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Fed's Bailout for AIG Swells to More Than $150B

Posted: 11/10/2008 - When the government offered an emergency loan to insurer American International Group in September, eyebrows shot up at the $85 billion price tag. Now it looks like pocket change. The size of the AIG lifeline swelled to more than $150 billion on Monday, a record for a private company.

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Wall Street Falls, Unable to Shake Economic Woes

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Wall Street caved in to its economic anxieties and closed lower Monday, giving up an early rally over a stimulus package in China and refocusing on the acute pullback in spending that is pummeling U.S. companies.

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GM says GMAC Mortgage Unit May Not Survive

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Bad news kept piling up for General Motors Corp. on Monday as its shares plunged to their lowest point in 60 years and the company said in a government filing that the mortgage unit of its finance arm may not survive.

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Regulators Looking Into Westar's Use of Lines

Posted: 11/10/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Westar Energy says federal regulators are looking into whether the utility manipulated how it used its transmission lines, which could raise customer bills.

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DNC Chairman Howard Dean Will Not Seek Second Term

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean plans to step down from his post when his term expires in January, wrapping up a tenure in which the party heavily invested in all 50 states for a payoff that helped elect Barack Obama president.

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Blood Drive

Posted: 11/10/2008 - People showed up at the Washburn University campus to help save lives today. An urgent need blood drive was held from 10-4 p.m. in the lower level of Peto Allied Health Center at Washburn University.

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Get KC Chief's Tickets Now!

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Get ready to win some football tickets as the Chiefs take on the Saints. Go to wibw.com and click on sports to sign up. If you don't win you can still buy tickets for upcoming Chiefs games!

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Bolze-Sann Sentencing Hearing to be Announced

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The daycare provider convicted of involuntary manslaughter will have her sentencing hearing scheduled later this week. 35-year-old Michelle Bolze-Sann was found guilty late last Friday.

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Avondale West Honors Veteran's Day

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Avondale West Elementary School students got an early start to veterans day. The Topeka High ROTC performed a rifle tossing drill at a program Monday morning.

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Former Shawnee County Sheriff Member Passes Away

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A former member of the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office has passed away. Sheriff's officials told 13 News Monday that Major Ken Pierce passed away Sunday night at his home.

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Final Election Totals for Lyon County

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The final election totals are in for the Lyon County Clerk and County Commissions races. The initial votes could have been challenged until noon today. Lyon County has confirmed the final numbers.

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Kansas Banks Wary of Federal Bailout

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The head of the Kansas Bankers Association says the state's banks are reluctant to accept money included in the financial bailout. Capitol Federal CEO John Dicus said his bank already has sufficient resources to continue lending money to home buyers.

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Cops have tough time finding sober driver for boy

Posted: 11/10/2008 - SCHERERVILLE, Ind. – Indiana state police said that after a mother was arrested for drunken driving, the three relatives who came to pick up her 1-year-old son also had all been drinking. A state trooper stopped a minivan for speeding early Saturday on U.S. 30 in Schererville in northwestern Indiana. He arrested the 24-year-old woman on a drunken driving charges.

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TSA expands 'family lanes' at airport checkpoints

Posted: 11/10/2008 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Transportation Security Administration is expanding the "family lane" concept to every airport security checkpoint in the country, and will direct not only families to those lanes, but also people who have "medically necessary" liquids and gels in excess of current 3-ounce limits.

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Obama launches Web site to reach public

Posted: 11/10/2008 - (CNN) -- Barack Obama had a formidable online presence during his quest for the White House, and he is once again turning to the Internet to communicate with the American public as president-elect.

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Beyonce on offers for wedding pics: 'Ridiculous!'

Posted: 11/10/2008 - NEW YORK – Beyonce insists she would have never considered selling photos of her hush-hush wedding to Jay-Z to a glossy celebrity magazine. Still, the singer acknowledges that she was amazed at the amount of money that was offered.

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Charity worker finds $7,500 among donated shoes

Posted: 11/10/2008 - GLEN CARBON, Ill. – This stacks up among the better finds at a Goodwill store: $7,500 in cash stuffed in a shoebox. A recent Bulgarian immigrant found the money during her first day on the job last week at a Goodwill near St. Louis in Glen Carbon, Ill.

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Man questioned in Hudson case to stay in prison

Posted: 11/10/2008 - JOLIET, Ill. – A parole review official on Monday refused to release the convicted felon questioned in the killings of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, after a witness reported seeing him with a gun similar to the one used in the slayings.

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Palin sorts clothes to see what belongs to the RNC

Posted: 11/10/2008 - WASILLA, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent part of the weekend going through her clothing to determine what belongs to the Republican Party after it spent $150,000-plus on a wardrobe for the vice presidential nominee, according to Palin's father.

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Wall Street falls, unable to shake economic woes

Posted: 11/10/2008 - NEW YORK – Wall Street's initial enthusiasm about a $586 billion Chinese stimulus package fizzled Monday, as investors succumbed to anxieties about how U.S. companies will survive a severe pullback in spending.

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