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Saudis See No Reason To Raise Oil Production Now

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Saudi Arabian leaders made clear Friday they see no reason to increase oil production until their customers demand it, apparently rebuffing President Bush amid soaring U.S. gasoline prices.

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Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Nearly 78,000

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The cyclone's official death toll has nearly doubled to almost 78,000 and another 56,000 people remain missing two weeks after the devastating storm, state television reported Friday.

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Survivors Pulled From Rubble Of China Quake

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Rescuers pulled survivors from the rubble Friday who had been buried for four days as a strong aftershock sparked landslides near the epicenter of this week's powerful earthquake.

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GE Plans To Exit Appliance Business

Posted: 05/16/2008 - General Electric Co. said Friday that it plans to sell or spin off its iconic appliance business that for a century sold refrigerators, air conditioners and ovens for millions of homes.

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Surprise Rebound In Housing, Outlook Still Shaky

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Construction of new homes posted the biggest increase in more than two years in April. While it was a rare spot of good news for the housing market, analysts said it's far too soon to declare an end to the prolonged slump.

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Oil Pushed Above $127 A Barrel For First Time

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Oil prices soared more than $3 a barrel, surpassing $127 for the first time Friday and putting more pressure on already lofty gasoline and diesel prices ahead of the summer driving season in the northern hemisphere.

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Restrictions, Recycling In Los Angeles Water Plan

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Faced with drought and a jump in consumption, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has called for cleansing sewage for drinking water and imposing restrictions for watering lawns and washing driveways.

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Muskogee, Okla., Teen Ready For Mayoral Challenge

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Nineteen-year-old John Tyler Hammons has a lot on his plate as he prepares to take over as mayor of this eastern Oklahoma city, but he's trying to keep his priorities straight.

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Woman Indicted In Missouri MySpace Suicide Case

Posted: 05/16/2008 - A Missouri woman was indicted Thursday for her alleged role in perpetrating a hoax on the online social network MySpace against a 13-year-old neighbor who committed suicide.

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Wiretap Victims Grateful Private Eye Ss Convicted

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The nine-week trial of Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano often had seamy plot lines and suspense worthy of a movie: death threats, offers of murder and extramarital affairs.

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Tours Of Hanford Nuclear Waste Site Draw Interest

Posted: 05/16/2008 - In a cramped control room, a bright yellow sticker cautions workers about critical radiation alarms. Now a novelty stuck on a wall between dials that haven't spun in decades, the sign hints at the enormity of the plant's mission.

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Aftershocks Spark Landslides at Quake Epicenter

Posted: 05/16/2008 - A strong aftershock sparked landslides near the epicenter of this week's powerful earthquake Friday, burying vehicles and again cutting off ravaged areas of central China.

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Gay Marriage Opponents Vow to Fight Calif. Ruling

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Even as same-sex couples across California begin making plans to tie the knot, opponents are redoubling their efforts to make sure wedding bells never ring for gay couples in the nation's most populous state.

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Oil Back Above $125 in Volatile Trading

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Oil prices continued to rise Friday after a whipsaw overnight session that paired the expiration of options with a bevy of news that swung the price of oil per barrel in a $6 range.

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Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi Reportedly Plan to Marry

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Ellen DeGeneres is putting the California Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage into action — she and Portia de Rossi plan to wed, DeGeneres announced during a taping of her talk show.

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Wiretap Victims Grateful Private Eye Is Convicted

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The nine-week trial of Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano often had seamy plot lines and suspense worthy of a movie: death threats, offers of murder and extramarital affairs.

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Gay Marriage Opponents Vow To Fight California Ruling

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Even as same-sex couples across California begin making plans to tie the knot, opponents are redoubling their efforts to make sure wedding bells never ring for gay couples in the nation's most populous state.

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`Dog the Bounty Hunter' to return to A&E

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman's TV show will return to the air this summer, months after it was pulled when the reality star used a racial slur in a profanity-laced tirade.

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Sean Penn: An Unorthodox President of Cannes Jury

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Sean Penn may be president of the Cannes Film Festival jury - but don't expect any buttoned-up presidential behavior from the Hollywood rebel. During a news conference on opening day Wednesday, the actor-director lit up two cigarettes in defiance of French laws against smoking in public buildings. He used the F-word. And he poked fun at his reputation.

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