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Stocks Rise as Investors Track Hearing on Bailout

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Financial markets appeared somewhat more upbeat Tuesday, with stocks showing a partial rebound from a huge sell-off as top economic officials updated Congress about efforts to hammer out a $700 billion financial rescue plan.

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Iranian President Blames US for Market Collapse

Posted: 09/23/2008 - In an interview before his address to the U.N., President Ahmadinejad blamed U.S. military interventions around the world in part for the collapse of global financial markets; defended Iran's right to establish a nuclear program.

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Bernanke and Paulson: Congress Must Move Now

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Treasury Secretary and Fed Chairman urge Congress to pass its $700 billion financial bailout proposal quickly to avert a further financial meltdown, testify before Senate Tuesday.

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Gunman Kills 9 at School in Finland, Shoots Self

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Police had questioned shooter just a day before the attack at a western Finland trade school based on his violent YouTube postings. Shooting was second school massacre in Finland in the past year.

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Internet Phone Users to Pay Regular Phone Charge

Posted: 09/23/2008 - The Kansas Corporation Commission orders Internet phone companies to start paying a surcharge imposed to ensure telephone service is available everywhere, including rural areas.

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Millions Spend Half of Income on Housing

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Traditionally, the government and most lenders consider a homeowner spending 30 percent or more of their income on housing costs to be financially burdened. But that definition now covers almost 38 percent of American homeowners with a mortgage — 19 million of them.

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Stock Futures Mixed ahead of Hearing on Bailout

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Financial markets appeared somewhat steadier early Tuesday, with Wall Street heading for a narrowly mixed open as top economic officials prepared to update Congress and investors about efforts to hammer out a $700 billion financial rescue plan.

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Hong Kong Cake found with Melamine

Posted: 09/23/2008 - The Hong Kong government says melamine has been detected in a locally sold cake and two more children there have been diagnosed with kidney stones after drinking tainted milk.

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Poll: Clinton Supporters Still Think Less of Obama

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Just 31 percent of Clinton supporters still not backing Barack Obama say they find the Democratic presidential nominee likable. That compares with 76 percent of Democrats overall, and 65 percent of all Clinton backers.

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McCain Campaign On Easy Street In Arizona

Posted: 09/23/2008 - It's possible to argue that Barack Obama's campaign isn't a lost cause in John McCain's home state of Arizona. Convincing anyone is another matter.

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Oil Falls Below $108 as Traders Mull Bailout Plan

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Oil prices fell below $108 a barrel Tuesday in Asia in a choppy market driven by uncertainty about whether a $700 billion U.S. plan to buy bad mortgage debt will stabilize the financial system.

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Bush Team, Congress Haggle Over $700 Billion Bail Out

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Congressional leaders and the Bush administration are haggling over details of the massive rescue plan, including Democrats' demand that executives at failing financial firms that receive the government help can't get "golden parachutes" on their way out the door.

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Angst Returns to Wall St.: Stocks Dive, Oil Soars

Posted: 09/23/2008 - After a brief spell of elation, angst has returned to Wall Street. Financial markets' initial relief over a $700 billion U.S. government bailout plan has given way to concerns the rescue package may cost too much, drive up inflation, swell the already-bloated deficit and hurt the ailing economy.

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Activists Blast Iran, Note Rights Abuses Elsewhere

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Though human rights activists are denouncing Iran's government for their right's record, they also acknowledge that it's slightly better than some other Middle Eastern Nations. The U.N.'s human rights department has condemned the Iranian government for allowing the executions of juveniles.

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Brazilian Woman Finds Fame as McCain's Old Flame

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A former Brazilian model and ballerina is making headlines after being identified as John McCain's lover 51 years ago. McCain says he met a "Brazilian fashion model'' as a young Navy sailor in Rio de Janeiro when his ship, the destroyer USS Hunt, docked in the city for a week in 1957.

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Washington Man Gets 27 Months in Dragging Death

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Wendell C. Sinn Jr., the man convicted in the dragging death of an Eastern Washington University student has been sentenced to 27 months in prison. The 45-year-old entered an Alford plea to second-degree manslaughter, meaning he didn't admit guilt but felt he would be found guilty if he went to trial .

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Fla. Man Pleads Guilty in Retail Data Breach

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A Florida man who was one of 11 people indicted in a huge retail data theft has pleaded guilty in federal court. Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Scott of Miami pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy, unauthorized access to computer systems, access device fraud and identity theft.

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Play It Smart Forum Help Athletes Interested in Collegiate Play

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A forum was held Monday evening at Topeka High to discuss High School Athletes interested in playing at the collegiate level. Coaches, parents and students with first-hand knowledge all shared their experiences at the forum.

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Washburn Sports New Logo

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Washburn University has unveiled its new "W" logo as part of a settlement reached with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW filed a copyright suit against Washburn because it believed Washburn's "W" logo had too close a resemblance to its own "W" logo.

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Robert Wagner Reveals Love Affair with Stanwyck

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Film fans know how much Wagner loved his late wife, Natalie Wood. Now in his new memoir, Robert Wagner confesses his love affair with a major star from another era.

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