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No Cause Found in Report On Police Helicopter Crash

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the crash landing of a Topeka Police Department helicopter in April, has found residue/corrosion on an engine component, but did not determine whether that caused engine trouble.

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Delta begins long integration with Northwest

Posted: 10/31/2008 - MINNEAPOLIS – One day after his airline swallowed Northwest Airlines, Delta executive Ed Bastian was in town with a polar bear tie and a smile in a bid to reassure travelers that little would change.

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McCain Set for 'Saturday Night Live' Cameo

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Aides to the Republican presidential candidate said Friday that McCain will make a detour from battleground states to appear on "Saturday Night Live," the late-night show that has been a must-watch for many during the political season.

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Bones, ID found near Fossett crash site

Posted: 10/31/2008 - (CNN) -- Two bones and and a driver's license with Steve Fossett's name have been found near the site where Fossett's plane crashed in eastern California, authorities said Thursday.

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Fundraiser linked to Edwards mistress scandal dies

Posted: 10/31/2008 - DALLAS (AP) -- Frederick Baron, a wealthy Texas trial lawyer and prominent Democratic fundraiser linked to the John Edwards mistress scandal, died Thursday. He was 61.

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Sen. Stevens: I'm innocent and not convicted

Posted: 10/31/2008 - (CNN) -- Despite his felony conviction this week for filing false U.S. Senate financial disclosure forms, Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska insisted he was innocent and vowed not to step down.

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Ex-chief diplomat says Palin not ready for top job

Posted: 10/31/2008 - WASHINGTON – A former secretary of state and supporter of Republican presidential nominee John McCain says that McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, isn't up to the task of taking over the presidency in a crisis but could become "adequate" if not "a genius in the job."

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Police official: Hudson nephew likely died in SUV

Posted: 10/31/2008 - CHICAGO – Detectives believe the 7-year-old nephew of Jennifer Hudson was probably shot in the sport-utility vehicle where his body was later found, a police official said Thursday.

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Stocks waver following week's big gains

Posted: 10/31/2008 - NEW YORK – Wall Street wavered Friday, as investors tried to decide whether to extend or lock in the week's big gains after a report that showed worried consumers are cutting back on their spending.

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McCain: Obama's economic policies swing far left

Posted: 10/31/2008 - YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday called the economic policies of rival Barack Obama from the far left of American politics. In its hunt for votes for next week's election, the Obama campaign continued to tie McCain to the unpopular President Bush and expanded its ad presence into new states, including McCain's home state of Arizona.

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Employment costs post modest gain in 3rd quarter

Posted: 10/31/2008 - WASHINGTON – Wages and benefits paid to U.S. workers rose by a moderate amount in the third quarter, the government said Friday, matching analysts' estimates.

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Poll: One in seven voters still persuadable

Posted: 10/31/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Campbell worries Barack Obama will raise his taxes but thinks John McCain will send people off to war. He says that leaves him leaning toward Obama ... maybe.

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Pakistan Official: Quake Deaths Likely To Top 300

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Doctors said Friday they were running out of drugs and artificial limbs for victims of the earthquake in southwestern Pakistan amid fears that the death toll would climb beyond 300.

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Russia Insists Its Nuclear Arsenal Is Secure

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Russia insisted Friday its nuclear arsenal is secure, angrily rejecting U.S. allegations that tens of thousands of aging Soviet weapons may not be fully accounted for.

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Australia Opens National Tsunami Warning Center

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Australia became an integral link in a network of tsunami warning hubs across the Indian and Pacific oceans with the official opening of a national monitoring center Friday.

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Therapy Plus Zoloft Helps Kids With Anxiety

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A popular antidepressant plus three months of psychotherapy dramatically helped children with anxiety disorders, the most common psychiatric illnesses in kids, the biggest study of its kind found.

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Obesity Blamed For Doubling Rate of Diabetes Cases

Posted: 10/31/2008 - The nation's obesity epidemic is exacting a heavy toll: The rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the past 10 years, the government said Thursday.

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Refugees Try To Reach Home In Eastern Congo

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Thousands of war-weary refugees returned to the the road Friday, taking advantage of a rebel-called cease-fire to try to reach home beyond the front lines of this week's battles in eastern Congo.

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Oil Falls Below $65 on US Contraction

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Oil prices slipped below $65 a barrel in Asia Friday, extending declines after data showed the U.S. economy contracted in the latest quarter, reinforcing expectations of a prolonged slump in demand.

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House Fire in SE Topeka

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Fire crews responded to a call of a fire in Southeast Topeka at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday night. It was at 2016 SE 6th Ave.

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"Signature Chefs" Raise Money For March of Dimes

Updated: 10/30/2008 - People came together Thursday night for good food and healthy babies. The March of Dimes "Signature Chefs" event took place at the Ramada Hotel in Downtown Topeka.

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Hayden High School Students Help Out Chapman

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Hayden High School students reached across the field to their opponents tonight. At halftime of tonight's football game against Chapman, they presented the school with $500 that the students raised, plus another $1,800 more from the parents.

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Celebrity Servers Help United Way

Posted: 10/30/2008 - 13's Brian Dorman and Drew Switzer are serving up some help for the United Way. Both of them, along with other "loaned employees," served cocktails tonight at the United Way's Celebrity Serve at The Vinewood.

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