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Hollywood Writer John Furia Jr. Dies at Age 79

Updated: 05/09/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prolific screen and television writer John Furia Jr., who penned popular series including "Bonanza," "The Waltons" and "Hawaii Five-O" among many others, has died. He was 79.

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Prof Wanted in killings found dead in Ga. Woods

Updated: 05/09/2009 - ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Cadaver dogs found the body of a wanted professor "beneath the earth" in the north Georgia woods Saturday, two weeks after police say he shot his wife and two other people to death outside a community theater, then vanished.

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Desperation in Pakistani Hospitals, Refugee Camps

Updated: 05/09/2009 - Civilians cowered in hospital beds and trapped residents struggled to feed their children Saturday, as Pakistani warplanes pounded a Taliban-held valley in what the prime minister called a "war of the country's survival."

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Most Santa Barbara Fire Evacuations Being Lifted

Updated: 05/09/2009 - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Thousands of residents were back home Saturday as a blanket of cool, moist air flowing in from the Pacific Ocean tamed a wind-driven wildfire that burned 80 homes along the outskirts of town during the week.

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1st Swine Flu Death in Costa Rica; US Man Dies

Updated: 05/09/2009 - SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- Costa Rica reported the first swine flu death outside North America on Saturday and the U.S. announced its third death from the virus, while Mexico delayed the reopening of primary schools in some states.

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Japan, Australia, Norway Confirm H1N1

Updated: 05/09/2009 - Japanese authorities scrambled Saturday to track travelers who arrived on the same flight as three people diagnosed with the country's first confirmed cases of swine flu.

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DNA Solves "Cold'' Rape Case

Updated: 05/09/2009 - A 36-year-old Lawrence man has been convicted of a rape that happened 12 years ago.

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Power Line Fight Options Considered

Updated: 05/09/2009 - Proposals from two groups seeking the right to build ultra high-voltage power lines in southern Kansas are to be considered in the week ahead for a possible agreement.

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Stormont-Vail Celebrates 125 Years

Updated: 05/09/2009 - Stormont-Vail had a tent at the Farmer's Market to celebrate 125 years of assisting the community. It has thrived through good times and bad, and has always focused on the patients.

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Kansas Lawmakers Pass Annexation Bill

Updated: 05/09/2009 - The Kansas Legislature has passed a bill to limit how much land a city can annex without an owner's permission.

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Late Anti-Abortion Effort Fails

Updated: 05/09/2009 - Anti-abortion legislators in Kansas have made a late but unsuccessful push to revive proposals for strengthening a late-term abortion law.

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Miss Calif. Pageant to Address Contract Violations

Updated: 05/08/2009 - The Miss California pageant is investigating whether 21-year-old Carrie Prejean violated her contract by making public appearances with groups opposed to same-sex marriage and by failing to reveal that she had posed in her underwear as a teenager.

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White House aide resigns over NYC flyover

Posted: 05/08/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House official who authorized a $328,835 photo-op of Air Force One soaring above New York City resigned Friday just weeks after the flyover sparked panicked workers to rush into the streets and flashbacks to Sept. 11th

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