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Gunshots Fired Near U.S. Embassy In Yemen

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Gunmen in a car exchanged fire Monday with police at a checkpoint near the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital, an Interior Ministry official said, hours after the embassy received threats of a possible attack.

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Pfizer Will Pay $68B For Wyeth

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Pfizer Inc. is buying rival drugmaker Wyeth in a $68 billion deal that will increase its revenue by 50 percent, solidify its No. 1 rank in the troubled industry and transform it from a pure pharmaceutical company into a diversified health care giant.

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FBI Sting Nabs Janitor Selling Nuke Parts

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A former janitor caught in an FBI sting operation trying to sell hardware from a shuttered atomic weapons uranium enrichment plant agreed to a plea deal Monday that carries a six-year prison sentence.

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Coach Pleads Not Guilty In Player's Death

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A Kentucky high school football coach on Monday pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide in the heat-related death of a 15-year-old player who collapsed while running sprints at a sweltering August practice.

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Octuplets Born Outside Los Angeles

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A woman has given birth to eight babies in a hospital south of Los Angeles, the world's second live-born set of octuplets.

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Senate: Delay Digital TV Transition

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12.

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Utility Bill Unpaid, Senior Froze To Death

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A 93-year-old man froze to death inside his home just days after the municipal power company restricted his use of electricity because of unpaid bills, officials said.

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Geithner Sworn In as Treasury Secretary

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Senators confirmed Timothy Geithner as U.S. Treasury Secretary on a 60-34 vote. Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback was among those voting against amid concerns over Geithner's past tax problems.

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TPD Investigation Alleged Weekend Sexual Assualt

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Topeka police are investigating allegations of sexual battery and criminal sodomy inside the Ed Bozarth dealership building on south Topeka Boulevard last weekend.

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Girl, 7, Gets Heart; Sister Waits For One

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Sunday was the first day that 7-year-old Emily Smith was able to visit the hospital playroom since receiving her new heart. It is a small step to getting her life back to normal.

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Trail Date Set For Ex-KSU Football Player

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Leon Patton is accused of shaking a 2-month-old boy. The 20-year-old Junior was arrested September 18th for the July 15 incident.

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Promoter of Dog Stock Sentenced on Bad Check Charge

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Osage County prosecutor Brandon Jones told 13 news that Randall Long Monday pleaded guilty to one felony bad check charge and one misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.

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Emporia Locals Submit Petition Against Smoking Ban

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Local business owners submitted a petition against the smoking ban in Emporia today. Representatives of Emporia Open for Business gave the city clerk about 1400 signatures to force the issue to a public vote. They needed to gather more than 700 signatures by February 2nd.

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Man Dead After Trench Collapse Near Manhattan Identified

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Authorities confirm one person is dead as the result of a trench collapse east of Manhattan. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff says it happened around 1:45 p.m. on Excel road, a mile off Highway 24.

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Jury Selection Begins in Thurber Trial

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Two years after Cowley College student Jodi Sanderholm was found dead, the man accused of raping and killing her goes on trial.

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Iraqi prime minister expects faster US pullout

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Iraq's prime minister said Monday he believes the U.S. will withdraw its troops more quickly than the three-year timeline set down in a U.S.-Iraq security agreement. The U.S., meanwhile, suffered its biggest single loss of life in months when two helicopters crashed, killing four service members.

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Pentagon: Gitmo prisoner releases not fail safe

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The re-emergence of two former Guantanamo Bay prisoners as al-Qaida terrorists in the past week won't likely change U.S. policy on transfers to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Monday.

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