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Incest Father Pleads guilty to Charges, Faces Life

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Josef Fritzl abruptly pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him Wednesday - a surprising twist amid disclosures that the daughter he imprisoned for 24 years in a dungeon where she bore him seven children secretly sat in on the trial.

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Man may get death penalty in firefighters' deaths

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A California jury Wednesday recommended the death penalty after convicting a man on murder and arson charges in the deaths of five U.S. Forest Service firefighters who died in a 2006 blaze outside Los Angeles.

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Chinese-made drywall ruining homes, owners say

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Officials are looking into claims that Chinese-made drywall installed in some Florida homes is emitting smelly, corrosive gases and ruining household systems such as air conditioners, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

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Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Natasha Richardson, a film star, Tony-winning stage actress and member of the famed Redgrave acting family, died Wednesday after suffering injuries in a ski accident, according to a family statement. She was 45.

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Oil Museum Looks for Former Pennzoil Models

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Organizers planning a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the nation's oil industry, which began with Col. Edwin Drake's successful oil well on Aug. 27, 1859, in northwestern Pennsylvania are hoping for a little luck in finding the women who served as Pennzoil's "Penny Pennzoil" spokesmodels about 50 years ago.

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AIG's CEO Asks Employees to Give Back Bonuses

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Edward Liddy admits the millions paid out in bonuses are "distasteful"; says some workers, including a few receiving death threats, have given the money back already.

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Home Depot Bringing Distribution Center to Topeka

Updated: 03/18/2009 - The move is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the capital city over the next few years. Construction on the Home Depot distribution center has already begun in the Central Crossing Commerce Park.

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Woman Killed in Late Night Crash on I-470

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A woman is dead after her car rolls in an interstate median where i-470 meets 21st Street. Topeka police say they got the call after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday. They believe the woman's car went into the median, she tried to get back on the roadway, fishtailed, and rolled her car.

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State & County Officials Push for Stronger Seat Belt Law

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Transportation Secretary Deb Miller says Kansas is in danger of losing $11 million in federal highway funds. She said Wednesday that legislators must strengthen the state's seat belt law by June 30 to claim the one-time federal grant.

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Minimum Wage Raise Passes Committee

Updated: 03/18/2009 - The Commerce and Labor Committee amended the bill Wednesday and sent it to the full House for debate. The bill would raise the state minimum wage to $7.25 an hour on Jan. 10, 2010.

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Tiller's Jury Selected

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A jury of six with two alternates was chosen Wednesday in the case of Dr. George Tiller, who is accused of violating the state's late-term abortion law. The alternates will not be designated until the end of trial testimony.

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13's "Hot Jobs" from Kansas Works

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Here's this week's complete listing of "Hot Jobs" as featured on "13 News at 4:00" each week. Some of these applications are due on Monday! Check 'em out!

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KU Leaves for Minneapolis

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Greeted by significantly fewer fans than when they departed on their title quest in 2008, the University of Kansas Basketball team left Forbes Field in Topeka Wednesday, en route to Minneapolis.

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Language, Laws A Challenge for Indigenous Migrants

Updated: 03/18/2009 - When immigration agents arrested 16 farmworkers in a mass arrest of illegal immigrants early this year, legal advocates raced to find interpreters for some of the men, a few who spoke only a language called Mixtec.

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Consumer Prices Rise 0.4% in February

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Consumer prices rose in February by the largest amount in seven months as gasoline prices surged again and clothing costs jumped the most in nearly two decades.

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Overnight Rape Reported in Manhattan

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A 36-year old was reportedly the victim of a rape late Tuesday night in Manhattan. Authorities are on the hunt for two suspects, one of which may have been an acquaintance of the victim.

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AIG chairman says retention payments distasteful

Updated: 03/18/2009 - The chairman and CEO of American International Group acknowledged Wednesday to congressional interrogators that some of the insurance giant's executive bonuses are "distasteful."

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Kan. parents end appeal of 'English only' policy

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Three Hispanic families are ending their legal battle over a judge's ruling upholding a Catholic school's policy requiring students to speak only English while at school.

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