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McCain Says Gas Prices Won't Lower, Could rise Further

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The presumptive Republican nominee says ion the "today"show that oil companies need to be more involved in finding alternative energy resources; believes that some of their profits should be returned to the consumer, but wouldn't say if he'd support raising their taxes.

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Ape Applicant Vies for Star on Walk of Fame

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Star of such movies as Dr. Doolittle and the Tarzan movies tries for the seventh time to win a spot on the Hollywood walk of Fame. his handlers have filed an online petition to support him.

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Ancient Cave Linked To Early Christians In Jordan

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Archaeologists in Jordan have discovered a cave underneath one of the world's oldest churches and say it may have been an even more ancient site of Christian worship.

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With Lab Delivered, Shuttle Leaves Space Station

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Space shuttle Discovery pulled away from the international space station on Wednesday and began its journey home, ending a nine-day visit highlighted by the installation of a new Japanese lab.

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Sudan Official: At Least 29 Dead in Jet Fire

Posted: 06/11/2008 - More than two hundred people were aboard the jetliner bound for Khartoum from Amman, Jordan when it suddenly veered off the runway and burst into flames.

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NBA Dismisses Ref's Allegations Playoffs Rigged

Posted: 06/11/2008 - NBA Commissioner denied charges made by a former NBA referee accused of taking money for games he worked that the league encouraged referees to rig results to promote ticket sales and ratings.

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Why Did Food Sellers Treat Tomatoes Like Hot Potatoes

Posted: 06/11/2008 - It's tough to find fresh salsa for our chips and tomatoes for our burgers. But experts say supermarkets and fast food chains that threw out tomatoes suspected in a salmonella outbreak were acting aggressively to protect their customers' health and avoid a consumer backlash

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NV Rancher Awarded $4.2 Million For 'Taken' Water Right

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A judge awarded more than $4.2 million to a late Nevada rancher's estate after finding that the U.S. Forest Service engaged in an unconstitutional "taking" of water rights out of hostility to the rancher, a property rights activist.

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Dozens Of Homes Burn In North Carolina

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Slowing winds and cooler overnight temperatures across Northern California helped firefighters get a handle on blazes that destroyed dozens of homes and left a firefighter severely burned, but gusts were expected to whip up again Wednesday.

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Sandbagged Levee Holds In Iowa, Protects City

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A sandbagged levee was preventing a swollen river from spilling over its banks and flooding a northeastern Iowa city, but officials on Wednesday asked for additional volunteers to help shore it up as more rain loomed.

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Paul Newman Says He Is "Doing Nicely"

Updated: 06/11/2008 - Paul Newman, responding to unconfirmed reports that he is ill with lung cancer, has issued a statement that he is "doing nicely." Newman's spokesman, Jeff Sanderson, issued the one-line statement late Tuesday.

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Pakistan Blames US Coalition For Troops' Death

Posted: 06/11/2008 - U.S.-led coalition forces along the volatile Afghan border launched an airstrike that killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops, Pakistan's army said Wednesday. The military condemned it as an act of aggression within Pakistan's border that "hit at the very basis of cooperation" in the war on terrorism.

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After Delivering Lab, Shuttle Leaves Space Station

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Space Shuttle Discovery expected back on Earth Saturday after dropping off and helping install a $1 billion dollar laboratory. One astronaut is also coming home after a six month stay on the space station.

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Bush, German Chancellor Merkel Discuss Iran

Posted: 06/11/2008 - The president is in Europe pushing for stronger sanctions against Iran for continuing with their nuclear program; two leaders also discuss Afghanistan, global Warming, and their relations with Russia as the U.S.

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Sandbagged Levee Holds in Iowa, Protects City

Posted: 06/11/2008 - After riding to record levels the Cedar River was threatening to flood the town of Cedar Falls and wash its 35,000 residents out of their homes;but the sandbags appeared to hold and save the city as more rain looms.

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Hiker Dies on Mount Rainier, 2 Wait for Rescue

Posted: 06/10/2008 - A man on a Mount Rainier day hike died Tuesday and two companions were awaiting rescue after the group got caught in a blizzard, officials at the national park said.

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Incest Dungeon Girl Wakes From Coma

Updated: 06/10/2008 - Daughter of Austrian incest victim wakes from induced coma. Kerstin Fritzl, 19, spent her entire life in cellar. The dungeon was uncovered after she was taken to hospital with illness.

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Flowers, Jones Offer Web Details on Bill Clinton

Posted: 06/10/2008 - Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones are offering Internet viewers the lurid details of encounters they claim they had with former President Clinton - for $1.99 a pop.

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Gatlin Files Suit in Effort to Compete at Trials

Posted: 06/10/2008 - Sprinter Justin Gatlin filed a lawsuit Monday in a last-ditch effort to compete at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in less than three weeks. The complaint alleges that penalizing Gatlin for a 2001 doping violation, which involved medication he was taking for attention deficit disorder, violates the Americans with Disability Act.

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Homing Pigeon Checks into Hospital for Rest

Posted: 06/10/2008 - A homing pigeon on its last leg of a 515-mile race checked into the hospital for a well-deserved rest. The friendly pigeon flew into the Meadows Hospital courtyard earlier this week and stuck around after receiving a warm welcome, said technician Jennifer Sommer, who first spotted the bird.

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Police: Phony Deputy's Fake Test Claim Nets Cash

Posted: 06/10/2008 - Police say a man pretending to be a St. Francis County Sheriff's deputy scammed an Ohio couple out of nearly $1,000 by claiming he needed to test their cash for drug residue.

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Ancient Laborer Burial Ground Excavated Near Rome

Posted: 06/10/2008 - First-century burial grounds near Rome's main airport are yielding a rare look into how ancient longshoremen and other manual workers did backbreaking jobs, archaeologists said Monday.

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Presidential Hopefuls Eye The Economy

Posted: 06/10/2008 - The economy is the No. 1 issue on the minds of American voters, and Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama offer vastly different plans to improve it.

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Monkeys take to Fishing for Food

Posted: 06/10/2008 - Researchers discover Asian long-tailed macaque monkeys fishing with a spear, displaying a remarkable adaptability for finding food, say it is a 'rare and isolated' behavior.

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Bush And Allies Embrace Possible Iran Sanctions

Posted: 06/10/2008 - President Bush and European allies on Tuesday threatened tougher sanctions to squeeze Iran's finances and derail its potential pursuit of a nuclear weapon. Bush said the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran would endanger world peace.

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