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LA Jury Convicts Phil Spector In Murder Of Actress

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Two trials involving one legendary music producer. The first jury couldn't reach an unanimous decision, but the second found Phil Spector guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.

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Undeterred Somali Pirates Hijack 3 More Ships

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Undeterred by U.S. and French hostage rescues that killed seven bandits, Somali pirates brazenly hijacked three more ships in the Gulf of Aden, the key waterway that's become the focal point of the world's fight against piracy.

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North Korea Vows To Boycott 6-Party Nuclear Talks

Updated: 04/14/2009 - North Korea vowed Tuesday to restore its nuclear facilities and boycott international talks on its atomic weapons program to protest the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of the country's rocket launch.

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Sebelius Creates Kansas Nature Coalition

Updated: 04/13/2009 - By executive order announced Monday, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius created the Kansas Coalition for Children in Nature. The group will promote outdoor learning experiences and environmental learning for young Kansans.

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Topeka Police, Shawnee Co. Sheriff Get Stimulus Money

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriffs Office say they have received preliminary notification on a grant application that will provide the city and county $551,000 in federal stimulus money.

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Greinke Extends Scoreless Inning Streak

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Zack Greinke extended his scoreless inning streak to 25 innings and the Kansas City Royals held on to defeat the Indians 4-2 Monday night.

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Kansas Woman Pleads Guilty in Dollar General Killing

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The Kansas City Star is reporting that Amber Russell pleaded guilty Monday in Wyandotte County juvenile court to charges of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery for the death of a Dollar General manager in 2005.

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Piece of Moon "Lands" at KU

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A touchable piece of moon rock is on display at Eaton Hall on the KU campus. The engineering department at KU is hosting "Driven to Explore," a traveling NASA exhibit that focuses on the programs future in human space exploration.

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North Korea to Boycott 6-Party Nuke Talks

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The North Koreans said Tuesday they don't want to be any part of the six-party talks protesting their recent failed missile launch.

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Mel Gibson's Wife Files For Divorce

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Robyn Gibson filed her petition Monday in LA District Court; cites irreconcilable differences after 28 years of marriage.

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Archer Wins District 7 by 1 Vote

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Robert Archer will be sworn into the District 7 seat on City Council Tuesday night at 6:00.

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Judge halts Colorado ID-theft investigation

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A judge has halted an identity theft investigation targeting illegal immigrants in Colorado, saying prosecutors wrongly seized records from an income tax preparer.

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Aldrich and Collins to Stay

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Both Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich have announced they will return to the University of Kansas for the 2009-10 season.

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Change Comes Fast to Kansas Medical Board

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A year after outcry over a Kansas doctor linked to overdose deaths, the Board of Healing Arts took 98 actions on complaints against medical providers. That compares to 47 in 2007.

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Kansas Museum Buys Big Meteorite from Texas Farmer

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Weighing in at roughly 1,700 grams, the newest addition to the Kansas Meteorite Museum and Nature Center in Haviland is said to the largest piece of the meteor that broke apart near the Texas town of West.

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Recount Request Filed for Emporia Smoking Ban

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Emporia attorney Michael Helbert filed the request Monday morning at the office of the Lyon County Clerk for a recount in the Emporia smoking ban. It will take place beginning at 1pm Tuesday. The ban was approved by just 6 votes.

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