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States Ask Baby Product Companies To Avoid BPA

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Attorneys general from Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware sent letters Friday to 11 companies that make baby bottles and baby formula containers, asking they no longer use the chemical bisphenol A.

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Oil Rises above $84 as Financial Panic Eases

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Oil prices climbed above $84 a barrel on Tuesday on hopes the economic fallout from the financial crisis would be curbed by U.S. and European government pledges to pump capital into the banking sector.

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US Stocks Set to Extend Monday's Huge Rally

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Wall Street is gearing up for another surge following the Dow Jones industrial average's historic 936-point jump, with investors encouraged by the U.S. government's plans to buy stock in private banks.

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Bush Announces New Step to Steady Banking Industry

Updated: 10/14/2008 - President Bush has announced a $250 billion plan by the government to buy shares in banks, in the latest move to calm the turmoil in the financial markets and stave off a deep recession.

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Woman Gets life in Prison for Killing 4 in Texas

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A jury has convicted a woman of capital murder for the shooting and beating deaths of four people in suburban Houston in 2003. Christina Paolilla received an automatic life prison term Monday. She was not eligible for the death penalty because she was 17 at the time of the crime.

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Kan. Mom Pleads No-Contest to Abandoning Baby

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A 19-year-old McPherson mother pleads no-contest to child abandonment, and prosecutors say she likely will face probation. Prosecutors dropped a charge of child endangerment as part of the plea deal. Harman is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 15.

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Mo. Teen Sentenced in Parents' Shooting

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A southern Missouri teenager is sentenced to two consecutive life terms for having her boyfriend shoot her parents while they slept in their home. She was 16 at the time she talked her boyfriend, Chad Brantley, into shooting her parents at their home near Summersville.

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Wildfires Force Frantic Evacuations Near LA; 2 Die

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Residents near Los Angeles are being warned to stay on alert during the night as two huge wildfires burn in parts of the San Fernando Valley. Strong Santa Ana winds that could exceed 60 mph are forecast overnight. Fire officials fear the winds will blow embers across a wider area.

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Cambodia Issues Ultimatum to Thailand to Withdraw

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Cambodia's prime minister has issued an ultimatum to Thailand to withdraw its troops from a disputed border area by noon or face a "life-and-death battle zone."

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TPD Officers Remain on Paid Administrative Leave

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The four off-duty officers involved in a shooting incident on Saint Patrick's Day continue to be on paid administrative leave. According to Captain Stanley it is standard procedure to place the officers on paid administrative leave until the criminal investigation is complete.

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Topeka Police Believe Man Committed Suicide at Mount Hope

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Topeka Police say they believe suicide was the cause of death of a body found at Mount Hope Cemetery. They are waiting for confirmation from the coroner's report. Police never believed foul play was a factor in the death.

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Doctors Say, Double the Vitamin D

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Child doctors urge that a "twice a day" routine may reduce a child's risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease later in life.

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Man Accused in 2 Traffic Deaths May Keep License

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A man with four DUI convictions might not permanently lose his license, even if convicted a fifth time for an accident that killed a Wichita woman and her child. He would still have to be caught driving under the influence twice more before his license could be permanently revoked

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Mixed Emotions Surround USD 437 Boundary Proposal

Updated: 10/13/2008 - Students at Wanamaker, Jay Shideler, Auburn, and Indian Hills Elementary Schools could be impacted by the new boundaries being created for the new Farley Elementary School.

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Podium Gets Carried Away During Bush Toast

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi toasted President Bush with pieces of a podium Monday night while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was dubbed a "prima donna" during translation in a Columbus Day official dinner at the White House.

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