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Feds Disrupt Skinhead Plot to Assassinate Obama

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Law enforcement agents have broken up a plot by two neo-Nazi skinheads to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 88 black people, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives said Monday.

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Stocks End Lower as Financials Give Up Early Gains

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Wall Street has ended another highly volatile session with a big last-minute loss as the market's stubborn worries about a protracted downturn in the economy and tight credit markets erased the bulk of the financial sector's gains. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 203 points, with almost all the decline coming in the last 10 minutes.

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AP Source: 6-8 Steroids Cases Under Investigation

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Six to eight players are under investigation by the NFL for violating the league's drug policy by taking a weight-loss diuretic that is considered a masking agent for steroids.

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Ted Stevens Found Guilty in Corruption Case

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that threatened to end the 40-year career of Alaska's political patriarch in disgrace.

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Oil Prices Fall as Investors Eye Weak Demand

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Oil prices waffled Monday, touching their lowest levels in nearly a year and a half but also showing some strength after a surprisingly upbeat home sales report gave investors a glimmer of hope that the housing market might rebound and help ease the economy's many problems. Crude finally ended the day falling less than a dollar.

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Cable Co. Cox to Launch its Own Wireless Service

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Cable TV provider Cox Communications Inc. is set to announce Monday that it plans to have its own cellular network up and running next year, a move that intensifies cable's competition with phone companies.

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Man Drives Off in Car Being Towed By Repo Worker

Posted: 10/27/2008 - State police say they are looking for a Laurel man who drove his car off a tow truck around 12:30 a.m. Saturday as a repossession worker tried to tow it away. Police said a 37-year-old man came out of his home as a worker from Complete Auto Recovery was putting his car on a tow truck.

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World's Heaviest Man Marries in Mexico

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Manuel Uribe, who hasn't left his bed in six years, married his longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis Sunday in northern Mexico..

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Treasury Set to Dish Out Financial Rescue Funds

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The Treasury Department will start doling out $125 billion to nine major banks this week to get credit flowing again, giving a lift to U.S. markets on rising confidence that the government's moves would stave off a protracted recession.

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McCain vows to shift from Bush's economic policies

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Republican John McCain promised to pivot from President Bush's economic policies and impose strict controls on government spending that would spur investor confidence and the stock market's recovery. "I will protect your savings and retirement accounts and get this stock market rising again," said McCain, after huddling with economic advisers and pledging a break with Bush administration policies.

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McCain vows to shift from Bush's economic policies

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Republican John McCain promised to pivot from President Bush's economic policies and impose strict controls on government spending that would spur investor confidence and the stock market's recovery. "I will protect your savings and retirement accounts and get this stock market rising again," said McCain, after huddling with economic advisers and pledging a break with Bush administration policies.

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Kansas Sees Uptick in Gun Licenses

Posted: 10/27/2008 - There has been an increase in the number of gun shops that have a license to sell automatic weapons. But the shop owners say residents should not expect to see more heavy weapons on the street.

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Juvenile Gets Probation For Raping 3-year-old

Posted: 10/27/2008 - District Judge Bill Malcolm sentenced Samuel Ratliff of Clifton to probation for his conviction on raping the 3-year-old. He was also convicted of attempting a sexual act. Malcolm also ordered Ratliff into counseling. The sentencing was last week.

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Hearing Date Set for Murder Suspect

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Deon Ross is due in court January 8th for his preliminary hearing. Ross is charged in the Oct. 12 death of 18-year old Alheli Alcantara of Topeka. Her body was found outside a Manhattan hotel.

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AG Steve Six Warning Cell Phone Users

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is warning cell phone users to delete everything from cell phones before disposing of them. Six said Kansans who don't take precautions with old phones are risking identity theft.

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CenturyTel to Acquire Embarq in $5.8B Deal

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Telecommunications company CenturyTel Inc. will acquire Kansas-based rival Embarq Corp. in a deal valued at $5.8 billion. The companies said today that Embarq shareholders will receive 1.37 shares of CenturyTel for each share of Embarq. Based on CenturyTel's Friday close of $29.50, that's equivalent to $40.42 of CenturyTel stock for each Embarq share owned.

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Reports say child's body found in Hudson case

Updated: 10/27/2008 - The medical examiner's office is investigating reports of a child's body found Monday morning in an SUV matching the description given in the Amber Alert for Julian King. King is Actress Jennifer Hudson's nephew.

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