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Take-Two sinks after EA says it won't buy company

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Now that a potential buyer has walked away, the video game publisher behind the popular "Grand Theft Auto" series could remain an independent company for the foreseeable future.

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Dog calls 911 after owner has seizure

Posted: 09/15/2008 - "Man's best friend" doesn't go far enough for Buddy - a German shepherd who remembered his training and saved his owner's life by calling 911 when the man had a seizure.

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Homing pigeon takes up wrong home in N.H.

Posted: 09/15/2008 - A New Hampshire couple are trying to figure out what to do with a homing pigeon that came to the wrong home - theirs. From an identification band, Don and Fran Roy of Manchester have traced the bird - which they have named "Trouble" - to a Pennsylvania man who races pigeons.

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Fla. police use Taser on nude man walking a dog

Posted: 09/15/2008 - 40-year-old man walking his dog in the nude was Tasered by police when he refused to follow an officer's commands. David McCranie of the Tallahassee Police Department said an officer on patrol spotted the man shortly after 8 p.m. Friday.

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Woman mistakes skunk for a cat, gets sprayed

Posted: 09/15/2008 - A Pennsylvania woman who thought she was petting a neighbor's cat got a smelly surprise when it turned out to be a skunk. Not only did the skunk spray the woman before dawn Monday, but it ran into her Mount Carmel home.

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Woman faces charge after dishwashing dispute

Posted: 09/15/2008 - 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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Police get call over non-floppy rabbit ears

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Your rabbit's ears aren't floppy? Sorry, that's not an emergency. So said police in Scotland when a woman rang the emergency 999 number to discuss her concerns about her new pet. She said the newspaper ad promised floppy ears, but flop they would not.

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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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Somber procession planned for new Minneapolis span

Posted: 09/15/2008 - State troopers will lead a slow, somber procession of motorists across the Mississippi River early Thursday to mark the opening of the new bridge replacing one that collapsed and killed 13 people last year.

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Feds look into texting before deadly train crash

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Federal officials investigating a commuter rail collision that killed 25 people said they want to review cell phone records to determine if an engineer blamed for running a stop signal before the crash may have been text messaging at the time.

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New Kansas Stamp Unveiled

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Sunflower State residents have their very own stamp. It was unveiled Monday at the Governor's office. It's part of a series of stamps showcasing the flags of the nation.

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KS Guard Members Get Tickets to Races

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Kansas National Guard members were recipients of 1000 tickets to the NASCAR races the weekend of Sept. 27th. Kansas Speedway and Camping World made the donation.

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Kansas Receives $20.2 million Federal Health Grant

Posted: 09/15/2008 - A $20.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will bring 15 to 20 new positions and a special chemistry center to the KU campus. KU will join a network of institutions searching for molecules that can help fight disease.

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Kansas National Guard Continues Storm Duty

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Kansas Adjutant General Tod Bunting says about 200 National Guard Soldiers were returned from Lousiana Monday after helping with Hurricane Gustav relief. He's waiting for requests to send more resources to Texas, where 3 Black Hawk helicopters are already on hand.

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Sebelius proclaims special military week

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a proclamation Monday declaring this "Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week" in Kansas.

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Kansas Board Sets Florida Pastor as Reform Party Nominee

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The Kansas State Objections Board has sided with Kansas Reform Party leaders Monday and will list Chuck Baldwin of Pensacola, FL as the party's Presidential nominee on the state's November ballot. A national group had said Ted Weill of Mississippi was the candidate.

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Ex-Teacher Gets 51-Month Sentence for Child Porn

Posted: 09/15/2008 - 58-year old Davis Hazlett of Olathe was sentenced to 51 months in prison on charges stemming from an online chat with two minor girls in 2003. Prosecutors say Hazlett posed as a boy and convinced the girls to undress in front of their web cam.

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Closing Arguments in Kleypas Resentencing

Posted: 09/15/2008 - A jury is deliberating whether Gary Kleypas should be sentenced to death for the 1997 killing of 20-year old college student Carrie Williams. Kleypas was previously sentenced to death, but the Kansas Supreme Court overturned it due to flaws in jury instruction.

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Topeka UMB Bank Robbed, Another Heist Attempted

Posted: 09/15/2008 - One Topeka bank was robbed while an attempt was made on another Monday morning. Police say one man made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the UMB Bank on Topeka Blvd.

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Bush acknowledges financial 'pain'

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Bush says government is working to reduce "disruptions in finance industry;" Dow plunges over 200 points.

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