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Topeka Transit Extends Deadline for Ending Services

Updated: 04/20/2009 - At its meeting Monday evening, the Topeka Transit Authority board decided to delay its decision to end evening and Sunday service until at least Memorial Day. It was set to end this week.

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Economic Indicators Still Stuck In Reverse

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A private sector group's index of leading economic indicators fell more than expected in March, but the forecast called for the recession's intensity to ease this summer.

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An Action-Packed Summer Box Office

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Hollywood has a who's who list lined up for its summer action spectacles: Wolverine. Transformers. Harry Potter. James Kirk. G.I. Joe. Terminator.

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Can Unhealthy Food Can Hijack Your Brain?

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Food hijacked Dr. David Kessler's brain. Not apples or carrots. The scientist who once led the government's attack on addictive cigarettes can't wander through part of San Francisco without craving a local shop's chocolate-covered pretzels. Stop at one cookie? Rarely.

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Porterhouse Sizzles at Bulldog Beauty Contest

Updated: 04/20/2009 - For three years, Porterhouse was so close to the title he could drool on it. Now, the Beautiful Bulldog crown is his to slobber on for the rest of the year.

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Fla. lotto winner seeks to open a nude dude ranch

Updated: 04/20/2009 - You've heard of nude beaches, but how about a nude dude ranch? Tim Clements hit a $3.3 million jackpot in 2004, and wants to return to the farm life he grew up in. Clements and David Jennings, co-owner of the ranch, said the farm is secluded enough to be in the buff.

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Homeowner: Donor Shouldn't Have Paid Water Bill

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A homeowner said an anonymous donor should not have paid his water bill. Don Ekstrom said he still disputes the $560 bill for water used in two months.

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Kansas Man Wins $500,000

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A Kansas man has half a million reasons to thank the Kansas Lottery Monday.

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Wednesday Evening Programming Note

Updated: 04/20/2009 - At 7 p.m. Wednesday,. we'll air a special report on the Kansas Nature Conservancy Chapter's 20th Anniversary.

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Police Arrest Suspect in Boston Craigslist Slaying

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A man was arrested Monday in the shooting death last week at a luxury hotel of a woman who advertised massage services on Craigslist, Boston's police commissioner said.

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Sources: Somali Pirate Suspect En Route to NY

Updated: 04/20/2009 - The sole surviving Somali pirate from the hostage-taking of commercial ship captain Richard Phillips was being flown to New York late Monday, hours after his mother appealed to President Barack Obama for his release.

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Obama Seeks $100M in Government 'Efficiencies'

Updated: 04/20/2009 - President Barack Obama on Monday ordered his Cabinet to find ways to slice spending by $100 million, but acknowledged it's a "drop in the bucket" and said there's a "confidence gap" that he needs to overcome.

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Obama Defends Secret Memo Release to CIA Employees

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Days after releasing top-secret memos that detailed the CIA's use of simulated drowning while interrogating terror suspects, President Barack Obama went to the spy agency's Virginia headquarters on Monday to defend his decision and bolster the morale of its employees.

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Police Investigate Overnight Gunshots; 2 wounded

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating reports of gunshots early Monday morning. One victim was found at a shooting scene. Another person with a gunshot wound turned up at a hospital. Police are investigating the incidents as related.

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Burned Infant Undergoes Skin Graft Surgery

Updated: 04/20/2009 - One-year old Fabian Hackett began skin graft surgery on his right leg Monday. Fabian suffered third degree burns over more than half his body while in the care of a babysitter.

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Oklahoma warns athtletes about dangers on Web

Updated: 04/20/2009 - After getting in trouble for breaking the NCAA's rules about recruiting phone calls, Oklahoma is trying to make sure there aren't more problems lurking on the Internet.

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Marijuana Advocates See "Tipping Point"

Updated: 04/20/2009 - On yesterday's episode of Fox's animated sitcom "Family Guy," one of the main characters - a dog named Brian - is arrested for possession of marijuana. He subsequently goes on a mission to legalize the drug, at one point earnestly arguing that it is only outlawed because William Randolph Hearst wanted to keep hemp production from hurting his paper interests in the 1930s.

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1st Infantry Unit to Get New Choppers

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A 1st Infantry Division unit that returned from Iraq last fall is getting new equipment as it starts rebuilding after its deployment.

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