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Counting the Dead Gets More Complicated in Iraq

Updated: 11/18/2008 - This much is agreed — a double bombing in Baghdad struck a school bus and those responding to the first blast. But the difference in casualty figures was stark. Iraqi officials said 31 people died; the U.S. military put the death toll at five.

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Firefighters Race to Stop Blaze Before Winds Erupt

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Firefighters struggled to get control of a raging wildfire Friday that destroyed more than 100 homes and injured 13 people in this Mediterranean-style coastal town that has been home to celebrities from Charlie Chaplin to Oprah Winfrey.

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Governor Sebelius Signs Red Ribbon Week Proclamation

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Governor signed a proclamation Friday that will help educate Kansas kids about the dangers of drugs. At eleven Friday morning Governor Sebelius signed the Red Ribbon Week Proclamation.

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Contract Talks Between Boeing and Speea Go South

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Contract talks between Boeing and Speea are going south now the union is calling for a strike. Speea is seeking strike authorization power for the negotiating teams the union will ask union members to vote on the issue if it feels contract conditions are unsatisfactory.

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Boeing Delays 737 Deliveries, Plans to Inspect Others Due

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Boeing says it's delaying the delivery of 737 jets and is planning to inspect some already in service. The Chicago-based company says the planes have parts that don't have a required coating to keep them from corroding. Those parts have to be replaced.

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Garden City Anthropologist Says Bones Unearthed Not Human

Updated: 11/18/2008 - An anthropologist says remains unearthed by a work crew's backhoe in Garden City do not appear to be human after all. Police and a local coroner initially said the remains might have been human bones and should be examined.

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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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