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4 Arrested in N. California Gang Rape of Lesbian

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Two men and two teens have been arrested on suspicion of gang-raping a woman last month in the San Francisco Bay area while allegedly taunting her for being a lesbian, police said Thursday.

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Man Who Aided Bicycle Theft Plan Has Bike Stolen

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A former Fort Lauderdale city commissioner who helped create a program to combat bicycle theft had his own bike stolen while trying to help people involved in a vehicle crash.

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YMCA Open House

Updated: 01/01/2009 - An open house gave Topekans the chance to see what the YMCA has to offer.

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At Least 3 Kansas Events to Mark Obama Swearing In

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A man who reportedly told police he was trying to deter a friend from driving drunk by blasting the friend's windshield with paintballs wound up in jail. In the words of Kennewick, Wash., police Sgt. Ken Lattin: "This is a very creative way to prevent someone from drinking and driving, but not legal or safe."

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Man Says He Shot Car With Paintballs to Deter DUI

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A man who reportedly told police he was trying to deter a friend from driving drunk by blasting the friend's windshield with paintballs wound up in jail. In the words of Kennewick, Wash., police Sgt. Ken Lattin: "This is a very creative way to prevent someone from drinking and driving, but not legal or safe."

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Times Square Bash Left About 40 Tons of Trash

Updated: 01/01/2009 - One million revelers packed into Times Square plus a ton of confetti and countless noisemakers equals a whole lot of garbage — about 40 tons, according to the city Department of Sanitation.

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Bernie Hamilton, 'Starsky and Hutch' Captain, Dies

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Actor Bernie Hamilton, who played the no-nonsense police captain on the 1970s TV series "Starsky and Hutch," has died. He was 80. Hamilton died of cardiac arrest Tuesday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said his son, Raoul Hamilton.

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Freeman To Go Pro

Updated: 01/01/2009 - ESPN.com is reporting that Kansas State junior Quarterback Josh Freeman will forego his final season and enter the NFL draft.

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Panel wants fuel taxes hiked to fund highways

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A 50 percent increase in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes is being urged by a federal commission to finance highway construction and repair until the government devises another way for motorists to pay for using public roads.

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Russia's Gazprom cuts all gas supplies to Ukraine

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom cut all natural gas supplies to Ukraine on Thursday morning after talks broke down over payments for past shipments and a new energy price contract for 2009.

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Bush stance on cease-fire shows support for Israel

Updated: 01/01/2009 - By insisting that Hamas go first in any cease-fire with Israel, the Bush administration is sticking to its support for the Jewish state's right of self-defense while stopping short of encouraging an Israeli ground assault aimed at fully reoccupying the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

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Calif. teen's family sues Cigna over transplant

Updated: 01/01/2009 - The family of a 17-year-old leukemia patient has sued health insurance giant Cigna Corp. for her death in 2007 after the company initially refused to pay for a liver transplant.

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Group Exercises To Start New Year

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Patrons at Wood Valley Racquet Club and Fitness Center continued a long-standing tradition of working out on New Year's morning.

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Study: Family behavior key to health of gay youth

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Young gay people whose parents or guardians responded negatively when they revealed their sexual orientation were more likely to attempt suicide, experience severe depression and use drugs than those whose families accepted the news, according to a new study.

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Country Doctor of Year: 50 years of house calls

Updated: 01/01/2009 - - In this sleepy country town, which sprang up around a railroad junction and the start of the Chisholm trail, folks give out their phone numbers by the last four digits, the annual Tom-Tom festival culminates with the crowning of the Tomato King and Queen, and everybody knows Doc Watson.

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Hard to hear at holiday parties? Blame your brain

Updated: 01/01/2009 - It's almost New Year's Eve, a time for plunging into boisterous crowds bathed in loud music. And for some of us, that means turning to an old friend and hearing things like this: "Did you know (BOOM-da-da-BOOM) went over (Bob! You look wonder-) so she said (clink-clink) and then I (Here, have another one) what would you do?" Huh? Too noisy to hear! But wait - how come these younger people understood what she said? What's wrong with your ears? Actually, part of the problem may be your brain.

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TPD Chopper Report Released, Chief Says Still Waiting For Full Eval

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Chief Ron Miller says the NTSB releasing its findings of the April 2008 crash landing is only one small part of the process. After three crashed helicopters and several other emergency landings, he's waiting to see what needs changed in the unit before letting it lift off again.

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Trying to prevent lymphedema after breast cancer

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Hospitals in about a dozen states are testing whether some simple steps, such as arm-strengthening exercises, could reduce the risk of one of breast cancer's troubling legacies - the painful and sometimes severe arm swelling called lymphedema. Lymphedema has long been a neglected side effect of cancer surgery and radiation: Many women say they never were warned, even though spotting this problem early improves outcomes.

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Celgene warns that anticlot drug linked to deaths

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Biotech company Celgene Corp. on Wednesday sent a letter to doctors warning that a study of its drug to treat dangerous blood clots suggests it may increase the risk of death in elderly patients.

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Celgene warns that anticlot drug linked to deaths

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Biotech company Celgene Corp. on Wednesday sent a letter to doctors warning that a study of its drug to treat dangerous blood clots suggests it may increase the risk of death in elderly patients.

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