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American Eagle Expands Kansas Service

Updated: 05/27/2009 - American Eagle Airlines is expanding air service to Manhattan, Kan., as the Fort Riley Army base there continues to expand and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is built.

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Judge Allows Third Trial in Salina Homicide Case

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Cameron Nelson, 21, of Salina, will be tried a third time. Both of his previous trials have ended in hung juries. Nelson is charged with the shooting death of Mark Simpson, 38.

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Some Kansas Banks Changing to State Charters

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Four Kansas banks are converting from national to state charters. A national charter means banks are regulated the same way as a larger bank. Banks with state charters are supervised by Kansas officials.

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Some 'longitude' for Speller No. 1 at National Bee

Updated: 05/27/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The oral rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee opened Wednesday with a touch of geography and a celebratory pump of the arms from the first contestant from China.

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'80s and '90s Bands A Big Part of Summer Tours

Updated: 05/27/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- If you missed some of your favorite '80s and '90s bands the first time around, there's a good chance you can catch them on the reunion trail this summer.

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'Slumdog' Filmmakers Meet Poor Kid Stars in Mumbai

Updated: 05/27/2009 - MUMBAI, India (AP) -- The makers of "Slumdog Millionaire" met the film's two impoverished child stars on Wednesday and reassured them they will soon have new homes. But the father of one of the children stormed out, saying the filmmakers have not done enough to help.

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Russian Capsule Blasts off for Space Station

Updated: 05/27/2009 - BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A Russian-made space capsule blasted off Wednesday into the searing hot afternoon skies of Central Asia on a landmark mission to expand the permanent human presence in space.

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N. Korea Threatens to Attack US, S. Korea Warships

Updated: 05/27/2009 - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea threatened military action Wednesday against U.S. and South Korean warships plying the waters near the Koreas' disputed maritime border, raising the specter of a naval clash just days after the regime's underground nuclear test.

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NKorea Threatens To Attack US, SKorean Warships

Updated: 05/27/2009 - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea threatened military action Wednesday against U.S. and South Korean warships plying the waters near the Koreas' disputed maritime border, raising the specter of a naval clash just days after the regime's underground nuclear test.

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Chrysler Heads to Court for Key Bankruptcy Hearing

Updated: 05/28/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The future of Chrysler hangs in the balance as it heads to court Wednesday to ask a bankruptcy judge for permission to sell the bulk of its assets to a group headed by Italy's Fiat in hopes of saving itself from liquidation.

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Push to Confirm First Hispanic to Supreme Court

Updated: 05/28/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he doesn't foresee a filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, even though GOP lawmakers want to closely scrutinize her legal philosophy.

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April Existing Home Sales Rise By 2.9 Percent

Updated: 05/28/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of previously occupied homes rose modestly from March to April as buyers who were brave enough to dive into the market took advantage of prices that were 15.4 percent below year-ago levels.

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GM Says Bondholder Offer Fails; Bankruptcy Likely

Updated: 05/28/2009 - DETROIT (AP) -- A General Motors Corp. bankruptcy filing seemed inevitable after a rebellion by its bondholders forced it to withdraw on Wednesday a plan to swap bond debt for company stock.

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Johnson County Buys New Inmate Buses

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has bought two new inmate transport buses with federal money given to house illegal immigrants.

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Dueling Projects Both Use Stimulus Money

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Federal taxpayers may pay twice to rebuild a stretch of highway in Cherokee County because of two groups of spending approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and Kansas Department of Transportation, respectively.

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Man Faces Lighter Sentence for Animal Cruelty

Updated: 05/27/2009 - The wording of state laws punishing animal cruelty could lead to a lighter sentence for a Shawnee man accused of torturing his girlfriend's dog.

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Effort to Improve Clinton Lake Under Way

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Work is under way on a project to stop pollution flowing into Clinton Lake in northeast Kansas with a series of manmade wetlands.

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Gay Marriage Battle to Return to Calif. Ballot

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Gay leaders say they are moving into campaign mode with an eye toward trying to repeal Proposition 8 at the ballot box as early as next year after the state Supreme Court upheld the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages.

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Push to Confirm First Hispanic to Supreme Court

Updated: 05/27/2009 - The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he doesn't foresee a filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, even though GOP lawmakers want to closely scrutinize her legal philosophy.

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Report: North Korea Restarts Nuclear Plant

Updated: 05/27/2009 - North Korea launched a tirade Wednesday against world powers threatening to punish it for conducting its second nuclear test, saying it is not afraid of sanctions and calling South Korea's decision to join an operation to prevent the spread of weapons a declaration of war.

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