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Shawnee County DA Candidates to Have First Meeting

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The Topeka Bar Association will host the first joint appearance Friday for Shawnee County District Attorney candidates Chad Taylor and Eric Rucker. The event is open to the group's members only.

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Man Invades Home, Robs Occupants

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for the man who invaded a Topeka home Wednesday evening, and robbed the occupants.

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Daughter Testifies in Hit and Run Murder Case

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The trial for Ramona Morgan continues in the Douglas County second-degree murder case. Morgan's daughter, Sabrina, testified her mother fled the construction scene, in part because she thought they were being chased and shot at.

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McCain's convention message: Change is coming

Posted: 09/04/2008 - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- John McCain portrayed himself as a presidential candidate who has a record of putting the good of the country before all else, and Democrat Barack Obama as just the opposite, in his speech to the Republican National Convention.

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Woman dubbed Al-Qaida backer skips NY arraignment

Posted: 09/04/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- An American-educated Pakistani woman who's been labeled an al-Qaida supporter refused to appear in federal court Thursday to answer charges that she tried to kill U.S. soldiers and FBI agents after they detained her this summer in Afghanistan.

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Documents held in Los Angeles priest abuse cases

Posted: 09/04/2008 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The departure of a key figure in a record $660 million clergy sexual abuse settlement has endangered part of the deal that some plaintiffs consider more important than the money: the promise by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to allow the release of accused priests' confidential files.

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Elephant Beats Heroin Addiction With Rehab

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Asian elephant became addicted to heroin at the hands of illegal traders. Xiguang, a 4-year-old male Asian elephant, has spent three years in rehab. Xiguang given methadone in doses five times larger than those given to humans

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Prisons scramble to make digital TV switch

Posted: 09/04/2008 - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The big switch to digital TV has prison officials scrambling to keep one of the most important peacekeeping tools in prisons across the nation - broadcast television.

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Icy Fuel Lines Blamed for Heathrow Crash

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Official report says ice in fuel lines probably caused BA jet to lose power. Another Boeing aircraft made a jarring emergency landing in London in January. Nineteen people were injured in the incident.

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Dubai: Helicopter Hits Oil Platform, 7 dead

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Helicopter crashes into an oil drilling platform off Dubai, killing seven people. Victims were American, British, Indian, Pakistani, Filipino and Venezuelan. Bell 212 helicopter crashed on the deck of the oil rig

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Southeast braces for Hanna as Ike strengthens

Posted: 09/04/2008 - WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Some Southeastern states declared emergencies and officials urged residents to head inland Thursday as Tropical Storm Hanna headed toward the Atlantic coast, where it could bring high winds and rain from South Carolina all the way to Maine.

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17 Bodies Found in Crashed Congo Plane

Posted: 09/04/2008 - U.N. official says 17 bodies recovered from a crashed plane in Congo. Black box flight recorder was also found. The Humanitarian flight had been trying to land when it crashed.

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Syria Floats Direct Talks With Israel

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Syrian president raises possibility of direct talks with Israel. Syria says U.S. must be involved before direct talks can begin. Syria and Israel have been involved in indirect talks in Turkey for past few months. French President Nicolas Sarkozy currently visiting Syria.

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FEMA may cover hotel costs for hurricane evacuees

Posted: 09/04/2008 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The federal government says it will pay the hotel expenses of some of the nearly 2 million people who fled their homes ahead of Hurricane Gustav, but exactly who will be eligible for assistance and how much it will cost taxpayers was uncertain.

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