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Friday Airstrikes on Suspected Hamas Targets

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Palestinians say 15 houses belonging to Hamas militants were hit in new airstrikes Friday. Earlier an airstrike killed a top Hamas leader, Nizar Rayan.

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Tribune, Greeley Co. Unify Government

Updated: 01/01/2009 - An idea born from a series of community meetings became reality today as the city of Tribune and Greeley County formed a unified government.

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Fort Riley Soldier Stabbed in Junction City

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Junction City police say three people are being held without bond after a Fort Riley soldier was stabbed twice in the abdomen on Thursday.

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Healthy Eating Important for Seniors

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Senior citizens often let their eating habits decline, which is especially risky since age increases the risk of certain diseases.

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Fiery Crash Kills 3 in KC

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A fiery crash killed three people in Kansas City, MO, early Thursday morning. The accident occurred just after clock struck midnight, ushering the New Year.

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An Obama Inaugural Ball Reserved for Military Only

Updated: 01/01/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama will have a Commander in Chief's Ball during his inauguration with military personnel, their spouses and those wounded fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan as guests.

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Bombs in Aspen Shut Down Town on New Year's Eve

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A one-time resident of this city who had been bitter over its transformation into a playground for the rich left four gift-wrapped bombs downtown in a bank-robbery attempt, turning New Year's Eve celebrations into a mass evacuation, police said Thursday.

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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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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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