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Obama Mocks McCain Promise to Bring Change

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Barack Obama on Monday mocked John McCain's promise to bring change to Washington, saying the Republican presidential nominee has marched loyally with President Bush and was out of touch with the economic distress of struggling Americans.

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LA Rail Probe Seeks Cell Info as Commute Resumes

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Federal rail investigators said Monday they would go to court to get an engineer's cell phone records to determine if he was text messaging when his commuter train slammed head-on into a freight locomotive, killing 25 people.

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HP to Cut 24,600 Jobs as Part of EDS Integration

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday it plans to slash 24,600 jobs over the next three years, nearly 8 percent of its work force, as it combines operations with Electronic Data Systems Corp., the technology-services company it recently acquired.

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McCain Says Obama Didn't Call Palin a Pig

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Did Barack Obama really call Sarah Palin a pig, as a John McCain ad leads people to believe? "No," McCain said Monday. The Republican presidential nominee defended the ad anyway, saying Obama "chooses his words very carefully."

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Palin Unlikely to Speak With Investigator

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Gov. Sarah Palin is unlikely to speak with an independent counsel hired by Alaska lawmakers to review the firing of her public safety commissioner, a spokesman for Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday.

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NY Allows AIG to Borrow From Subsidiaries

Posted: 09/15/2008 - American International Group Inc. will be allowed to use $20 billion of assets held by its subsidiaries to provide cash needed for the troubled insurer to stay in business, New York Gov. David Paterson said Monday.

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Oil Closes Below $100 For First Time in 6 months

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Oil prices closed below $100 a barrel for the first time in six months Monday, tumbling in another dramatic sell-off as the demise of Lehman Brothers and the sale of Merrill Lynch deepened worries about the U.S. economy.

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Pom-Pom Mom Goes To Extreme

Posted: 09/15/2008 - 33-Year-Old Steals Daughter's Identity, Tries Out For High School Cheerleading Squad.

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Catch Me in Ketchikan if you Can!

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Ralph's unveiling his first video from his August trip to Alaska. See where the "bridge to nowhere" would have started.. and go on an even more exciting journey to the Misty Fjords National Monument!

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Petraeus: We Need More Than Troops

Posted: 09/15/2008 - "Industrial Strength Insurgency" In Afghanistan Must Be Overcome With Political And Economic Progress.

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Meltdown in US Finance System Pummels Stock Market

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The upheaval in the American financial system sent shock waves through the stock market Monday, producing the worst day on Wall Street in seven years as investors digested the failure of one of its most venerable banks and wondered which domino would be next to fall.

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Golfers Help Local Children in Need

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Golfers took a swing at helping kids Monday. The eighth annual "Big Hearts for Little Hearts" golf tournament teed off Monday afternoon at Topeka Country Club.

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Local Publishing Company Celebrates New Facility

Updated: 09/15/2008 - A local children's publishing company cut the ribbon on its new facility Monday. Nationwide Learning celebrated its new office with guests from the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce.

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Kansas Recognizes Teachers of the Year

Posted: 09/15/2008 - An area teacher is among those who'll compete for the title "Kansas Teacher of the Year." Thirty-eight teachers in all were honored as region two semi-finalists at a program in Topeka Sunday night.

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Bridge Inspection Work Scheduled Tuesday

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Driving into Topeka from the north could be a little slower Tuesday. The left lane on SB US-75 across the Westgate Bridge will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for bridge inspection work. You should expect some minor delays.

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Five Groups Bid to Manage Local Golf Course

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Five groups have put in bids to manage Topeka's Cypress Ridge Golf Course. The bid deadline was Friday. The bidders include Shawnee County, which operates courses at Forbes Field and Lake Shawnee.

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Kelsey Smith Killer To Be Sentenced Tuesday

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The man who pleaded guilty to killing Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith will be sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. That's the only sentence Edwin Hall can receive under Kansas law.

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Topeka House Fire Causes $80,000 In Damage

Posted: 09/15/2008 - An apparent electrical fire did an estimated $80,000 damage to a home in Topeka's Potwin neighborhood. Heavy smoke was coming from the basement when fire crews arrived at the home on Greenwood just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Storm Siren Testing In Topeka Finds 4 Faulty

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Storm siren testing in Shawnee County Monday found 4 of the counties 72 sirens not working properly. Emergency management officials remind you sirens are not designed to be heard indoors. They recommend a NOAA weather radio for your home.

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