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Earnings Preview: Safeway Inc.

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Grocery-store operator Safeway Inc. reports its fourth-quarter results on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments related to the period.

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Fabian Making Progress

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Another step forward today for a little boy who was severely burned.

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Tuxedo Optional as Proms Scale Back Spending

Updated: 04/28/2009 - At high schools across the country, the traditional prom spectacle at ritzy hotels is giving way to crepe paper-covered basketball courts, as the recession eviscerates jobs and roils budgets. That's causing teenagers, their families and schools to make careful choices about how much to spend and on what.

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Officials Say US Deaths Expected From Swine Flu

Swine Flu

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The global swine flu outbreak worsened Tuesday as authorities said hundreds of students at a New York school have fallen ill and federal officials said they expected to see U.S. deaths from the virus. Cuba suspended flights to and from Mexico, becoming the first country to impose a travel ban to the epicenter of the epidemic.

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Parkinson Takes Oath as Kansas' 45th Governor

Updated: 04/28/2009 - About 150 people attended a Statehouse ceremony Tuesday night for Mark Parkinson to take the oath as the 45th Governor of Kansas. He follows Kathleen Sebelius, who was confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary.

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New York Yankees Cut Some Premium Ticket Prices

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Turns out a few more fans might be able to buy those empty front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees slashed prices on more than 40 percent of their front-row seats by up to 50 percent Tuesday and announced many of those who bought tickets closest to the field for $325-$2,500 will be eligible for additional free seats.

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New Owners Approved for RoadRunners

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Hockey will stay in Topeka. New owners for the Topeka RoadRunners have been conditionally approved by the North American Hockey League.

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Glowing Dogs: SKorean Scientists Say Cloned Beagles Turn Red Under UV Rays

Updated: 04/28/2009 - South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases. The four dogs, all named "Ruppy" - a combination of the words "ruby" and "puppy" - look like typical beagles by daylight.

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Kansas Governor Wins Confirmation

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has won confirmation as the nation's new Health and Human Services Secretary, 65-31 in Washington late today.

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Senator Arlen Specter to Switch to Demos

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The Pennsylvania Senator who hails from Russell, Kansas will switch parties to avoid competition in a contested primary next year.

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Teen who Punched Mexican Immigrant Cuts Deal

Posted: 04/28/2009 - A teenager who punched an illegal Mexican immigrant who later died has cut a deal with federal prosecutors that could get him out of prison in four years.

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Gov't Wants to Change Virus' Name from 'Swine Flu'

Updated: 04/28/2009 - American agriculture officials want to change the name for the virus that's broken out in Mexico and the U.S. from "swine flu'' to something else. The problem, they say, is that the name "swine flu'' suggests a problem with pork products.

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Official: Some U.S. Deaths Likely from Flu

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is warning that more severe illnesses and some deaths are likely in the United States from the current swine flu outbreak.

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