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More Foods Getting Labeled As US Or Foreign-Grown

Posted: 09/30/2008 - No more wondering where your hamburger came from, or where your lettuce and tomatoes were grown: Starting this week, shoppers will see lots more foods labeled with the country of origin.

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Heart Patients Should Be Screened For Depression

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Depression is about three times more common in heart attack survivors and those hospitalized with heart problems than the general population, according to the recommendations published in the journal Circulation.

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White House, Lawmakers Plan New Bailout Deal

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Top congressional and White House officials, stunned when the House rejected a massive rescue plan for the nation's economy, scrambled to structure a new bailout proposal that would attract reluctant lawmakers and still soothe the unnerved financial markets.

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Asian Stocks Sink after Rejection of Bailout

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The historic carnage on Wall Street reverberated across Asia Tuesday, with stock markets in the region falling sharply after U.S. lawmakers rejected a $700 billion bank rescue plan aimed at stabilizing the U.S. financial system.

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Publicist Says Janet Jackson is Hospitalized

Posted: 09/30/2008 - A representative for Janet Jackson says the singer has been hospitalized after falling ill shortly before a concert. According to statement released by W&W Public Relations, the singer canceled her concert in Montreal on Monday after she "got suddenly ill."

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Students Raise Money For Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Students from across Kansas helped raise over $17,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The fundraiser was part of Olive Garden's 14th annual "Pasta for Pennies" program. The top school this year was Jay Shideler Elementary School in Topeka.

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Sh. Co. Commissioners Vote Down Proposed Fire Station

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners a new fire station northeast of Silver Lake Monday. The said it was not a vote against the Fire Department; the proposed location at 45th and Landon Road was the problem. They hope the department will continue its search for a new location.

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KU, EPA Reach Agreement on Allegations

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The University of Kansas has reached a deal with the environmental protection agency to settle allegations of improper handling of hazardous waste at university laboratories. In the consent agreement announced Monday, the university agreed to pay civil penalties of more than $39,000.

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Weather Measurements Help Military with Air Drops

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Apparently it does take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. The military has improved the accuracy of its airdrops of supplies and other materials by up to 70 percent, thanks to technology developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Mars lander finds minerals suggesting past water

Posted: 09/29/2008 - NASA's Phoenix spacecraft has discovered two minerals on Mars that suggest water was there in the past. Scientists reported Monday that the minerals - calcium carbonate and sheet silicate - don't usually form without the presence of liquid water.

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Stocks Take Record Tumble Monday, Down 777 Points

Updated: 09/30/2008 - Congressional rejection of the $700 billion rescue plan sparked the steepest nosedive in Wall Street history Monday. The Dow suffered its largest one day loss ever.

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'666' road sign thefts bedeviling roadways

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Is the Garden State Parkway the highway to hell? Or is the New Jersey Turnpike the road to damnation? Someone keeps stealing the metal signs at mile marker 66.6 along the heavily traveled toll roads, and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is having a devil of a time keeping up with the thefts.

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Britney: I can do 'way better' than 'Piece of Me'

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Britney Spears thinks her clip "Piece of Me" leaves room for improvement - despite winning three MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month. "It's a cool video, but I think by far I've done videos that are way better," the singer said Monday in an interview with New York's top 40 radio station Z100. "So I was really shocked that ... it got the award."

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Ex-teacher in Neb. gets 6 years in sex case

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A former teacher who fled to Mexico with a 13-year-old student so she could have sex with him was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison. Kelsey Peterson, 26, had pleaded guilty in July to a charge of transporting a minor across state lines to have sex and avoided a similar charge that would have carried a mandatory 10-year minimum sentence.

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Ex-teacher gets 6 years for sex with boy, 13

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A former teacher who fled to Mexico with a 13-year-old student so she could have sex with him was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison.

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Prosecution rests robbery case against OJ Simpson

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The man who told a jury that O.J. Simpson asked him to bring guns and "look menacing" during a hotel room confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers acknowledged Monday he didn't tell police that last October.

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Insurer sued over Heath Ledger's $10 million policy

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A trustee for Heath Ledger's daughter has sued an insurance company over a $10 million policy the actor took out seven months before his death in January from a drug overdose.

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McCain says Obama policies will deepen recession

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Lagging in the polls, Republican presidential candidate John McCain unleashed a blistering attack Monday on his Democratic rival, saying the race comes down to a simple question: "Country first or Obama first?"

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Dow takes a dive as bailout bill fails in Congress

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The failure of the bailout package in Congress literally dropped jaws on Wall Street and triggered a historic selloff - including a terrifying decline of nearly 500 points in mere minutes as the vote took place, the closest thing to panic the stock market has seen in years.

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Mom tells cops icy bodies in freezer are her kids

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A mother told police that child-sized human remains uncovered in her basement freezer were those of her two adopted daughters, and police believe that she is responsible for their deaths.

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House nixes $700B bailout bill in stunning defeat

Posted: 09/29/2008 - In a vote that shook the government, Wall Street and markets around the world, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, leaving both parties and the Bush administration struggling to pick up the pieces. The Dow Jones industrials plunged nearly 800 points, the most ever for a single day.

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Weather measurements help military with air drops

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Apparently it does take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. The military has improved the accuracy of its airdrops of supplies and other materials by up to 70 percent, thanks to technology developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Report: Everglades in decline as restoration lags

Posted: 09/29/2008 - A multibillion-dollar effort to restore Florida's Everglades has made little progress amid funding shortfalls, bureaucratic red tape and disagreements, according to a congressionally mandated report that warns the vast wetland is in peril.

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Mars lander finds minerals suggesting past water

Posted: 09/29/2008 - NASA's Phoenix spacecraft has discovered two minerals on Mars that suggest water was there in the past. Scientists reported Monday that the minerals - calcium carbonate and sheet silicate - don't usually form without the presence of liquid water.

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