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New Home Sales and Factory Orders Fall in August

Posted: 09/25/2008 - New homes sales fall by 11.5% to the lowest rate since January 1991. Economists had expected the rate to drop a single point. The average price for a new home also fell nearly 12%

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Bush, McCain and Obama Meet to Discuss Bailout

Updated: 09/25/2008 - Key members of Congress struck a deal earlier in the day but others were unwilling.The tentative accord would give the Bush administration just a fraction of the $700 billion it had requested up front, Capitol Hill aides said.

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Additions Showcased at Old Prairie Town

Updated: 09/25/2008 - A group gathered to celebrate some new additions to Old Prairie Town in Topeka. Organizers say a new walkway and pavilion will add to the park's beauty.

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Deputy John Barber Retires

Updated: 09/25/2008 - What were you doing back in 1979??? John Barber was just starting a new job in the Sheriff's department.

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Storm brews off North Carolina coast

Posted: 09/25/2008 - A storm that could strengthen into a tropical system was poised to hit North Carolina's coastline with 40 mph wind gusts and several inches of rain, forecasters said Wednesday.

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MySpace Tries to Strike New Chord in Digital Music

Posted: 09/25/2008 - MySpace users will be able to listen to hundreds of thousands of songs on their computers through the once-popular social networking site, songs can then be purchased through Amazon.com

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China Launches Mission for First Spacewalk

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Launch is China's third manned mission into space. Spacewalk will help China prepare for its first orbiting space station in the next few years.

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Letterman Unloads on McCain for Not Showing Up

Updated: 09/25/2008 - "Late Night" host assails the Republican Presidential candidate for suspending his campaign in light of the economic crisis after the senator cancels an appearance at the last minute. Video included.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe to address UN General Assembly

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Close to a power sharing deal with political opponent Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe comes to the U.N. hoping to encourage the West to ease sanctions he blames for his country's devastating economic crisis.

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Wall Street Opens Higher on Bailout Hopes

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Stocks are higher in early trading as government officials move closer to a deal aimed at saving the crippled financial system. But a credit market squeeze has intensified as doubts about the plan's ffectiveness drive demand for very short-term, safe-haven assets including three-month Treasury bills.

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Colorful Study Probes Climate Change, Fall Foliage

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Could climate change dull the blazing palette of New England's fall foliage? The answer could have serious implications for one of the region's signature attractions, which draws thousands of "leaf peepers" every autumn.

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Disney Gala Shows Off Upcoming Movies

Posted: 09/25/2008 - In a gala adorned with Hollywood stars, The Walt Disney Co. wowed an industry crowd in a showcase of its upcoming films that included a sequel to its 1982 sci-fi flick "Tron" and a "Lone Ranger" remake with Johnny Depp as Tonto.

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China Recalls Expand; EU Mulls Banning Baby Food

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Food recalls expanded in Europe and Asia on Thursday as an industrial chemical linked to the deaths of four babies turned up in candies and other Chinese-made products that were quickly pulled from store shelves in China and abroad.

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Jobless Claims Pushed to 7-Year High

Posted: 09/25/2008 - A slowing economy and two hurricanes push new claims for unemployment benefits to their highest level in seven years, far surpassing analysts expectations.

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Seniors Not Quite Embracing Generic Drugs

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Seniors who switch between low-cost generic drugs and the original products based on who's footing the bill are likely driving up the cost of the government's Medicare drug plan, according to a new study.

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Kansas Delegation, Challengers Respond to Bailout

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Democratic Senatorial candidate Jim Slattery said President Bush's proposal made him "mad as hell," while Sen. Roberts office claimed the senator has been able to address Kansans' concerns with Treas. Secretary Paulson.

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Obama, McCain To Attend Economic Bailout Talks

Posted: 09/25/2008 - John McCain and Barack Obama say presidential politics should have no role in the government's efforts to save the crippled financial system. Yet, each is playing his own politics toward the same goals — showing leadership during crisis, getting credit for any solutions, and, ultimately, winning the presidency.

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Stock Futures Mixed on Bailout Hopes, GE Outlook

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Wall Street headed for a narrowly mixed open Thursday as investors grew cautiously optimistic that the government and lawmakers would strike a deal to save the crippled financial system. But credit markets remained squeezed on worries that lingering obstacles to the bank bailout package could hinder its effectiveness.

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McGangsta: Ed McMahon to Rap in Viral Videos

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Ed McMahon has an unexpected new job title: rapper. The 85-year-old former "Tonight Show" sidekick will star in two viral rap videos for FreeCreditReport.com, a financial Web site owned by credit bureau Experian.

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Pilgrim's Pride To Report 4Q Loss On Cost Pressure

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. said Thursday it expects to report a "significant loss" in its fiscal fourth quarter and will not be in compliance with one of its debt covenants.

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Deal Close On $700 Billion Financial Bailout Plan

Updated: 09/25/2008 - President Bush is bringing presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain into negotiations on a $700 billion rescue of Wall Street as Democrats and Republicans near agreement on a bailout plan with more protections for taxpayers and new help for distressed homeowners.

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2nd Celebrity Booted from 'Dancing with the Stars'

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Ted McGinley from "Married with Children" has gotten a divorce from "Dancing with the Stars." The actor and his professional partner, Inna Brayer, were eliminated Wednesday from ABC's dancing competition.

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