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NFL star Vick leaves prison for home confinement

Posted: 05/20/2009 - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Suspended NFL star Michael Vick left a Kansas prison before dawn Wednesday to begin home confinement in Virginia, one of his attorneys said, the latest step on a journey that Vick hopes will lead to his reinstatement.

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Geithner: Private-public bank Help 6 Weeks Away

Posted: 05/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says a new public-private partnership to help banks shed their bad assets will begin operating in the next six weeks.

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Pakistan Army Wrests Town from Taliban, Killing 80

Posted: 05/20/2009 - ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani troops killed 80 militants and drove the Taliban from a major urban stronghold on Wednesday, the army said, as U.S. military planes brought aid for refugees fleeing fierce fighting across the northwest.

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House Set to Pass Credit Bill After Senate OK

Updated: 05/20/2009 - The credit card companies seem to have few friends on Capitol Hill these days, with even the most business-minded lawmakers siding with consumers in speaking out against steep rate hikes and fees.

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$11 Million Going to Kansas Researchers

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The Kansas Bioscience Authorities has approved more than $11 million in new investments to various Kansas projects and centers. The grants are part of a $581 million initiative to help Kansas researchers.

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AP sources: White House mulls regulatory panel

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The Obama administration, trying to crack down on abuses exposed by the financial crisis, is considering creation of a regulatory commission to protect consumers of financial products such as credit cards and mortgages, according to administration and industry officials.

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Court Rules on Boeing Issue

Posted: 05/20/2009 - A federal judge says the Air Force can disclose the rates that Boeing Co. charged for the next generation of global positioning satellites.

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Oil hovers above $60 as investors eye inventories

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Oil prices hovered above $60 a barrel Wednesday in Asia as investors looked to U.S. inventory data later in the day for clues about the strength of crude demand.

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World Stocks Lackluster After Mixed US Trade

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Global stock markets inched higher in lackluster trade Wednesday, but many investors held back in the face of dour reports about Japan's economy and the U.S. housing market.

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NYC: Tests Indicate No Swine Flu in Dead Toddler

Posted: 05/20/2009 - New York City health officials say tests conducted on a toddler who died after being hospitalized with respiratory symptoms indicate he wasn't infected with swine flu.

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Missouri carries out first execution in 4 years

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Missouri early Wednesday executed a man who killed a good Samaritan who had stopped on the road to help him, ending a nearly four-year period without an execution in the state. Texas, meanwhile, executed its 15th prisoner this year.

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C-SPAN To Visit Topeka Library, School

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Kids (and adults) can get a civics lesson from the ultimate political junkie's favorite cable channel and its famous bus.

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Topeka Mayor Upset over ERP, Voting Powers

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Mayor Bill Bunten supported the ordinance changes over the council's override power, but now he says the changes have gone too far.

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State Treasurer Returns $100,000+ In Unclaimed Property

Updated: 05/20/2009 - The State Treasurer's Unclaimed Property division set up in the WIBW studios Tuesday, taking viewer calls through all the newscasts. More than 20,000 inquiries resulted in potential claims totaling more than $100,000.

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$12M Settlement in Lawrence Apartment Fire

Posted: 05/19/2009 - The families of three people killed in a 2005 apartment fire in Lawrence as well as several people who escaped with injuries will share a $12 million settlement.

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Kansas Senators Repeat Gitmo Opposition

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Both Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts said Tuesday they support amendments to a supplemental appropriations bill that would cut off funding to support transferring the detainees.

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Public Pools Ready to Open with New Safety Feature

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Topeka Public Pools are prepping to open for the Summer season, and they have a new safety feature to boot: a drain cover that will keep kids from being entrapped.

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Junction City Couple Hits Kansas Cash

Posted: 05/19/2009 - A Junction City couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary last week and today they were ringing in the dough!

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Guilty Verdict in Slaying of Kansas Farmer

Posted: 05/19/2009 - An Osborne County jury convicted Kenneth Wilson on Tuesday of the shooting death of farmer Jeffrey Scott Noel. Attorney General Stephen Six prosecuted the case.

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Community Helps Town of Soldier Rebuild from Storm

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Andra and Larry Holliday says there never was a question they would rebuild in Soldier after a tornado destroyed their home. They say the community rallied around them in their time of need.

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Westar "Scrubs" its Way to the Future

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Employees of Westar Energy are proud of their new sulfur dioxide "scrubber" system. On Tuesday they showed off a three year and 435 million dollar project.

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Kansas Governor Signs Unemployment Job Training Bill

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson signed legislation Tuesday in Wichita that helps more out-of-work Kansans qualify for unemployment benefits. It also extends unemployment benefits for people enrolled in a state-approved job training program.

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