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Thermometer Sends Mercury into Topeka Apartment

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Topeka Fire crews responded to a broken thermometer situation at a Topeka apartment that sent mercury into the area. They determined they couldn't adequately remove it, so a contract crew from out of state has been called in.

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Kennedy Returns Home After Brief Hospital Stay

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Sen. Edward Kennedy is back home after being taken to a Massachusetts hospital in an ambulance. Kennedy has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer. He complained about feeling ill Friday.

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Kansas Expocentre Ice Skating Cancelled

Posted: 09/26/2008 - If you had planned to do some ice skating or hockey playing you might want to listen up. All ice skating programs scheduled at the Kansas Expocentre for Sunday are cancelled.

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AMBER ALERT has ended: 2-Year-Old Jewell Twins Found Safe

Updated: 09/26/2008 - An Amber Alert that was issued for Jesse and Hayley Jewell, twin 2-year-olds who were last seen in Ottawa, Kansas has ended Friday night. Their mother, Julie Ann Makepeace Age 32 is suspected of taking the kids. Authorities recovered the vehicle they believe she was driving Friday night in Wellsville.

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Set of Hot Wheels Recovered

Posted: 09/26/2008 - A set of Hot Wheels has been recovered. Topeka police featured a stolen dark blue 2000 Cadillac Deville. It was found Wednesday night in the 2300 block of southeast 37th through a tip about a suspicious vehicle.

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Debate "Watch Party" at Washburn University

Posted: 09/26/2008 - John McCain says he will go ahead and travel to Mississippi for Friday's scheduled debate with Barack Obama. McCain had threatened to pull out unless a deal was reached.

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New I-70 Road Repairs Starting Monday

Posted: 09/26/2008 - You may need to allow a little extra time for your Monday morning drive to work. Beginning Monday, the left westbound lane of I-70 from Rice Rd. to just west of the Kansas Turnpike Authority Toll Plaza will close for pavement work.

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New Casino Announced for Dodge City

Updated: 09/26/2008 - The Kansas Lottery Gaming Facility has decided that Butler National Service Corporation will build and manage a new casino in dodge city.

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Picasso painting heads for NYC auction

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Picasso's "Harlequin" is going on the auction block. The 1909 work was owned for about 60 years by surrealist painter Enrico Donati.

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Baby Cereal Latest Problem In China Milk Scandal

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The list of products caught in China's tainted milk scandal grew Friday to include baby cereal in Hong Kong and snack foods in Japan, while Taiwan reported three children and a mother with kidney stones in the island's first cases possibly linked to the crisis.

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Popular Chinese Candy Linked To Tainted Milk

Posted: 09/26/2008 - They were Premier Zhou Enlai's favorite late-night snack. He loved White Rabbit candy so much he gave a bag to President Nixon during his historic visit to China. But the iconic brand, beloved by generations of Chinese, took a hit after it was linked to the tainted milk scandal.

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Russia Warship Heads To Africa After Pirate Attack

Posted: 09/26/2008 - A Russian warship on Friday rushed to intercept a Ukrainian vessel carrying 33 battle tanks and a hoard of ammunition that was seized by pirates off the Horn of Africa — a bold hijacking that again heightened fears about surging piracy and high-seas terrorism.

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Jobless Claims Pushed To 7-year High

Posted: 09/26/2008 - New claims for unemployment benefits jumped last week to their highest level in seven years due to the impact of a slowing economy and Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

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Fortis Names New CEO After Shares Plunge

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Netherlands - Fortis NV named a new chief executive officer on Friday, after the banking and insurance company's shares fell 21 percent over worries about its solvency.

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Tightening Of Credit Strikes Nerve Among Consumers

Posted: 09/26/2008 - When Deb Freitag applied for a credit card so she could replace her roof, her leaky refrigerator and her old dishwasher, she was offered a $1,000 line of credit, not the $5,000 she needed.

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Stocks Mixed On Bailout Clash; Tech Slides

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Financial markets remained on edge Friday after the Bush administration's proposal for a $700 billion banking bailout ran into opposition from Republican lawmakers.

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Spokeswoman: DJ AM Released From Burn Hospital

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Celebrity disc jockey DJ AM has been released from a Georgia hospital after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash a week ago, a spokeswoman for the musician said Friday.

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Swiss man flies over Channel on jet wing

Posted: 09/26/2008 - He had nothing above him but four tanks of kerosene and nothing below him but the cold waters of the English Channel. But Yves Rossy leapt from a plane and into the record books on Friday, crossing the channel on a homemade jet-propelled wing.

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Pakistan to US after clash: Stay away from border

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Pakistan sought to reassure Washington on Friday that it remained an ally in fighting terrorism, but it also warned the U.S. to stay out of Pakistani territory while hunting down militants along the volatile border with Afghanistan.

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Rep. Barney Frank predicts bailout deal by Sunday

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The Bush administration and Congress anxiously revived negotiations Friday on a $700 billion financial bailout, one day after the largest bank collapse in U.S. history provided a brutal reminder of the risks of failure.

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