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Oil Below $40 on Fears of Weaker Crude Demand

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Oil prices fell below $40 a barrel Tuesday, adding to a sharp drop overnight, on concerns that energy demand is evaporating in the face of a severe global economic slowdown.

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Chinese Court Rejected Parents' Earthquake Lawsuit

Updated: 12/23/2008 - A court in southwestern China has rejected a lawsuit filed by a group of parents seeking compensation for the deaths of their children when their classrooms crumbled during a devastating earthquake in May, one of the parents said Tuesday.

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PM Says Guinea's Government Has Not Been Dissolved

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Guinea's prime minister says his government has not been dissolved, contradicting reports of a military coup. Prime Minister Ahmed Tidiane Souare says in a state broadcast that he was speaking from his office and that his government "continues to function as it should."

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FDA Warns Against Some Diet Pills Sold On The Web

Updated: 12/23/2008 - If you're looking for a little help shedding extra pounds after the holidays, the government is warning you to stay away from nearly 30 weight-loss products that contain unlisted and possibly dangerous ingredients.

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Official Says Calif. Could Be Broke In 2 Months

Updated: 12/23/2008 - California's chief financial officer warned Monday that the state would run out of money in about two months as hopes of a Christmas budget compromise melted into political finger-pointing by the end of the day.

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Lesbian's Brutal Gang Rape Investigated In Calif.

Updated: 12/23/2008 - A woman in the San Francisco Bay area was jumped by four men, taunted for being a lesbian, repeatedly raped and left naked outside an abandoned apartment building, authorities said Monday.

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'Sopranos' Actor Cleared of Murder In NYPD Death

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Lillo Brancato, who played a bumbling aspiring mobster on "The Sopranos," was cleared Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an off-duty policeman during a drunken, late-night search for drugs.

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Worship Schedule for Fort Riley

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Soldiers and their families are invited to attend worship services during the holiday season on Fort Riley, December 24 through January 1

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Digital Readiness Test Update

Updated: 12/22/2008 - We wanted to update you on the digital readiness test we aired last Wednesday. Many of you who have Cox Cable service complained that your picture was scrunched into a letterbox look and others that the audio on Cox was poor and muffled.

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Gage Blvd. Closed Monday for Power Line Work

Updated: 12/22/2008 - A stretch of Gage Blvd. was closed Monday while power lines were moved. The eight power lines were moved across the street between 10th and 12th streets. Gage was closed for a little over an hour while the work was done.

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Group Home Fire in Topeka Causes $25,000 in Damage

Updated: 12/22/2008 - An electrical fire in Topeka Sunday caused around $25,000 worth of damage. It happened at a group at 615 southwest 9th around 2:00 p.m. The home is a resident care facility, which provides room and board for mentally ill patients.

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PMCA Donates Gas to KHP for Christmas

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol is filling up on fuel instead of presents this Christmas. The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association donated gasoline to fill up KHP's patrol cars from Christmas Eve until New Years Day.

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YWCA Complying with New Safety Law

Updated: 12/22/2008 - You won't see it right away, but the YWCA is helping keep you and your children safer. They are upgrading their pool drain covers to comply with a new safety law which took effect Friday.

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5 Found Guilty In Fort Dix Terror Plot

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The Muslim defendants were convicted of conspiring to kill military personnel, but were cleared of attempted murder charges.

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Winter visits with a vengeance from East to West

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The weather outside was frightful from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore., on Monday, with last-minute holiday shoppers shivering and stranded travelers hoping for the best as Christmas rapidly approached. The little town of Eustis, Maine, got nearly 3 1/2 feet of snow. In Marysville, Wash., north of Seattle, heavy snow collapsed part of the roof Monday at the Whitley Evergreen factory, which makes modular buildings. No one was injured, but inspectors were dispatched to make sure other buildings in the business park were safe.

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4 recruiter suicides lead to Army probe

Updated: 12/22/2008 - HENDERSON, Texas (AP) -- Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Henderson, a strapping Iraq combat veteran, spent the last, miserable months of his life as an Army recruiter, cold-calling dozens of people a day from his strip-mall office and sitting in strangers' living rooms, trying to sign up their sons and daughters for an unpopular war.

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