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Dozens Arrested In Medicare Fraud Busts Across US

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Federal authorities arrested more than 30 suspects, including doctors, and were seeking others in a major Medicare fraud bust Wednesday in New York, Louisiana, Boston and Houston, targeting scams such as "arthritis kits" — expensive braces that many patients never used.

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Defendant Charged With Murder In Seattle Stabbings

Posted: 07/29/2009 - A man was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder, rape and other charges in a stabbing that left one woman dead and her partner badly wounded, shocking a south Seattle neighborhood.

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NJ To More Than Double Solar Power Generation

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Regulators approved more than $515 million in projects Wednesday that will more than double the amount of solar power generated in New Jersey and will solidify the state's No. 2 spot behind California in power produced from the sun.

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Pa. AG Upset With Ex-Editor's Penalty In Sex Sting

Posted: 07/29/2009 - State investigators who ramped up their use of sting operations to catch Internet child predators four years ago are frustrated by a judge who has refused to impose a stiffer penalty in a case against a former sports editor.

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Kids Participate In Peace Camp

Posted: 07/29/2009 - A local summer camp is teaching kids how to have more than just fun. The Topeka Center for Peace and Justice is once again hosting a Peace Camp.

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Update: Proposed Sewer Line at Lake Sherwood

Updated: 07/29/2009 - It could be less than a month until residents in the Lake Sherwood area learn where a new sewer line is going to be placed. Currently, three routes are being discussed and one is causing controversy.

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Kia Replaces Spectra With More Refined Forte

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Kia's newest car, the 2010 Forte, is a convincing alternative for small sedan shoppers who feel the Toyota Corolla has gotten too pricey and the Honda Civic is too ordinary.

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UK Families Win Fight Over Birth Defects

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Britain's High Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of a group of young people, born with deformed hands and feet, who say pollution from a former steelworks contributed to their disabilities.

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For Some Palestinians, Peace Is A Day At The Beach

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Giggling children built castles, drew pictures in the sand and splashed water on each other in a refreshing first for Palestinian youngsters from the landlocked West Bank: a day at the beach.

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Iran's First Trials Of Protesters To Begin

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Iran on Wednesday announced that the first trials of postelection protesters will begin this weekend, as anger grew even among some government supporters over abuse of those detained in the more than 6-week-old crackdown.

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Uighur Activist Demands Investigation Of Missing

Posted: 07/29/2009 - An exiled Uighur activist blamed by China for deadly ethnic riots demanded Wednesday that Beijing allow an international investigation into the disappearances of about 10,000 Uighur protesters she said are still missing.

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Accident Slows Traffic on I-70

Posted: 07/29/2009 - An injury accident on I-70 near the Gage exit in Topeka caused a traffic backup Wednesday morning. No one in the accident was believed to have life-threatening injuries.

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Childrens Group Files for Bankruptcy

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Rainbows United said in a news release Wednesday that its board of directors decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after members "discovered financial irregularities'' in the agency's financial reports.

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Health Officials Confirm TB Case At KSU

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Health officials have confirmed that a Kansas State University student has infectious pulmonary tuberculosis. The student is responding to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Legislators Told Of Higher Ed Cuts

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Members of the Legislative Educational Planning Committee were told Tuesday that universities are concerned that even more reductions may be needed because of a drop in state aid to the schools.

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Man Found Guilty Of Garden City Death

Posted: 07/29/2009 - It took less than an hour of deliberations Tuesday for a Finney County jury to find Lucas K. Chavez guilty in the death of 30-year-old Philip M. Brown. Chavez was also found guilty of two counts of criminal possession of a firearm.

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Parkinson, Treasury Deputy Tout Kansas Project

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Parkinson and Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin will travel on Thursday to Osawatomie for the opening of Woodland Hills Estate. Developers used a new tax credit program that was part of the federal stimulus package to complete construction.

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Manhattan Airport Launches New Web Site

Posted: 07/29/2009 - The site features a user-friendly design with information on arrivals and departures. A calculator lets passengers compare the cost of flights from Manhattan against those from Kansas City International Airport.

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Stock Fall In Early Trading

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Stocks are falling in the opening moments of trading as investors grow increasingly wary about the economic recovery.

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Durable Goods Orders Drop 2.5% In June

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket durable goods plunged in June by the largest amount in five months, reflecting the continuing troubles in the auto industry and a steep drop in demand for commercial aircraft.

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Study: Tanning Beds As Deadly As Arsenic

Posted: 07/29/2009 - International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas.

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Feds Search Property Of Jackson's Personal Doctor

Posted: 07/29/2009 - For the second time in less than a week, authorities have targeted the property of Michael Jackson's personal doctor in their ongoing investigation into whether he committed manslaughter by administering a powerful anesthetic to help the pop singer sleep.

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