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Gov. Challenges Kansans to Reduce Energy Use

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius challenges Kansans to reduce their energy consumption this week for "Energy Awareness Week." She says a good way to lower heating costs this winter is to turn off lights and pay attention to where your thermostat is set.

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McCain Targets Liberals in Sharpened Stump Speech in Missouri

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Republican John McCain is using a visit to Missouri Monday to brand Democrat Barack Obama a liberal and criticize feminists and the media. McCain and his supporters are trying to rally their conservative base in Missouri, a hotly contested state.

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Cause of Death Pending for Man Found in River

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The Shawnee County Coroner's Office is conducting an autopsy on Jason McNaughton, the man found in the Kansas River Friday, Oct. 17. Results from that report are pending a toxicology test.

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Latest space tourist gets his money's worth

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The world's latest space tourist, a computer game wizard and astronaut's son who paid $30 million to fly to the space station, said Monday from orbit that he's gotten his money's worth.

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Gas Drops Below $3 Nationwide

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Prices At Pump Approach Year-Ago Levels Even As Likely OPEC Cuts Push Oil Prices Higher.

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Kansas GOP, Boyda Fight over Taxpayer-Funded Mailings

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Kansas GOP cries foul over Democrat Nancy Boyda's use of taxpayer money for mailings when she criticized her opponent for it two years ago. Boyda says the criticism then was very specific.

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Wash. governor's race is rematch of 2004 contest

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Four years after one of the closest gubernatorial races in American history, the same two candidates are locked in another frenzied fight for Washington state's governor's mansion.

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Police: Arkansas TV anchorwoman attacked in home

Posted: 10/20/2008 - An intruder beat and stabbed a popular TV anchorwoman in her home during a possible robbery, and left her with life-threatening injuries, police said Monday.

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Police use DNA to solve everyday property crimes

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The burglar was undone by his taste for strawberry soda. RazJohn Smyer, a suspect in a string of Denver-area break-ins, often checked his victims' refrigerators and helped himself to a drink. The soda cans he left behind gave police enough DNA evidence to link him to five burglaries. He's now serving a 20-year sentence.

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Prosecutor: Al-Qaida inspired Fort Dix plot

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Five men accused of planning an attack on an Army training base in New Jersey were inspired by al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, a prosecutor said Monday during opening statements in their terrorism trial.

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Michigan State arsonist sentenced to 9 years

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A former environmental activist who committed arson at Michigan State University in 1999 and later became a government informant was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison.

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Neb. lawmakers agree on safe-haven age limit

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Stung by the abandonment of children as old as 17 at Nebraska hospitals, the governor and lawmakers struck a deal Monday to rewrite the state's safe haven law so it applies only to infants up to three days old.

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Vegas police quiz freed boy for clues on abduction

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Posted: 10/20/2008 - Investigators interviewed a 6-year-old boy about his nearly four days in captivity in hopes of gaining clues to the identity of gunmen who abducted him last week, police said Monday. The boy, Cole Puffinburger, was dropped off unharmed Saturday night. Authorities think his kidnappers are still in southern Nevada, said Sgt. John Loretto, a Las Vegas police spokesman.

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