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Google shifts Chrome browser out of test mode

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Google Inc. is shifting its Web browser out of test mode just 100 days after its debut, an unusually quick transition for a company known for keeping the "beta" tag on some products for years.

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Gift Guide: Fitness gadgets to revive motivation

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The training regimen (AP) -- if you can call it that - for my first triathlon included nothing more high-tech than a $35 digital watch and a basic MP3 player. But now that winter is arriving, sapping my motivation to get off the couch, I've started looking at fitness gadgets that could help refresh my workouts. A swimmer, biker, runner or walker on your holiday list might like a high-tech nudge out the door, too.

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November video game sales near $3 billion

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Americans may be cutting back on holiday shopping, but they are still buying video games - nearly $3 billion's worth in November, according to data from market researcher NPD Group.

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Study: PC infections plague wire-transfer shops

Updated: 12/11/2008 - For immigrants who send money to their home countries, wire-transfer shops are backbones of their neighborhoods. On some blocks in San Francisco's Mission District, every third or fourth business might offer some sort of money transfer service, and they're always bustling, even on a Sunday morning.

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Yahoo curbs severance pay in event of a takeover

Updated: 12/11/2008 - In a move that could make it easier to negotiate a sale, Yahoo Inc. has overhauled a severance program that could have saddled potential buyers with a huge bill after a takeover.

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Google shifts Chrome browser out of test mode

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Google Inc. is shifting its Web browser out of test mode just 100 days after its debut, an unusually quick transition for a company known for keeping the "beta" tag on some products for years.

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US calls on UN to hunt pirates by land and air

Updated: 12/11/2008 - As Somalia's government crumbles, the U.S. is proposing that the United Nations authorize tracking down Somali pirates not only at sea, but on land and in Somali air space.

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India moves to revamp security after Mumbai siege

Updated: 12/11/2008 - India will create an FBI-style national investigative agency as part of a massive security overhaul announced Thursday in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks that left 171 dead and provoked a public outcry over the government's failure to detect the plot.

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US calls on UN to hunt pirates by land and air

Updated: 12/11/2008 - As Somalia's government crumbles, the U.S. is proposing that the United Nations authorize tracking down Somali pirates not only at sea, but on land and in Somali air space.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe says cholera crisis over

Updated: 12/11/2008 - President Robert Mugabe declared Thursday that there was "no cholera" in Zimbabwe and the country's health crisis was over, even as the United Nations raised the death toll from the epidemic to 783.

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Germany may seek accused Nazi guard living in US

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Germany's highest criminal court turned over to Munich prosecutors on Thursday the case against a retired Ohio auto worker accused of serving as a Nazi death camp guard, paving the way for his possible extradition from the United States for trial.

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Mexico announces carbon cap at climate talks

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Developing countries upbraided rich nations at U.N. climate talks Thursday, saying they were refusing to act boldly enough to stop global warming. Mexico sought to prod others into action by becoming the first developing country to announce a cap on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Suicide bomber kills 55 in packed Iraq restaurant

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A suicide bomber killed at least 55 people Thursday in a packed restaurant near the northern city of Kirkuk where Kurdish officials and Arab tribal leaders were trying to reconcile their differences over control of the oil-rich region.

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Students Play to Raise Money for Salvation Army

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Robinson Middle School Band students played outside of Walgreens on Topeka Boulevard Thursday. The students played music, hoping that shoppers would enjoy their tunes and donate to the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. Last year the group raised more than $1400.

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students Weigh In on a Good Cause

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Fourth-graders from Miss Mercer and Mrs. Gordon's classes have been collecting money every day, which they then budget so they can buy needed supplies for their adopted families.

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Stormont-Vail Presents Check to United Way

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The United Way of Greater Topeka received another big boost Thursday. It was Stormont-Vail HealthCare's turn to hand over a check.

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Moundridge Teen's Body Found on Remote Road

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Authorities discovered the body of Olivia Stucky on last night after a passer-by noticed a car matching the description of the teen's car on a remote road near the Rice-McPherson county line.

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