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Fed Slashes Interest Rates, But Stocks Lose Again

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Wall Street bounced higher and lower Wednesday trying to make up its mind about an unprecedented coordinated interest rate cut by central banks around the world. In the end it settled on a familiar feeling — fear — and plunged again.

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Local Business Lend Helping Hand to Children in Need

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Local businesses lending a helping hand to special education children makes our Good News Live at Five. Topeka Public Schools held a special luncheon Wednesday to thank the participating businesses for their help in providing special needs children in the district with employment opportunities.

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Kansas Ranked Among Worst Energy Efficient States

Posted: 10/08/2008 - An energy conservation group says Kansas is among the nation's worst states when it comes to saving energy. The 2008 rating by the American Council for an energy-efficient economy ranks Kansas 38th. The group considers building codes, transportation systems, efficiency incentives and other factors.

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Kansas Among 33 States in Landmark Settlement

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Kansas is among 33 states that has reached a landmark settlement. Attorney General Steve Six announced Wednesday that he reached a record $62 million settlement with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly.

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Economic Stimulus Check Deadline Nearing for Shawnee County

Posted: 10/08/2008 - If you need some extra spending cash time is running out. The IRS is reporting that there are 2,520 retirees and disabled veterans in Shawnee County who have not filed for their economic stimulus checks.

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Topeka Police Search For Missing Man

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Topeka police are asking for your help in locating a missing man. 31-year-old Jason Michael McNaughton was last seen at the Motel 6 at 709 SW Fairlawn on September 20 around 12:00 a.m.

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Missouri officials suspect fake voter registration

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.

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McCain, Obama compete for voters' trust on economy

Posted: 10/08/2008 - With the deepening U.S. economic crisis rippling around the globe, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain seem to agree the question facing anxious voters is: Who do you trust?

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Fed slashes interest rates, but stocks lose again

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Wall Street bounced higher and lower Wednesday trying to make up its mind about an unprecedented coordinated interest rate cut by central banks around the world. In the end it settled on a familiar feeling - fear - and plunged again.

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Paulson says global markets remain strained

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Global financial markets remain severely strained, underscoring the need for quick action to implement the government's $700 billion rescue program, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday.

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Second Rock Slide Reported in Yosemite National Park

Posted: 10/08/2008 - A second rock slide in two days struck cabins and knocked down trees Wednesday in Yosemite National Park, witnesses said. Officials did not immediately confirm any injuries but a man reported helping a boy with a bloody forehead.

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Ohio teen charged for sending nude phone photos

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Police in Newark, Ohio, have arrested a 15-year-old girl on juvenile child pornography charges for allegedly sending nude cell phone photos of herself to classmates.

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Galveston scrambles to heal beaches after Ike

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The coast here doesn't have the whitest sand or the clearest water, but to millions of Houstonians and other Texans, this is the beach. And thanks to Hurricane Ike, it's also a mess.

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Sheriff in Ill. county won't evict in foreclosures

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Residents of foreclosed properties in Chicago and other parts of Cook County don't have to worry about deputies forcing them out. Sheriff Tom Dart says that starting Thursday his office won't take part in evictions.

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Goodyear Plant Layoffs Next Week

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Union and Goodyear plant officials confirmed Wednesday that radial truck operations will be shut down next week.

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1 Japanese, 2 Americans Win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Two Americans and a U.S.-based Japanese scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for research on a glowing jellyfish protein that revolutionized the ability to study disease and normal development in living organisms.

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Univesrity: Stem Cell Study Used Falsified Data

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The University of Minnesota has concluded that falsified data were used in a 2001 article published by one of its researchers on adult stem cells. The school is asking that the article be retracted.

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Get Moving: Guidelines Set Healthy Activity Levels

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Get moving: New exercise guidelines released Tuesday set a minimum sweat allotment for good health. For most adults, that's 2 1/2 hours a week. How much physical activity you need depends largely on age and level of fitness.

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German Doing Well After Troubled Arm Transplant

Organ Transplants

Posted: 10/08/2008 - A German farmer who received the world's first complete double arm transplant is recovering well and able to perform some basic tasks, though doctors said Wednesday it still could take up to two years before he relearns how to use his hands.

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Gates Asks Allies To Send Troops To Afghanistan

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday urged southeastern European leaders to shift their military efforts from Iraq to Afghanistan, where their forces are more urgently needed.

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Pakistan's Spy Chief Briefs Lawmakers On Terrorism

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Pakistan's new spy chief briefed lawmakers Wednesday in an unusual private session focused on the fledgling government's fight against Taliban and al-Qaida militants entrenched in the tribal belt along the Afghan border.

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