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Prosthetic eye gives horse a shot at show career

Posted: 10/14/2008 - -- A miniature horse has been given a second chance for a career as a show horse - thanks to a prosthetic eye. The 65-pound horse, named KBuck, was born June 1 at Lil Chums Miniature Horse Farm in Lawton and lost its eye a few days after birth. Owner Kelsey Chumbley, 12, said she suspects the young horse was the victim of a swift kick from its mother.

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Lots of suspicion, few leads in Peterson mystery

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Over the past year, searchers have taken to the woods, waterways and even the skies over Bollingbrook, Illinois. They're looked, and then they've looked again.

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Stocks Turns Lower as Profit-taking Sets In

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Wall Street turned lower Tuesday as investors reacted enthusiastically to the U.S. government's plans to spend $250 billion to buy stock in private banks but also collected profits from the previous day's massive advance.

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Man Charged with Teen's Murder

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Deon Ross, 24, has been booked into Shawnee County Jail and charged with first degree murder. He was apprehended Tuesday as a suspect in the murder of 18 year old Alheli Alcantara. Alcantara was found dead behind a Manhattan hotel Sunday morning.

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Inmate who says he's too Fat to Die to be Executed

Posted: 10/14/2008 - A 5-foot-7, 267-pound double murderer who says he's too fat to be executed humanely passed a pre-execution exam Tuesday and was cleared to receive a lethal injection as the U.S. Supreme Court denied his latest appeal.

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Clinton Doesn't See A Political Role Beyond Senate

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton puts the chances of her running for president again at near zero - slightly higher than the chances she gives for becoming Senate majority leader or a Supreme Court justice.

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PepsiCo to Cut 3,300 Jobs as Profit Falls 10%

Posted: 10/14/2008 - PepsiCo announced plans on Tuesday to cut 3,300 jobs and close six plants as it deals with lagging U.S. drinks sales and a surging dollar, which will hurt profits from its rapidly growing international business.

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New Service To Stop Loose Lips From Crashing Cars

Posted: 10/14/2008 - When David Teater's 12-year-old son, Joe, was killed in 2004 by a driver who was talking on a cell phone, he tried to cut back on his own habit of driving and talking. It turned out to be very difficult.

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States Ask Baby Product Companies To Avoid BPA

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Attorneys general from Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware sent letters Friday to 11 companies that make baby bottles and baby formula containers, asking they no longer use the chemical bisphenol A.

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Oil Rises above $84 as Financial Panic Eases

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Oil prices climbed above $84 a barrel on Tuesday on hopes the economic fallout from the financial crisis would be curbed by U.S. and European government pledges to pump capital into the banking sector.

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US Stocks Set to Extend Monday's Huge Rally

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Wall Street is gearing up for another surge following the Dow Jones industrial average's historic 936-point jump, with investors encouraged by the U.S. government's plans to buy stock in private banks.

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Bush Announces New Step to Steady Banking Industry

Updated: 10/14/2008 - President Bush has announced a $250 billion plan by the government to buy shares in banks, in the latest move to calm the turmoil in the financial markets and stave off a deep recession.

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Woman Gets life in Prison for Killing 4 in Texas

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A jury has convicted a woman of capital murder for the shooting and beating deaths of four people in suburban Houston in 2003. Christina Paolilla received an automatic life prison term Monday. She was not eligible for the death penalty because she was 17 at the time of the crime.

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Kan. Mom Pleads No-Contest to Abandoning Baby

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A 19-year-old McPherson mother pleads no-contest to child abandonment, and prosecutors say she likely will face probation. Prosecutors dropped a charge of child endangerment as part of the plea deal. Harman is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 15.

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Mo. Teen Sentenced in Parents' Shooting

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A southern Missouri teenager is sentenced to two consecutive life terms for having her boyfriend shoot her parents while they slept in their home. She was 16 at the time she talked her boyfriend, Chad Brantley, into shooting her parents at their home near Summersville.

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