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Candy Found in Kansas Could be Tainted with Melamine

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The Kansas Department of Agriculture is cautioning consumers that might have purchased a certain kind of candy recently. White Rabbit Candy has been recalled by its manufacturer, QFCO Inc. because it has possibly been contaminated with melamine.

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Kansas Pension Fund Safe Despite Stock Plunges

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A spokeswoman for the Kansas Public Employee Retirement system tells a Lawrence newspaper that the system had relatively limited exposure to some of the big-name financial stocks that suffered huge losses.

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Salina Soldier Pleads Guilty to Murder in Iraq

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A U.S. soldier pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of accessory to murder and was sentenced to eight months in prison for his role in the killing of four Iraqi prisoners who were bound, blindfolded, shot and dumped in a canal.

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Recalled Chinese Candy Found in Kansas

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Chinese candy, possibly tainted with melamine, has found its way to the Sunflower State. White Rabbit Candy has been recalled by its manufacturer, QFCO Inc., according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

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Stocks Climb ahead of Financial Rescue Vote in House

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Stocks advanced while credit markets remained strained Friday ahead of an expected House vote on the government's $700 billion financial rescue plan and after Wells Fargo Co. agreed to buy Wachovia Corp. in a $15.1 billion deal.

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Man Shoots Himself In Arm After Being Denied Sex

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Authorities say a Fort Myers man shot himself in the arm after his girlfriend refused to have sex with him. The Lee County Sheriff's Office reported that a 29-year-old man and his girlfriend returned home from a bar early Wednesday morning.

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Outsourcing Aids Many Data Thefts, Verizon Says

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The reliance of restaurant chains and retail stores on outside companies to handle credit-card processing and other information-technology functions is partly to blame for a rash of consumer data breaches over the last few years.

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Vietnam Finds Tainted Products From China

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Vietnam's health ministry has discovered the industrial chemical melamine in 18 dairy and biscuit products imported from China and three other countries and has ordered them recalled and destroyed, officials said Friday.

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Group Seeks Protection For Ugly New England Fish

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A ferocious-looking denizen of the deep that can gobble up whole urchins and crabs in a few swift chomps needs protection, according to a petition filed with the federal government.

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Military Relied on Bonuses to Lure New Recruits

Posted: 10/03/2008 - According to data obtained by The Associated Press, the Army and Marine Corps doled out nearly $640 million in the fiscal year that ended Tuesday to entice recruits to join up

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Astronaut's Diary Goes On Display In Jerusalem

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Pages from an Israeli astronaut's diary that survived the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia and a 37-mile fall to earth are going on display this weekend for the first time in Jerusalem.

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Lawmakers Make A Final Push For Mental Health Bill

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., has spent years fighting for legislation that would require insurance plans to treat mental health patients on par with those who have physical ailments.

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O.J.'s Fate Rests with Jury

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Thirteen years to the day after he was acquitted of killing his ex-wife and her friend, a jury was to begin deliberating Friday whether the former football is guilty of kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers.

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Sebelius: Kansas 'Saudi Arabia of Wind'

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius says Kansas is the "Saudi Arabia of wind.'' And the governor said the state can be proud of leading a ``Made in America'' energy policy that uses homegrown natural resources.

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Employers Cut Jobs by Most in More Than 5 Years

Updated: 10/03/2008 - Employers slashed payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, a worrisome sign that the economy is hurtling toward a deep recession.

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Toyota Announces Zero-Percent Financing

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Toyota Motor Corp. has announced zero-percent financing on 11 models as it tries to woo would-be buyers sidelined by the consumer credit crunch.

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Oil Near $94 As Market Awaits US Bailout Vote

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Oil prices were erratic near $94 a barrel Friday as investors waited to see if a reworked $700 billion bailout package would pass the U.S. Congress and help stabilize the economy of the world's biggest crude consumer.

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AIG Plans Sale Of Business Units

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The insurer American International Group Inc. said Friday it plans to sell off a number of business units to pay off its massive government loan, while retaining its U.S. property and casualty and foreign general insurance businesses.

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Wells Fargo Aquiring Wachovia For $15.1 Billion

Posted: 10/03/2008 - In an abrupt change of course, Wachovia Corp. said Friday it will be acquired by Wells Fargo & Co. in a $15.1 billion all-stock deal, wiping out Wachovia's previous plan to sell its banking operations to rival suitor Citigroup Inc.

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Britain Planned Taped Messages After Nuclear War

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The doomsday script was never used by the British Broadcasting Corp., but decades later the message remains haunting."This is the wartime broadcasting service," the announcement begins. "This country has been attacked with nuclear weapons."

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Iraq's Presidency Agrees On Election Laws

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A spokesman says Iraq's presidential council has agreed on a law that paves the way for U.S.-backed provincial elections to be held by the end of January.

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Astronaut's Diary Goes On Display In Jerusalem

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Pages from an Israeli astronaut's diary that survived the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia and a 37-mile fall to earth are going on display this weekend for the first time in Jerusalem.

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Lawmakers Make A Final Push For A Mental Health Bill

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Talk about going out with a win. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., has spent years fighting for legislation that would require insurance plans to treat mental health patients on par with those who have physical ailments. No more higher copays or deductibles for the mental health treatments. No more limits on visits to the doctor that differ from the caps for other patients.

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