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Family Asks for Help in Search for Topeka Man

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Family members and friends plan to search for Jason McNaughton. They ask anyone who wants to help to meet at 10am Saturday at Hwy. 24 and N. Kansas Ave. in Topeka. McNaughton hasn't been seen for a week.

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Baby Cereal Latest Problem in China Milk Scandal

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The list of products caught in China's tainted milk scandal grew Friday to include baby cereal in Hong Kong and snack foods in Japan, while Taiwan reported three children and a mother with kidney stones in the island's first cases possibly linked to the crisis.

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Biden Misleads With Accusation of Tax Increase

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Joe Biden charged Thursday during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania that John McCain's tax proposals for health insurance would be "the largest tax increase in the history of America for the middle class." He was wrong.

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Obama, McCain on Bailout, Iraq

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Barack Obama and John McCain are debating tonight at the University of Mississippi. Both candidates agree that Congress must act soon to rescue the nation's financial system, but are waiting for a final agreement.

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Rep. Barney Frank Predicts Bailout Deal by Sunday

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The Bush administration and Congress anxiously revived negotiations Friday on a $700 billion financial bailout, one day after the largest bank collapse in U.S. history provided a brutal reminder of the risks of failure.

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Freight Brakeman in LA Train Collision Sues

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The brakeman on the freight train in a deadly collision near Los Angeles is suing the other railroad and the companies that provide its engineers. The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount in damages, medical and psychological expenses and loss of income.

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Sen. Kennedy Back Home After Brief Hospital Trip

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has brain cancer, was taken by ambulance to a hospital Friday near his Cape Cod vacation home after complaining of feeling ill but returned home a few hours later.

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Man Gets Nearly 130 Years in SoCal Ponzi Scheme

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Daniel W. Heath, a businessman, has been sentenced to more than 120 years in prison for running an investment scam in Southern California. He was found guilty of running a Ponzi scheme that funneled money from new investors to pay off people who had also given them cash.

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Threat Empties Plane in Detroit; No Bomb Found

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Authorities say no bomb was found after a threat forced nearly 100 passengers from a Northwest Airlines jet waiting for takeoff from Detroit. Flight 467 had rolled away from the gate at Detroit Metropolitan Airport before passengers and their bags were removed.

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Bush, Karzai Discuss Conditions in Afghanistan

Posted: 09/26/2008 - President Bush is highlighting the progress, not the problems, in Afghanistan as he meets with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai in Washington. Bush says civilian reconstruction work is improving the daily lives of Afghans living among a persistent insurgency.

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Boyda, Jenkins Debate for Pittsburg Postponed

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The Congressional schedule is keeping U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda from a scheduled debate with Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins Saturday. Boyda had hoped to arrange a satellite link to participate. The event will be rescheduled.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch to Lay off 20 Employees

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The St. Louis Post-Dispatch will lay off 20 employees from production, marketing and the newsroom. The Post-Dispatch is owned by Davenport, Iowa-based Lee Enterprises, whose stock has declined since it bought Pulitzer Inc. in 2005.

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'No Paper Trail' Ordered for Stevens Home Remodeling

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Federal prosecutors have introduced a note that reads "No paper trail'' as evidence in the corruption trial of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. Stevens' lawyers say the senator was too busy to oversee every aspect of the project but did pay the bills that came in.

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Groups Ask Texas to Extend Voter Registration in Areas Hit by Ike

Posted: 09/26/2008 - A coalition of citizen groups want an extension of the voter registration deadline in the counties hit hardest by Hurricane Ike by at least a week. A spokesman for the governor says each of the 29 counties that have been declared disaster areas would have to make a specific request before he could consider it.

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4 Students Killed in Bus-Truck Collision in Ind.

Posted: 09/26/2008 - School officials in northern Indiana confirm that four people killed in a collision involving a school bus were children. The Twin Lakes School Corp. says the bus was taking the children home from classes when it crashed Friday.

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Cause of Topeka House Fire Under Investigation

Posted: 09/26/2008 - A fire at a home at 413 NE Kellam did $15,000 damage Friday afternoon. No one was at the residence. Topeka Fire officials continue investigating what caused it.

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Bush, Britain's Brown Meet Amid Economic Woes

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The U.S. financial meltdown was a top issue today when President Bush hosted Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the White House. The president says he told Brown that the plan is big enough to make a difference and that he believes it is going to be passed.

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ISP Identifies 2 Troopers Wounded in Shootout

Posted: 09/26/2008 - In Illinois, one trooper was shot in the head, and the other was shot in the arm. Illinois State Police have released the names of two troopers wounded in the shootout that killed a suspect. The men were shot Thursday while serving a search warrant in a Williamson County drug case.

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Thermometer Sends Mercury into Topeka Apartment

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Topeka Fire crews responded to a broken thermometer situation at a Topeka apartment that sent mercury into the area. They determined they couldn't adequately remove it, so a contract crew from out of state has been called in.

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Kennedy Returns Home After Brief Hospital Stay

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Sen. Edward Kennedy is back home after being taken to a Massachusetts hospital in an ambulance. Kennedy has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer. He complained about feeling ill Friday.

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Kansas Expocentre Ice Skating Cancelled

Posted: 09/26/2008 - If you had planned to do some ice skating or hockey playing you might want to listen up. All ice skating programs scheduled at the Kansas Expocentre for Sunday are cancelled.

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AMBER ALERT has ended: 2-Year-Old Jewell Twins Found Safe

Updated: 09/26/2008 - An Amber Alert that was issued for Jesse and Hayley Jewell, twin 2-year-olds who were last seen in Ottawa, Kansas has ended Friday night. Their mother, Julie Ann Makepeace Age 32 is suspected of taking the kids. Authorities recovered the vehicle they believe she was driving Friday night in Wellsville.

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