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Obama Pushes Stronger Credit Card Rules

Updated: 04/23/2009 - The President is pushing for a law to eliminate deceptive practices, such as large, sudden jumps in the card company's interest rates.

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Topeka Roadrunners Find New Owners

Updated: 04/24/2009 - Topeka RoadRunners owner Mary Magdalene Lorang and the North American Hockey League have found an ownership group interested in purchasing the franchise.

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Police Work To Stay Ahead of Text Scammers

Updated: 04/23/2009 - The Topeka Police Department's Financial Crimes Unit is working to stay ahead of scammers who themselves are keeping up with technology, so they can be ahead of you.

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Kansas Senate Committee Endorses Budget Cuts

Updated: 04/23/2009 - The Senate Ways and Means Committee endorsed a budget bill Thursday that cuts $125 million from the 2010 budget, including $75 million to schools.

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Sebelius Vetoes Milk Labeling Measure

Updated: 04/24/2009 - Gov. Sebelius vetoed a bill that would have required milk labeled as coming from cows not given a certain hormone to contain an additional statement.

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Kansas Governor Vetoes Bill on Late-Term Abortions

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed a bill Thursday that would have stepped up reporting requirements for doctors who perform late-term abortions and allow patients and their spouses or parents to sue if they later come to believe their procedure was illegal.

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Crew Finally Remove Smelly Bull Carcass Near River

Updated: 04/23/2009 - A public works crew retrieved the bloated carcass of a bull that had floated down the Androscoggin River and over a waterfall before landing on some boulders weeks ago. Crewman Dan Peare told the Sun Journal of Lewiston that he convinced his bosses that he and fellow crewmen could and should remove the animal before warm weather arrived for the weekend.

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New President Heads Fidelity Bank and Trust

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Fidelity Banks in Topeka welcomed a new president with an open house Thursday. Allan Towle met with customers at the bank's downtown location.

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Panel: Safety Lapses Led to Bayer Plant Blast

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Safety lapses that led to a runaway chemical reaction caused a fatal blast at a Bayer CropScience chemical plant last August, federal investigators said Thursday.

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Bristol Palin's ex: Court Fight Possible over Son

Updated: 04/23/2009 - The father of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's grandson said Wednesday he would be willing to go to court for custody of the child, but he hoped it wouldn't come to that.

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Autopsy on Freddie Mac Official Incomplete

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Medical examiners have completed an autopsy on a Freddie Mac executive found dead in an apparent suicide, but say a final determination on his cause of death could be weeks away.

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UK privacy watchdog clears Google Street View

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Britain's privacy watchdog said Thursday that Google Street View should not be removed or shut down, dismissing concerns that the service was too invasive.

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AP Exclusive: Secret tally has 87,000 Iraqis dead

Updated: 04/23/2009 - At least 87,215 Iraqis have been killed in violence since 2005, according to a previously undisclosed Iraqi government tally obtained by The Associated Press. Combined with tallies based on hospital sources and media reports since the beginning of the war and a review of available evidence by the AP, the figures show that more than 110,000 Iraqis have died in violence since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

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Fla. judge's career finished over ties to stripper

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Thomas E. Stringer spent more than three decades quietly building his legal career in Florida, working his way up from an assistant state attorney to appeals court judge in the Tampa Bay area. In 2007, he was inducted into his law school's hall of fame.

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Students Learn History and Conservation

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Westar Energy held a retirement party Thursday at the Kansas Museum of History for the incandescent light bulb. Elementary school students joined the celebration by flipping a giant light switch to represent the new generation of energy efficient lighting.

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Senate Vote on Sebelius Likely to Slip

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Republican leader Mitch McConnell objected to raising Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' nomination as Health and Human Services Secretary in the full Senate Thursday, citing opposition in the Finance Committee. The move means a vote likely won't come until next week.

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Calif. expected to adopt low-carbon fuel rules

Updated: 04/23/2009 - California air regulators are considering first-in-the nation rules to require low-carbon fuels as part of the state's wider effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ind. money manager competent for trial in Florida

Updated: 04/23/2009 - A troubled Indiana money manager accused of trying to fake his death and escape financial ruin by parachuting before crashing his plane is competent for a June trial, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

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$68 million mystery: Who's behind college gifts?

Updated: 04/23/2009 - It's the question on everyone's lips in philanthropy: Who is the mysterious donor giving away millions of dollars to at least a dozen colleges across the country?

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AP Source: Freddie Mac CFO told to take time off

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Freddie Mac's acting chief financial officer had met with the mortgage giant's human resources office and had been making plans to take time off only a day before authorities found him dead in an apparent suicide, a person close to the company said Thursday.

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Chiefs trade TE Gonzalez to Atlanta

Updated: 04/23/2009 - The Chiefs have traded all-pro tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2nd round pick in the 2010 draft.

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