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Ohio Workers Hit a Lottery Jackpot

Updated: 12/17/2008 - The ecstatic group members will split more than $200 million after winning the 12-state lottery prize.

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Manhattan Plant to Lay Off 46

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Parker Hannifin Corp. will be laying off 46 workers at its Manhattan, Kan., industrial rubber hose plant. Jim Cartwright, a spokesman for the Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin, says work force reductions at the plant will start Jan. 5.

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Obama Taps Vilsack, Will Name Republican to Cabinet

Updated: 12/17/2008 - More moves set to be announced on the labor and stock market front Thursday, after Barack Obama named Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as his agriculture secretary yesterday.

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Ex-Kan. AG May Still Face Other Problems

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A decision by two special prosecutors not to file criminal charges against former Attorney General Paul Morrison may not end his legal problems.

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Andy Ludwig Named K-State Offensive Coordinator

Updated: 12/17/2008 - One of the nation’s top offensive innovators has joined the Kansas State football staff as Utah offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig has been named the Wildcats’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach

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No verdict in 1st day of Fort Dix deliberations

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A jury considering the case of five New Jersey men accused of plotting an attack on the Army's Fort Dix has finished its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

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Wichita Woman Named President of Visit Topeka!

Updated: 12/17/2008 - VP for the Greater Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau, Olivia Simmons, is bringing her marketing strengths to Topeka as president of Visit Topeka!

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Generous Classmate Inspires Community

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Thirteen year old Drake Herrman's story of giving has inspired other classmates and folks in the community to give part of their Christmas to help an ailing classmate, Jessica Seidel. Jessica suffers from a blood disease and is undergoing chemotherapy.

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Greek youths hang protest banners from Acropolis

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Protesters hung giant banners off the Acropolis Wednesday calling for mass demonstrations across Europe, heaping embarrassment on a government reeling from Greece's worst riots in decades sparked by the police shooting of a teenager.

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Britain sets May 31 as Iraq pullout deadline

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Britain's prime minister announced Wednesday that his country's soldiers will leave Iraq by the end of May, a move that will force the U.S. to send troops into the Shiite south to secure supply lines to the much larger American force.

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Simon Cowell's got Beyonce, Britney on his mind

Updated: 12/17/2008 - As Simon Cowell describes it, adding a second female judge to "American Idol" has brought a battle-of-the-sexes edge to the new season. Asked about a producer's comment that newcomer Kara DioGuardi and series veteran Paula Abdul are teaming up against him, Cowell replied: "What guy would like that? You've got two girls ganging up on you. One is hard enough; two is unbearable."

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Greek youths hang protest banners from Acropolis

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Protesters hung giant banners off the Acropolis Wednesday calling for mass demonstrations across Europe, heaping embarrassment on a government reeling from Greece's worst riots in decades sparked by the police shooting of a teenager.

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Yahoo to shorten logs of user activity to 3 months

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Yahoo Inc. said Wednesday that it will shorten the amount of time that it retains data about its users' online behavior - including Internet search records - to three months from 13 months and expand the range of data that it "anonymizes" after that period.

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Doctor gets 2 life sentences in UK bomb plot

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A doctor who led failed car bomb attacks in Britain in revenge for U.S.-led military action in his family's native Iraq was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.

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Indiana students hurt in school bus crash

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A school bus carrying as many as 60 middle school and high school students on an icy road collided with a car Wednesday morning and landed on its side in a central Indiana farm field, the sheriff said. Dozens of children were hurt but authorities said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

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Russian treason bill could target Kremlin critics

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, people who fraternized with foreigners or criticized the Kremlin were "enemies of the people" and sent to the gulag. Now there's new legislation backed by Vladimir Putin's government that human rights activists say could throw Russia back to the days of the Great Terror.

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