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DA Asks Police For More Investigation Of Brown

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Prosecutors said Tuesday they want more evidence from police before determining whether to press charges against Chris Brown, who's accused in a domestic dispute that reportedly involves pop superstar Rihanna.

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Wall Street Heads for Mixed Open

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Still reeling from the previous day's big losses, Wall Street was hesitant to make any major moves Wednesday. Stock futures were narrowly mixed as investors remained skeptical of the government's ability to pull the economy out of recession.

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A Day after Geithner, it's the Bankers Turn

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Eight chief executives will slip behind a witness table in the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday morning to face a battery of questions about how they have used more than $160 billion in taxpayers' money.

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Mugabe Swears In Rival As Zimbabwe Prime Minister

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe swore in his longtime rival Morgan Tsvangirai as prime minister Wednesday, ushering in a unity government in an extraordinary concession after nearly three decades of virtually unchallenged rule.

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Residents Return To Destroyed Homes In Australia

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Residents of towns scorched off the map by the worst wildfires in Australia's history returned to their homes for the first time Wednesday and found scenes of utter devastation.

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Negotiations Intensify on Final Stimulus Plan

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Negotiators hoped to seal agreement on President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package Wednesday after making good progress in the first rounds of closed-door talks.

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World Stocks Fall on Skepticism Over US Bank Plan

Updated: 02/11/2009 - World stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday following a steep sell-off on Wall Street, as investors reacted with skepticism to the U.S. government's latest plan to rescue the ailing financial industry with as much as $2 trillion in funding.

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Suicide Bombers, Gunmen Kill 19 In Afghan Capital

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Taliban fighters, carrying assault rifles and wearing suicide vests, stormed the Justice Ministry and another government building in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday, forcing workers to flee from windows, according to government officials and a Taliban spokesman.

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Twisters Touch Down In Oklahoma, Killing 8

Updated: 02/11/2009 - An unusual cluster of February twisters touched down across Oklahoma, ripping off roofs, littering roads with downed power lines and killing eight people in a small southern town.

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Oil Stays Below $38 on Bailout Skepticism

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Investor skepticism about the new U.S. bank rescue plan kept oil prices below $38 a barrel Wednesday despite evidence OPEC countries are complying with their agreed production cuts.

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Spellers Put it All on the Line (or Letter)

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Try spelling llama under a bright spotlight in front of all your friends. That spells pressure at the Seaman School District Spelling Bee. Sixth grader David Haskell became a spelling bee champ today in the auditorium of Seaman High School after spelling perfectly in the fourth round.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Blowing Up Mailbox

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A suburban Kansas City man accused of blowing up a U.S. mailbox and a stolen fiberglass Jayhawk pleads guilty to using explosives to destroy government property.

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Topeka Hazmat Called to Vacant House

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Hazmat crews had to be called to a vacant house in Topeka Tuesday night after maintenance workers found what appeared to be methamphetamine paraphernailia.

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Iowa Agency: Housing for Disabled Men was Criminal

Updated: 02/10/2009 - An Iowa state agency said Tuesday it intends to file criminal charges against the party responsible for lodging 21 mentally disabled factory workers in an unsafe, poorly heated building.

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DA: No Charges in Boy's Horseplay Death

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The death of a 12-year-old boy who was hit by a bus outside school as he horsed around with friends was a tragic accident that does not warrant criminal charges, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Napolitano Talks NBAF in Manhattan

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The new Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, talked about the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility in Manhattan, KS on Tuesday. She assured residents the site would be safe when built.

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Newark Airport Last in On-Time Arrivals in '08

Updated: 02/10/2009 - New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport improved its on-time arrivals and departures last year, but still ranked last and next-to-last in those categories among U.S. airports.

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Chechen Leader Probed for Alleged Rights Abuses

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Austrian prosecutors said Tuesday they have investigated Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov for alleged human rights violations based on a complaint filed by a Chechen dissident who was gunned down in Vienna.

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Oil Crosses Over into the Ethanol Business

Updated: 02/10/2009 - If federal renewable fuel mandates require ethanol to be mixed into gasoline, the nation's largest independent oil refiner figures it might as well just do it itself.

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