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Billy Graham hospitalized with pneumonia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Evangelist Billy Graham, 92, was admitted to an Asheville, N.C., hospital on Wednesday and is being treated for pneumonia.

Graham spokesman Larry Ross said doctors do not think his condition is life-threatening. And two of his children had no plans Wednesday to return early from mission trips overseas.

A battery of diagnostic tests suggested pneumonia and determined that Graham's heart was normal. Since then, Graham has been receiving antibiotics. Ross predicted the hospital stay would last a day or two.

'Granddad Bandit' gets 25-year sentence

A man known as the "Granddad Bandit," who prosecutors say robbed 25 banks in more than a dozen states, including Kansas, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.

Michael Mara, 53, began his spree by robbing a Richmond, Va., bank in 2008 and went on to target banks from Texas to New York, authorities said. He evaded capture for a year and a half, even though his image was clearly captured by surveillance cameras.

One of the robberies was at the Bank of America branch at 100 N. Broadway in Wichita on Aug. 7, 2009.

Mara pleaded guilty in February in U.S. District Court in Richmond to robbing two Virginia banks. As part of the agreement, he will not be prosecuted for robberies in other states, but all were considered by the sentencing judge.

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