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Bills' Whitner zapped, arrested in Cleveland melee

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Cleveland police say Buffalo Bills defensive back Donte (DAWN'-tay) Whitner has been shocked with a stun gun and arrested by officers trying to control a rowdy crowd outside a nightclub.

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US ship reaches Kenya minus kidnapped captain

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Cheering and guarded by Navy Seals, the crew of an American ship reached a Kenyan port Saturday evening without their captain, still held hostage by Somali pirates in a lifeboat hundreds of miles from shore.

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California Sunday School Teacher Booked in Child Death

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Police said Saturday they do not know what motivated the Sunday school teacher they arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase dumped in an irrigation pond.

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Obama: Global cooperation needed on big problems

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Global cooperation is needed to tackle the financial meltdown, climate change, nuclear proliferation and other pressing problems, President Barack Obama said Saturday.

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Winfrey Defends Record of Her South African School

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Oprah Winfrey acknowledged in a newspaper interview published Saturday that she has made several mistakes at her elite South African school, but said she remains proud of its success.

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Routine Sets In for Italy Quake Refugees

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Residents were slowly accepting that this could be their life for at least the next few months until temporary housing can be built. Some can't even think about returning to their homes, still spooked by the quake that shook them from their sleep Monday morning and killed at least 293 people.

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UN Powers Agree to Condemn N. Korea Rocket Launch

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Key Security Council nations reached agreement Saturday on a statement that would condemn North Korea's rocket launch and toughen U.N. sanctions against the reclusive communist nation.

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Billy Bob In Hot Water With Canadian Fans

Updated: 04/11/2009 - A day after Billy Bob Thornton said Canadian audiences were like mashed potatoes without gravy, the actor professed his love for the Great White North.

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Environmental Agency Offices Pollute Wash. Creek

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Washington state environmental regulators say they've finally found the source of pollution that has been fouling a creek near Vancouver Lake: the agency's own sewer pipes.

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Guard Gets 12 Years For Molestation

Updated: 04/11/2009 - former guard at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for molestation.

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US ship reaches Kenya minus kidnapped captain

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Cheering and guarded by Navy Seals, the crew of an American ship reached a Kenyan port Saturday evening without their captain, still held hostage by Somali pirates in a lifeboat hundreds of miles from shore.

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The American mood: Is the angst bottoming out?

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Friday night in northern New Jersey, circa April 2009, offers clues to prove any theory about the American economic meltdown, depending on what you want to believe. Just like so many places these days.

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Sickly racehorses recover after rescue

Updated: 04/11/2009 - On March 3, 2004, a 3-year-old chestnut filly named Theonlyword won the first race at Aqueduct and her steel-gray stablemate Coconut Martini won the second.

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SWAT tactics examined after Oakland cop killings

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Law enforcement experts call residential entryways the "fatal funnel" -and that is where two Oakland police officers met death when they confronted a barricaded gunman, who allegedly had already killed two other officers hours earlier.

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AP: POW benefit claimants exceed recorded POWs

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Prisoners of war suffer in ways most veterans don't, enduring humiliating forced marches, torture or other trauma that may haunt them long afterward. In partial recompense, the government extends them special benefits, from free parking and tax breaks to priority in medical treatment.

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Calif. Sunday School Teacher Booked in Child Death

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Police said Saturday after arresting a Sunday school teacher that they still didn't know the motive for the killing of an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase dumped in an irrigation pond.

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AP IMPACT: Chinese Drywall Poses Potential Risks

Updated: 04/11/2009 - At the height of the U.S. housing boom, when building materials were in short supply, American construction companies used millions of pounds of Chinese-made drywall because it was abundant and cheap.

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Regulators Close Colorado Bank

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Regulators have shut down the New Frontier Bank in Greeley, making it the 23rd bank in the nation and the second in Colorado to fail this year.

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Hijacked Ship Arrives Safely In Kenya Port

Updated: 04/11/2009 - Cheering and guarded by Navy Seals, the crew of the American container ship Maersk Alabama reached a Kenyan port Saturday evening without their captain, still held hostage by Somali pirates in a lifeboat hundreds of miles from shore.

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Woman Leads Cops In Wild 100-Mph Pursuit

Updated: 04/11/2009 - A driver tried to ram a Long Beach car, prompting an hour-long, high-speed chase Friday in which the woman drove the car in circles, went the wrong way on a tollway and even got out of the car to gesture at officers, authorities said.

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