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Facing Inside Attacks, Troops in Afghanistan Are Armed, 24/7

Posted: 08/17/2012 - All troops at Afghanistan bases were ordered to carry loaded weapons around the clock after an increase in attacks by Afghan security forces, a U.S. official said Friday. "Green-on-blue" attacks have been carried out by Afghans in security uniforms.

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Wave Of Violence In Iraq Claims More Than 80 Lives

Posted: 08/16/2012 - A wave of shootings and bombings that Iraqi officials said bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda killed more than 80 people and wounded more than 250 across the country Thursday.

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Romney: "I Paid 13% in Taxes the Past Ten Years"

Posted: 08/16/2012 - The likely GOP presidential nominee said Thursday his records show that "Harry Reid's charge is totally false." The Senate Democratic leader has claimed that Romney paid no taxes for 10 years

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Standoff At Embassy After Ecuador Grants Asylum To WikiLeaks' Assange

Posted: 08/16/2012 - Great Britain and Ecuador remained in a standoff early Friday, following the South American nation's decision to grant Julian Assange asylum -- a decision British authorities are refusing to honor, saying they are committed to extraditing the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden.

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Obama, Romney Campaigns To Suspend Advertising On 9/11

Posted: 08/16/2012 - The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will not run television commercials on September 11 this year, spokespeople for the campaigns confirmed Thursday evening.

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After D.C. Shooting, Fingers Point Over Blame

Posted: 08/16/2012 - Accusations of blame abounded Thursday, a day after a 28-year-old man who had volunteered for a center that serves gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people was taken into custody for allegedly shooting a building manager at the headquarters of a Christian conservative group.

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Two Deputies Killed, Two Wounded in Louisiana Ambush

Posted: 08/16/2012 - A Louisiana shooting at a steel plant led investigators into an ambush at trailer park, sheriff says. State police say multiple weapons were involved, at least 20 shots were fired.

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ICP: Hate Us, Don't Hate The Fans

Posted: 08/16/2012 - Insane Clown Posse knows you hate them. They know you don't get their makeup, that you've never heard their songs on the radio, that their fans don't look or act like anybody else's. They're OK with that. Actually, they kind of love it.

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Band Demands That Romney Campaign Stop Using Its Song

Posted: 08/15/2012 - The Romney campaign has received a cease-and-desist request from the rock band Silversun Pickups, which alleges illegal use of its song "Panic Switch" at a campaign event in August in North Carolina.

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Diamond Dixon Returns To Lawrence, Shows Off Gold

Updated: 08/22/2012 - Olympic gold medalist and Kansas’ rising junior Diamond Dixon met with the media Wednesday at the Anderson Family Football Complex to discuss her experience at the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Ryan Hits Obama On Medicare, Accusing His Campaign Of 'Anger'

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Rep. Paul Ryan on Wednesday called President Barack Obama's criticisms of his Medicare proposal a "distraction," and picked up a line from his running mate Mitt Romney that accuses Obama of running an election "based on anger and division."

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Twitter Founders Roll Out New Blogging Tool

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Twitter co-founders unveil a new minimalist blogging platform called Medium, a site not open to public yet; but Twitter users will sign in to read, vote on posts, organized into themed collections that are sorted by popularity.

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Yemen Elite Forces Attack Defense Ministry, Source Says

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Hundreds of Republican Guards loyal to Yemen's former president attacked the Defense Ministry building near the center of the capital city of Sanaa on Tuesday, a Defense Ministry official said.

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Air Force Test of Mach 6 Aircraft Fails

Posted: 08/15/2012 - The USAF's unmanned X-51A Waverider went out of control Wednesday before the scramjet engine could be ignited, the Air Force said.

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Caution Urged in Investing in Oil and Gas

Posted: 08/15/2012 - The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner wants Kansans to know what to look for when dealing with these types of investment opportunities, and steps you can take to protect yourself from bad investments.

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Erik Kynard To Appear On Letterman Thursday

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Before returning home to Toledo, Ohio or on campus at Kansas State, Olympic silver medalist Erik Kynard will make an appearance on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman.

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