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Fiery Plane Crash in Upstate NY Kills 50

Updated: 02/13/2009 - Federal investigators are searching through the rubble of a deadly plane crash near Buffalo for the "black boxes." The smoldering scene is still too hot to collect debris. But investigators are going after the fight data and cockpit voice recorders in the plane's largely intact tail.

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World Markets Rise after Wall Street Bounceback

Posted: 02/13/2009 - World stock markets rose Friday, boosted by a late turnaround on Wall Street and renewed hopes about government economic stimulus plans as Group of Seven finance ministers gathered in Rome.

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PepsiCo 4th-quarter Profit Falls on Some Charges

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Posted: 02/13/2009 - PepsiCo, the world's second-biggest beverage maker, says its fourth-quarter profit fell partly on restructuring and impairment charges, but adjusted results met analysts' expectations.

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Note To Cell Phone Junkies: Txtng + Date :(

Posted: 02/13/2009 - So you're on a first date and you notice your potential love interest looking down and fiddling with a cell phone under the table. Or maybe he or she isn't even attempting to hide it.

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Toyota Cutting US Execs' Pay, Offering Buyouts

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Toyota Motor Corp. is reacting to the slump in U.S. auto sales by further cutting North American production, slashing executives' compensation up to 30 percent and offering buyouts to about 18,000 workers.

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Congress Readies Final Vote on $790B Stimulus Bill

Posted: 02/13/2009 - President Barack Obama's massive, $790 billion economic stimulus plan is on track for a Friday vote in the House, Democratic leaders say, after a 24-hour delay caused by late, lingering controversy.

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Recall, Closure Ordered For TX Peanut Corp. Plant

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Texas health officials shuttered a peanut plant operated by a company at the center of a national salmonella outbreak and ordered it to recall all products after inspectors found dead rodents, feces and feathers above a production area.

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Gaza Mlitants Fire Rockets Into Israel

Posted: 02/13/2009 - An agreement between Hamas and Israel to bring quiet to the war-torn Gaza Strip could be announced within days, Hamas officials said, as rocket fired from the territory Friday further strained an informal cease-fire.

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Beyonce, Hudson Win Image Awards

Posted: 02/13/2009 - It was a dreamy night for a couple of "Dreamgirls." Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson both glided away with trophies Thursday and wowed the audience with individual performances during the 40th annual NAACP Image Awards.

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Suspect Charged In Deadly Australian Fire

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Authorities charged a man Friday with lighting one of the wildfires that killed a total of more than 180 people in Australia, and whisked him into protective custody to guard him from public fury.

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Iraqi Police Say Female Suicide Bomber Kills 35

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A female suicide bomber attacked a procession of Shiite pilgrims - many of them women and children - south of Baghdad on Friday, killing 35 people and injuring 65 others, officials said. It was the third straight day of deadly bombings against Shiite pilgrims.

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Jury: Florida Smoker Died Because Of Addiction

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The jury that decided a 40-year chain-smoker was helplessly addicted to nicotine must now decide whether tobacco giant Philip Morris owes his family potentially millions of dollars for his death from lung cancer.

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Plane Crash Near Buffalo Kills 49

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A commuter plane coming in for a landing slammed into a suburban Buffalo home in a fiery explosion that killed all 48 people on board and one person on the ground, authorities said. It was the first fatal crash of a commercial airliner in the U.S. in 2 1/2 years. CNN video included

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2 Pa. Judges Admit Jailing Kids For Cash

Posted: 02/12/2009 - The pair pleads guilty to fraud for taking more than $2.5 million in kickbacks, sending teens to juvenile detention centers on minor offenses.

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Senate Confirms Panetta As CIA Chief

Posted: 02/12/2009 - The former Clinton White House Chief of Staff will take the reins of the spy agency, despite questions on whether he has the needed experience.

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Crimestoppers Crime of the Week

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Our Crimestoppers crime of the week takes us back nearly sixteen years to a homicide in southwest Topeka.

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2009 Governor's Arts Awards Announced Thursday

Posted: 02/12/2009 - The Kansas Arts Commission has announced its 2009 Governor's Arts Awards. A dinner and awards ceremony will be held June 18th at Washburn University, where Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will present the awards.

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Quinton Heights Students Learn About African Culture

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Kids at Quinton Heights Elementary School spent Thursday afternoon celebrating Black History Month. They had visitors from Africa come to the school to teach them about the African culture.

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Gregg Withdraws as Commerce Secretary Nominee

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Saying "I made a mistake," Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire abruptly withdrew as commerce secretary nominee on Thursday and left the fledgling White House suddenly coping with Barack Obama's third Cabinet withdrawal.

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Man Jumps Off Overpass

Posted: 02/12/2009 - A domestic dispute ended with a man jumping from an I-70 overpass.

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Semi Rollover in Topeka Thursday

Posted: 02/12/2009 - A semi rollover accident in Topeka Thursday afternoon had a stretch of I-470 closed. It happened around four o-clock at I-470 and Topeka Blvd.

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