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Obama and McCain Try A Little Western Swing

Posted: 10/25/2008 - In a scramble to lock up the West, Democrat Barack Obama mocked John McCain on Saturday for trying to distance himself from fellow Republican President Bush. McCain touted his Western ties and countered that Obama is a tax-and-spend threat to the nation.

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Sony Tells Phelps to Stop Song

Posted: 10/25/2008 - The Rev. Fred Phelps' group known for picketing soldiers' funerals around the country has been accused by a music company of violating copyright laws.

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2 Greenhouse Gases on the Rise Worry Scientists

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Carbon dioxide isn't the only greenhouse gas that worries climate scientists. Airborne levels of two other potent gases — one from ancient plants, the other from flat-panel screen technology — are on the rise, too. And that's got scientists concerned about accelerated global warming.

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No Curbs on Wall Street Pay Despite Meltdown

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Despite the Wall Street meltdown, the nation's biggest banks are preparing to pay their workers as much as last year or more, including bonuses tied to personal and company performance.

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Chrysler Slashing 5,000 Jobs as Sale Talk Goes On

Posted: 10/24/2008 - As talks over the potential sale of Chrysler LLC continued, the struggling automaker said Friday that it will slash 25 percent of its salaried work force and make further cuts to deal with a continued downward spiral in U.S. auto sales.

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Overdose Victim Taken from Isiah Thomas' Home

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Authorities were called to the home of former New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas, where police said a 47-year-old man was taken to the hospital and treated for an accidental overdose of sleeping pills early Friday morning.

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Christian Right Intensifies Attacks on Obama

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Terrorist strikes on four American cities. Russia rolling into Eastern Europe. Israel hit by a nuclear bomb. Gay marriage in every state. The end of the Boy Scouts.

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Closing School to Get New Life

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Heritage Christian School will buy the East Indianola Elementary Building for $500,000. The Seaman Board of Education approved the deal today at a special meeting today. East Indianola will close at the end of the year as the district consolidated schools.

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Another Dragging Death in Texas Raises Tensions

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Two white men have been charged with murder in the death of a black man dragged under a pickup truck in East Texas last month. Brandon McClelland's death has powerful echoes of the dragging death of another black man, James Byrd, in the same area a decade ago.

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Winterize Your Car with AAA

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Some of our 4:00 news fans asked to see our car winterization video again from last Wednesday's news. Here's Ralph's chat with Jim Hanni of AAA Kansas and car expert Dustin Gasperich. You can also link up with AAA in our links section on the right side of this page!

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Young Leaders Learn Community Lessons

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Students from Shawnee Heights Middle School visited Topeka's Let's Help organization. They heard what the organization does, pitched in a little and they also heard a talk from Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte.

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Israeli Businessman Kidnapped in Ghana

Posted: 10/24/2008 - A top security official says an Israeli businessman has been kidnapped in Ghana and the kidnappers have contacted his family to demand a $300,000 ransom. Officials refused to disclose the identity of the businessman or any further details about the case.

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Chapman Residents Make Strides in Rebuilding

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Chapman residents devastated by a tornado that ripped through their town are making big strides this week in rebuilding it. John and Kay Londeen owned and operated a funeral home and hardware store.

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Abbas' Forces Deploy in West Bank City of Hebron

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Palestinian security forces are deploying in Hebron as part of President Mahmoud Abbas' program to strengthen his control over the West Bank. Around 550 officers are taking up positions in the city, the third in the West bank to be reinforced with forces loyal to Abbas.

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