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Russian TV Accuses US Of Spying On Russia, China

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A documentary on Russian state television has accused the U.S. of using an air base in Kyrgyzstan to spy on Russia and China - an allegation a spokesman for the base flatly denied on Monday.

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Police: Dad Killed 5 Kids Because Wife Was Leaving

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Authorities and relatives portrayed a father believed to have killed his five children and then himself as a strict parent who had been reprimanded by the state and a jealous husband driven to rage by another man.

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Underwood, Swift, Hough: Women Rule The ACMs

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Carrie Underwood captured entertainer of the year Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, winning the top honor that has eluded women for nearly a decade, while Taylor Swift won album of the year and Julianne Hough snagged top new artist.

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After 18-Year Ban, Media See Return Of US War Dead

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The Pentagon's 18-year ban on media coverage of fallen U.S. service members returning home ended quietly, with only an officer's sharp order to salute accompanying a single flag-covered casket being unloaded from a cargo plane.

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Oil Up to near $53 as Investors Ride Momentum

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Oil prices rose to near $53 a barrel Monday as investors sought to ride the momentum from a two-month rally in crude prices on expectations that the U.S. recession may be bottoming out.

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Bad Economy Holds Highway Deaths To 1960s Levels

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Less money in the pockets of Americans means fewer highway deaths. As the economy slid deeper into recession and gas prices reached $4 a gallon last year, the number of people killed in auto accidents hit its lowest level in five decades.

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Global Sstock Rally Continues into 5th Week

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The rally in world stock markets continued into a fifth week Monday, with Hong Kong's index the star performer amid ongoing hopes that the worst of the global economic downturn may have run its course.

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Analysts Say N. Korean Rocket Not A Total Failure

Updated: 04/06/2009 - North Korea's rocket may have fallen into the sea, but military experts cautioned Monday against calling it a complete failure, noting that it traveled twice as far as any missile the country has launched.

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Powerful Earthquake In Central Italy Kills 50

Updated: 04/06/2009 - A powerful earthquake in mountainous central Italy knocked down whole blocks of buildings early Monday as residents slept, killing at least 50 people and trapping many more, officials said. Thousands were homeless.

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Sun Deal Cloudy After IBM Pulls Offer

Updated: 04/05/2009 - IBM Corp. withdrew its offer to buy Sun Microsystems Inc. for about $7 billion this weekend, clouding the prospects for a deal that would shake up the computing industry, The Associated Press has learned.

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Carrie Underwood Wins ACM Entertainer of the Year

Updated: 04/05/2009 - Carrie Underwood became the first female act to win entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards since the Dixie Chicks did it back in 2000.

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Jazz Musician Bud Shank Dies

Updated: 04/05/2009 - Clifford "Bud" Shank, a flutist and alto saxophonist who worked with such famous acts as the Mamas and the Papas, has died. He was 82.

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Parents To Visit Detained US Journalist in Iran

Updated: 04/27/2009 - The parents of an American journalist imprisoned in Iran will be allowed to visit their daughter Monday, and her case is to be reviewed by a court that normally handles security threats, their lawyer said Sunday.

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Dubai: Chechen Leader's Ally Behind Assassination

Updated: 04/27/2009 - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The assassination of a Chechen renegade - the first reported political killing in this glitzy city - was masterminded by a close ally of Chechnya's president, Dubai authorities said Sunday, calling on Russia to untie "the knot of this crime."

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N.Korea Rocket Fizzles

Updated: 04/27/2009 - The U.S. and its allies sought punishment for North Korea's defiant launch of a rocket that apparently fizzled into the Pacific, holding an emergency U.N. meeting in response to the "provocative act" that some believe was a long-range missile test.

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Taliban Threaten 2 Attacks Per Week In Pakistan

Updated: 04/27/2009 - A suicide bombing at a crowded Shiite mosque south of Pakistan's capital killed 22 people Sunday, the latest evidence of how security in the U.S.-allied nation is crumbling well beyond the Afghan border region where al-Qaida and Taliban fighters thrive.

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Fight over urinating dog got police to Pa. ambush

Updated: 04/05/2009 - A 911 call that brought two police officers to a home where they were ambushed, and where a third was also later killed during a four-hour siege, was precipitated by a fight between the gunman and his mother over a dog urinating in the house.

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Civic Rally at Gage Park

Updated: 04/05/2009 - With local elections just two days away, candidates are making their final push. A "get-out-and-vote" civic rally was held at a parking lot in Gage Park this afternoon.

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Jamey Johnson Among Early Country Awards Winners

Updated: 04/05/2009 - Newcomer Jamey Johnson beat out veterans like George Strait and Brad Paisley in nabbing the first honor at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, winning song of the year for his poignant hit about an old man looking back on his life, "Living in Color."

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Media Allowed to Witness Return of War Casualty

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The media will be allowed to cover the arrival Sunday of an airman killed overseas, the first such opportunity since the Obama administration overturned an 18-year ban on news coverage of returning war dead.

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AP INVESTIGATION: Terrorist eludes US in Iraq

Updated: 04/05/2009 - As Pan Am Flight 830 descended toward Honolulu and passengers finished their breakfast, a blinding burst of light washed over them. And then, "BOOM!"

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Taliban threaten 2 attacks per week in Pakistan

Updated: 04/05/2009 - A suicide bombing at a crowded Shiite mosque south of Pakistan's capital killed 22 people Sunday, the latest evidence of how security in the U.S.-allied nation is crumbling well beyond the Afghan border region where al-Qaida and Taliban fighters thrive.

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