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White House threatens veto of foreclosure rescue

Posted: 06/19/2008 - A broad bipartisan coalition supporting a massive foreclosure rescue beat back GOP efforts to gut it Thursday, defying a White House veto threat and quashing a bid to make it victim to revelations about two senators' VIP mortgages

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Charles Barkley Enters Celeb Poker Event in Vegas

Posted: 06/19/2008 - A month after pledging not to gamble, former NBA star Charles Barkley is headed back to the poker tables. He's playing in an event to raise money and awareness of the crisis in Darfur.

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U.S. Marshals Seize Allegedly Contaminated Pet Food

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Federal marshals raid a PETCO warehouse in Joliet, Illinois a day after the government filed a lawsuit against the company. The government claims FDA inspections in April found live and dead rodents.

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House votes to provide $162 billion in war funding

Posted: 06/19/2008 - A much-delayed Iraq war funding bill sailed through the House on Thursday, along with a doubling of college aid for returning troops and help for the unemployed and Midwestern flood victims.

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King Memorial Redesign Gets Positive Reviews

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Architects say a redesign of a 28-foot statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. to be built on the National Mall in Washington softens his brow and mouth. Critics argued an earlier design made him look confrontational.

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Alaska hikers recount their measures for survival

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Two young backpackers rationed peanut butter sandwiches and granola bars, growing hungrier as they wandered for six days in the dense vegetation of Denali National Park, they said Thursday.

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Boeing wins Key Round in Air Force Tanker Protest

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Boeing scored a major victory Wednesday in its battle to wrestle back a $35 billion Air Force contract from Northrop Grumman and its European partner. The Government Accountability Office upheld Boeing's protest of the refueling tanker contract and recommended the service hold a new competition. The congressional watchdog said it found "a number of significant errors" in the Air Force's February decision, including its failure to fairly judge the relative merits of each proposal.

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Sebelius Being Awarded in Washington

Updated: 06/19/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius will receive a special honor in Washington DC next week for her work with the Kansas economy and jobs.

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On Your Side: Road Closure

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The entrance ramp from Adams street, Branner Trafficway to eastbound I-70 in East Topeka will be closed for repair work starting Friday at 6 p.m.

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China earthquake region braces for rainstorms

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Earthquake-ravaged sections of China's devastated Sichuan province braced Thursday for heavy rainstorms that could trigger new landslides, one day after officials reportedly finished evacuating 110,000 people from the area.

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6th Severed Foot Ruled a "Hoax"

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Severed feet have been floating up to shore along the British Columbia shoreline in Canada.. but the latest episode was a cruel trick.

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Sebelius, Blunt Ask for Quick Flood Relief

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The Kansas and Missouri governors, with ten other state leaders in the Midwest Governor's Association, write Congress.. urging them to act now to help the Heartland of the country.

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China Earthquake Region Braces for Rainstorms

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Earthquake-ravaged sections of China's devastated Sichuan province braced Thursday for heavy rainstorms that could trigger new landslides, one day after officials reportedly finished evacuating 110,000 people from the area.

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Surprising Discovery in Myanmar

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Reports of disease and starvation after last month's cyclone may be more optimistic than first believed.

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Imperial Tobacco Sheds 6 % of Staff

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Imperial Tobacco Group PLC said Thursday that it plans to slash its work force by around 6 percent as part of its restructuring plans after its recent takeover of Spanish rival Altadis SA.

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Al-Sadr Tracking the U.S. in Iraq

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The Shiite cleric leader is setting up a military force to battle the American forces near Baghdad.

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Somalis Flee to Kenyan Refugee Camps

Posted: 06/19/2008 - More than 20,000 refugees in Somalia race away from a crisis in Mogadishu, and head for refugee camps in the eastern half of Kenya.

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Jobless Claims decline by 5,000 Following Surge

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The number of newly laid-off workers filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped slightly last week but remained at a level showing the strains of a weak economy.

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