angered old colleagues with a tell-all book earlier this year, said Thursday he is backing Barack Obama for president.

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