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Judge Rules Against City of Topeka in ERP, Helicopter Lawsuit

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Shawnee Co. District Court Judge Larry Hendricks ruled Tuesday that the City of Topeka's contracts for a police helicopter and a human resource software system are null and void. He also said the City Council does not have authority to override a mayoral veto.

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Animal-Human Embryos Questioned

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Eggs from animals don't reprogram human DNA in correct way to generate stem cells, study says.

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Denny's Gives Away Free Grand Slam Breakfasts

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Competition among casual restaurant operators heated up Tuesday, as Denny's Corp. made known that it wants consumers to consider them among the value-friendly options and offered a free Grand Slam breakfast to reacquaint customers with the brand.

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Stocks Mostly Advance on Earnings Reports

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Stocks mostly rose in early trading Tuesday as several better-than-expected corporate earnings reports eased investors' worries about the economy.

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Iraq: Woman Arrested For Recruiting Female Bombers

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A woman suspected of recruiting more than 80 female suicide bombers has been arrested, the Iraqi military said Tuesday, dealing a major blow to one of the most effective forms of attacks in Iraq.

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Kimono Exhibit In Canton, OH Begins Feb. 8th

Updated: 02/03/2009 - An exhibit of kimonos considered to be artistic masterworks opens Feb. 8 at the Canton Museum of Art in Canton, Ohio. The exhibit, "Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota," includes 40 oversized kimono featuring patterns inspired by nature.

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Boulder Police Take Back JonBenet Investigation

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The slaying of JonBenet Ramsey will be investigated as a cold case with all evidence and actions taken 12 years ago reviewed anew, the police chief said Monday as the department resumed a probe for which it had long been criticized.

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Does Embattled Michael Phelps Deserve A Break?

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A young man appears to be smoking pot at a party. Big deal, right? Our new president has freely admitted doing just that in his youth - inhaling, too - and it didn't derail him one bit. So should we expect more of Michael Phelps?

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Bloody Cockfighting Raid In NC Nets 73 Arrests

Updated: 02/03/2009 - More than 70 people have been arrested in a cockfighting ring that secretly gathered in central North Carolina to watch a $40,000 tournament so gruesome that one of the roosters splattered blood on the investigators' search warrant, authorities said.

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FEMA Gets Decent Marks For Its Ice Storm Response

Updated: 02/03/2009 - In the first real test of the Obama administration's ability to respond to a disaster, Kentucky officials are giving the federal government good marks for its response to a deadly ice storm.

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Motorola Loses $3.6B, Suspends Dividend, CFO Exits

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Motorola says it lost $3.6 billion, or $1.57 per share, in the fourth quarter as it took massive non-cash charges for goodwill impairment and an increase in a deferred tax reserve.

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Avon Products 4Q Profit Rises Even as Sales Slip

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Avon Products says fourth-quarter profit rose 80 percent from a year ago, when the cosmetics company had restructuring costs, but a stronger dollar crimped sales.

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BP Falls to $3.3 Billion Loss in Q4

Updated: 02/03/2009 - BP PLC, the second-largest European oil company, said Tuesday it swung to a steep loss of $3.3 billion during the fourth quarter of 2008 as sliding oil prices hit revenues hard.

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