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Prince's Lawyer Not Backing Down

Updated: 05/21/2009 - Kansas State has filed a lawsuit challenging a secret deal between former athletic director Ron Krause and former football coach Ron Prince

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Target Posts 13% Drop in 1st-Quarter Profit

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Discount retailer Target Corp. reported a 13 percent decline in first-quarter profit on Wednesday as it confronts sluggish consumer spending. But the results beat analysts' estimates because of cost-control measures.

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Another 'Slumdog' child star's home torn down

Posted: 05/20/2009 - MUMBAI, India (AP) -- The shanty home of another "Slumdog Millionaire" child star was torn down by Mumbai authorities Wednesday as they demolished part of a city slum where she lived.

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98 killed in Indonesian military plane crash

Posted: 05/20/2009 - MAGETAN, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian military plane carrying troops and their families crashed into a row of houses and burst into flames Wednesday, killing at least 98 people, the latest in a string of accidents plaguing the beleaguered air force.

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House set to pass credit bill after Senate OK

Posted: 05/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The credit card companies seem to have few friends on Capitol Hill these days, with even the most business-minded lawmakers siding with consumers in speaking out against steep rate hikes and fees.

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Thousands beaten, raped in Irish reform schools

Posted: 05/20/2009 - DUBLIN (AP) -- A fiercely debated, nine-year investigation into Ireland's Roman Catholic-run institutions says priests and nuns terrorized thousands of boys and girls in workhouse-style schools for decades - and government inspectors failed to stop the chronic beatings, rapes and humiliation.

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Iran Says it Tests Missile, Israel Within Range

Posted: 05/20/2009 - TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran test-fired a new advanced missile Wednesday with a range of about 1,200 miles, far enough to strike Israel, southeastern Europe and U.S. bases in the Middle East.

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NFL star Vick leaves prison for home confinement

Posted: 05/20/2009 - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Suspended NFL star Michael Vick left a Kansas prison before dawn Wednesday to begin home confinement in Virginia, one of his attorneys said, the latest step on a journey that Vick hopes will lead to his reinstatement.

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Geithner: Private-public bank Help 6 Weeks Away

Posted: 05/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says a new public-private partnership to help banks shed their bad assets will begin operating in the next six weeks.

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Pakistan Army Wrests Town from Taliban, Killing 80

Posted: 05/20/2009 - ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani troops killed 80 militants and drove the Taliban from a major urban stronghold on Wednesday, the army said, as U.S. military planes brought aid for refugees fleeing fierce fighting across the northwest.

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House Set to Pass Credit Bill After Senate OK

Updated: 05/20/2009 - The credit card companies seem to have few friends on Capitol Hill these days, with even the most business-minded lawmakers siding with consumers in speaking out against steep rate hikes and fees.

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$11 Million Going to Kansas Researchers

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The Kansas Bioscience Authorities has approved more than $11 million in new investments to various Kansas projects and centers. The grants are part of a $581 million initiative to help Kansas researchers.

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AP sources: White House mulls regulatory panel

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The Obama administration, trying to crack down on abuses exposed by the financial crisis, is considering creation of a regulatory commission to protect consumers of financial products such as credit cards and mortgages, according to administration and industry officials.

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Court Rules on Boeing Issue

Posted: 05/20/2009 - A federal judge says the Air Force can disclose the rates that Boeing Co. charged for the next generation of global positioning satellites.

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Oil hovers above $60 as investors eye inventories

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Oil prices hovered above $60 a barrel Wednesday in Asia as investors looked to U.S. inventory data later in the day for clues about the strength of crude demand.

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World Stocks Lackluster After Mixed US Trade

Updated: 05/20/2009 - Global stock markets inched higher in lackluster trade Wednesday, but many investors held back in the face of dour reports about Japan's economy and the U.S. housing market.

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NYC: Tests Indicate No Swine Flu in Dead Toddler

Posted: 05/20/2009 - New York City health officials say tests conducted on a toddler who died after being hospitalized with respiratory symptoms indicate he wasn't infected with swine flu.

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Missouri carries out first execution in 4 years

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Missouri early Wednesday executed a man who killed a good Samaritan who had stopped on the road to help him, ending a nearly four-year period without an execution in the state. Texas, meanwhile, executed its 15th prisoner this year.

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C-SPAN To Visit Topeka Library, School

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Kids (and adults) can get a civics lesson from the ultimate political junkie's favorite cable channel and its famous bus.

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Topeka Mayor Upset over ERP, Voting Powers

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Mayor Bill Bunten supported the ordinance changes over the council's override power, but now he says the changes have gone too far.

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