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Martian Methane Belch: From Rocks Or Microbes?

Updated: 01/16/2009 - A surprising and mysterious belch of methane gas on Mars hints at possible microbial life underground, but also could come from changes in rocks, a new NASA study found. The presence of methane on Mars could be significant because by far most of the gas on Earth is a byproduct of life - from animal digestion and decaying plants and animals.

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Birds, An Aviation Hazard, Hit 1 In 10,000 Flights

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Airplanes chew up birds all the time but sometimes the birds win. That may be what happened Thursday in New York when a US Airways Airbus 320 made a crash landing in water shortly after taking off from LaGuardia International Airport.

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Investigation Begins In Planes NYC Splash Landing

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Everything about the fate of Flight 1549 seemed like a million-to-1 shot — a flock of birds crossing a jetliner's path and taking out both engines, a safe landing in the Hudson River by a former fighter pilot.

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Hudson River Hero Is Ex-Air Force Fighter Pilot

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Civil engineer Robert Bea wasn't surprised when he learned the name of the cool-headed pilot who guided his hobbled jetliner over the city and landed it in the Hudson River. The pilot, after all, had been studying crisis management.

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Owner: Pirates Free Danish Ship Held For 2 months

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Somali pirates have released a Danish cargo ship and its mainly Russian crew after a ransom payment was parachuted to the hijackers, more than two months after it was seized, the owner said Friday.

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Carbondale School Helps Classmates Cope After Dad Kills 3 Children

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Amy Shirley told law enforcement that Monday started out as a "normal day". Four hours after leaving that morning for work, she'd find her husband and children dead and her home destroyed. Law enforcement says her husband was the killer.

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Treasury, Bank of America Reach Bailout Deal

Updated: 01/16/2009 - The government has extended a new multibillion-dollar lifeline to one of the country's biggest banks as officials continue to struggle with a serious crisis in the financial system.

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Drumming for The Drum Major

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Seaman Middle and High School, Hayden, Shawnee Heights, Topeka West, and Topeka High drum lines all perform as part of Living the Dream week.

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AG Steve Six Announces Agreement with Eli Lilly

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Kansas will receive $1.1 million from a drug company accused of illegally marketing an anti-psychotic drug. Attorney General Steve Six made the announcement Wednesday.

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