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21-Year-Old Killed In Burning Car In Manhattan

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Riley County police on Friday identified the victim of a Thursday car fire as 21-year-old Christopher Garlow. The cause of death is listed as inhalation of hot fumes and gases.

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Jamming Cell Phone Signals in Prison

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The last two high security prison escapes in Kansas can be blamed on contraband cell phones. Several states, including Kansas, see it as a growing problem and they are hoping to persuade legislators to change the law and allow them to block signals.

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Spokeswoman: Slain Florida Couple's Safe Had Jewelry

Posted: 07/17/2009 - A safe stolen from the home of a slain Florida couple contained only jewelry, family documents and children's prescription medication, a spokeswoman for the family said Friday.

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10 Elderly Climbers Die On Japanese Mountains

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Japanese police were investigating possible negligence by tour organizers after 10 senior citizen climbers were found dead Friday in Japan's northern mountains, apparently from hypothermia.

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'Transformers 2' becomes Biggest-Ever China Hit

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The "Transformers" sequel has become China's biggest box office hit ever by earning 400 million Chinese yuan ($59 million), a publicist for the country's leading state-run film company said Friday.

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Police Tear-Gas Iran Protesters During Prayer

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Tens of thousands of government opponents packed Iran's main Islamic prayer service Friday, chanting "freedom, freedom" and other slogans as their top clerical backer Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivered a sermon bluntly criticizing the country's leadership over the crackdown on election protests.

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Truck Loaded With Rocks Rolls, Shuts Down K-4

Updated: 07/17/2009 - A driver with a load of rock rolled his truck Friday morning on K-4 about four miles west of Dover. He was injured, and it took a while for authorities to clear up the mess and get the highway full re-opened.

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Garage Sale Benefits Kids At YMCA

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The idea of redecorating the kids' room at a local YMCA has led to a huge garage sale in North Topeka.

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GOP Prosecutor In NC Targets Dems On Obama's Watch

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Having swapped his hip-holstered Blackberry for fishing pliers, the U.S. attorney for eastern North Carolina watches closely from the captain's chair aboard the 45-foot "Jolly Mon" as his crew prepares for a day on the water.

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Man Uses Chain Saw In Wyo. Mountain Lion Attack

Posted: 07/17/2009 - A Colorado man used a chain saw to fight off a mountain lion that attacked him during a camping trip with his wife and two toddlers in northwestern Wyoming.

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Alleged US Missiles Kill 5 In Northwest Pakistan

Updated: 07/17/2009 - A suspected U.S. missile strike in a Pakistani tribal region killed at least five alleged militants Friday, officials said, showing America's unwillingness to abandon the tactic even as Pakistani officials say it could interfere with army offensives in the northwest.

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Unemployment Tops 10 Percent In 15 States In June

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Unemployment topped 10 percent in 15 states and the District of Columbia last month, according to federal data released Friday. The rate in Michigan surpassed 15 percent, the first time any state hit that mark since 1984.

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Bank Of America Earns $2.4B, Ahead Of Estimates

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Bank of America joined other major banks in reporting better-than-expected second quarter income Friday, earning $2.42 billion even as losses from failed loans continued to rise.

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GOP Senators Weigh Options In Sotomayor's Wake

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor won her first public pledge of support from a Republican senator Friday, after a smooth performance at her confirmation hearings that has placed her firmly on track to become the high court's first Latina and the first Democratic-named justice in 15 years.

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Suicide Blasts At Jakarta Ritz, Marriott Kill 8

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Suicide bombers posing as guests attacked American luxury hotels in Indonesia's capital and set off a pair of blasts Friday that killed eight people and wounded more than 50, authorities said.

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Police Tear-Gas Iran Protesters During Prayer

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Tens of thousands of government opponents packed Iran's main Islamic prayer service Friday, chanting "freedom, freedom" and other slogans as their top clerical backer Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivered a sermon bluntly criticizing the country's leadership over the crackdown on election protests.

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