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U.K.'s Adele Wins Best New Artist

Updated: 02/08/2009 - British pop sensation Adele, whose voice is known for its strength and soulfulness gave teen heartthrobs the Jonas Brothers a run for their money as she nabbed Best New Artist prize.

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Abilene House Fire Kills Three

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A Kansas community is trying to cope after a house fire took three people's lives Sunday night.

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Boston Bans Cigarette Sales In Drug Stores

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Boston will become the nation’s second city to ban the sale of cigarettes by pharmacies on Monday, as new rules approved by the city’s public health commission take effect.

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States' Push For Green Jobs Heats Up

Updated: 02/08/2009 - The same week that automakers sought billions in aid to avoid bankruptcy, two states, including Michigan, announced huge alternative power industry investments, with one site being built on land once set aside to lure auto manufacturers.

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Obama Artist Arrested On Graffiti Claims

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A street artist famous for his red, white and blue "Hope" posters of President Obama has been arrested on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti, police said Saturday.

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Fishermen Saved In Deadly Ice Floe Break

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A miles-wide ice floe broke away Saturday from Lake Erie's shoreline, trapping more than 130 fishermen offshore, some for as long as four hours. One man fell into the water and later died of an apparent heart attack.

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Chris Brown In Trouble As Grammys Commence

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A pall has been cast over the Grammy Awards after Los Angeles police confirmed that they are investigating nominee Chris Brown for felony battery.

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33rd and Urish to Close

Updated: 02/08/2009 - The intersection at southwest 33rd and Urish Road will be closed for 90 days beginning Monday at 7 a.m.

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Debacle Spells Victory, Defeat For Ark. 6th-grader

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Sixth-grader Morgan Sims knew how to spell "debacle," but she got an unfortunate lesson on its meaning when her northern Arkansas school district forgot a spelling bee entry fee.

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Sullenberger Recalls Moment Engines Died

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Hero pilot Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger reveals for the first time the sights, sounds and physical sensations he experienced as he pulled off an incredible water landing last month, saving the lives of all 155 people aboard US Airways Flight 1549.

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Iraqi Shoe-Thrower Trial Begins Next Week

Updated: 02/08/2009 - The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at ex-President George W. Bush faces trial next week for allegedly assaulting a foreign leader after an appellate court refused to reduce the charge, a judicial official said Sunday.

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Cutting Cable: Companies Losing Customers

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Porter McConnell gave up on pay TV last summer after noticing that monthly rates kept creeping up. Now with no satellite or cable TV, she watches her trusty old TV set with an antenna or she goes online to catch her favorite programs.

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White House: Stimulus Battle Not Over

Updated: 02/08/2009 - One of President Barack Obama's top economic advisers forecast Sunday a difficult struggle with Congress over Senate cuts of $40 billion for aid to state and local governments from the administration's massive spending and tax cut package to stimulate the failing economy.

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KU Grad Student Killed

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Prosecutors charge a 25-year-old suspected drunken driver in the death of a University of Kansas graduate student who was hit while helping push a disabled vehicle.

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Two Injured in Party Shooting

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Police are investigating a central Kansas shooting where two people were injured at a party.

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Another Search Finds No Signs of Missing Boy

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says a third search along the Whitewater River for the remains of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared a decade ago turned up nothing.

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YMCA Character Awards: Andrew Gutierrez

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Click here for a story (including video) on one of our YMCA Character Award winners, Andrew Gutierrez. He is working hard for his community, and to honor the memory of his father.

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Some TV stations to end analog signal on Feb. 17

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Television viewers who use antennas and were expecting a few more months to prepare for digital TV may not have much time left before their sets go dark: Many stations still plan to drop analog broadcasts in less than two weeks.

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Few crime victims helped by visa law OK'd in 2000

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A 2000 federal law promised visas to illegal immigrants who were crime victims if they came out of the shadows to help police catch their attackers. More than 13,000 people took the government's offer but so far only 65 - just 0.5 percent - have gotten their reward.

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