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High Waters Leave Motorist Stranded

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Crews in Wamego rescued a motorist stranded in high waters overnight. It happened just after midnight on Wells Creek Road.

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Quake Strikes near Acapulco, Mexico

Updated: 04/27/2009 - A strong quake measuring 6.0 in magnitude struck southwestern Mexico on Monday, and it was felt about 175 miles away in Mexico City, according to a CNN producer and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Fort Riley Infant Dies on Post

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Fort Riley Emergency Services responded to a call of an unresponsive infant on the morning of April 25, in the Warner Heights housing area on Custer Hill, Fort Riley.

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Most Families Allow Media to Cover Fallen Soldiers

Updated: 04/27/2009 - In the weeks since the Pentagon ended an 18-year ban on media coverage of fallen soldiers returning to the U.S., most families given the option have allowed reporters and photographers to witness the solemn ceremonies that mark the arrival of flag-draped transfer cases.

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Shootings Shake Close-knit Ga. Theater Troupe

Updated: 04/27/2009 - For more than 55 years, the volunteer actors and stagehands of the Town & Gown Players have entertained patrons in this Southern college town with all manner of productions: Shakespearian classics, Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals and Woody Allen's screwball comedies.

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Swiss Heartland Voters Ban Nude Hiking in Alps

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Voters in the heart of the Swiss Alps on Sunday passed legislation banning naked hiking after dozens of mostly German nudists started rambling through their picturesque region.

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Chinese Massacre Movie Reports Strong Opening

Updated: 04/27/2009 - A new movie backed by the Chinese government about Japanese atrocities during the World War II-era, "Nanking Massacre," earned a strong $10 million in its opening week, its director said Monday.

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Tyra to Testify at Alleged Stalker's NYC Trial

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Model-turned-television personality Tyra Banks is due in court this week to testify against a Georgia man accused of following her from one side of the country to another.

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Aerosmith to Settle Lawsuit With Maui Performance

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Free tickets to see Aerosmith in Hawaii? Dream on, unless you happen to be one of 8,300 people left in the cold when the band canceled a sold-out concert in 2007.

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Izzie Dishes About `Grey's' Wedding on Web Site

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd should consider a really big wedding cake. A Web site with details about their nuptials and an invitation to RSVP for the event drew some 1,400 replies in the first 24 hours.

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Taliban Derides 'Worthless' Truce with Pakistan

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Taliban militants declared their peace deal with the Pakistani government "worthless" on Monday after authorities deployed helicopters and artillery against hide-outs of Islamist guerrillas seeking to extend their grip along the Afghan border.

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Chrysler Gets Labor Deals

Updated: 04/27/2009 - It looks like scrappy Chrysler LLC might yet escape the auctioneer's gavel. The smallest of the three major U.S.-based automakers cleared two major hurdles on Sunday in its quest for survival, agreeing on a concession agreement with negotiators for the United Auto Workers and winning ratification of its cost-cutting deal with the Canadian Auto Workers.

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Stocks Decline on Swine Flu Concerns

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Wall Street retreated Monday, unsettled by the possibility of a major swine flu outbreak. The flu is not yet a global pandemic. The virus is suspected to be responsible for more than 100 deaths in Mexico, but cases in the United States and Canada have been mild.

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Swine Flu Travel Warnings Raised In Europe

Updated: 04/27/2009 - The European Union urged Europeans on Monday to postpone nonessential travel to the United States and Mexico because of the swine flu virus, and Spanish health officials confirmed the first case outside North America.

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Verizon 1st-qtr Profit, Revenue Beat Expectations

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Verizon Communications Inc. on Monday reported earnings grew 5% in the first quarter, boosted by its acquisition of Alltel Corp. and strong demand for for its wireless, Internet and TV services.

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Study: SE Asia Will Be Hit Hard By Climate Change

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Southeast Asia will be hit particularly hard by climate change, causing the region's agriculture-dependent economies to contract by as much as 6.7 percent annually by the end of the century, according to a study released Monday.

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GM to Cut 21,000 US Factory Jobs, Shed Pontiac

Updated: 04/27/2009 - General Motors Corp. said it will cut 21,000 U.S. factory jobs by next year, phase out its storied Pontiac brand and ask the government to take company stock in exchange for half GM's government debt as part of a major restructuring effort needed to get more government aid.

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CDC: US Begins Border Monitoring for Swine Flu

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Amid surging worries about a global pandemic, the United States launched border screening for swine flu exposure Monday and a top federal health official said people should brace for more severe cases, "and possibly deaths."

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Swine Flu Fears Close Schools in NY, Texas, Calif.

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Esti Lamonaca's illness started with a high fever, a cough and achy bones, just a couple of days after she returned from a spring break trip on the beach in Cancun with friends. By the weekend, her voice was hoarse and she was wearing a surgical mask.

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World Markets Struck by Swine Flu Fears

Updated: 04/27/2009 - World stock markets fell Monday as investors worried that a possible deadly outbreak of swine flu, which has already killed more than 100 people in Mexico alone, could go global and derail any global economic recovery.

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Oil Falls Below $49 Amid Uncertain Outlook

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Oil prices fell below $49 a barrel Monday as worries about the severe global recession were compounded by fears of the swine flu suspected of killing over 100 people in Mexico.

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