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Two Men Convicted In Foreclosure Scam

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Two men from California are convicted for filing fraudulent bankruptcy petitions in Kansas as part of scheme to bilk homeowners facing foreclosure.

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Attorney: Ledger Drug Tape Case Over

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The legal battle over a video that purportedly shows Heath Ledger doing drugs two years before his death has ended, an attorney said Tuesday.

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Cow Knocks Over Woman on Bike, Steps on Her legs

Updated: 01/20/2009 - A woman escaped serious injury and refused medical treatment after a cow knocked her down and walked on her legs. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks ranger Pete Taylor said the woman was riding her bicycle along the South Boulder Creek Trail on Monday when she encountered the cow and stopped to let the animal cross.

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Last Year Ranked in Top 10 For Heat

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Last year was the eighth warmest year on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The world's temperature in 2008 tied that of 2001 according to the center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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State of Mining is Bad, But it Could Get Worse

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Withering cost cuts across the mining industry have left tens of thousands of people without jobs from the Arizona desert to the Andes — and there is a litany of evidence that the situation is growing worse.

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Temporary Walls Turn NYC Apartments Into Firetraps

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The firefighters were trapped in what amounted to a burning maze: a Bronx apartment illegally divided into extra rooms for sake of making a buck in this cramped city.

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Worldwide Hopes Soar For Obama Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The arrival of a new American president triggered joy and jubilation Tuesday in a world made weary by warfare, recession and fear. Bulls and goats were slaughtered for feasts in Kenya, toasts were offered at black-tie balls in Europe and shamans in Latin America chanted Barack Obama's name with reverence.

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Roberts Stumbles Slightly Over Presidential Oath

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Chief Justice John Roberts stumbled slightly over the 35-word constitutionally prescribed oath of office as he swore in Barack Obama as the 44th president on Tuesday, sending the new chief executive into a verbal detour of his own.

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NYPD Resumes Search For US Airways Engine

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Crews searching the frigid, murky Hudson River for debris from US Airways Flight 1549 have turned up shoes, hats and flotation devices, but the location of the missing left engine remains unknown.

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'Jaws Of Life' Stolen From Ala. Fire Department

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Highland Home's volunteer firefighters are trying to figure out why anyone would want to steal the "jaws of life." The $12,000 equipment, which is used to rescue people trapped inside vehicles after car wrecks, was recently stolen from the department.

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Momentum builds for a self-ruled southern Iraq

Updated: 01/20/2009 - NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The country's biggest Shiite party is hoping for a big win in elections across the oil-rich south to jump-start its campaign for a self-ruled region - a move that would transform Iraq and, critics say, give Iran its biggest prize since the ouster of Saddam Hussein.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Hudson Family Killings

Updated: 01/20/2009 - A man accused of killing three members of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's family in Chicago has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and home invasion.

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Vistors At Historic Topeka Site View Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - One of Topeka's most historic sites hosted a watch party for the Obama Inauguration. The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site was full as the ceremony took place.

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Obama Watchers Tie Up Hospital's Computer System

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The inauguration of President Barack Obama was shown live on the Internet, which caused a glitch at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

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Iraqi guards said to throw party for shoe-thrower

Updated: 01/20/2009 - BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi journalist jailed since throwing his shoes at President George W. Bush got a visit from his brother Friday and a birthday party from his guards as he turned 30.

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Mich. man accused of spying for Iraq pleads guilty

Updated: 01/20/2009 - DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man accused of spying for Saddam Hussein's former regime and sharing information with the executed Iraqi dictator's intelligence service has pleaded guilty.

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Case dropped against aide accused of helping Iraq

Updated: 01/20/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The government has quietly dropped its case against a former congressional aide accused of helping an Iraqi spy agency but later ruled mentally unfit for trial.

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Iraq invites oil firms to workshop in Turkey

Updated: 01/20/2009 - BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi Oil Ministry will hold a workshop next month in Turkey for international oil companies that have qualified for Iraq's first contract bidding round since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

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Al-Sadr's followers eye comeback in Jan. 31 vote

Updated: 01/20/2009 - AMARAH, Iraq (AP) -- Followers of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hope to win back their position as a major force in this month's regional elections after a string of military and political setbacks last year.

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Iraqis out stumping for votes in show of democracy

Updated: 01/20/2009 - BAGHDAD (AP) -- Candidates in this month's provincial elections are answering questions from voters and debating issues ranging from Baghdad's housing shortage to the need to attract foreign investment.

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Debate arises over Iraqi shoe thrower's future

Updated: 01/20/2009 - GENEVA (AP) -- A dispute broke out Monday over future plans for the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush. A Swiss lawyer said the Iraqi was planning to seek political asylum in Switzerland but one of his brothers vehemently denied that report.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,229

Updated: 01/20/2009 - As of Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at least 4,229 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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China: US arms sales to Taiwan 'harm' to relations

Updated: 01/20/2009 - BEIJING (AP) -- China made a rare appeal for cooperation between its normally secretive military and Washington on Tuesday but said U.S. arms sales to Taiwan remain a "serious harm to Sino-U.S. relations."

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Israel denies Gaza munitions had depleted uranium

Updated: 01/20/2009 - JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel on Tuesday denied allegations it used depleted uranium munitions in Gaza, accusing the Arab nations that made the report of "particularly poor propaganda."

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