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Officials: US ship in China spat was hunting subs

Updated: 03/10/2009 - The U.S. Navy ship that got into a scrape with five Chinese vessels last weekend in the South China Sea was looking for threats such as submarines — presumably Chinese — in waters that China claims as its own, defense officials acknowledged Tuesday.

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Officials: Iran does not have key nuclear material

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Iran does not yet have any highly enriched uranium, the fuel needed to make a nuclear warhead, two top U.S. intelligence officials told Congress Tuesday, disputing a claim by an Israeli official.

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Combined TPD, Shawnee Co. Chopper Unit Explored

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Topeka Police Chief Ron Milleris proposing a combined Shawnee Co. Law Enforcement Aviation Unit. TPD and the Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office would operate it jointly with one helicopter flying countywide.

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Boyd, 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa' Singer, Dies

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Jimmy Boyd, the child singer and actor best known for the original rendition of the Christmas novelty hit "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" in 1952, has died. He was 70.

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Real Life "Cheers" Bartender Laid Off

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Eddie Doyle was the guy who really did know everybody's name, at least when he started working at the tavern that inspired the television show "Cheers."

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More Evidence Prostate Tests Overdiagnose Cancer

Updated: 03/10/2009 - As many as two of every five men whose prostate cancer was caught through a PSA screening test have tumors too slow-growing to ever be a threat, says a new study that raises more questions about the controversial tests.

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Guilty on all counts in NYC dentist slaying

Updated: 03/10/2009 - A physician and one of her relatives were convicted of murder Tuesday for plotting to kill her estranged husband over a bitter custody battle for their young daughter.

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Can NASA Take a Joke? Try Space Station Colbert

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Earth to Space Station Colbert: The cosmic joke may be on NASA. Comedian Stephen Colbert, who couldn't get his mock presidential campaign off the ground, is polling better by aiming higher.

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Flextronics to Cut Workers, Close Facilities

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Singapore-based contract electronics manufacturer Flextronics International Ltd. said Tuesday it will eliminate an unspecified amount of jobs and close certain plants in a restructuring effort expected to generate cash savings of $230 million to $260 million a year.

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Collective Brands 4Q Down

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Collective Brands Inc. says its fourth-quarter loss more than tripled as sales fell and it had to write down the value of its 2007 acquisition of the Stride Rite chain.

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Man says Ne Moved Pot Plants to Keep Burglars Away

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Authorities said a man stopped with 17 marijuana plants in the bed of his pickup told police he was moving them to protect them from burglars who robbed his house the night before. Police said they arrested a 26-year-old man after receiving a tip that two men were loading pot plants onto a truck around noon Saturday. Police reported finding the plants beneath a cover in the truck bed.

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16 Patients Have Hepatitis in Army Needle Scare

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Army officials say 16 patients exposed to a mismanaged insulin needle program at a military hospital in Texas have tested positive for hepatitis B or C.

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Nickelodeon Stands by Chris Brown as Nominee

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Nickelodeon said it has no plans to remove Chris Brown as a nominee for its annual Kids' Choice Awards, despite the singer's felony charges for allegedly beating up his girlfriend Rihann

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Massive Spending Bill Passes Congress

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Congress on Tuesday cleared a $410 billion measure to fund the government, one denounced by most Republicans as an example of reckless spending. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill Wednesday.

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10 People, Including Gunman, Shot and Killed in South Alabama

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Officials say at least ten people were shot and killed Tuesday in south Alabama, including the gunman. The Alabama Dept. of Safety says there were four separate shootings involving a single gunman. The suspect began the day by burning down his mother's house.

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18 Inmates Injured in Riot at Lebanese Prison

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Inmates at Lebanon's largest prison rioted briefly Tuesday, setting their clothes and mattresses on fire and causing injuries to 18 prisoners, security officials said.

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