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Kansas Jury Deadlocks on Convicted Killer's Sentence

Posted: 10/28/2008 - A Sedgwick County jury is unable to reach a unanimous decision on the sentence for a man convicted of killing a 14-year-old girl who was nine months pregnant with his baby.

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Adjutant General Hosts Appreciation Luncheon for KDOT Efforts

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, the Adjutant General and Director of Kansas Division of Emergency Management, will host an appreciation luncheon to commemorate interagency collaboration between the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the Adjutant General's Department.

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Large Scale Disaster Exercise Gives Agencies Practice

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Shawnee County is prepared for a large scale disaster. Several county agencies Tuesday were able to practice emergency exercises as if it were the real thing, thanks to a plane crash disaster staged at Forbes Field.

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Polygraphs tested mettle of agents in biker case

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Weeks of drinking and carousing to win acceptance in a notorious motorcycle gang came down to a nerve-racking moment for three undercover federal agents: taking a polygraph examination in a room full of armed bikers.

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Snowstorm closes major highways, schools

Posted: 10/28/2008 - The first big snowstorm of the season in the Northeast closed sections of major highways Tuesday and blacked out thousands of utility customers.

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Battle for state legislatures carries high stakes

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Political control of several key state legislatures could change hands on Election Day, raising the chance for one-party domination of swing states Michigan and Pennsylvania, booming Nevada and Northeast giant New York.

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DA: criminal charges possible in boy's Uzi death

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Authorities in Massachusetts are considering whether criminal charges should be filed in the death of an 8-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself with an Uzi submachine gun at a gun show.

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Sister says suspect in Obama plot is sorry

Posted: 10/28/2008 - The family of one of two suspects accused of plotting to decapitate black people and assassinate Barack Obama said Tuesday the teen disliked blacks and considered himself part of a "master race," but they doubted the plot was serious. Paul Schlesselman, 18, had dropped out of school and was looking for work, his family told The Associated Press at their rural Arkansas home Tuesday.

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AP Exclusive: Hudson suspect had June drug arrest

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Documents show that a suspect in the Chicago murders of three members of Jennifer Hudson's family was arrested for drug possession in June, but state officials didn't revoke his parole.

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Treasury Predicts Huge Government Borrowing Needs

Posted: 10/28/2008 - The financial rescue operation will force the federal government to borrow an unprecedented amount of money as the budget deficit climbs to record heights, a top Treasury Department official said Tuesday.

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Staph Germs Harder Than Ever To Treat

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Drug-resistant staph bacteria picked up in ordinary community settings are increasingly acquiring "superbug" powers and causing far more serious illnesses than they have in the past, doctors reported Monday. These widespread germs used to be easier to treat than the dangerous forms of staph found in hospitals and nursing homes.

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Consumer Confidence Plunges to Lowest on Record

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Layoffs, plunging home prices and tumbling investments have pushed consumer pessimism to record levels in October. Wall Street shook it off, though, focusing instead on higher global markets amid optimism the Federal Reserve will ease interest rates further.

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Stocks Carve Out Rebound After Sharp Selloff

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Wall Street shook off more signs of global economic troubles Tuesday and carved out a sizable gain as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's next move on interest rates. The major indexes each rose more than 1 percent, including the Dow Jones industrials, which jumped 200 points.

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Hampton Inn Opens Doors

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Topeka's newest hotel invited the public in to see what it has to offer on Monday morning.

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Stocks Carve Out Early Rebound after Selloff

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Wall Street is shaking off more signs of global economic troubles and is rising while investors await the Federal Reserve's next move on interest rates.

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September New Home Sales Rise by 2.7%

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Sales of new homes recorded an unexpected increase in September as median home prices dropped to the lowest level in four years, the Commerce Department reported Monday.

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US Steel Posts Dramatically Higher 3Q Profit

Posted: 10/28/2008 - United States Steel Corp. says its third-quarter profit more than tripled as higher prices led to record gains in its tubular and flat-rolled steel businesses, but the company expects softening demand to lower fourth quarter results.

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Stocks Point Higher as Global Shares Jump

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Wall Street shook off more signs of global economic troubles Tuesday and headed for a rebound while investors awaited the Federal Reserve's next move on interest rates.

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S&P: Home Prices Post 17% Annual Drop in August

Posted: 10/28/2008 - A closely watched index shows home prices tumbled by the sharpest annual rate ever in August. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city housing index released Tuesday dropped a record 16.6% in August from the year-ago month, the largest drop since its inception in 2000.

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