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Oil Rises Near $64 on World Stock Market Rebound

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Oil prices rose to nearly $64 a barrel Tuesday as a rebound in world stock markets bolstered investor confidence that had been weakened by fears of a world economic slowdown.

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Whirlpool to Cut 5,000 Jobs by 2009

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Whirlpool Corp. says it will cut 5,000 jobs by the end of 2009 because of the global credit crisis and its expectation for continued reduced demand in North America and Europe.

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China Says Hostages Died During Failed Rescue

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Five Chinese oil workers kidnapped in Sudan died during a botched rescue attempt, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. China was involved in the rescue effort led by Sudan, ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said. She confirmed that two other workers had been rescued and two more remained in captivity.

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A Tomato Of A Different Color

Posted: 10/27/2008 - A new study has shown that, with a little help from science, some fruit may even cure cancer. Genetic scientists take the natural cancer-fighting dark pigment that exists in blueberries and cranberries and produce it in tomatoes.

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Reuters Newsroom in NYC Reopens after Powder Scare

Posted: 10/27/2008 - NYC Police are testing a white, powdery substance that arrived at the Reuters newsroom in an envelope Monday afternoon. It prompted 140 staffers to evacuate for three hours.

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U.S. Helicopter Shot Down in Afghanistan

Posted: 10/27/2008 - A U.S. UH-60 helicopter has been shot down in Afghanistan. None of the 10 soldiers on board were killed, U.S. official says. A suicide bomber has killed a U.S. soldier and child in northern Afghanistan.

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Schwarzenegger: Budget Special Session is Needed

Posted: 10/27/2008 - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will calla special session to deal with a budget crisis. He says the state's budget shortfall has surpassed $3 billion. The session would come on Nov. 5, after the election.

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'Born Storyteller' Tony Hillerman Dies at 83

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Author Tony Hillerman died Sunday of pulmonary failure. He wrote acclaimed Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels. Hillerman's commercial breakthrough was "Skinwalkers," published in 1987. Navajo Tribal Council honored him with Special Friend of the Dineh award.

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Vigil Held in Memory of Hudson Family Shooting Victims

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Hundreds gathered Monday night at a makeshift memorial outside the Chicago home where Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother were killed Friday. Hudson's 7-year old nephew was found dead earlier in the day.

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Auburn-Washburn Students Get Flu Shots

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Students in the Auburn-Washburn school district get their flu shots this week. School nurses are partnering with the Shawnee County Health Agency to offer the voluntary shots.

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Obama, Palin Set Thursday Stops in Missouri

Posted: 10/27/2008 - With a new poll showing the Presidential candidates running neck-and-neck in Missouri, Barack Obama sets a Thursday stop in Columbia, while Sarah Palin will be in Cape Girardeau that morning.

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Topeka Railroad Fest. Thanks Supporters

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The Topeka Railroad Festival thanked its supporters tonight with a Harvey House Dinner. Sponors and supporters of the festival were invited to the event at the Great Overland Station. WIBW-TV was proud to be among them.

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Topeka Symphony Receives Record Gift

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The Topeka Symphony received its largest gift ever. The "six-figure gift" would go to creating a new work on religious faith, conflict and reconciliation. It has been titled 'PARABLES.' It will debut in Topeka on May 1st, 2010. The gift comes from Douglas and Andrew Reeves in honor of their parents Jean and Julie.

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City Hears Options for Future of Golf Course

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Topeka City Council members held a work session with the Shawnee County Parks & Recreation staff Monday evening to look over RFP's submitted concerning the maintenance and supervision of Cypress Ridge Golf Course. Course members were invited.

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Shahid Must Pay $15,000 in Restitution to Victim's Family

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The total restitution must be paid as part of any post-release supervision or other early release. Shahid was convicted in July to almost 19-and-a-half years on a voluntary manslaughter charge and another year for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Mediator Cites Tentative Deal to End Boeing Strike

Posted: 10/27/2008 - A spokesman for federal mediators says Boeing and its machinists union have struck a tentative deal to end a strike that began Sept. 6. It comes on the fifth day of talks in Washington, D.C.

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Skinheads Arrested in Plot to Kill Blacks, Obama

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Two men are under arrest on firearms charges and on charges they threatened Barack Obama. Federal authorities describe the two as neo-Nazi skinheads. Investigators say they were plotting to kill dozens of black people, including Obama.

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Doctors Pull the Plug on a Huge Cancer Trial

Posted: 10/27/2008 - An exclusive medical story from the CBS Evening News: Supplements given out in hopes of preventing prostate cancer, appear to actually increase the risk of it.

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Alaska Senator Guilty in Corruption Case

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Ted Stevens vows not to drop out of his upcoming Senate election despite his conviction Monday for lying about gifts from an oil services corporation.

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