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Robber Threatens To Complain After Finding No Cash

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Police say a central Pennsylvania man tried to rob a bank _ but tellers' empty cash drawers thwarted his attempt. Springettsbury Township Police Lt. Scott Laird said the tellers were waiting for their cash drawers to be filled when a man entered a Susquehanna Bank branch Thursday morning and demanded money. The first teller fainted and the next two showed him their empty cash drawers.

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Priest: Obama Voters Must Do Penance

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A priest at a South Carolina Roman Catholic church says his parishioners shouldn't take Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because of the Democrat's stance on abortion.

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Beer Truck Driver Accused Of Driving Drunk

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A contract beer truck driver has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his rig flipped over. Police said the man, 56, was eastbound on Colorado 58 about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when he took an exit ramp for eastbound Interstate 70 too fast. The truck and its 45,000-pound trailer full of beer overturned.

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Fort Riley Soldiers Returning from Iraq

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Soldiers with Fort Riley's 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade will return home Saturday night. Additional groups are expected to return Monday and Tuesday.

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Cargill Gives Kansas State $1 Million

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Cargill gives $1 million to Kansas State University. The money goes to K-State's office of diversity and dual career development to establish the Cargill Project Impact Diversity Partnership.

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Wildfire Burns 100 Homes, Dorm In California

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Firefighters and a squadron of aircraft launched a desperate daylight attack Friday to push back a wind-whipped wildfire that destroyed at least 100 homes and a college dormitory, and forced thousands to flee the longtime celebrity hideaway of Montecito.

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Finalists Named for Kansas Supreme Court

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A Kansas Court of Appeals judge, a district judge from Lawrence and an Overland Park attorney are finalists for a seat on the state Supreme Court. The vacancy will occur because Chief Justice Kay McFarland plans to retire in January.

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Kansas Lottery says Harrah's Still in Running

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas Lottery Director Ed Van Petten says he's heard rumors Harrah's may withdraw from plans to operate a state-owned casino in Sumner County, but he hasn't heard from the company.

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Dole Says Health Care Should be Top Priority

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole says President-elect Barack Obama should make health care a top priority in his first year in office. The 1996 GOP presidential nominee also says his party has abandoned its fiscally conservative roots.

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Another Dem Uninterested in Kansas Treasurer Post

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Wichita stockbroker and financial adviser Jill Docking says she's not interested in being appointed Kansas State Treasurer. The slot will be open when Lynn Jenkins heads to Congress. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will appoint a replacement.

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Kansas Lottery Says Harrah's Still in Running

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The head of the Kansas Lottery says that despite rumors to the contrary, Harrah's Entertainment Inc. hasn't said whether it plans to withdraw as the operator of a state-owned casino in Sumner County.

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Prosecutors Defend Themselves for Abortion Case

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Two former Kansas attorneys general will be in court next week to defend their actions in the prosecution of Dr. George Tiller. Phill Kline is accused of being overzealous.

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Sebelius Seeks Fed Stimulus for States

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius lobbies Kansas' congressional delegation for a new stimulus package to help states deal with their financial problems

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Finalists Named for Kansas Supreme Court

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A Kansas Court of Appeals judge, a district judge from Lawrence and an Overland Park attorney are finalists for a seat on the state Supreme Court.

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Small Moves before World Summit on Financial Fixes

Updated: 11/18/2008 - World leaders appear poised to agree on ways to prevent a repeat of the financial meltdown that has imperiled the global economy, the White House said before the start of its financial summit Friday.

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Consumers Cut Back Sharply on Spending

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Consumers, taking a beating from the worst financial crisis in seven decades, cut back sharply on their spending in October, pushing retail sales down by a record amount.

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Sarkozy: US Missile Shield Won't Help Security

Updated: 11/18/2008 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy undercut the American rationale for a U.S. missile shield in Eastern Europe on Friday by saying that the system would do nothing to improve European security.

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Reports: Kanye West Arrested in England

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Press Association news agency and others reported that that the 31-year-old rapper was detained early Friday after an incident involving a photographer outside the Tup Tup Palace bar in Newcastle, northern England.

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Sun to Cut up to 6,000 Workers, 18% of Staff

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to cut up to 6,000 jobs, or 18 percent of its global work force, as sales of its high-end computer servers have collapsed.

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Stocks Open Lower as Investors Refocus on Economy

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Investors digested more downbeat economic news Friday and cashed in some of their gains from the previous session's big rally. Hints from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that another interest rate cut might be possible appeared to have little effect on trading.

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