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Gen. David Petraeus Leaves Iraq After 20 Months

Posted: 09/16/2008 - David Petraeus, the American general who presided over Iraq's pullback from the brink of all-out civil war, relinquished his command Tuesday to Gen. Ray Odierno under a cascade of official thank-yous.

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Pakistan Orders Troops To Stop US Raids

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Pakistan's army spokesman says its forces have orders to open fire on U.S. troops if they launch another raid across the Afghan border.Pakistani officials issued sharp protests to Washington after helicopters ferried U.S. commandos into Pakistan's South Waziristan region on Sept. 3 for a highly unusual ground attack into a militant stronghold.

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China Warns More May Be Sickened By Tainted Milk

Posted: 09/16/2008 - China's Health Ministry warned Tuesday of a possible rise in the number of babies sickened by contaminated milk powder, which has already been linked to the deaths of two infants and illnesses in more than 1,200 others.

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Hope, Confusion In Hunt For Ovarian Cancer Tests

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Does a test that promises to find ovarian cancer sooner really do so? Could other tests nearing the market prolong survival by getting patients the right care faster? A race is on for blood tests to better detect this intractable killer, but the Food and Drug Administration is probing whether to crack down on the first one to sell.

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Doctors Say Leg Pain Can Signal Deadly Blood Clot

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Far too many Americans are dying of dangerous blood clots that can masquerade as simple leg pain, says a major new government effort to get both patients and their doctors to recognize the emergency in time.

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FDA Approves Anti-Nausea Patch For Chemo Patients

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Cancer patients will soon be able to use a medication patch to ease the debilitating nausea that often accompanies chemotherapy. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it has approved the first anti-nausea patch for chemotherapy patients, intended to provide relief for up to five days.

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AIG Downgraded As It Struggles To Shore Up Books

Posted: 09/16/2008 - American International Group Inc., the world's largest insurer, was hit by a wave of downgrades by credit-rating agencies worried that the deteriorating housing market is further undermining the company's battered finances.

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Views On Possible Rate Cuts Beginning To Change

Posted: 09/16/2008 - With turbulence hitting financial markets as a global credit crisis claims heavyweight victims, suddenly the possibility of a reduction in interest rates by the Federal Reserve is back on the agenda.

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Asian Markets Plunge On Lehman, Merill Woes

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Asian stock markets plummeted Tuesday as the collapse of Lehman Brothers and takeover of Merrill Lynch spurred fears of an imminent global financial crisis.

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Flooding in Emporia Causes Headaches

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Flooding in Emporia has closed Southbound Highway 99 and Highway 57. The Cottonwood River swelled over its banks flooding the Sodens Grove area of Emporia. Officials say the highway will remain closed at least through Monday night.

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Namesake Donates Money to Sports Park

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Louise Hummer donated $50,000 to Hummer Sports Park Monday. The park is named after her and her late-husband Dana Hummer. Dana was once the Topeka Police Chief. Today's donation comes on the fifth anniversary of the first sporting event ever held at the facility.

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Gov. Sebelius to Campaign for Obama in Iowa

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to campaign in Iowa for Sen. Barack Obama Tuesday. She will hold town hall meetings in Ceder Rapids and West Burlington and a Brown Bag Lunch in Iowa City in between.

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Emergency Blood Drive at Washburn University

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Community Blood Center and the Student Activities and Greek Life office at Washburn University are co-sponsoring an emergency blood drive Tuesday. You can stop by without an appointment between ten a.m. and four p.m. at the lower level of the Petro Allied Health Center on the Washburn University campus.

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Kansas National Guard Offers Assistance to Texas

Posted: 09/15/2008 - KS Adjutant General Tod Bunting says the state is waiting to hear what Texas needs as it launches recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike. Monday, rescuers found 60 survivors in an isolated area near Galveston. The death toll stands at 39 in ten states.

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Kleypas Re-Sentenced to Death

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Legal arguments over capitol punishment set his earlier death sentence aside, but it's been reimposed by a Wyandotte County District Court jury.

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Topeka Man to Serve More than 5 Years in Fed. Prison

Posted: 09/15/2008 - 39-year-old Terry Carr of Topeka is sentenced to more than five years in federal prison on drug trafficking and firearm charges. He pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2007. He was arrested in 2006.

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What Does the Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Mean for Kansans?

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Jim Hanna, personal financial adviser in Topeka, says the economic hardtimes may cause short term stresses for northeast Kansas residents, but he encourages people to reevaluate their financial plans for the future and stay focused on the bigger picture.

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NASA Awards $485M Mars Project Delayed by Conflict

Posted: 09/15/2008 - NASA chose a University of Colorado proposal for a $485 million Mars mission on Monday after a nine-month delay caused by a conflict of interest in the selection process. The delay cost the space agency time, money and science.

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Witness at Simpson's Vegas Robbery Trial Falls Ill

Posted: 09/15/2008 - O.J. Simpson's robbery-kidnapping trial was interrupted Monday when the first witness, a sports memorabilia dealer who has had previous heart attacks, pointed to his chest while testifying and paramedics were called. Bruce Fromong, 54, the alleged victim in the Simpson case, had been on the witness stand for several hours before he indicated he was ill and Judge Jackie Glass sent the jury out of the room.

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Ike Victims Wait in Line For Food, Water and Gas

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Thousands of victims of Hurricane Ike settled in at shelters for what could be weeks, and others waited wearily in line for food, water, ice and gasoline Monday as it became increasingly clear the disaster along the Texas coast would be measured not by its death toll but by the misery it spread.

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Best Buy to Acquire Music-Sharer Napster

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Napster Inc., the online music community that rose from a dorm room project to became the scourge of the global recording industry, is being purchased by Best Buy Inc. for nearly $127 million as the electronics retailer tries to boost its digital music business.

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Stocks Tank After Wall Street Shake-Up

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The Dow dropped 500 points Monday as investors reacted to the demise of Lehman Brothers and the buyout of Merrill Lynch.

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