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McCain, Obama in tight race as debates loom

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are virtually tied in some of the key battleground states that could decide the presidential election.

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Helicopter crashes into house, killing 2 aboard

Posted: 09/21/2008 - A helicopter crashed through a house and came to rest in flames across the street early Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, killing the two people aboard but missing the home's five occupants, officials said.

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6 children in Arkansas custody after raid on compound

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Six minors have been temporarily placed in state custody as part of a child porn investigation after a raid on a ministry run by a man who says "consent is puberty" when it comes to sex, officials said Sunday.

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'John Adams' sets record

Posted: 09/21/2008 - "John Adams" set an Emmy record Sunday night, with 13 wins overall -- eight Creative Arts awards and five on the prime-time presentation, including outstanding miniseries.

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At The Emmys, The Joke's Often on the Emmy

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Heard at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards: "We are like on Sarah Palin's bridge to nowhere, that's where we are right now. The government can't even bail us out of this. We have nothing."

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Yankee Stadium Going, Going, Gone After 85 Years

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Even Yogi Berra knew this was the end. As baseball said farewell to Yankee Stadium, one of the game's most beloved players stood beneath the stands in a full vintage uniform. Now 83, the man who coined the phrase "it ain't over till it's over" put his own stamp on the day. "I'm sorry to see it over, I'll tell you that," Berra said.

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Paulson Urges Quick Action on $700 Billion Bailout

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The Bush administration insisted Sunday that Congress must move quickly to approve what one lawmaker called the "mother of all bailouts" — a $700 billion proposal to buy a mountain of bad mortgage debt in an effort to unfreeze the nation's credit markets.

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With Olmert Gone, Clock Starts On Israel Coalition

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni wasted no time Sunday working to put together a new government, meeting with potential coalition partners even as outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert formally resigned. Her ability to move fast in her first task could have far-reaching effects on Mideast peace talks.

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Pakistan Marriott Blast Shows Signs Of Al-Qaida

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Taliban militants based near the Afghan border and their al-Qaida allies are the most likely suspects behind a massive truck bombing at Islamabad's Marriott Hotel, officials and experts said Sunday. At least 53 died in the explosion, including two U.S. Defense Department employees and the Czech ambassador.

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Last Major Investment Banks Change Status

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The Federal Reserve says it has granted a request by the country's last two major investment banks — Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley — to change their status to bank holding companies.

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Don't Sweat It: Few Fashion Risks At The Emmys

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The stars were hot, literally, on the red carpet at Sunday night's 60th annual Emmys awards — and that meant the sweeping trend on A-list actresses were updos.

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South Africa's Mbeki Resigns Afer Power Struggle

Posted: 09/21/2008 - South African President Thabo Mbeki told the nation Sunday that he had resigned, having lost a power struggle to a rival tainted by allegations of corruption but poised now to lead the country.

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Church, Football Make Post-Ike Sunday Seem Normal

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Wearing jeans and rubber boots, clutching Bibles and weeping between hymns, residents of the storm-shattered Texas coast comforted each other Sunday at makeshift church services that provided more than a respite from Hurricane Ike cleanup.

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Piven, Smart, Wiest Win Supporting-Actor Emmys

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Jeremy Piven of "Entourage" and Jean Smart of "Samantha Who?" received best supporting comedy acting honors at Sunday's Emmy Awards, with Zeljko Ivanek of "Damages" and Dianne Wiest of "In Treatment" nabbing supporting trophies for a drama series.

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Nearly 12,900 Chinese Children Sick From Milk

Posted: 09/21/2008 - China said Sunday the number of children sickened by baby formula tainted with the banned industrial chemical melamine has doubled to nearly 12,900 as the government confronts a scandal over widespread contamination of the milk supply.

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Paulson Urges Quick Action On $700 Billion Bailout

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The Bush administration insisted Sunday that Congress must move quickly to approve what one lawmaker called the "mother of all bailouts" — a $700 billion proposal to buy a mountain of bad mortgage debt in an effort to unfreeze the nation's credit markets.

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Fire at Salon Under Investigation

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The cause of a fire at Total Images Hair Salon, 4005 SW 21st St., Topeka, remains under investigation. The fire displaced at least five people and caused over $150,000 in damage.

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Obama to head south to prepare for debates

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama undergoes three days of preparation this week for a crucial foreign policy clash with John McCain in the first debate of the general election campaign.

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