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2 Afghan Civilians Killed, 10 Wounded by NATO Bomb

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A NATO bomb missed its target by more than 1 1/2 miles and hit a house Tuesday, killing two Afghan civilians and wounding 10 at a time of rising tension between the Afghan government and international troops over the use of airstrikes.

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Pakistan's Zardari Sworn In As President

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The widower of assassinated former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto took office as the country's new president Tuesday, facing immediate pressure to crack down on Islamic militants and address daunting economic problems.

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KFC Shoring up Security for Secret Recipe

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Pssst. The secret's out at KFC. Well, sort of. Colonel Harland Sanders' handwritten recipe of 11 herbs and spices was to be removed Tuesday from safekeeping at KFC's corporate offices for the first time in decades.

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Gulf Coast Anxiously Prepares for Hurricane Ike

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The Gulf Coast watched anxiously as Hurricane Ike trudged toward areas still cleaning up after Gustav, with disasters pre-declared in much of eastern Texas and Louisianans urged to stock up — again — on supplies.

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Study: California Has Priciest Housing Markets

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Californians rave about year-round sunshine, temperate climate and easy access to surfing, snowboarding and everything in between. But when it comes to getting the most out of their homebuying dollar, they've got nothing on homeowners in the Midwest, a new study suggests.

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Stock Futures Point Toward Moderately Higher Open

Posted: 09/09/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a moderately higher open Tuesday as investors awaited readings on pending home sales and wholesale trade and as oil prices resumed their decline.

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Oil Dips as Ike Weakens, OPEC Mulls Holding Steady

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Oil prices sank Tuesday as Hurricane Ike appeared less like to strike Gulf of Mexico energy installations and Saudi Arabia suggested OPEC will not cut output later in the day.

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Bush: 8,000 Troops Coming Home By Feb.

Posted: 09/08/2008 - President Plans To Maintain Current Troop Levels In Iraq Through End Of Year. The measured reduction — slower in scope and pace than many Democrats in Congress would like — gives the military some flexibility to shift forces into Afghanistan.

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Someday, Aliens May Clone Stephen Colbert

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Comedian Will Have His DNA Shot Into Space, Along With A Gold Medal Olympian And A Professional Wrestler. Richard Garriott, one of few private citizens to travel into space, is collecting material for a time capsule of human DNA, a history of humanity's greatest achievements and personal messages.

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Three Guilty in Airline Bomb Plot

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Three people convicted of conspiracy to murder in terror trial. One found not guilty; jury fails to reach verdicts for four others. Plot involved smuggling liquid explosives onto trans-Atlantic planes.

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Accused JetBlue Fighter Charged With Assault

Posted: 09/08/2008 - JetBlue flight diverted after incident with 88 passengers aboard. Man accused of fighting with brother, cousin after smoking on flight. Scuffle continued for 20 minutes as the plane remained in flight.

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U.S. Cancels Nuclear Deal with Russia

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Deal, sent to Congress in May, promoted U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear cooperation. U.S. has called for action against Russia since it invaded Georgia in August. State Department won't officially say that's the reason for canceling nuke deal. Agreement had little chance of approval from Congress this year anyway.

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Death Toll From Egypt Rockslide Reaches 47, Expected to Climb

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Heavy machinery begins to clear away rocks to recover more bodies. An additional 57 people were injured; 21 still in hospitals, Health Ministry says. Hopes of finding more survivors fall; hundreds still believed trapped in rubble. Massive boulders buried shanty town that's near unstable cliffs Saturday.

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Russia Agrees Georgia Withdrawal Deadline

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Russian president agrees to withdraw from main Georgian territory within a month. Nicolas Sarkozy traveled with EU leaders for meeting with Russian president. Russian troops remain deep inside Georgian territory, month after cease-fire. Moscow says its troops are peacekeepers who are allowed under deal to stay.

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Shawnee County Resident Want to Start New Home-plus for Elderly

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Debra Durall wants to build a home-plus near her home to house eight elderly residents. The facility would look just like any other house. The Shawnee County Commission today approved a conditional use permit to allow the facility. Durall now has to make her business plan and get a loan for the facility.

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Kansas Racetracks Must Restart Racing Programs

Posted: 09/08/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission authorized the sending of "show cause" letters to the three Kansas race tracks. The tracks now have 30 days to prove they are making progress at restarting racing programs. An administrative hearing is set Oct. 13-14 to hear from each track.

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Kan. to Shut Down Juvenile Facility for Males

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Budget pressures are leading to state to make plans to suspend operations at its smallest juvenile corrections facility for male offenders, Juvenile Justice Authority.

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Westmoreland Teen Continues Recovery After Being Trapped in Car

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Officials say Laurel Lauer, 16, was in an accident Friday afternoon but because her car went off a rural roadway and was hard to see, she was not found until the following morning. Stormont-Vail officials say Lauer is still in serious condition Tuesday evening.

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Victim's Father Attacks Kleypas in Court

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Slain 12 years ago, Carrie Williams' memory still pushed her father to lunge at her killer in a Kansas City courtroom Monday.

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Man Claiming to be Cox Employee a Fraud

Posted: 09/08/2008 - The Topeka Police Department reminds citizens to be extra vigilant when unsolicited services – such as home repairs, lawn service and cable – are offered by strangers going door-to-door.

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