Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama said Friday that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it."
Posted: 11/07/2008 - Jobless Rate Hits 6.5 Percent In October; 240,000 Jobs Lost.
Updated: 11/07/2008 - Rep. Jerry Moran is taking the next step in his likely bid for higher office. The western Kansas Republican has filed paperwork that allows him to accept contributions for a U.S. Senate campaign.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - When Luke Smith cast a vote for the McCain-Palin ticket, the Arkansas City man says his decision included a ``debt of honor'' to the governor of Alaska.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - A school building collapsed during classes on Friday, killing at least seven people and injuring many more students, some of them pulled, bleeding, from the rubble.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - General Motors Corp. said Friday it lost $2.5 billion in the third quarter and warned that it could run out of cash in 2009 if the U.S. economic slump continues and it doesn't get government aid.
Updated: 11/07/2008 - Problems with voting machines and a significant number of provisional ballots have made the race for Crawford County attorney too close to call.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - Kansas' budget crisis forces a few changes in the Statehouse renovation but doesn't appear likely to slow it down. The project began in 2000 and is scheduled to finish near the end of 2011.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - WATE-TV reported the schools are closed today because the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka announced it would stage a demonstration over the traffic crash deaths of four Scott County High School cheerleaders last month.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - Angolan troops have joined Congolese soldiers battling rebels near the city of Goma, U.N. officials reported Friday, raising new fears the conflict will spread in the region as African leaders struggled to find a way to stop the violence.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - The largest United Nations peacekeeping force in the world is stretched to the limit as fighting in eastern Congo threatens to engulf the region, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - Sen. Joe Lieberman's affiliation with Democrats was in question after a meeting Thursday with Majority Leader Harry Reid, steamed over the Connecticut independent's high-profile support of John McCain for president.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - Gov. Sarah Palin hadn't been back home in Alaska for a full day and her staff had begun fielding requests Thursday for postelection interviews, including from Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King and others.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - Obama's election triumph on Tuesday presented no evidence of the so-called Bradley effect, in which whites who oppose a black politician mislead pollsters about whom they will vote for. Instead, national and state pre-election polls were generally accurate in reflecting voters' preferences in the presidential contest.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama is calling on economic experts to discuss the first steps toward healing a damaged economy as he forms a new administration in the face of a worsening crisis.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission considers whether to revoke the state license of three closed race tracks.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - Christopher Lowrance of Coffeyville was sentenced Thursday in the death of 23-year-old Rachel Dennis, whose body was found in the Verdigris River 11 days after she went missing.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - Some Kansas gun dealers say Democrat Barack Obama's election to the presidency has sparked an increase in firarrms sales. Retailers say sales have risen as much as 15 percent in the past month.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - It seems President Bush's dog Barney wasn't much in the mood for friendly attention during his walk outside the White House on Thursday. So when Reuters reporter Jon Decker reached down to pet the Scottish terrier, the seemingly docile dog snapped at him and bit Decker's right index finger.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - This year's ozone hole over Antarctica was the fifth biggest on record, reaching a maximum area of 10.5 million square miles in September, NASA says.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - Under the watchful eye of law enforcement in 40 states, Craigslist pledged Thursday to crack down on ads for prostitution on its Web sites.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - The nation's unemployment rate bolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October as another 240,000 jobs were cut, the government said Friday. It was stark proof the economy is almost certainly in a recession
Posted: 11/07/2008 - The head of the U.N.'s climate change body said Friday that he hopes the United States will take a more active role in fighting global warming once Barack Obama becomes president.
Posted: 11/07/2008 - A North Korean diplomat says the communist country is ready to deal with any new U.S. administration following Barack Obama's election to the presidency as talks continued over dismantlement of its nuclear weapons program.