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Kroger profit rises 3.4 percent on sales growth

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Kroger Co., the nation's largest traditional grocery chain, said Tuesday that its second-quarter profit rose 3.4 percent as a slowing economy prompted people to eat at home more often and try more store brands. The results sent the stock up 5 percent.

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Oil prices sink below $92 on Wall Street tumult

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Oil prices extended their retreat Tuesday, shedding $10 a barrel in a violent, two-day slide as tumult on Wall Street dims hopes for a swift economic recovery and signals another drop in U.S. energy demand.

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Ailing witness returns to stand in Simpson trial

Posted: 09/16/2008 - A witness who fell ill during the first day of testimony in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery trial returned to the stand Tuesday morning and was cross-examined about four words important to the case: "put the gun down."

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NTSB tests visibility at site of LA train crash

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Investigators on Tuesday conducted a test to determine when the engineers of two trains were able to see each other in the moments before the head-on crash that killed 25 people.

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Community Art Center Tribute To Local Art Therapist

Posted: 09/16/2008 - For decades, the capital city has been a great resource for art therapy, all thanks to one local man. Bob Ault is nationally known for pioneering the field of art therapy. He did so largely from his art academy in Topeka.

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Life for Kelsey Smith's Killer

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Edwin Hall, who pleaded guilty to the 2007 kidnapping, rape, and murder of 18 year-old Kelsey Smith, was sentenced to life in prison in a Johnson Co. Courtroom

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Bidder for Wyandotte Casino Drops Out

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Pinnacle Ent. withdrew its application to build the new casino approved for Wyandotte Co., leaving only three applicants from whom the state can choose. Twenty-five million dollar application fee will be refunded.

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Step Up For Children 2008

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Thousands of children in Kansas have no health insurance, live in poverty, and are abused or neglected, it is for that reason that dozens gathered this morning at the statehouse.

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Missouri Soldier Dies in Iraq

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Military officials say a Missouri soldier assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, has died in Iraq. U.S. Army Alaska says Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton, a military policeman assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, died in Balad.

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Man Accused of Being Fake Lawyer Won't Defend Self

Posted: 09/16/2008 - A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts numerous times -- including a high-profile case in the St. Louis area -- has pleaded not guilty to two felonies.

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Defense Says O.J. Middleman May Testify Tuesday

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Lawyers for O.J. Simpson were expecting to take another crack at cross-examining an alleged robbery-kidnapping victim after his first time on the stand was cut short by illness.

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Emmys Showcase Five-Star Reality Hosts Lineup

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Five reality-show hosts will take center stage at Sunday's Emmy Awards, both as emcees and nominees. And just like at their day jobs, these five say they're ready for anything.

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AIG Shares Sink As It Tries To Shore Up Books

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Shares of American International Group Inc. are falling sharply as investors grew increasingly pessimistic the world's largest insurer would find funding to avoid a liquidity crunch that could touch off even more global financial turmoil.

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Fed May Cut Interest Rates Again After All

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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Gen. David Petraeus Leaves Iraq After 20 Months

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Gen. David Petraeus, whose strategy for countering the Iraq insurgency is credited by many with rescuing the country from all-out civil war, stepped aside Tuesday as Gen. Ray Odierno took over as the top American commander of the conflict.

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Ike Survivors May Wait Weeks For Hot Meals, Baths

Posted: 09/16/2008 - More Hurricane Ike relief was on the way for evacuees Tuesday as tens of thousands of people waited for food, water and ice, for the electricity to return to their homes or for their first hot meal and shower.

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Stocks Extend Slide On Worries About Health Of AIG

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Stocks extended their decline and bond prices jumped Tuesday, a day after Wall Street's worst session in years, as nervous investors grappled with concerns about insurer American International Group Inc. and awaited the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average traded in a wide range, sometimes dropping more than 100 after a 500-point slide on Monday.

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SC Auction to Have Paintings by Penguin, Sea Lions

Posted: 09/16/2008 - This art is created not by hands, but by paws and claws. Paintings featuring the brush strokes and paw prints of animals such as snow leopards and sea lions from zoos around the nation will be sold Tuesday.

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California Seeks Train Operator Cell Phone Ban

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Amid a federal investigation into whether a commuter train engineer was texting before a deadly collision with another train, the state's top rail safety regulator is seeking an emergency order banning train operators from using cell phones.

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Woman Faces Charge After Dishwashing Dispute

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Police say a 20-year-old woman faces an aggravated assault charge after she bit her boyfriend, broke a picture frame across his face and swung at him with a sword during an argument about him not doing the dishes.

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