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Husband in Murder-Suicide had Killed Previous Wife

Updated: 03/03/2009 - A man who stabbed his first wife to death more than two decades ago used a Civil War replica rifle to kill his current wife and her son before committing suicide in their upscale suburban home, police said Tuesday.

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6 dead in Ill-Fated Mexican Treasure Hunt

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Two people searching for treasure beneath an old Mexican hacienda died in a gas-filled tunnel, and two neighbors and two emergency workers who tried to rescue them also perished, authorities said Tuesday.

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Goodyear Buyouts & Layoffs

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Goodyear reached a proposed agreement with United Steelworkers Local 307 to eliminate 225 positions. The Union will vote Wednesday and Thursday on the agreement.

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Silver Lake Stand Off Ends Peacefully

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Police sealed off a home near Highway 24 and Chestnut Street on Tuesday for several hours. A man was inside the home, but finally surrendered to police peacefully. He has not been charged with a crime.

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Time is Right to Get Free Tax Help

Updated: 03/04/2009 - If tax forms make your blood pressure spike - and your income is under $90,000 - then you're in luck. Together, the VITA program and AARP's Tax-Aide program make the largest free tax assistance center in the Midwest. People of all ages can receive help with their income taxes.

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Mall Wants Manilow Music to Drive Out Unruly Teens

Updated: 03/03/2009 - It'll be Barry Manilow versus the mall rats. The New Zealand city of Christchurch hopes that putting the American crooner's smooth and gentle tones into the mix of music to be broadcast through the central mall district can pacify unruly teens who congregate there- or at least convince them to go elsewhere.

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7 Killed In Pakistan Attack On Cricketers

Updated: 03/03/2009 - At least a dozen men ambushed Sri Lanka's cricket team with rifles, grenades and rocket launchers Tuesday as they drove to the stadium ahead of a match in Pakistan, killing six policemen and a driver.

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Top Obama Officials Defend $3.6T Budget

Updated: 03/03/2009 - President Barack Obama's top economic officials on Tuesday vigorously defended the administration's $3.6 trillion budget against Republican claims that it contained overly optimistic economic assumptions and included stealthy tax increases that could end up hitting most Americans.

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U.S. Continues Push For Palestinian State

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised on Tuesday to work with the incoming Israeli government, but delivered a clear message that could put her at odds with the country's next leader: Movement toward the establishment of a Palestinian state is "inescapable."

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Iraq War: By The Numbers

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Iraqi deaths in February 2009 from war-related violence: 283, the second lowest number of casualties reported in one full month since the AP began tracking this figure in April of 2005.

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Kansas Information Program Tackles Farm Thefts

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The Sedgwick County sheriff's office is starting an e-mail distribution list to spread to the word about thefts of equipment, cattle and other items from farms and businesses.

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NFL Player’s Father: Rescuers Losing Hope

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The father of an NFL player among three men lost at sea says the Coast Guard's hopes are waning of finding survivors off the Florida Gulf Coast.

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Boy, 13, Accused Of Killing Rival Brother

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Like most boys, 13-year-old Mykel Mendes looked up to his big brother, Jordan. The two rode bikes together, did yard work together and hung out together. But when it came to the family business - a major drug ring - Mykel did not want to share, police say.

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Carmakers' U.S. Sales Continue Deep Slump

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Major automakers' U.S. sales continued their deep slump in February, putting the industry on track for its worst sales month in more than 27 years as huge rebates and low-interest financing failed to spur fearful consumers to make a major purchase.

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Warrant Issued In Chandra Levy Killing

Updated: 03/03/2009 - An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for an imprisoned Salvadoran immigrant in the killing of federal intern Chandra Levy, nearly eight years after the case captivated the nation's capital and ended the career of a congressman.

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Kansas House Advances Late-Term Abortion Bill

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The Kansas House has given first-round approval to two abortion bills, including one that would impose stricter reporting requirements on doctors doing late-term abortions.

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Future Journalists Hoping to Catch Break at Career Fair

Updated: 03/03/2009 - KU's School of Journalism held its annual career fair Tuesday. Students say the economy has some worried about finding jobs, so they may consider lowering expectations for the time being.

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Two Ft. Riley Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 03/03/2009 - 29-year old Capt. Brian Bunting and 24-year old Sgt. Daniel Thompson died when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle Feb. 24. Bunting was from Maryland; Thompson was from Wisconsin.

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