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Mass. Investor Saw Inside Madoff Scam

Updated: 12/19/2008 - His repeated warnings that Wall Street money manager Bernard Madoff was running a giant Ponzi scheme have cast Harry Markopolos as an unheeded prophet.

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Obama Poised to Name New Cabinet Members

Updated: 12/19/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is nearly finished choosing his Cabinet as he prepares to leave Saturday on a holiday vacation in his native Hawaii.

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Storm Bringing Wintry Misery to Midwest, Northeast

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The National Weather Service says heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue through midmorning in Illinois and Indiana. Authorities are pleading with the public to stay home if possible.

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Legal Fight Planned Over Ill. Governor Wiretaps

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney is offering a glimpse of his client's unfolding legal strategy, saying he'll challenge the lawfulness of court-ordered wiretaps at the heart of federal corruption allegations.

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Mark Felt, Watergate's `Deep Throat,' dies at 95

Updated: 12/19/2008 - W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command who revealed himself as "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal that toppled a president, has died. He was 95.

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President Bush: Automakers to Get $17.4B

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The Bush administration came to the rescue of the U.S. auto industry Friday, offering $17.4 billion in loans in exchange for concessions from the deeply troubled carmakers and their workers

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Panasonic to Buy Sanyo in $9 Billion Deal

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Panasonic has begun a 800 billion yen ($9 billion) takeover of Japanese rival Sanyo, hoping that transforming into one of the world's biggest electronics companies will help it weather the toughest business conditions in a century.

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Roll-over Accident Could Be Alcohol-Related

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Authorities are investigating a roll over accident that may be alcohol related. Topeka police received the call just before 10:00 p.m. Thursday night that there had been a one vehicle accident at 77th and Wanamaker.

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Paulson: 'Orderly' Auto Bankruptcy Might Be Best

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The Bush administration is convinced the ailing economy could not withstand the demise of Detroit's Big Three and is looking at "orderly" bankruptcy to keep the automakers from collapsing.

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Iraqi Judge: Shoe-Tossing Reporter Was Beaten

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush during a news conference was beaten afterward and had bruises on his face and around his eyes, a judge said Friday.

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Mark Felt, Watergate's `Deep Throat,' Dies At 95

Updated: 12/19/2008 - W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command who revealed himself as "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal that toppled a president, has died. He was 95.

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West Digs Out From Record Snow That's Heading East

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Road crews worked around the clock to remove 2 feet of snow from Spokane streets early Friday as the winter storm that set records in the West moved through the Great Lakes region and bore down on the Northeast.

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European Stocks Down ahead of Expected US Sell-off

Updated: 12/19/2008 - European stock markets fell Friday after a mixed performance in Asia, as lower oil prices hit heavyweight energy stocks, particularly in Britain, and expectations of another drop on Wall Street weighed on investor sentiment.

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Wichita Hires New City Manager

Updated: 12/18/2008 - With the job vacant for nearly a year, Wichita lands the city manager of Urbandale, Iowa. Topeka's Norton Bonaparte was one of the job finalists.

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Police Chase Suspects Face Multiple Charges

Updated: 12/18/2008 - The man charged in that shooting and chase that ended in Jefferson County Monday afternoon appeared in Shawnee County District Court Thursday afternoon on unrelated charges.

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Wamego School District and Police Investigate Threatening List

Updated: 12/18/2008 - The Wamego Police Department and Wamego Public School officials are investigating what they call a threatening list. The school reported Wednesday that police received a call from a concerned parent Monday which led police to launch an investigation.

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Kansas Supreme Court Justices' Son Facing Forgery and Theft Charges

Updated: 12/18/2008 - The son of Kansas Supreme Court Justice Eric Rosen is facing forgery and theft charges in Shawnee County District Court. The official court complaint specifies the forgery charge against Jacob Rosen comes in relation to a 2007 real estate contract.

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Santa Delivers Toys to Capper Foundation Kids

Updated: 12/18/2008 - Santa loaded up his sleigh full of toys and flew to Topeka Thursday to deliver gifts to kids. Santa, along with Mrs. Claus, their dog, and the Kansas National Guard were at the Easter Seals Capper Foundation, helping make their Christmas brighter.

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