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US Stocks set to Open Higher after Wednesday Drop

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Wall Street appeared headed for a mild rebound Thursday after its steep dive in the previous session, but investors remained anxious ahead of data expected to suggest that the economy is in a recession.

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Scientists View Both Obama, McCain as Supportive

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Call it the political revenge of the nerds. For nearly eight years, many mainstream scientists have been frustrated with the Bush administration. They've claimed that science has been censored, ignored and politicized on issues from global warming to stem cells to evolution. Even the presidential science adviser was booted from the White House, forced to set up office down the street.

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Brain Signals Revive Paralyzed Muscles in Monkeys

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Monkeys taught to play a computer game were able to overcome wrist paralysis with an experimental device that might lead to new treatments for patients with stroke and spinal cord injury. Remarkably, the monkeys regained use of paralyzed muscles by learning to control the activity of just a single brain cell.

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Finding God at a Beer Festival

Posted: 10/15/2008 - In the beginning, there was a long line for Judgment Day ale. Shortly after the doors opened on the 27th Great American Beer Festival, a crowd congregated at the booth offering that and other pours from The Lost Abbey of San Marcos, Calif., where the tap handle is a Celtic cross and the legacy of beer-brewing monks endures.

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Design Competition 'Project Runway' Pins a Winner

Posted: 10/15/2008 - A soft-spoken designer from Portland, Ore., has the competition sewn up on Bravo's hit reality show "Project Runway." A quartet of judges picked Leanne Marshall in the season finale that aired Wednesday night. Show mentor Tim Gunn served as a guest judge after Jennifer Lopez dropped out because of a foot injury.

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In Many US airports, Guns are OK Outside Security

Posted: 10/15/2008 - An Associated Press survey of the 20 busiest U.S. airports found it's okay for people with gun permits to carry firearms in the general public areas of the terminal at seven of them. Pepole still cannot take them past the security checkpoint.

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About 200K Ohio Voters Have Records Discrepancies

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Close to one in every three newly registered Ohio voters will end up on court-ordered lists being sent to county election boards because they have some discrepancy in their records, an elections spokesman said Wednesday.

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Dow Plunges 733 on New Disheartening Economic Data

Posted: 10/15/2008 - The economy lurched deeper into the doldrums Wednesday and took the stock market down with it, sending the Dow Jones industrials to a staggering 733-point loss and erasing any hopes that the convulsions that have shaken Wall Street for a month were over.

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Cheney's Heartbeat Returned to Normal

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney underwent an electric shock procedure Wednesday afternoon to restore a normal heart rhythm. He's had problems with an abnormal heartbeat in the past.

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Shawnee County Commission Meetings in Council Chambers Not an Option

Posted: 10/15/2008 - The Shawnee County Commission meetings will be televised on City Channel 4, but not be moved to the city council chambers. Commissioners met Monday and discussed Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner's proposal to use the city crew that televises council meetings to also televise commission meetings free of charge.

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Panel Rules NYC Council Can Vote on Term Limits

Posted: 10/15/2008 - The Conflicts of Interest Board in New York City says its okay for council members to vote on changing the city's term limits law. Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to run for a third term. Right now, the limit is two. Two-thirds of the council would also be forced from office.

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Man Accused of Fracas on Paris-to-New York Flight

Posted: 10/15/2008 - A reported heir to the Hermes fashion fortune is identified as the man who caused a disturbance on a Paris-to-New York flight Tuesday. He is charged with interfering with flight crew members.

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Joe the Plumber: Who is He?

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Pundits are giving the nod on last night's debate to John McCain.. with his plumber's helper, Joe.. mentioned nearly a dozen times.

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Janet Jackson Resumes Tour after Bout of Vertigo

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Janet Jackson returned to the stage in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night. She'd canceled shows for two weeks due to bouts of migraine-associated vertigo. It's Jackson's first North American tour in seven years.

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Suicide Attack Kills 2 at Pakistani Police Station

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Pakistan police say a suicide car bomber hit a police station before dawn on Thursday. At least two security officials were killed. More than 30 other people were injured.

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High School Students Strike Up the Band

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Local high school band students marched away Wednesday at the Capital City Marching Festival at Yager Stadium. Eight different high schools participated. They all showcased their best half-time performances for evaluation.

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Few New Details in Manhattan Hazmat Incident

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Riley County Police are giving 13 News few details on the Tuesday night incident except to say there was no hazard to the public, and the incident is not part of a criminal investigation.

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Signing a Bus to Stop Cancer

Posted: 10/15/2008 - The "Fight Back Express Nationwide Bus Tour" was outside the capitol building, sending the message that Americans have the power to fight cancer with their voices and their pens.

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Will Youth Rock the Vote?

Posted: 10/15/2008 - More than 150 college students watched the debate from Mabee library on the campus of Washburn University.

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Emporia Releases Top 10 List

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Emporia residents got to share their answers in a recent survey. "Emporia Building Futures" announced results today from their "Emporia's Top Ten" contest.

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World War II Vets Honored at Dog Show

Posted: 10/15/2008 - A group of veterans gives new meaning to "top dogs." The vets were honored Wednesday at the Doberman Pincher Club of America's show at the Expocentre.

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