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Scientists Examine Carcass Of Whale Hit By Ship

Posted: 07/27/2009 - It wasn't a pretty sight, but whale watchers on a cruise ship in Canada got more than they bargained for when they arrived at the port of Vancouver - a dead whale stuck to the bow.

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US Student's Lawyer Challenges Murder Charge

Posted: 07/27/2009 - A drunken American university student challenged a murder charge Monday after being accused of causing the crash of a Hong Kong taxi and death of its driver before commandeering the vehicle and slamming it into another cab.

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Ex-Boxing Champ Forrest's Charity Work Remembered

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Vernon Forrest made his living with his fists, but his true calling, friends say, was helping children and others with disabilities, treating them like members of his family.

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First Swine Flu Death In Saudi Arabia

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says a Saudi citizen has died of swine flu, the first death in the kingdom and only the second in the Middle East.

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US Navy Warns Of Increased Pirate Activity

Posted: 07/27/2009 - The U.S. Navy is warning of increased pirate activity off the coast of Somalia due to the advent of weather more favorable to the sea-borne criminals.

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25 Year Old Killed in Junction City Accident

Posted: 07/27/2009 - According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Christopher White, 25, was killed after the truck he was driving went off the roadway, smashed into a tree, then caught fire.

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Convicted Killer John Robinson Files Appeal

Posted: 07/27/2009 - The man convicted of killing two women and stuffing their bodies into barrels is appealing to the Kansas Supreme Court, arguing several errors were made during his 2002 trial.

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Verizon 2Q Profit Falls, Tops View, Plans Job Cuts

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Verizon Communications Inc., the nation's largest wireless carrier, said Monday its second-quarter profit fell 21 percent as cost-cutting in its wireline business failed to keep pace with falling revenues.

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Invasive Asian Plant Found In Kansas

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Kansas wildlife officials have confirmed the state's first wild case of hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant that can overwhelm healthy waterways.

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Jury Trial Set For Father Of Starved Baby

Updated: 07/27/2009 - Kansas City man charged in the starvation death of his 4-month-old son will stand trial in February. The medical examiner's report concluded that the boy died of chronic malnutrition and dehydration because of neglect.

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QuikTrip To Pay Nearly $750,000 In Back Pay

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Convenience store operator QuikTrip Corp. is paying current and former employees in nine states nearly $750,000 in overtime back wages following an investigation by the Labor Department.

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Regulators Approve Deal On Transmission Lines

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Kansas regulators have approved an agreement that allows two companies to build ultra high-voltage power lines from near Dodge City to Wichita and the Oklahoma border.

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Fort Riley Marks Victory Week

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Events begin Monday with a run around Custer Hill, where barracks, unit offices and training grounds are located. The celebration continues throughout the week, concluding with a family event on Friday.

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2 Counties Offering Child Support Amnesty

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Citizens of Johnson and Wyandotte counties with child support problems will be able to meet with personnel from their district courts and the state social services department.

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June New Home Sales Rise 11%

Posted: 07/27/2009 - New U.S. home sales rose by the largest amount in more than eight years last month, in another sign the housing market is finally bouncing back from the worst downturn in decades.

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Trial Of KU Student Accused In Beating To Start

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Matthew Jaeger is charged in Douglas County District Court with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated burglary and making a criminal threat.

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Phelps Content With 2nd In 200 Free Heats

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Michael Phelps was unconcerned about posting only the second fastest time in morning heats for the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships Monday.

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Stocks Waver Amid Mixed Signals On The Economy

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Mixed reports on the economy and earnings left the stock market drifting lower early Monday, easing off of a two-week rally that lifted major indexes 11%.

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Man Credits Sweater For Hemingway Contest Win

Posted: 07/27/2009 - White-bearded David Douglas, 55, bested 139 other contenders at the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, staged Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's Bar, the author's favorite watering hole.

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Alexandria, Va., Police Chief Charged With DUI

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Alexandria city officials say David Baker was arrested after he was involved in a car crash late Saturday in an unmarked city vehicle. They say his blood-alcohol level was .19 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.

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Karzai: Afghans Want Rules For Troops Changed

Posted: 07/27/2009 - President Hamid Karzai said Monday he wants new rules governing the conduct of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan and would be willing to talk with Taliban leaders who publicly renounce violence and endorse peace.

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Cambridge Police: Race Not Mentioned In 911 Call

Posted: 07/27/2009 - The 911 caller who reported a possible break-in at the home of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. did not mention race in the call, according to a statement issued by her attorney and backed up by Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas.

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