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At Least 56 Killed In Blasts In Northeast India

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A series of coordinated blasts tore through India's volatile northeast on Thursday, killing at least 56 people, wounding more than 300 and setting police on a frantic search for any unexploded bombs, officials said.

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Official: Pakistan Quake Death Toll Rises To 215

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Soldiers handed out blankets, tents, jackets and sleeping bags to earthquake survivors in the frigid mountains of southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, as a provincial official reported that the death toll had risen to 215.

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Accused Skinheads To Face Magistrate At Hearing

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A federal magistrate will decide if authorities can continue to hold two white supremacists accused of plotting to kill dozens of black people including Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

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Media Warned To Be Wary Amid Anthrax Scare

Posted: 10/30/2008 - The FBI is warning media outlets to be vigilant about opening their mail after a California man was arrested on suspicion of sending more than 100 hoax letters labeled "anthrax" to newspapers and TV stations.

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Fatalities On The Rise In Vehicle-Animal Crashes

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Fatalities from vehicle crashes with deer and other animals have more than doubled over the last 15 years, according to a new study by an auto insurance-funded highway safety group that cites urban sprawl overlapping into deer habitat.

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Congo Rebel Leader Wants Direct Talks With Gov't

Posted: 10/30/2008 - The rebel general besieging Congo's eastern provincial capital said Thursday that he wants direct talks with the government about security and his objections to a $5 billion deal that gives China access to the region's mineral resources.

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Stocks Signal Sharply Higher Open after Rate Cut

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Wall Street was feeling more upbeat Thursday about the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate cut as investors awaited a preliminary reading on the economy in the third quarter that could offer further insights into the likelihood of a recession.

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VW's 3Q Net Profit up 28% to 1.2B Euros

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Volkswagen AG said Thursday its third-quarter net profit rose 28 percent on improved sales in emerging markets and stuck to its forecast of beating last year's sales.

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Shell Reports 22% Rise in 3Q Profit

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company, Thursday reported a 22 percent jump in net profit for the third quarter, despite a fall in production, thanks to high oil prices and gains from the sale of operations.

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At Least 48 Killed In Blasts In Northeast India

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A series of coordinated blasts tore through towns and cities in India's northeastern state of Assam on Thursday, killing at least 48 people and wounding more than 300,

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Asian Stocks Rally after Fed Cut; Europe Opens Up

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Relieved investors stormed back into global markets Thursday, sending stock indices in Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan surging by double digits, after the U.S. Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to help revive the world's largest economy and opened new credit lines with central banks.

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Official: Pakistan Quake Death Toll Rises To 215

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Soldiers handed out blankets, tents, jackets and sleeping bags to earthquake survivors in the frigid mountains of southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, as a provincial official reported that the death toll had risen to 215.

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Oil Rises Above $69 on Weak Dollar, Market Rally

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Oil prices climbed above $69 a barrel in Asia Thursday, steadily extending gains as the dollar tumbled and stock markets in the region rallied after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates to boost the world's largest economy.

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Commissioner Files Report of Stolen Signs

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner accused of stealing his opponent's campaign signs files his own report of theft. As for the charge against him, John Toplikar says he was only trying to move two signs of Calvin Hayden that were blocking his own.

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FBI: California Man Arrested in Anthrax Hoaxes

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Authorities say they have arrested a man on suspicion of sending hoax anthrax mailings to media outlets and a congressional office. The FBI says none of the packets has tested positive for hazardous material. It says the arrest is not connected to recent hoax mailings sent to financial institutions last week.

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Stevens Vows to Appeal Convictions

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A defiant Sen. Ted Stevens has returned to his home state of Alaska, telling supporters he's innocent of the charges brought against him and vowing he will be vindicated.

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Bill Clinton Stumps with Barack Obama in Florida

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Former President Clinton and Barack Obama have appeared together at a campaign rally in Orlando. It came hours after Obama appeared for 30 minutes in an infomercial that aired on network TV and cable outlets. Clinton said he is impressed with Obama's selection of vice-president and his response to the financial crisis.

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Commissioner Files Report of Stolen Signs

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner accused of stealing his opponent's campaign signs says he was only trying to be helpful. John Toplikar says he moved Calvin Hayden's two signs because they were blocking his own.

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Nebraska Racing to Change Safe Haven Law

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Governor Heineman calls a special session in 3 weeks to change the law allowing parents to dump their kids at Nebraska hospitals.

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Kansas Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Child Porn Case

Posted: 10/29/2008 - 28-year old Joshua Noxon was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for possession and distribution of child pornography. Prosecutors say he sent sexually explicit photos to an undercover officer posing as a 14-year old in an online chat room.

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Cloud Co. Remains Identified as Salina Teen

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Officials have identified the skeletal remains found earlier this month near Concordia as those of a 17-year-old Salina girl who was last seen by her parents in August 2007.

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Man Arrested After Short Standoff in Topeka

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Shawnee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man following a short stand-off at an apartment complex in Topeka Wednesday afternoon. Deputies followed him to Oak Brook Apartments where they say he barricaded himself in the apartment of a family member.

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Obama Makes Prime-Time Appeal To Voters

Posted: 10/29/2008 - The Democratic nominee's half-hour informercial last night appeared on CBS, NBC and Fox in the final stretch of the campaign for the White House.

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Del Monte Distribution Center Open for Business

Posted: 10/29/2008 - An expansion bringing more than 600 jobs opened its doors Wednesday in Topeka. The Del Monte Distribution Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

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