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Bad Harvest, Low Demand Threaten Pacific Fishermen

Updated: 12/28/2008 - An unusually weak Dungeness crab harvest is compounding the financial woes of West Coast fishermen who were already struggling with depressed consumer demand and the unprecedented collapse of the Pacific chinook salmon fishery.

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Sen. Craig Restroom Tanking as Tourist Destination

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The men's room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport where Republican Sen. Larry Craig was arrested in a sex sting is losing it appeal as a tourist stop, an official said.

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Boy Rescued After Falling Through Ice

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A 10 year old boy fell through the ice in Central Park Pond in Topeka Sunday evening. Crews were able to pull him out. He was conscious and taken to the hospital for exposure to the cold and some minor cuts.

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KU Fans Ready For Bowl-Ing Season

Updated: 12/28/2008 - KU fans are ready to watch the Kansas Jayhawks take on the Minnesota Gophers in the Insight Bowl. We went to Lawrence for their reaction...even Bill Self gets in on the act!

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Polar plunge fundraisers proliferate

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The Lobster Dip was launched 21 years ago as Maine's first happening where people could raise money for a good cause by stripping down in the freezing winter air and running half-naked into the bone-chilling ocean.

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Sen. Craig restroom tanking as tourist destination

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Officials say the men's room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport where U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, was arrested in a sex sting has lost interest as a tourist stop.

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Ask why: States seek efficiency via Japanese way

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The time it takes to get a complaint decided at Ohio's Bureau of Workers' Compensation has plummeted from an average of 142 days to 34. Licensing a snowmobile in Iowa involves 90 percent fewer steps today than it did two years ago.

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Streams rise in Midwest following stormy weather

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Midwesterners got ready for the possibility of flooding Sunday as runoff from heavy rain and melting snowbanks bloated streams, and high wind caused new power outages for thousands in Michigan.

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Obama Adviser: Slowing Economy Won't Halt Tax Cuts

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A top adviser to President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday that the country's slowing economy won't keep the new administration from fulfilling its plans for a middle-class tax cut.

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Israeli Troops Mobilize as Gaza Assault Widens

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Israel widened its deadliest-ever air offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers Sunday, pounding smuggling tunnels and a central prison, sending more tanks and artillery toward the Gaza border and approving a reserves callup for a possible ground invasion.

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Streams Rise in Midwest Following Stormy Weather

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Midwesterners got ready for the possibility of flooding Sunday as runoff from heavy rain and melting snowbanks bloated streams, and high wind caused new power outages for thousands in Michigan.

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Mrs. Bush, Rice: Bush Presidency Not a Failure

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The two most influential women in President George W. Bush's White House — first lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — are strongly defending the president's legacy against critics who are calling his administration one of the worst in history.

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Can Dolphins Survive Winter in NJ Rivers?

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A group of bottlenose dolphins have been confounding humans since they took up residence in two rivers near the Jersey shore six months ago. Now that it's winter, some people are worried they'll never make it out.

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Movie Crowds Adopt `Marley' With $37M Weekend

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Hollywood had a happy holiday with a huge Christmas weekend as movies from Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett and Adam Sandler all opened strongly.

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Report: Driver in Triple Fatality Was Intoxicated

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Autopsy results show that a Wichita woman who killed herself and two other women when she crashed her car while fleeing the Kansas Highway Patrol last month was legally drunk.

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College Endowments Face Losses

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Three college endowments in Kansas have lost tens of millions of dollars because of the stock market's plunge, and it could cause a drop in the number of student scholarships.

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Designer Near For Memorial to Eisenhower

Updated: 12/28/2008 - After almost a decade of development, officials behind a Washington, D.C. memorial to former President Dwight Eisenhower are close to picking a designer.

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Family Escapes Valencia Road House Fire

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A family escaped a house fire on Valencia Road Sunday morning. Fire officials are investigating, but they think a space heater could be to blame.

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Iraq Car Bombs Kill More Than Two Dozen People

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A pair of car bombs killed more than two dozen people on Saturday, shattering a recent period of calm and serving as a grim reminder that recent gains remains fragile as Iraq prepares to take over security responsibilities for much of the country.

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