In this image taken on Oct. 8, 2012, a slice of maple pumpkin pie with cinnamon-maple whipped cream is shown served on a plate in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Pumpkin flavor frenzy

U.S. sales of pumpkin-flavored foods rose 18.8% to $290 million in 2012.

Fort Riley (KSN File Photo)

Budget shutdown hits Kansas Army posts

Services have been curtailed, including the closing of post commissaries as the partial federal government shutdown takes effect at Kansas m…