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Triple-Fatal Shooting Suspect May Get New Lawyer

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The Michigan man accused of gunning down three teens near the Wisconsin-Michigan border may get a new lawyer. Johnson is accused of ambushing a group of young people swimming in the Menominee River in July.

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Polls: Obama Leads in Critical Trio of States

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Recently trailing or tied, Democrat Barack Obama now leads Republican John McCain in a trio of the most critical, vote-rich states five weeks before the election, according to presidential poll results released Wednesday.

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Oil Slides Below $99 on Fears of Falling Demand

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Oil prices fell Wednesday as fears of falling demand for oil and gasoline trumped expectations that U.S. lawmakers will pass a revised bank bailout plan that they rejected earlier this week.

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Stocks Open Lower after Big Rebound

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Stocks are opening lower, extending this week's gyrations as investors await a possible Senate vote on the government's proposed $700 billion financial sector bailout.

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Hoyer, Blunt Hopeful of Progress on Rescue Bill

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Two House leaders said Wednesday headway is being made toward getting the $700 billion financial industry rescue bill through Congress, thanks partly to a provision increasing insurance for people's deposits.

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EU Monitors Start Patrols In Georgia, Eye Russians

Posted: 10/01/2008 - European Union monitors began patrolling Georgian territory Wednesday under a French-brokered peace deal, and Russian troops allowed some monitors into a buffer zone around South Ossetia despite insisting earlier they would be blocked.

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Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 6 In Pakistan

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A missile strike by a suspected U.S. drone killed at least six people in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, two Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.

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New Tests Find Melamine In 31 Chinese Milk Batches

Posted: 10/01/2008 - An additional 31 batches of Chinese milk powder were found contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine, China's government said Wednesday, further broadening a scandal affecting products ranging from baby formula to chocolate.

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Faster Genetic Test For Flu Virus Approved

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The government approved a new genetic test for the flu virus Tuesday that will allow labs across the country to identify flu strains within four hours instead of four days.

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AP Source: New York Mayor Wants a 3rd Term

Posted: 10/01/2008 - For a long time, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed to despise the very notion of changing a voter-approved law restricting elected officeholders to two terms in office.

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Most Asian Markets Recover on Hopes for US Bailout

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Most Asian markets bounced back Wednesday on hopes that a $700 billion bailout for the U.S. financial system will soon win legislative approval, although doubts persisted about the long-term outlook for the global economy.

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Oil Rises to near $102 on Bailout Plan Hopes

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Oil prices rose to almost $102 a barrel Wednesday in Asia on expectations that U.S. lawmakers will pass a revised bank bailout plan that they rejected earlier this week.

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Senate to Vote on Financial Rescue Plan

Posted: 10/01/2008 - President Bush's plan to rescue U.S. financial markets is headed for a Senate vote Wednesday night after leaders there agreed to add tax breaks for businesses and the middle class and increase deposit insurance in an attempt to revive the legislation rejected by the House.

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Janet Jackson Released from Hospital

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Janet Jackson was released from a Montreal hospital just two hours after she arrived, a spokeswoman for the facility said Tuesday, but it was still not clear why she was admitted.

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McCain, Michelle Obama Both in Missouri Wednesday

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will both be in the Kansas City area Wednesday.

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Grace Episcopal Cathedral Wants to Help You Relax

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Grace Episcopal Cathedral invites the public to a peaceful sanctuary to help people relax and unwind. You can bring your own lunch or enjoy a lunch prepared by the church while listening to the soothing music. "Tuesdays at Grace" lasts from 11:30 to 1:30 every Tuesday until October 26th.

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Opening Statements Set to Begin in Netherland Trial

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Jury selection has wrapped up in the trial of Theodore Netherland for the murder of Karen Estes nearly twenty years ago. Follow the events in real time with Rae Chelle Davis Twittering Live from the courthouse.

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Kansas Special Enforcement Officers Recognized for Service

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Kansas Special Enforcement Officers were recognized Tuesday for their fifteen years of service to the state. The group was formed to help serve and enforce warrants. Some of their focus is on parole violations, surveillance and gathering criminal intelligence.

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Gas Prices Drop in Topeka

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Gas prices have lowered once again in Topeka. On Tuesday the Quick-Stop station at 6th & Lane was selling regular unleaded gas at $3.03/gallon. The line there Tuesday evening stretched into the street.

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Construction Set to Resume on Marlatt Ave. in Manhattan

Posted: 09/30/2008 - KMAN radio in Manhattan reports construction is set to resume on Marlatt Avenue in Riley County. The crews went to the Gulf to help recovery efforts after recent hurricanes. Leon Hobson, the Director of Public Works for Riley County says he is unsure of when the project will be finished.

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Volleyball Players Give Back to Community

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The Washburn Rural High School volleyball team held a canned goods drive in conjunction with Hayden High and Seaman High. They went door to door after practice last Thursday and collected more at the door Tuesday evening before their matches.

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Sumner School's Fate Delayed

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The fate of the historic Sumner School has been delayed a week, as Topeka City Council members consider putting the real estate up for auction.

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KU Warning Students of Possible Scam

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The University Tuesday sent out an alert warning of phone calls and messages from someone claiming to work for the University's Comptroller's office.

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Top House Leader Campaigns for Moore

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Maryland's Steny Hoyer visits the Kansas City area stumping for Dennis Moore. He says Congress will change the bailout bill this week.

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