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Iraq Earmarks $15 Billion For Reconstruction

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Iraq has earmarked some $15 billion — nearly 25 percent of its 2009 draft budget — to help rebuild the country's crumbling infrastructure, energy and oil facilities, the finance minister said Saturday.

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Police: Shooter Feared Trick-Or-Treater Was Robber

Posted: 11/01/2008 - An ex-convict who thought he was being robbed gunned down a 12-year-old trick-or-treater, spraying nearly 30 rounds with an assault rifle from inside his home after hearing a knock on the door, police said Saturday.

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FEMA Official Says Agency Response Slow After Ike

Posted: 11/01/2008 - A top official of the Federal Emergency Management Agency admits that the agency was sluggish in its response to Texans affected by Hurricane Ike's devastation, according to a published report.

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Palin Takes Prank Call From Fake French President

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Sarah Palin has unwittingly taken a prank call from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and told him she may make a good president in eight years.

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Final Weekend: Obama Confident, McCain Seeks Upset

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Warmed by the cheers of thousands, John McCain and Barack Obama plunged through the final weekend of their marathon race for the White House, the Republican digging for an upset while his confident-sounding rival told supporters, "We can change this country."

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Falling Gas Prices

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Gas prices in Topeka have fallen about .25 at several stations compared to this time last week. Overnight some stations fell another .10.

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McCain says he has always had faith in his country

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Saturday criticized Democratic rival Barack Obama's comment that his victory in Iowa's caucuses last winter had "vindicated" his faith in the American people.

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Biden promises a bipartisan spirit in White House

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Saturday that he and Barack Obama would take a bipartisan spirit to the White House in working to revive the nation's economy and restore America's reputation in the world.

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Police: Shooter feared trick-or-treater was robber

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Police in South Carolina say a 12-year-old trick-or-treater was killed when a convicted felon fearing a robbery fired nearly 30 rounds with an assault rifle from inside a house.

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Young Citizens Academy Graduation

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Kids from various schools across the area came together to complete one goal: graduating from the Young Citizens Academy. This weekend, they accomplished that goal.

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JPMorgan Expanding Mortgage-Modification Program

Posted: 10/31/2008 - JPMorgan Chase & Co. on Friday became the latest major bank to beef up its mortgage modification efforts as the government also considers a plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

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Voter Turnout Expected to be Highest in Decades

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Voter turnout will be the highest in decades, dwarfing recent presidential elections, experts predict. The only question dividing experts is how huge will it be. Will it be the largest since 1968, largest since 1960 or even, as one expert predicts, the largest in a century?

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Federal Appeals Court Sides with Westboro Baptist Church

Posted: 10/31/2008 - The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis says Missouri can't enforce its funeral picketing law until it is deemed constitutional. The ruling is a victory for Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church.

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Overlay Project to Begin Saturday

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Football fans taking US-24 to the KU/K-State game Saturday should expect construction delays. Workers will be doing an overlay project between Saint Marys and Silver Lake.

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