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Mother to ask Congress to award son Medal of Honor

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The mother of a Marine who witnesses say covered a grenade with his body to save comrades in Iraq plans to appeal to Congress to award her son the nation's highest military honor after learning it was denied by Defense Secretary Robert Gates because of questions about his final act.

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Vegas police talked of 'getting' O.J. on recording

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Jurors who have been told to refrain from judging O.J. Simpson on his past heard about a recording Thursday of a police employee exulting: "This is great. ... California can't get him. ... Now we'll be able to."

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Obama mocks McCain's call to fire SEC chairman

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama promised fresh ideas Thursday to calm America's financial meltdown and help struggling families avoid mortgage foreclosure, saying "this is not a time for fear, it's not a time for panic."

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Palin's Husband Refuses to Testify in Probe

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband has refused to testify in the investigation of his wife's alleged abuse of power, and key lawmakers said Thursday that uncooperative witnesses are effectively sidetracking the probe until after Election Day.

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McCain Says He'd Fire SEC Chief

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The GOP nominee says on the campaign trail Thursday that Christopher Cox has "betrayed the public's trust." Barack Obama mocked his rival's statement.

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Stocks Post Huge Late-Day Surge

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Dow closed up more than 400 points Thursday, after the government reported it may set up a repository to cover the bad debts of sagging banks.

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Vegas Police Talked of 'Getting' O.J. on Recording

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Jurors who have been told to refrain from judging O.J. Simpson on his past heard a recording Thursday of a police employee exulting: "This is great. ... California can't get him. ... Now we'll be able to."

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World's Oldest Man Has 113th Birthday in Japan

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday Thursday in southern Japan, telling reporters he wants to live another five years. Tomoji Tanabe, who was born Sept. 18, 1895, received birthday gifts, flowers and $1,000 cash from the mayor of his hometown of Miyakonojo, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu.

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FTC Warns Consumers About Bogus Cancer Cures

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Federal Trade Commission charged five companies with making false and misleading claims for cancer cures and said Thursday that it has reached settlements with six others.

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First Clinton, Now Palin Out of NYC Rally

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Organizers of an anti-Iran rally next week have dropped Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin from the event, days after Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled out.

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Topeka Making Strides in New Report

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Topeka is making great strides when it comes to performance in smaller cities around the country. Topeka was up 52 spots from last year in the Best Performing Cities Report from the Milken Institute and Greenstreet Real Estate Partners.

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Lower Gas Prices Around Topeka Thursday

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A couple Topeka gas stations Thursday had some lower than average gas prices. The two stations have regular unleaded gas going for less than $3.50 a gallon.

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Tips to Prevent Viral Meningitis

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Auburn Washburn School District has had two staff members deal with viral meningitis in the past couple months. Now, a Wilson County School District reports several students sick with viral meningitis.

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Federal Judge Rules in Kansas Segway Lawsuit

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A federal judge rules that a Topeka's West Ridge Mall can't force a man to sign a waiver before allowing him to ride a Segway inside. John McElroy has a heart condition. He works for the state and uses his two-wheel transporter around the Statehouse and in office buildings.

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NBA fines Heat's Beasley $50,000

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Miami Heat rookie Michael Beasley was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for his involvement in an incident at the Rookie Transition Program this month.

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Wittig Loses Legal Round

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The former chief of Westar Energy gets a "no" answer from a panel of federal judges, reviewing his 2003 bank fraud conviction. Wittig and a Topeka banker devised a plan to pump money into an Arizona land deal.

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Hacker impersonated Palin, stole e-mail password

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Details emerged Thursday behind the break-in of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's e-mail account, including a first-hand account suggesting it was vulnerable because a hacker was able to impersonate her online to obtain her password.

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Obama mocks McCain's call to fire SEC chairman

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama promised new ideas Thursday to calm America's financial meltdown and help struggling families avoid mortgage foreclosure, saying "this is not a time for fear and it's not a time for panic."

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