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Susan Boyle as She Loses her Cool

Updated: 05/28/2009 - LONDON (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Susan Boyle said Thursday that the Britain's Got Talent finalist lost her cool after being harassed by journalists at a London hotel.

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Initial Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectedly

Updated: 05/28/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.

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US, S. Korea Put Militaries on Alert over N. Korea

Updated: 05/28/2009 - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The U.S. and South Korea put their military forces on high alert Thursday after North Korea renounced the truce keeping the peace between the two Koreas since 1953.

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Time Warner to Spin Off AOL, Ending ill-fated Deal

Updated: 05/28/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Time Warner Inc. is dumping AOL after spending nearly a decade trying to build a new-age media empire only to wind up in a weaker position than when the marriage began.

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Suicide Attack, market blasts hit Peshawar

Updated: 05/28/2009 - PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Militants detonated two bombs in a busy market and attacked two police checkpoints in northern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, wounding scores more and testing the resolve of the government as it takes on the Taliban in the Swat Valley.

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7.1 Earthquake Topples Homes, Kills 4 in Honduras

Updated: 05/28/2009 - TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- A powerful earthquake toppled more than two dozen homes in Honduras and Belize early Thursday, killing at least four people and injuring 40 as terrified residents spilled from their homes across much of Central America.

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Kansas Stops Testing Some H1N1 Flu Cases

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Kansas health officials say they're no longer testing for swine flu in several Kansas counties where confirmed cases already exist.

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12 Percent Are Behind on Mortgage or in Foreclosure

Updated: 05/28/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- An industry report shows that a record 12 percent of homeowners with a mortgage are behind on their payments or in foreclosure as the housing crisis spreads to borrowers with good credit.

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GM Says Bondholders Support Sweetened Offer

Updated: 05/28/2009 - General Motors Corp. said Thursday a committee of bondholders has agreed to a sweetened deal to erase the automaker's unsecured debt in exchange for company stock.

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GM Says Bondholder Offer Fails

Updated: 05/28/2009 - A plan to swap bond debt for General Motor company stock has been withdrawn, making it appear inevitable that the automaker will file bankruptcy.

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Wrong Body Delivered for Soldier Funeral

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The brother of Army Pvt. Henry "Rickey" Marquez said during his brother's military funeral in Kansas City Wednesday, military officials realized when they reached the cemetery that Marquez's remains were still in Hawaii and the remains in Kansas City were another soldier.

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County Considers Prosecutor Gun Ban

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The state has given Kansas prosecutors permission to carry firearms in county courthouses. But that doesn't mean the counties have to agree.

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Someone Slashes Police Tires

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Officers at one suburban Kansas City police department are looking for who slashed the tires on several of their vehicles.

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Costco 3Q Profit Drops on Charge, Stronger Dollar

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Costco Wholesale Corp. said Thursday that its fiscal third-quarter profit fell 29 percent, partly because of a charge, as sales of bigger-ticket discretionary items continued to soften.

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US Weighing One Agency to Regulate All Banks

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Obama plan for a single superagency is a key part of a sweeping overhaul, ditching a patchwork of agencies that failed to prevent the bank crisis.

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13 at 4: Artist Stan Herd on "Painted Byways"

Updated: 05/27/2009 - You've seen Kansas fields as his canvas.. now the famed crop artist is putting his considerable talents to work promoting the state's new scratch-off lottery game.

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Wreck Tangles Huntoon and Wanamaker Traffic

Updated: 05/28/2009 - A two-vehicle accident had part of the area around Huntoon and Wanamaker blocked late Wednesday night. At least one person was taken to the hospital with injuries considered minor.

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Haircut Controversy at Labette Co. School

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Labette Co. school officials didn't like 6-year old Derby McReynolds "faux-hawk" or the military cut that followed, so they shaved his head - his parents say without their permission.

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Army Reserve to Build New Unit in Wichita

Updated: 05/27/2009 - The 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command will be located at the Lanny J. Wallace Army Reserve Center in Wichita. The planned activation date is Sept. 16, 2011.

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Five Killed in Arkansas Accident

Updated: 05/27/2009 - A car going the wrong way on Highway 63 between Jonesboro and Bay, Arkansas slammed into a van carrying special needs people. The impact caused both vehicles to roll several times.

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Kansas Senators Have Doubts about New Justice

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback and U.S. Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd TIahrt are all expressing reservations about U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

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Leavenworth Residents Oppose Gitmo Move

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Hundreds of Leavenworth and Lansing residents packed a Wednesday night town hall meeting hosted by Sen. Pat Roberts. They expressed concerns over a potential move of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Ft. Leavenworth.

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