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Kansas Health Officials Urge Flu Shots

Posted: 12/08/2008 - For the first time, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment this year is recommending that anyone in Kansas aged 6 months through 18 years be vaccinated.

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Tribune Co. Files For Bankruptcy

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The Tribune owns the Chicago Cubs baseball franchise, as well as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Sun of Baltimore, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, six other daily newspapers and 23 television stations.

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Analyst Predicts Job Cuts for Sprint

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Sprint Nextel has struggled since acquiring Nextel in 1995 as technical problems, ineffective marketing and poor meshing of the two companies have led to massive subscriber losses.

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Statehouse Renovation Bonds Not Approved

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The Capitol Restoration Commission agreed Monday not take any action on additional bonds for the project. The commission oversees the renovation project when the Legislature isn't in session.

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Leavenworth Majors Devising Afghan Strategies

Updated: 12/08/2008 - Using unclassified information, the group of about three dozen majors at Fort Leavenworth are working on strategies that could be used to fight a resurgent Taliban and other terrorist groups.

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Studies show dogs have sense of fairness

Posted: 12/08/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- No fair! What parent hasn't heard that from a child who thinks another youngster got more of something? Well, it turns out dogs can react the same way. Ask them to do a trick and they'll give it a try. For a reward, sausage say, they'll happily keep at it. But if one dog gets no reward, and then sees another get sausage for doing the same trick, just try to get the first one to do it again. Indeed, he may even turn away and refuse to look at you.

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AP IMPACT: More are getting away with murder

Posted: 12/08/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Despite the rise of DNA fingerprinting and other "CSI"-style crime-fighting wizardry, more and more people in this country are getting away with murder.

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OJ Simpson transferred from Vegas to Nevada prison

Posted: 12/08/2008 - LAS VEGAS (AP) -- O.J. Simpson was transferred Monday from jail to a Nevada state prison to begin serving nine to 33 years for his felony convictions in a gunpoint confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers, a state corrections official said. Simpson, 61, arrived at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Suzanne Pardee said. The all-male medium security prison, about 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas, has 3,000 beds and serves as the intake center for all new southern Nevada prison inmates.

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AP Interview: Marines will shift to Afghanistan

Posted: 12/08/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- There is a growing consensus among defense leaders to send a substantial contingent of Marines to Afghanistan, probably beginning next spring, while dramatically reducing their presence in western Iraq, the top Marine general told The Associated Press on Monday.

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AP IMPACT: More are getting away with murder

Posted: 12/08/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Despite the rise of DNA fingerprinting and other "CSI"-style crime-fighting wizardry, more and more people in this country are getting away with murder.

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Pakistan arrests suspected Mumbai attack plotter

Posted: 12/08/2008 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Troops raided a militant camp and arrested a suspected mastermind of the Mumbai attacks, Pakistan's first reported response to U.S. and Indian demands for action against alleged plotters on its soil, officials said Monday. The arrest in Pakistani Kashmir of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi could signal the beginning of a wider crackdown aimed at reducing tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors and satisfying Washington.

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AP NewsBreak: Marines faulted for truck delays

Posted: 12/08/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Marine Corps left troops in Iraq vulnerable to deadly roadside bombs by failing to answer an urgent request from battlefield commanders for blast-resistant vehicles, according to an internal Pentagon investigation obtained by The Associated Press.

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Military jet crashes in San Diego neighborhood

Posted: 12/08/2008 - SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An F-18 military jet approaching a Marine base crashed near a busy highway in a densely populated San Diego neighborhood Monday, sparking at least one house fire.

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US: Blackwater used grenades on unarmed Iraqis

Posted: 12/08/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Blackwater Worldwide security guards opened machine gun fire on innocent, surrendering Iraqis and launched a grenade into a girls' school during a gruesome Baghdad shooting last year, prosecutors said Monday in announcing manslaughter charges against five guards.

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Military Jet Crashes in San Diego Neighborhood

Updated: 12/08/2008 - A military jet crashed into a residential neighborhood in San Diego, California, on Monday as its pilot tried to land at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

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Congress sends White House auto aid proposal

Posted: 12/08/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Democrats on Monday sent the White House a draft of a roughly $15 billion auto bailout they aim to bring to a vote this week, but White House officials gave a cool initial response.

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Stocks Rise On News Of Infrastructure Plan

Posted: 12/08/2008 - (AP) Wall Street extended its rally to a second session Monday as investors grew optimistic that President-elect Barack Obama's plan to dramatically ramp up infrastructure spending could help boost the crippled economy.

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13 Morning Crew Passes Police Agility Test...

Updated: 12/08/2008 - Keeping our ciitizens safe, it is the number one job of the Topeka Police Department. When they wanted to add a few good men and women to the force, TPD hopefuls had to pass the Police Officer Physical Agility Test. Dave Johnson, Lindsay Shively, and Drew Switzer put themselves to the test.

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Taliban vows violent response to US troop increase

Posted: 12/08/2008 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban's fugitive leader said the planned increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan will give his fighters incentive to kill and maim more Americans than ever.

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Pakistan arrests suspected Mumbai plotter

Posted: 12/08/2008 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Security forces overran a militant camp on the outskirts of Pakistani Kashmir's main city and seized an alleged mastermind of the attacks that shook India's financial capital last month, two officials said Monday.

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Malaria vaccine shows promise in Africa tests

Posted: 12/08/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- A vaccine that may become the world's first to prevent malaria shows promise in protecting African children, researchers said Monday, calling the results a "major milestone."

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Tarmac protest in UK raises airport questions

Posted: 12/08/2008 - LONDON (AP) -- Environmental protesters cut through the perimeter fence at Britain's third-largest airport Monday and occupied the tarmac, forcing the cancellation of more than 50 flights and raising questions over the vulnerability of airports.

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9/11 suspects ask to make 'confessions' at Gitmo

Posted: 12/08/2008 - GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four co-defendants told a military judge Monday they want to immediately confess at their war-crimes tribunal, setting up likely guilty pleas and their possible executions.

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