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Bailout with 'sweeteners' heads toward Senate win

Posted: 10/01/2008 - After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, speeding toward passage in the Senate and gaining ground in the House, where conservative opposition seemed to soften.

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McCain says Americans most willing to sacrifice

Posted: 10/01/2008 - You look at the man today - immaculately tailored suit, ramrod-straight posture, confidently articulating complex beliefs in a swanky Midwestern hotel - and it's almost impossible to fathom who he was between 1967 and 1973.

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Hollywood studios agree to digital rollout

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Five Hollywood studios have agreed to help pay for a $1 billion-plus rollout of digital technology on about 20,000 movie screens in North America, a precursor to showing movies in 3-D.

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Defense rests in OJ's armed robbery trial in Vegas

Posted: 10/01/2008 - O.J. Simpson's defense rested its case Wednesday without calling the former football star to the stand. Instead, his lawyers wrapped up with a voice mail from a key prosecution witness offering to tailor his testimony if he was paid enough.

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Faster Genetic Test for Flu Virus Approved

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The government approved a new genetic test for the flu virus Tuesday that will allow labs across the country to identify flu strains within four hours instead of four days.

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Buffett's Company to Buy $3B of GE Preferred Stock

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is investing $3 billion in General Electric Co., a huge vote of confidence for an iconic American company battered by the credit crisis.

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Mailmen Might Deliver Meds in Next Anthrax Attack

Posted: 10/01/2008 - If there ever is another anthrax attack, the letter carrier may deliver your antibiotics. Federal health officials are beginning a project in Minneapolis-St. Paul to let letter carriers stockpile a personal supply of emergency antibiotics so they are protected and ready to deliver aid to the rest of the city at a moment's notice.

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World's Heaviest Man to Wed. Oct. 26 in Mexico

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The world's most obese man is getting hitched. Manuel Uribe says he will wed longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis on Oct. 26 in Monterrey, Mexico. The two will be married in a civil ceremony at a location still to be decided.

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Stock Losses Take Heavy Toll on Retirement Savings

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The financial crisis that toppled major Wall Street banks and snarled credit markets around the world has also taken a toll on nest eggs, forcing people to rethink when — and even if — their savings will allow them to retire.

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Tight Credit, Fear Send Sept. Auto Sales Below 1M

Posted: 10/01/2008 - U.S. auto sales dropped below 1 million last month for the first time in more than 15 years as some consumers struggled to get financing and others were frightened away from showrooms by bank failures and turmoil on Wall Street.

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Topeka Community Members Lend a Hand to Build a Park

Posted: 10/01/2008 - People from around the community put in a helping hand to build a new park Volunteers from "Keep America Beautiful" and Westar employees dug in to build the new park from the ground up.

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Possible Fossett Items Found in California

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Authorities in rugged eastern California say a hiker has found items possibly belonging to missing adventurer Steve Fossett. INYO National Forest spokeswoman Nancy Upham said Wednesday a hiker found the items near the town of Mammoth Lakes.

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Scam Alert: Targeting the Elderly for Money

Posted: 10/01/2008 - 13 news is on your side with a scam warning. The Better Business Bureau says it targets grandparents by calling and pretending to be their grandchildren.

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Governor's Military Council Meets Wednesday

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A group of state officials are making a team effort to keep Kansas strong. The Governor's Military Council met Wednesday. It's made up of people from all the state's major communities with the goal of making sure Kansas is doing all it can to support the military.

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Michelle Obama Campaigns in Kansas City

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Michelle Obama is in Kansas City Wednesday to campaign for the Democratic Presidential ticket headed by her husband, Senator Barack Obama.

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Ex-teacher says middle schooler was a man to her

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A former math teacher sentenced to federal prison for a sex crime with a minor says the age of the 13-year-old schoolboy she fled with to Mexico didn't matter to her.

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Computers help docs spot breast cancer on X-rays

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A computer is as good as a second pair of eyes for helping a radiologist spot breast cancer on a mammogram, one of the largest and most rigorous tests of computer-aided detection found.

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VP debate moderator's impartiality questioned

Posted: 10/01/2008 - PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, moderator of the upcoming vice presidential debate, dismissed conservative questions about her impartiality because she is writing a book that includes material on Barack Obama.

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Palin gets chance to overcome doubts in VP debate

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Sarah Palin is heading into her debate with Joe Biden, easily the most-anticipated vice presidential faceoff ever, weighed down by fresh evidence that voters are developing serious doubts about her readiness for the job.

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Pilot's license found in Calif. may be Fossett's

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A hiker in a rugged part of eastern California found a pilot's license and other items possibly belonging to Steve Fossett, the adventurer who vanished on a solo flight in a borrowed plane more than a year ago, authorities said Wednesday.

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AP Poll: Obama takes a 7-point lead over McCain

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Barack Obama has surged to a seven-point lead over John McCain one month before the presidential election, lifted by voters who think the Democrat is better suited to lead the nation through its sudden financial crisis, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that underscores the mounting concerns of some McCain backers.

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