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Storms Take Down Trees, Power Lines In NE Kansas

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Westar Energy reported more than 4600 people without power throughout several counties as high winds that came with spring storms brought down tree limbs and power lines. Almost all power was back on by Tuesday night.

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4 More Bodies Found From Air France Disaster

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Four more bodies from Air France Flight 447 were recovered Tuesday, and helicopters began ferrying other remains to shore. Air France rushed to replace instruments suspected of feeding false information to the doomed jet's computers.

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Miley Cyrus Movie Starts Filming In Ga. Next Week

Updated: 06/09/2009 - TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- Tybee Island has landed a starring role in the new Miley Cyrus movie, and audiences seeing the film next year won't have to wait for the credits to find out the name of the beach town filling the screen.

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John Travolta Thanks Colleagues For Promoting Film

Updated: 06/09/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Travolta is thanking his colleagues from "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" for promoting the film while he continues to mourn the death of his 16-year-old son, Jett, who died after a seizure in January.

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Fiat Commits To Chrysler Deal Despite Court Delay

Updated: 06/09/2009 - MILAN (AP) -- Italian automaker Fiat said Tuesday it will not turn its back on a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Chrysler despite a U.S. Supreme Court stay on the sale.

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April Wholesale Inventories Fall 1.4 Percent

Updated: 06/09/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesalers slashed inventories more than expected in April as businesses struggled to get stockpiles in line with falling sales.

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House Dems Consider Taxing Benefits

Updated: 06/09/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a less-than-rousing reaction from the Obama administration, House Democrats are considering a new tax on employer-provided health benefits to help pay for expanding coverage to the uninsured.

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1st Gitmo Detainee Arrives In US

Updated: 06/09/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. authorities have brought the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States, flying him into New York to face trial for bombing U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Pakistan Shelling Taliban In Tribal District

Updated: 06/09/2009 - PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- The military started shelling Taliban hide-outs in the Bannu district in Pakistan's northwest Tuesday, a local government official said.

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New KU Chancellor To Be Paid More Than Hemenway

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The new chancellor at the University of Kansas, Bernadette Gray-Little will be paid about $85,000 a year more than the outgoing chancellor, Robert Hemenway.

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Woman Dies From Shooting; Police Seek Ex-Husband

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Betty Grammer, 46, of Fairway, Kansas, died overnight Monday from a gunshot wound. Police are looking for her ex-husband, Franklin Grammer Jr., 53, who witnesses say shot his ex-wife Monday morning.

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Board Votes To Close Charter School

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Residents of the small town of Delia are concerned about the future, after a school board voted to close the town's charter school.

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Brazil Flies Bodies To Mainland

Updated: 06/09/2009 - RECIFE, Brazil (AP) -- Brazilian helicopters began ferrying bodies of Air France crash victims to shore for identification Tuesday while a pilots' union said the airline was rapidly replacing speed sensors like those suspected of feeding false information to the doomed jet's computers.

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Stocks Edge Higher As Investors Look To Banks

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Stocks are edging higher as investors await word on which banks might be able to repay government loans and as Fiat expressed its continued commitment to a deal with Chrysler.

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Bird-Proof Engines, Pilot Training On NTSB Agenda

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The ability of aircraft engines to withstand collisions with large birds is a chief concern of federal safety investigators opening hearings Tuesday on the forced landing of a US Airways jet in the Hudson River.

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Stock Futures Point Toward Lower Opening

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Stock futures fell slightly Tuesday morning, pointing to a lower opening on Wall Street as investors await word on which banks might be able to repay government loans and as a Supreme Court justice issued a halt to Chrysler's pending sale.

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Apple Drops Entry iPhone To $99, Unveils New Model

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Apple Inc. slashed the entry price for an iPhone in half and lowered some laptops by $300 Monday, the company's first dramatic price cuts since the recession began a year and a half ago.

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