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TPD Investigates Similar Attacks On Two Men

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Topeka police say two men became victims of very similar attacks wednesday night. Both men were attacked and had their wallets and cell phones stolen in two different parts of town.

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Topeka Putting on the Dog for Corgi Show

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Hundreds of Cardigan Welsch Corgis have been strutting their stuff at the Kansas Expocentre this week. The national show runs through Saturday.

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Police say 'doc' used vet gear to perform implants

Updated: 04/16/2009 - MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish man accused of using veterinary equipment to perform cosmetic surgery is in the doghouse. Catalonian regional police said they arrested the 63-year-old Barcelona native for allegedly practicing medicine without a license in filthy conditions at his home.

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Wis. nurse called out of surgery and laid off

Updated: 04/16/2009 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A nurse was called out of surgery so a manager could tell her she was being laid off. Dean Health said the surgery was minor and the patient wasn't affected, but the manager who summoned the nurse from surgery violated medical protocol. Dean Health spokesman Paul Pitas said the incident happened at Dean's West Clinic in Madison on Wednesday or Thursday.

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Man jailed for urinating on woman during flight

Updated: 04/16/2009 - HONOLULU (AP) -- A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to three weeks in jail for urinating on a 66-year-old woman during a Continental Airlines flight last month from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Jerome Kenneth Kingzio, a resident of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, was sentenced after pleading guilty Tuesday to assault charges in federal court in Honolulu.

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Man allegedly stabs brother over pork and beans

Updated: 04/16/2009 - GILLIAM, La. (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy said a 54-year-old man stabbed his 63-year-old brother during an argument in their kitchen over a can of pork and beans. Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said the suspect was booked Tuesday on one count of aggravated battery.

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Iranian scientists claim they have cloned a goat

Updated: 04/16/2009 - ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian scientists have cloned a goat and plan future experiments they hope will lead to a treatment for stroke patients, the leader of the research said Wednesday. The female goat, named Hana, was born early Wednesday in the city of Isfahan in central Iran, said Dr. Mohammed Hossein Nasr e Isfahani, head of the Royan Research Institute.

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Garnett could miss all of the playoffs

Updated: 04/16/2009 - WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Kevin Garnett isn't ready to start the playoffs, and Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday that there's a strong possibility that he will miss the entire postseason.

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Board denies Demjanjuk request to reopen case

Updated: 04/16/2009 - CLEVELAND (AP) -- A U.S. immigration appeals board on Thursday denied a request to reopen the deportation case of John Demjanjuk, who is wanted in Germany to face accusations that he served as a Nazi death camp guard.

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Obama: Better trains foster energy independence

Updated: 04/16/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama called Thursday for the country to move swiftly to a system of high-speed rail travel, saying it will relieve congestion, help clean the air and save on energy.

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In Mexico, Obama to offer solidarity in drug war

Updated: 04/16/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting a security threat on America's doorstep, President Barack Obama is venturing into the heart of Mexico. His swift diplomatic mission is meant to show solidarity with a neighbor - and to prove that the U.S. is serious about halting the deadly flow of drugs and weapons.

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Somali PM asks for more help to fight pirates

Updated: 04/16/2009 - MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) -- Somalia's prime minister says his government has identified many pirate leaders and would be willing to share that information with other countries, including the United States, to get the resources needed to go after them.

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US sailors who thwarted pirates back with families

Updated: 04/16/2009 - OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Crew members of the Maersk Alabama celebrated with loved ones at home in the United States Thursday, recounting tales of a harrowing time held in captivity by Somali pirates and urging protection for ships in the dangerous Horn of Africa sea lanes.

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Jobless claims top 6M; housing starts plummet

Updated: 04/16/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people receiving jobless benefits exceeded 6 million for the first time, the government reported Thursday, and housing construction unexpectedly plunged to its second-lowest level on record - fresh evidence that the recession is far from over.

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