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Tax breaks big and small sweeten financial bailout

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Millions of taxpayers, thousands of businesses and groups as diverse as solar power developers and natural disaster victims will see tax relief with the House vote Friday to approve and send to the president a $700 billion financial rescue plan.

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Congress OKs historic bailout bill by big margin

Posted: 10/03/2008 - With the economy on the brink and elections looming, Congress approved an unprecedented $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry on Friday and sent it to President Bush for his certain signature.

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Wells Fargo Agrees to Buy Wachovia, Citi Objects

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A battle broke out for control of Wachovia Friday as Wells Fargo signed a $15.1 billion agreement to buy the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank, while Citigroup and the federal regulators backing its earlier deal insisted that Citi's takeover bid go forward.

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Pa. wildlife officer catches bear for 3rd time

Posted: 10/03/2008 - There's something about Scranton that must be special for this bear: He keeps returning. Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer Mark Rutkowski says the bear he caught near a Scranton elementary school is the same one he caught on Labor Day in Scranton - and the same one he tagged in April in nearby Moosic.

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DUI charge dropped: It was mare's milk, not beer

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A court in Kazakhstan has dropped drunken-driving charges against a man who admits he had a few drinks before he was arrested. The reason? He'd consumed fermented mare's milk, not beer or liquor.

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Offended neighbors get Utah park statue moved

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A Utah state park moved an American Indian-inspired statue of a humpbacked flute player Thursday after objections that it was offensive because the male figure is anatomically correct.

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Kansas State Professor: Foreign Policy Still Key

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A Kansas State University political science professor says that foreign policy issues regarding counterterrorism and Iran will remain a challenge for the next president's administration.

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Son Facing Charges in Death of Father, 85

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A western Kansas man has been returned to the state to face a first-degree murder charge in the death of his 85-year-old father.

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Man gets burned while using lighter to siphon gas

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Police said a man was arrested after he used a cigarette lighter while trying to siphon gasoline from a van. The man, who was visiting friends, went to drive home early Saturday but realized that he didn't have enough gas in his SUV.

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Decoys wanted: Ad drew look-alikes for Wash. thief

Posted: 10/03/2008 - An online advertisement offered $28.50 an hour to anyone who wore a blue, long-sleeved shirt, yellow safety vest, eye protection and ventilator mask and waited near a bank.

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Man shoots himself in arm after being denied sex

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Authorities say a Fort Myers man shot himself in the arm after his girlfriend refused to have sex with him. The Lee County Sheriff's Office reported that a 29-year-old man and his girlfriend returned home from a bar early Wednesday morning.

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Congress OKs Historic Bailout Bill

Updated: 10/03/2008 - Congress has passed complex and highly criticized legislation authorizing $700 billion in government money to shore up the nation's stressed financial industry. Three out of four Kansas lawmakers vote "No"

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Candy Found in Kansas Could be Tainted with Melamine

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The Kansas Department of Agriculture is cautioning consumers that might have purchased a certain kind of candy recently. White Rabbit Candy has been recalled by its manufacturer, QFCO Inc. because it has possibly been contaminated with melamine.

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Kansas Pension Fund Safe Despite Stock Plunges

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A spokeswoman for the Kansas Public Employee Retirement system tells a Lawrence newspaper that the system had relatively limited exposure to some of the big-name financial stocks that suffered huge losses.

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Salina Soldier Pleads Guilty to Murder in Iraq

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A U.S. soldier pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of accessory to murder and was sentenced to eight months in prison for his role in the killing of four Iraqi prisoners who were bound, blindfolded, shot and dumped in a canal.

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Recalled Chinese Candy Found in Kansas

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Chinese candy, possibly tainted with melamine, has found its way to the Sunflower State. White Rabbit Candy has been recalled by its manufacturer, QFCO Inc., according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

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Stocks Climb ahead of Financial Rescue Vote in House

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Stocks advanced while credit markets remained strained Friday ahead of an expected House vote on the government's $700 billion financial rescue plan and after Wells Fargo Co. agreed to buy Wachovia Corp. in a $15.1 billion deal.

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Man Shoots Himself In Arm After Being Denied Sex

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Authorities say a Fort Myers man shot himself in the arm after his girlfriend refused to have sex with him. The Lee County Sheriff's Office reported that a 29-year-old man and his girlfriend returned home from a bar early Wednesday morning.

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