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About 10 Kan. Banks Hurt by Federal Bailout

Posted: 09/10/2008 - The state's top banking regulator says about 10 state-chartered banks will be hurt by the federal bailout of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Lehman Tries To Soothe Wall Street With Asset Sale

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Lehman Brothers, in a desperate bid to survive, announced plans Wednesday to sell a majority stake in its prized investment management business and said a sale of the entire company was possible.

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Pentagon Chief Cites Caution On U.S. Troop Pullout

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Improved security in Iraq will give the U.S. military flexibility to do more in Afghanistan in coming months, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Congress Wednesday, after years of setting a lower priority for the Afghan fight.

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Ike Gains Strength Over Gulf, Aims For Texas

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Hurricane Ike grew stronger as it barreled across the warm, energizing waters of the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday toward the Texas coast after crashing through Cuba's tobacco country and toppling aging Havana buildings.

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South Korea Says Kim Is On The Road To Recovery

Updated: 09/10/2008 - North Korea's Kim Jong Il is on the road to recovery from a stroke and still in control of his isolated country's communist regime, South Korea suggested Wednesday, disputing reports that the leader is gravely ill.

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Obama Accuses McCain Camp Of Lies, Phony Outrage

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Republican John McCain's campaign of using "lies and phony outrage and Swift-boat politics" in claiming he used a sexist comment against vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

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Lehman Tries To Soothe Wall Street With Asset Sale

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Lehman Brothers, in a desperate bid to survive, announced plans Wednesday to sell a majority stake in its prized investment management business and said a sale of the entire company was possible.

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British Prosecutors Seek Retrial In Airline Plot

Posted: 09/10/2008 - British prosecutors said Wednesday they were seeking a retrial of seven men accused of plotting to down trans-Atlantic airliners using liquid explosives disguised as soft drinks.

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Cold Water Rings Dinner Bell For West Coast Salmon

Posted: 09/10/2008 - A federal oceanographer says a flip-flop in atmospheric conditions is creating a feast for salmon and other sea life off the West Coast, reversing a trend that contributed to a virtual shutdown of West Coast salmon fishing this summer.

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China Landslide Kills 128, Hopes Fade For Missing

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Rescuers shoveled and hammered at debris Wednesday searching for survivors buried under sludge, mud and mining waste in northern China after a landslide that killed at least 128 people, but hopes of finding anybody alive were fading.

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Kim Jong Il Recovering From Apparent Stroke

Posted: 09/10/2008 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is believed to be recovering from an apparent stroke, South Korea's presidential office said Wednesday, as the communist nation rejected reports questioning Kim's health as a "conspiracy plot."

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Obama Accuses McCain Camp Of Lies, Phony Outrage

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Republican John McCain's campaign of using "lies and phony outrage and Swift-boat politics" in claiming he used a sexist comment against vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

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Police Arrest Man in Pa. Subway Hammer Attack

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Police have arrested a man suspected of brutally attacking a dozing subway passenger with a hammer while other riders did nothing to stop the assault, the city's police commissioner said Wednesday.

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Pentagon Leaders to Urge Caution in Troop Cuts

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Top defense leaders are telling Congress the U.S. must be cautious as the Pentagon begins to cut troops in Iraq and focus more attention on the escalating fight in Afghanistan.

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Police: Man Blames Bad Driving on Spilled Beer

Posted: 09/10/2008 - A man with four previous drunken driving convictions who was stopped for weaving in and out of traffic on Interstate 40 was ready with an excuse for his poor driving: his passenger spilled his beer.

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Stock Futures Signal Mixed Open after Lehman Plan

Posted: 09/10/2008 - U.S. stock futures came off their highs and pointed to a mixed open Wednesday after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s plans to shore up its balance sheet failed to calm Wall Street's worries about the well-being of the company.

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Armstrong Coming out of Retirement for Tour

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Look out France, Lance Armstrong is making a comeback. The 36-year-old Armstrong is breaking out of his three-year retirement and aiming to win yet another Tour de France in 2009.

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Man Pleads Guilty in Armored Car Heist

Posted: 09/10/2008 - A 60-year-old St. Louis County man faces sentencing in November after a plea agreement to charges that he played a role in the theft of an armored car.

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Missouri Lottery Offers Refund for 473 People

Posted: 09/10/2008 - The state is offering a refund to 473 people who bought lottery tickets for a drawing after it had been ended. The Missouri Lottery ended its Show Me 5 Paydown on Sunday and started Show Me Cash on Monday.

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Texas Begins Evacuating Medically Fragile

Posted: 09/10/2008 - Some Texas residents who have special medical needs in the Corpus Christi area were being told to evacuate in advance of Hurricane Ike as it steams into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Cold Water Rings Dinner Bell for West Coast Salmon

Posted: 09/10/2008 - A federal oceanographer says a flip-flop in atmospheric conditions is creating a feast for salmon and other sea life off the West Coast, reversing a trend that contributed to a virtual shutdown of West Coast salmon fishing this summer.

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