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Asian Stocks Rally after Fed Cut; Europe Opens Up

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Relieved investors stormed back into global markets Thursday, sending stock indices in Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan surging by double digits, after the U.S. Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to help revive the world's largest economy and opened new credit lines with central banks.

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Official: Pakistan Quake Death Toll Rises To 215

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Soldiers handed out blankets, tents, jackets and sleeping bags to earthquake survivors in the frigid mountains of southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, as a provincial official reported that the death toll had risen to 215.

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Oil Rises Above $69 on Weak Dollar, Market Rally

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Oil prices climbed above $69 a barrel in Asia Thursday, steadily extending gains as the dollar tumbled and stock markets in the region rallied after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates to boost the world's largest economy.

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Commissioner Files Report of Stolen Signs

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner accused of stealing his opponent's campaign signs files his own report of theft. As for the charge against him, John Toplikar says he was only trying to move two signs of Calvin Hayden that were blocking his own.

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FBI: California Man Arrested in Anthrax Hoaxes

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Authorities say they have arrested a man on suspicion of sending hoax anthrax mailings to media outlets and a congressional office. The FBI says none of the packets has tested positive for hazardous material. It says the arrest is not connected to recent hoax mailings sent to financial institutions last week.

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Stevens Vows to Appeal Convictions

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A defiant Sen. Ted Stevens has returned to his home state of Alaska, telling supporters he's innocent of the charges brought against him and vowing he will be vindicated.

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Bill Clinton Stumps with Barack Obama in Florida

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Former President Clinton and Barack Obama have appeared together at a campaign rally in Orlando. It came hours after Obama appeared for 30 minutes in an infomercial that aired on network TV and cable outlets. Clinton said he is impressed with Obama's selection of vice-president and his response to the financial crisis.

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Commissioner Files Report of Stolen Signs

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner accused of stealing his opponent's campaign signs says he was only trying to be helpful. John Toplikar says he moved Calvin Hayden's two signs because they were blocking his own.

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Nebraska Racing to Change Safe Haven Law

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Governor Heineman calls a special session in 3 weeks to change the law allowing parents to dump their kids at Nebraska hospitals.

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Kansas Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Child Porn Case

Posted: 10/29/2008 - 28-year old Joshua Noxon was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for possession and distribution of child pornography. Prosecutors say he sent sexually explicit photos to an undercover officer posing as a 14-year old in an online chat room.

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Cloud Co. Remains Identified as Salina Teen

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Officials have identified the skeletal remains found earlier this month near Concordia as those of a 17-year-old Salina girl who was last seen by her parents in August 2007.

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Man Arrested After Short Standoff in Topeka

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Shawnee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man following a short stand-off at an apartment complex in Topeka Wednesday afternoon. Deputies followed him to Oak Brook Apartments where they say he barricaded himself in the apartment of a family member.

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Obama Makes Prime-Time Appeal To Voters

Posted: 10/29/2008 - The Democratic nominee's half-hour informercial last night appeared on CBS, NBC and Fox in the final stretch of the campaign for the White House.

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Del Monte Distribution Center Open for Business

Posted: 10/29/2008 - An expansion bringing more than 600 jobs opened its doors Wednesday in Topeka. The Del Monte Distribution Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

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University of Kansas Gets $2M to Counsel Smokers

Posted: 10/29/2008 - University of Kansas researchers get a $2 million grant to study if video conferencing with smokers can help them quit. The study will look at whether Internet-based video conferencing to help smokers quit works better than telephone counseling.

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Boyda, Jenkins Deliver Messages to Voters

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Incumbent Democrat Nancy Boyda and Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins are getting their messages out to voters in the final week of their campaign for the 2nd District Congressional seat.

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Tickets for George H.W. Bush at KU Available Monday

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Tickets to see former President George H.W. Bush in Lawrence next month will be available Monday. Bush will be at KU to accept the 2008 Dole Leadership prize from the Dole Institute of Politics.

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Kansas Vet, 74, Trampled by Bull Dies

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A southeast Kansas veterinarian has died, eight days after a bull he was vaccinating trampled him. Dr. Ed Fisher of Winfield was working with the bull in pens behind his veterinary hospital on Oct. 21 when he was injured. The 74-year-old died Tuesday in Wichita.

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Court Date Set for Developer and Bike Shop

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Developers near Washburn University and Bike Shop owner Jerry Morgan go to court next month. The new trial date is now November 19th at 9:30 a.m. The date was set Wednesday.

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Man Found Dead in Lawrence

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A homeless man was found dead under the Kansas River bridge in Lawrence Thursday. Police were called just after 3:30 p.m. to the scene where the 55 year old man's body was found.

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Officer Cleared of Accusations

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Investigations by a third party into actions by Carbondale Police Department's Cpl. Gregg Wallace at a street dance, reported that the officer conducted himself according to policy when he broke up the fight by subduing a 12 year old girl.

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OYS: Road Work Near Goodyear Plant

Posted: 10/29/2008 - The left lane of Eastbound US-24 over the bridge near the Goodyear Plant entrance will be closed for concrete pavement work Thursday.

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