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McCain vows to shift from Bush's economic policies

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Republican John McCain promised to pivot from President Bush's economic policies and impose strict controls on government spending that would spur investor confidence and the stock market's recovery. "I will protect your savings and retirement accounts and get this stock market rising again," said McCain, after huddling with economic advisers and pledging a break with Bush administration policies.

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Kansas Sees Uptick in Gun Licenses

Posted: 10/27/2008 - There has been an increase in the number of gun shops that have a license to sell automatic weapons. But the shop owners say residents should not expect to see more heavy weapons on the street.

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Juvenile Gets Probation For Raping 3-year-old

Posted: 10/27/2008 - District Judge Bill Malcolm sentenced Samuel Ratliff of Clifton to probation for his conviction on raping the 3-year-old. He was also convicted of attempting a sexual act. Malcolm also ordered Ratliff into counseling. The sentencing was last week.

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Hearing Date Set for Murder Suspect

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Deon Ross is due in court January 8th for his preliminary hearing. Ross is charged in the Oct. 12 death of 18-year old Alheli Alcantara of Topeka. Her body was found outside a Manhattan hotel.

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AG Steve Six Warning Cell Phone Users

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is warning cell phone users to delete everything from cell phones before disposing of them. Six said Kansans who don't take precautions with old phones are risking identity theft.

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CenturyTel to Acquire Embarq in $5.8B Deal

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Telecommunications company CenturyTel Inc. will acquire Kansas-based rival Embarq Corp. in a deal valued at $5.8 billion. The companies said today that Embarq shareholders will receive 1.37 shares of CenturyTel for each share of Embarq. Based on CenturyTel's Friday close of $29.50, that's equivalent to $40.42 of CenturyTel stock for each Embarq share owned.

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Reports say child's body found in Hudson case

Updated: 10/27/2008 - The medical examiner's office is investigating reports of a child's body found Monday morning in an SUV matching the description given in the Amber Alert for Julian King. King is Actress Jennifer Hudson's nephew.

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Toyota's Global Sales Down in July-September

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday its global sales in the July-September quarter fell for the first time in seven years due to faltering demand in the U.S.

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Verizon 3Q earnings up 31%

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Verizon Communications Inc. said Monday earnings rose 31 percent in the third quarter as wireless did better than expected, while its traditional phone business continued to decline.

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Depressed Astronauts Might Get Computerized Solace

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Your work is dangerous and your co-workers rely on you to stay alive. But you can never get far from those colleagues. You can't see your family for months, even years. The food isn't great. And forget stepping out for some fresh air.

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Search Continues For Jennifer Hudson's Nephew

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Investigators and community members pressed their search for Jennifer Hudson's missing nephew on Monday, hoping a $100,000 reward offered by the Oscar-winning actress for the 7-year-old's safe return might turn up clues to his whereabouts.

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Stocks Head for Sharply Lower Open as Yen Surges

Posted: 10/27/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for yet another sharply lower open Monday as stock markets tumbled further around the world on worries about the health of the global economy. Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 227, or 2.75%, to 8,034.

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AIDS Treatment Should start sooner, study finds

Posted: 10/27/2008 - People who have the AIDS virus should start drug treatments sooner than current guidelines recommend, suggests a large new study that could change the care of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

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Shooting At Ark. University Kills 2, Wounds 1

Posted: 10/27/2008 - A shooting in the heart of the University of Central Arkansas' campus killed two students and wounded a third person, authorities said early Monday.

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Hamilton County to Vote on Hail Program

Posted: 10/26/2008 - Voters in Hamilton County will decide Nov. 4 if they want to continue participating in a program aimed at reducing hail and enhancing rainfall in western Kansas.

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