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Target Lawsuit Closer to Settlement

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A lawsuit filed by the Target Corporation against Shawnee County, the City of Topeka and Go Topeka is one step closer to an out of court settlement. All three Shawnee County Commissioners voted to approve the settlement.

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Holton Man Dies in Accident

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A Holton man died in an early morning accident on Highway 50 in Chase County. 22-year-old Brandon Jenkins was westbound about seven miles east of Florence.

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Archeologist Finds 3,000-year Old Hebrew Text

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Shard -- or ostracon -- found during excavations of a 10th century BC fortress. Elah Fortress in Khirbet Qeiyafa is about 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem. Researchers say the text was clearly written by a trained scribe. Carbon dating and pottery analysis dates inscription to time of King David.

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Exxon Mobil Posts Biggest U.S. Quarterly Profit Ever

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Another quarter and more record U.S. profits for Exxon Mobil. Yet even as earnings surged for major producers, there were signs that Big Oil's run may be coming to an end.

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Economy Jolts into Decline; Bad Recession Seen

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Scared and out of money, Americans stopped buying everything from cars to corn flakes in the July-September quarter, ratcheting back spending by the largest amount in 28 years and jolting the national economy into what could be the most painful recession in decades.

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American Express to Cut 7,000 Jobs

Posted: 10/30/2008 - In a stark acknowledgment of the tough times ahead in the credit card industry, American Express Co. said Thursday that it plans to cut 7,000 jobs, or about 10 percent of its worldwide work force, in an effort to slash costs by $1.8 billion in 2009.

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Stocks Up on GDP Report in Relatively Calm Session

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Wall Street showed some welcome signs of stability Thursday, taking a downbeat gross domestic product report in stride and driving the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 190 points in relatively calm trading.

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Hudson Suspect Refused Polygraph Test

Posted: 10/30/2008 - The convicted felon suspected in the slayings of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew told police he is innocent but balked at taking a lie-detector test, a police official said.

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Economy Reeling, Obama, McCain Seek Final Votes

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Officials say Barack Obama's campaign has approached Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel about possibly serving as White House chief of staff if Obama wins the presidential election. They spoke of the contact Thursday as the marathon presidential race entered its final, frenzied stretch with a Democratic tilt.

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US Jury Convicts Son of Ex-Liberian President

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A federal jury on Thursday convicted the son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor in the first case brought under a 1994 U.S. law allowing prosecution for torture and atrocities committed overseas.

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Real Halloween Back for Long Traumatized Pa. Town

Posted: 10/30/2008 - For 16 years, real horror overshadowed the make-believe terror of Halloween in this Pennsylvania town, where trick-or-treating after dark was banned after an 11-year-old girl was abducted off the street and murdered.

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Too Young To Vote

Updated: 10/31/2008 - TOPEKA - They are not registered with any political party, and their votes wont elect the next president. But they do have opinions, and now they have a voice.

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New Place for Topeka Teens Opens at Library

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Topeka has a new place for teens to have fun with reading. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosted the grand opening Thursday of a new center dedicated to teen library users.

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Joe the no show

Posted: 10/30/2008 - (CNN) — Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, has become an integral part of John McCain's presidential bid, but it appears the Arizona senator's campaign and the now-famous Toledo plumber need to work on their communication skills.

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Obama ad a ratings success

Posted: 10/30/2008 - (CNN) — The major networks may just wish Barack Obama took up more airtime after taking a look at the ratings for the Democratic presidential candidate's 30-minute infomercial Wednesday night.

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Women Get Busy on State Tree Ornament

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Volunteers for "Kansas Tree Ornaments" have started packing ornaments to ship to Washington, D.C. to hang on the Kansas tree.

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Voting machines could bring Election Day glitches

Posted: 10/30/2008 - (CNN) -- Eight years after Florida's hanging chads exasperated voters and helped usher in sweeping changes in voting technology, many election observers remain concerned about the accuracy of the electronic voting systems most Americans will use November 4.

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AP source: Hudson suspect refused polygraph test

Posted: 10/30/2008 - CHICAGO – The convicted felon suspected in the slayings of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew told police he is innocent but balked at taking a lie-detector test, a police official said.

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McCain worker reaches deal in made-up assault case

Posted: 10/30/2008 - PITTSBURGH – A volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign agreed Thursday to enter a probation program for first-time offenders for falsely reporting that a Barack Obama supporter robbed and assaulted her and scratched a "B" on her cheek.

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McCain seeks to revive Rezko as campaign issue

Posted: 10/30/2008 - CHICAGO – Trailing as Election Day nears, Republican John McCain and his allies are using "robo-calls" and fliers to revive the issue of Barack Obama's ties to a convicted felon, claiming the Democrat hasn't fully explained the relationship.

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Palin says Obama infomercial short on specifics

Posted: 10/30/2008 - ERIE, Pa. – Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says Democrat Barack Obama offered few national security specifics in his infomercial. Palin told 6,000 people at an Erie, Pa., convention center Thursday that her running mate, John McCain is better suited to protect the nation.

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Economy reeling, Obama, McCain seek final votes

Posted: 10/30/2008 - SARASOTA, Fla. – The election in sight and the economy reeling, Barack Obama and John McCain fought over causes, cures and the final votes that will make one of them president. Obama tied McCain to President Bush and said Americans are paying a steep price for the partnership, while the Republican linked his rival to Big Oil and record profits.

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