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Iraq Agrees to Pay Kuwait Airways $300 Million

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Iraqi government says it will pay $300 million in compensation to Kuwait Airways Corp. for claims related to Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of the neighboring emirate.

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3rd trial looms for alleged Sears Tower plotters

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Federal prosecutors will try for a third time to persuade jurors that six men from an impoverished Miami neighborhood were a blossoming al-Qaida cell bent on destroying Chicago's Sears Tower to help ignite a war against the United States.

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Accident kills promoter at Wis. monster truck show

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A monster truck show promoter fatally injured during a show was a close friend of the veteran driver whose huge truck accidentally ran him down, officials said Monday.

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Airports testing radar that could spot birds

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Some of the nation's busiest airports will soon begin testing experimental radar systems designed to track flocks of birds and help pilots avoid the type of collision believed to have crippled a US Airways jet nearly two weeks ago.

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Calif. governor wants to tax golf, auto repairs

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Golf course owners and some of their customers are teed off at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. So are veterinarians, auto mechanics and amusement park operators.

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Court hears 9/11 conspirator's appeal in Va.

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Zacarias Moussaoui's guilty plea in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was invalid because the government failed to turn over evidence that could have helped his defense, his attorney told a federal appeals court Monday.

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Ky. coach pleads not guilty in player's death

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A Kentucky high school football coach has pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide in the heat-related death of a player who collapsed at a hot August practice.

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Kan. Court Hears BTK Killer Defamation Lawsuit

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A Wichita television station that lost a defamation lawsuit for naming a possible suspect in the BTK serial killings tells the Kansas Supreme Court it did nothing wrong.

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Tasmanian devils threatened by contagious cancer

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Tasmanian devil, a ferocious, snarling fox-sized marsupial, is in danger of going extinct because of a contagious facial cancer. In the meantime, its biggest rival - the European fox - is thriving, and may become so dominant that the devil never comes back.

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Seattle shows little love for Lucy fossil exhibit

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Who loves Lucy? Far fewer people than a Seattle science center hoped when officials paid millions to show the fossil remains of one of the earliest known human ancestors.

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Texas board moves closer to new science standards

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The State Board of Education moved a step closer to dropping a 20-year-old science curriculum requirement that critics say is used to undermine the theory of evolution.

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Texas board moves closer to new science standards

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The State Board of Education moved a step closer to dropping a 20-year-old science curriculum requirement that critics say is used to undermine the theory of evolution.

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Study: Western forests dying at increasing rate

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Trees in old growth forests across the West are dying at a small, but increasing rate that scientists conclude is probably caused by longer and hotter summers from a changing climate.

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World's highest drug levels entering India stream

Updated: 01/26/2009 - When researchers analyzed vials of treated wastewater taken from a plant where about 90 Indian drug factories dump their residues, they were shocked. Enough of a single, powerful antibiotic was being spewed into one stream each day to treat every person in a city of 90,000.

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Gang Retaliation Blamed for Wichita Wake Shooting

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Wichita police say gang retribution for a killing at a wedding two years ago is behind a weekend shooting at a wake that left two people dead and eight others injured.

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Kansas Pawn Shop Burning Since Saturday Night

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A fire that gutted a Kansas City, Kan., building that once housed a well-known pawn shop is continues to burn, more than 36 hours after the blaze erupted.

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Last Whale Stranded in Australia Dies

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The last survivor among a group of 45 sperm whales that became stranded on a remote Australian sandbar died Sunday, ending a long and disappointing rescue effort.

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New Zealand Reptile Becomes Dad at 111 Years Old

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A captive reptile in New Zealand has unexpectedly become a father at the ripe old age of 111 after receiving treatment for a cancer that made him hostile toward prospective mates.

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Obama pushing stronger fuel-efficiency standard

Updated: 01/26/2009 - President Barack Obama ordered the government Monday to re-examine whether California and other states should be allowed to have tougher auto emission standards to combat a build up of greenhouse gases, a clean break from Bush administration policy.

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Sundance honors `Push,' `We Live in Public'

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Sundance Film Festival's prizes for best U.S. drama on Saturday went to "Push," the dark yet hopeful story of a young woman finding her way out of nightmarish circumstances in 1980s Harlem.

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2 students killed in Oregon nightclub shooting

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A gunman opened fire outside an under-21 nightclub in Portland, killing two girls and wounded several other people in an apparently random act, police said.

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