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Fort Riley Troops Set To Return

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The first members of the 1st Infantry Division's combat aviation brigade are set to return to Kansas in the coming days.

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Kansan Freed In Immigration Case

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A Guatemalan janitor is free after his sentencing in a case against an unrecognized American Indian tribe that prosecutors say defrauded thousands of immigrants, by falsely claiming membership would make them U.S. citizens.

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Jenkins Makes KPERS Meeting

Posted: 10/16/2008 - After criticism that she has missed several KPERS meetings, Congressional Candidate Lynn Jenkins made a meeting today.

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Six Talks Kline, Tiller

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six does not approve of how former Attorney General Phill Kline handled the investigation into George Tiller, but says that should not result in a dismissal of charges.

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Murder Suspect Also Charged with Rape, Kidnapping

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Deon Ross, 24, made a first court appearance Thursday in Pottawatomie County on charges of Felony Murder, Rape and Kidnapping. He is accused of committing the crimes against Alheli Alcantara.

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Funeral Arrangements Made for Murder Victim

Updated: 10/17/2008 - The Alcantara family has scheduled visitations for Alheli Alcantara in Manhattan on Thursday and Friday, October 16-17. She will be buried Saturday afternoon in Topeka. A memorial fund is set up in Alheli's name.

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NASA's Party Over

Posted: 10/16/2008 - CBS News report prompts ban on NASA's lavish ceremonies.

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Obama Moves into GOP States After Final Debate

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama is edging into traditionally GOP states - now including West Virginia - as Republican John McCain looks to protect his turf less than three weeks before the election.

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Social Security Benefits Rising 5.8%

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The increase, which will start in January, was announced Thursday by the Social Security Administration. It will mean an additional $63 per month for the average retiree.

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Southwest Airlines Posts 1st Loss in 17 Years

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Southwest Airlines Co. lost money for the first time in 17 years as it had to write down the value of its fabled fuel-hedging transactions in the third quarter.

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Jobless Claims Drop more than Epected

Posted: 10/16/2008 - New claims for jobless benefits dropped more than expected last week as the impact of two hurricanes in September faded.

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Consumer Prices Flat in September

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Consumer prices were flat in September as retreating costs for gasoline, clothes and new cars helped to offset rising prices for food, medical care and other things.

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Citigroup Posts another Loss Amid Credit Woes

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Citigroup Inc. suffered its fourth straight quarterly loss due to credit-related missteps and cut another 11,000 jobs. The New York-based bank said Thursday that it lost $2.8 billion, or 60 cents per share, in the third quarter.

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US Stocks set to Open Higher after Wednesday Drop

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Wall Street appeared headed for a mild rebound Thursday after its steep dive in the previous session, but investors remained anxious ahead of data expected to suggest that the economy is in a recession.

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Scientists View Both Obama, McCain as Supportive

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Call it the political revenge of the nerds. For nearly eight years, many mainstream scientists have been frustrated with the Bush administration. They've claimed that science has been censored, ignored and politicized on issues from global warming to stem cells to evolution. Even the presidential science adviser was booted from the White House, forced to set up office down the street.

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Brain Signals Revive Paralyzed Muscles in Monkeys

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Monkeys taught to play a computer game were able to overcome wrist paralysis with an experimental device that might lead to new treatments for patients with stroke and spinal cord injury. Remarkably, the monkeys regained use of paralyzed muscles by learning to control the activity of just a single brain cell.

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Finding God at a Beer Festival

Posted: 10/15/2008 - In the beginning, there was a long line for Judgment Day ale. Shortly after the doors opened on the 27th Great American Beer Festival, a crowd congregated at the booth offering that and other pours from The Lost Abbey of San Marcos, Calif., where the tap handle is a Celtic cross and the legacy of beer-brewing monks endures.

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Design Competition 'Project Runway' Pins a Winner

Posted: 10/15/2008 - A soft-spoken designer from Portland, Ore., has the competition sewn up on Bravo's hit reality show "Project Runway." A quartet of judges picked Leanne Marshall in the season finale that aired Wednesday night. Show mentor Tim Gunn served as a guest judge after Jennifer Lopez dropped out because of a foot injury.

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In Many US airports, Guns are OK Outside Security

Posted: 10/15/2008 - An Associated Press survey of the 20 busiest U.S. airports found it's okay for people with gun permits to carry firearms in the general public areas of the terminal at seven of them. Pepole still cannot take them past the security checkpoint.

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