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As Iraq rape trial begins, attorneys attack law

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The first former Army soldier to be charged as a civilian under a 2000 law that allows him to be prosecuted for alleged crimes committed overseas faces a trial of his peers - in a federal courtroom in Kentucky.

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Topeka Man Charged With Murder In The Second Degree

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The Shawnee County District Attorney's Office Monday announced Timothy Arterberry, 18, of Topeka, is charged with the murder of Albert Conley, 30, in an April 2008 shooting near Mahogany Lodge.

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City Receives Back Fuel Tax Revenues

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Monday the City of Topeka received $1.6 million in back motor fuel tax revenues from the State of Kansas via the Shawnee County Commission.

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Fire Does $25,000 Damage

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Topeka Fire crews responded to a fire at 919 SE 12th Street just after 1:00 a.m. Monday. An investigation has not revealed where or how the fire started, but that it caused $25,000 in damage.

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Oil Prices Slump to Start the Week

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Energy prices fell Monday a day before major first-quarter corporate results begin to arrive. It remained unclear if the U.S. economy has bottomed out, or whether demand for oil and gasoline will rebound strongly this year with many households cutting back on spending.

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Rep: Ailing Farrah Fawcett 'Doing Fantastic'

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Farrah Fawcett, who has struggled with cancer since 2006, has checked into a Los Angeles hospital but is "not on death's door," a producer who has worked with the actress told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Pentagon Lets Media See Return of US War Dead

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The Pentagon's 18-year ban on media covering the return of fallen U.S. service members ended with a solemn ceremony for the arrival of a flag-draped casket of an airman felled in Afghanistan.

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Over 70 dead, 1,500 injured in central Italy quake

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A powerful earthquake in mountainous central Italy knocked down whole blocks of buildings early Monday as residents slept, killing more than 70 people in the country's deadliest quake in nearly three decades. Tens of thousands were homeless and 1,500 were injured.

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Group warns Nev. capital not to fund Twain church

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A group that advocates the separation of church and state is warning a Nevada city that it will sue if the city gives anymore money to a church that Mark Twain helped build in his 20s.

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Police: Dad killed 5 kids because wife was leaving

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Authorities and relatives portrayed a father believed to have killed his five children and then himself as a strict parent who had been reprimanded by the state and a jealous husband driven to rage by another man.

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Heavy, wet snow causes problems in Mich, Ind

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Heavy, wet snow knocked out electrical service to thousands of customers and snarled morning traffic Monday in northern Indiana and southeast Michigan.

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AP INVESTIGATION: Terrorist eludes US in Iraq

Updated: 04/06/2009 - As Pan Am Flight 830 descended toward Honolulu and passengers finished their breakfast, a blinding burst of light washed over them. And then, "BOOM!"

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3 Slain Pittsburgh Officers to Lie in State

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The bodies of three slain Pittsburgh police officers will lie in state at a downtown municipal building, city officials announced Monday.

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Va funeral home accused of atrocious conditions

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A funeral home that helps handle veterans awaiting burial at Arlington National Cemetery left corpses in an unrefrigerated garage, hallways and on makeshift gurneys, according to a former embalmer who has given his photographs and notes to authorities, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

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Fargo Students Back at School

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Students have returned to school in Fargo, N.D., after missing almost two weeks because of the threat of a potentially disastrous flood.

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Pentagon lets media see return of US war dead

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The Pentagon's 18-year ban on media covering the return of fallen U.S. service members ended with a solemn ceremony for the arrival of a flag-draped casket of an airman felled in Afghanistan.

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