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Opposition Makes Gains In Venezuela Vote

Updated: 11/24/2008 - President Hugo Chavez's opponents made important gains in Venezuela's local elections, capturing the Caracas mayor's office and three of the most populous states, but his allies won a strong majority.

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Police: Wife Shot and Killed at New Jersey Church

Updated: 11/24/2008 - A gunman drove across the country to confront his estranged wife, then killed her in a church vestibule as Sunday services let out, authorities said. Two other people were injured in the attack, which sent churchgoers scrambling for safety.

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Astronauts Venture on 4th, Final Sacewalk

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Three spacewalks down. One to go. Astronauts Stephen Bowen and Robert "Shane" Kimbrough venture outside the international space station Monday for the fourth and final spacewalk of space shuttle Endeavour's nearly two-week visit to the orbiting outpost.

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US Stocks Look to Open Higher on Citigroup Plan

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Wall Street showed relief early Monday over the government's plan to bail out Citigroup Inc. — a move it hopes will help address some of the uncertainty hounding the financial sector.

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Oil Prices Rise back Above $50

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Oil prices were fluctuating around $50 a barrel Monday as investors gained some confidence from reports that ailing U.S. bank Citigroup will get a state bailout and that U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has chosen an economic team to tackle what could be the worst slowdown in decades.

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Evening of Giving at West Ridge Mall

Updated: 11/25/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - West Ridge Mall hosted the annual Simon Evening of Giving Sunday night. All proceeds from admission were donated to charity.

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Snyder to Return to the Wildcats

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Bill Snyder, whose turnaround of Kansas State has been called "the Miracle in Manhattan," has told school officials he'll return to coach the Wildcats again. The 69-year-old Snyder was introduced at a news conference Monday morning.

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Co-Founder Of Slinky Company Dies At 90

Updated: 11/23/2008 - Betty James, who co-founded the company that made the Slinky and beat the odds as a single mother in the late 1950s to become a successful executive, has died. She was 90.

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Minnesota Senate Race Tightens In Recount

Updated: 11/23/2008 - Ballots in the ultra-close race between Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken were counted in at least three counties Saturday. While Coleman's razor-thin margin over Franken has narrowed since the recount began, it grew slightly in Saturday's count, from 115 to 167 votes.

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Shooting At Washington Mall Kills 1, Wounds 1

Updated: 11/23/2008 - Shots erupted in a packed Seattle-area shopping mall Saturday after an apparent argument between a gunman and two other young men, killing one of the men, creating panic among shoppers and sending police on a store-to-store search for the shooter, authorities said.

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Salvation Army Kettles Stolen in Wichita

Updated: 11/23/2008 - Someone has been stealing Salvation Army kettles in Wichita, and investigators are hoping to get security video and possibly identify suspects.

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Kansas Patrol Chase Policy More Lenient Than Others

Updated: 11/23/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol's chase policy does not distinguish between chases involving traffic violators and those suspected of violent crimes, such as murder or rape.

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Fuel from food? The feast is over

Updated: 11/23/2008 - In future years we may look back at the Great Mexican Tortilla Crisis of 2006 as the time when ethanol lost its vroom.

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Official: Russians want to search for oil off Cuba

Updated: 11/23/2008 - Russian oil companies could soon begin searching for oil in deep Gulf of Mexico waters off Cuba, a top diplomat said just days before Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits the island.

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The lessons of the 1979 Chrysler loan guarantee

Updated: 11/23/2008 - When Chrysler teetered on the brink of bankruptcy in 1979, the automaker spent months building support for a $1.5 billion loan guarantee that helped save the company and tens of thousands of jobs.

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Obituaries in the news

Updated: 11/23/2008 - Augustus "Gus" Barber, a former meat cutter who built a frozen-food business that provided jobs to thousands of immigrants, died Friday. He was 87.

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China rejects UN report on torture as 'untrue'

Updated: 11/23/2008 - The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected a U.N. panel's report alleging that police in China used torture, calling the accusations "untrue and slanderous" and saying some panel members were prejudiced against Beijing.

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High turnout in key election test for Chavez

Updated: 11/23/2008 - President Hugo Chavez sought to hold on to his dominance in state and municipal elections Sunday, facing an opposition aiming to win back power in key states and cities.

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Oprah, Leno, Letterman: What's Palin to do next?

Updated: 11/23/2008 - Sarah Palin is juggling offers to write books, appear in films and sit on dozens of interview couches at a rate astonishing for most Hollywood stars, let alone a first-term governor.

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Ga. school superintendent files for bankruptcy

Updated: 11/23/2008 - Only months after winning and giving away $1 million on a television game show, state Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox and her husband have filed for bankruptcy.

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