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SC court halts thousands of home foreclosure sales

Updated: 05/05/2009 - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's highest court on Tuesday temporarily stopped thousands of pending foreclosure sales in the state to give homeowners more time to take advantage of a new federal program to help them refinance mortgages.

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Hopes rise for progress on fatherhood problems

Updated: 05/05/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- With a centennial celebration of Father's Day coming next month, and a new president committed to supporting better parenting, liberals and conservatives alike say the political stars may be aligned for major progress in promoting responsible fatherhood.

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Wichita Mayor Signs Aviation Letter to Obama

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Mayors and others have pleaded to President Barack Obama to recognize the importance of general aviation to small towns and local economies across the country.

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Lawrence Sells "Green Burials"

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A city-owned cemetery has sold its first plot to someone who wants a ``green'' burial _ meaning no embalming, biodegradable casket, no concrete grave liners or permanent headstones.

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Gold mine evacuated in Nevada; no one hurt

Updated: 05/05/2009 - ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- Officials in Nevada say dozens of miners have been evacuated from an underground gold mine after an electrical flash of an unknown nature triggered an emergency response.

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Md. woman says boyfriend imprisoned her 2 nights

Updated: 05/05/2009 - HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland man was in jail Tuesday on charges he interrogated his girlfriend about her unemployment checks while holding her captive in a bedroom with the door screwed shut and a five-gallon bucket for a toilet.

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Scientists unveil chocolate-fueled race car

Updated: 05/05/2009 - LONDON (AP) -- Scientists unveiled on Tuesday what they hope will be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibers.

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Dom DeLuise, actor, comedian and chef, dies

Updated: 05/05/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dom DeLuise, the portly actor-comedian whose affable nature made him a popular character actor for decades with movie and TV audiences as well as directors and fellow actors, has died. He was 75.

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Obama, Biden wait in line to buy hamburgers

Updated: 05/05/2009 - ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- It's like this: When you want a burger, you have to have a burger. In this state of mind, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a short - but wholly noticeable - motorcade ride from the White House to Virginia and pulled into a small, independent burger joint called Ray's Hell Burger.

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US seeks Saudi influence on Pakistani leaders

Updated: 05/05/2009 - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the U.S. wants to enlist Saudi Arabia in helping Pakistan stave off extremist threats from militants advancing on Islamabad.

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Pakistan expects 500,000 to flee Taliban fighting

Updated: 05/05/2009 - MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) -- Black-turbaned militants roamed city streets and seized buildings in a northwestern Pakistan valley Tuesday as thousands of people fled fighting between the Taliban and troops that the government said could lead to an exodus of half a million people. The Taliban declared the end of their peace deal with the government.

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Mexico tries to restart economy after flu shutdown

Updated: 05/05/2009 - MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico announced steps Tuesday to jump start an economy punished by the swine flu epidemic. Cinco de Mayo celebrations, however, will have to wait until next year.

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WU Announces United Way Total

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A carnival-like atmosphere was part of the festivities that surrounded Washburn University's announcement of the school's United Way Drive total.

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Updated: 05/05/2009 - May 22 is ‘Don’t Fry Day.’ KDHE wants to remind people how prevalent skin cancer is in Americans and remind people to protect themselves from the dangers of the sun.

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