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Dimon: Recession could be worse than market crisis

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The economy's downturn could end up being worse than the recent crisis in the financial markets, JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon said Wednesday at a banking conference.

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Storms Appear to Influence Kansas Insurance Rates

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas appears to be seeing the effects of tornadoes in June in its insurance rates. The Kansas Insurance Department says that since July 1, premiums for homeowners insurance have risen about 5.8 percent.

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Kansas to Delay $209M Worth of Highway Projects

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas' top transportation official announces that the state is delaying $209 million worth of highway construction projects. Transportation Secretary Deb Miller said financial uncertainties for both the federal and state governments are the reason.

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One Dead After High School Shooting in Florida

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A Florida high school student is suspected of shooting and killing a classmate at school Wednesday. A school resource officer at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale found the victim, 15-year old Amanda Collette, lying on a hallway floor.

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YouTube channels Google with search-driven ads

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Facing more pressure to profit from its huge audience, YouTube is letting advertisers promote their commercial clips alongside the search results at the Internet's most popular video site.

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$11 million settlements in Chicago train deaths

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Metra commuter rail agency will pay $11 million to settle two wrongful death lawsuits stemming from a 2005 derailment, under a settlement approved by a judge Wednesday.

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Britain calls for more sperm donors amid shortage

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Britain is facing a sperm donor shortage after reversing confidentiality laws and limiting the number of women who can use sperm from one donor, fertility experts warned Wednesday.

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Cheney, Biden to meet privately at VP residence

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney, getting ready to hand off the job as the nation's second-in-command, will sit down with Vice President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday at the Naval Observatory.

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Treasury buying ramps up as inflation worries ease

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The drop in oil prices isn't just helping people with fuel bills - it's also playing a role in luring them to Treasurys and assuaging fears that the government's financial bailout plan will end up hurting the bond market.

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Lohan refers to Obama as 'first colored president'

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Lindsay Lohan referred to President-elect Barack Obama as the country's "first colored president" in an interview on "Access Hollywood." Describing her experience on Election Day, Lohan said: "It was really exciting. It's an amazing feeling. It's our first colored president."

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Obama to pioneer Web outreach as president

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Transition officials call it Obama 2.0 - an ambitious effort to transform the president-elect's vast Web operation and database of supporters into a modern new tool to accomplish his goals in the White House.

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DNC chair faces $15M debt; fight for RNC boss

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Democratic Party faces a smooth transition as President-elect Barack Obama essentially chooses the next national chairman whose initial task will be retiring a $15 million debt. A fight is ensuing on the Republican side as the losing party searches for a new identity - and perhaps a new leader.

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US general urges Obama to keep missile defense

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Air Force general who runs the Pentagon's missile defense projects said Wednesday that American interests would be "severely hurt" if President-elect Obama decided to halt plans developed by the Bush administration to install missile interceptors in Eastern Europe.

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