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Gary Collins Arrested, Suspected of DUI

Updated: 02/02/2009 - According to an arrest report, deputies in the coastal county of Santa Barbara pulled Collins over Saturday evening after noticing him driving a motor home erratically. The 70-year-old was arrested by the California Highway Patrol after failing a field sobriety test. He was later released on $25,000 bail.

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Oscar Nominees Be Warned: Surprises Lay Ahead

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Fans of this month's Academy Awards — and nominees themselves — are in for something new at Hollywood's biggest party, the show's overseers said Monday.

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Vassar Rounds Out Country Stampede Lineup

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Phil Vassar was announced as the final headlining act for this year's event at Tuttle Creek State Park. He'll be the last performer to take the stage on Sunday, June 28th.

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Dope-Smoking Among Teens Down in Many Countries

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Kids on both sides of the Atlantic are smoking less pot and going out less often with friends at night, a study of 15-year-olds in 30 countries found. The double declines occurred in the United States, Canada and mostly European countries from 2002 to 2006. The trends are likely related, since other research has found that kids who spend many evenings out are more likely to smoke dope than homebodies.

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Earliest Chocolate Use Found in What is Now US

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Chocolate for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Folks may be surprised to know how far back chocolate goes — perhaps 1,000 years in what is now the United States.

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US Seamen Are Being Trained to Fend Off Pirates

Updated: 02/02/2009 - With an alarming number of tankers and cargo ships getting hijacked on the high seas, the nation's maritime academies are offering more training to merchant seamen in how to fend off attacks from pirates armed not with cutlasses and flintlocks but automatic weapons and grenade launchers.

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FEMA Gets Decent Marks For Its Ice Storm Response

Updated: 02/02/2009 - In the first real test of the Obama administration's ability to respond to a disaster, Kentucky officials are giving the federal government good marks for its response to a deadly ice storm.

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GOP Wants Mortgage Relief, Tax Cuts in Stimulus

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Senate Republicans pressed for mortgage relief as well as larger tax cuts Monday as debate opened on the emergency economic stimulus measure atop President Barack Obama's agenda. Democrats came under pressure to reduce spending in the bill.

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Mom, Dad, Son Accused of Trying to Stab Officers

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Anne Arundel County Police said a man and his parents assaulted and tried to stab officers when they responded to a report of the family arguing. Police said a 20-year-old son and his parents were arguing in a car around 11 a.m. Sunday.

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Bailout Banks Sought More Foreign Workers

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Even as the economy collapsed last year and many financial workers found themselves unemployed, the dozen U.S. banks now receiving the biggest rescue packages requested visas for tens of thousands of foreign workers to fill high-paying jobs, according to an Associated Press review of visa applications.

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Super Bowl Ads Hits & Misses

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A lot of people tuned into the Super Bowl last night just to see the commercials. A Doritos commercial was the hands-down fan favorite, according to a "USA Today" consumer opinion poll.

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Cops Open Cold Case For JonBenet Ramsey

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The slaying of 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant JonBenet Ramsey will be investigated as a cold case with all evidence and actions taken 12 years ago reviewed anew, the police chief said Monday as the department resumed a probe for which it had long been criticized.

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Renowned U.K. Warship Found In Channel

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Deep-sea explorers who found $500 million in sunken treasure two years ago say they have discovered another prized shipwreck: A legendary British man-of-war that sank in the English Channel 264 years ago.

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Passerby Stabs Attacking Dog To Death

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A good Samaritan armed only with a pocketknife stabbed a dog to death as it was attacking a 77-year-old woman in her front yard, officials said.

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Wreck Kills One, Shuts Down Highway 75

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The Brown Co. Sheriff says Hwy. 75 at the K-20 intersection is shut down indefinitely while they clear a multi-vehicle accident. It happened just after 6:15 pm Monday night. One person was killed.

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Kansas Prison to Close Earlier Than Planned

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Corrections Secretary Roger Werholtz said Monday the Stockton prison will close April 1 rather than June 30, when the current budget year ends. The move is expected to save $339,000.

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Vt. Firefighters Rescue Man Stuck Inside Chimney

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Firefighters had to get creative when faced with a man stuck inside a chimney. Assistant Fire Marshal Thomas Middleton said police were called early Sunday by a woman who said she heard someone yelling for help near 144 Church Street.

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Kansas Goveror Criticizes Legislators on Budget

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius issued a statement Monday saying she's disappointed with the leaders of the House's Republican majority. They have not set a date for debate on $323 million in adjustments to the budget for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

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Child Stuck in Home Several Days with Mom's Dead Body

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Riley County Police say the body of Erin Yeager, 32, was found Saturday morning. It appeared she had been dead about four days and her two year old son left alone in the home with her all that time. He was found in critical condition.

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Kentucky Hardest Hit By Deadly Ice Storm

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Almost half a million homes and businesses are still without power after last week's ice storm that has left 55 people dead.

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Super Bowl Ratings The 2nd Best Ever

Updated: 02/02/2009 - An estimated 95.4 million people watched the Pittsburgh-Arizona Super Bowl, making it second only to last year's game as the most popular ever.

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