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Pa. officer smells smoke, arrests man for arson

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A Butler County police officer's sense of smell was the key to arresting a man suspected of setting fire to a barn. Patrolman William Wilson spotted a man walking early this morning near where the barn was burning in Cranberry Township.

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Stinky escape: Mafia boss flees into sewer

Updated: 01/13/2009 - One of Italy's most-wanted mafia fugitives eluded capture Monday by climbing through a trap door and into the sewer as police closed in on his hideout in southern Italy, authorities said.

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Angry customer accused of setting fire at store

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Portland police said a customer angry over a convenience store clerk's refusal to sell alcohol returned and set a fire. Officers said the man became belligerent before leaving the Big Apple store Thursday night, then returned a half-hour later with a gas can.

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Aging hands tie the knot at Ill. senior center

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A suburban Chicago couple really believes it's never too late for love. Dorothy Taylor, 84, and Duane Williams, 82, were married Saturday at a Tinley Park independent living center after what family members describe as a "whirlwind" courtship.

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Man accused of recruiting would-be cops for cartel

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Criminals posing as police have become commonplace in Mexico, but prosecutors said they have uncovered an odd new twist. The Attorney General's Office said a man has been charged with allegedly posing as a police recruiter and trying to get would-be police officers to unwittingly work for a drug cartel.

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Man accused of selling daughter for cash, beer

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Police have arrested a Greenfield man for allegedly arranging to sell his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat.

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Suspected drunken driver rams funeral-bound hearse

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Police said a man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed head-on into a hearse taking a body to a funeral with a sheriff's deputy watching. Covina police Sgt. Ray Marquez said the Los Angeles County deputy pulled up behind a car Saturday and said the driver appeared unconscious as he sat idling at a green light.

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Pair accused of assault over Wii Christmas gift

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A couple accused of assaulting each other over an unappreciated Christmas gift have been ordered to stay away from each other. Randi Young, 24, and Heath Blom, 26, were arrested on Christmas day. Police said the pair argued after Blom complained about getting a Wii game system from Young instead of the remote control airplane he asked for. When Young started to leave, Blom allegedly grabbed her by the hair and she turned around and hit him,

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Russia, Ukraine Trade Blame as Europe Sees No Gas

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Russia and Ukraine hotly blamed each other Tuesday as Russia restarted natural gas supplies but little or no gas flowed toward Europe. EU officials criticized both nations for their intransigence and eastern European nations scrambled for a sixth day to find heat.

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Sony shock again? Slump may mean operating loss

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Sony is sinking into its first yearly operating loss in 14 years as sales fizzle for digital cameras, flat-panel TVs and other gadgets taking a hammering from the global recession and a soaring yen, analysts said Tuesday.

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Drugmaker Pfizer Cutting Up to 800 Scientist Jobs

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Pfizer Inc., the world's biggest drug company, is laying off up to 800 scientists this year in its latest effort to refocus disappointing research efforts and cut its massive overhead ahead of an anticipated crash in revenue.

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Sony shock again? Slump may mean operating loss

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Sony is sinking into its first yearly operating loss in 14 years as sales fizzle for digital cameras, flat-panel TVs and other gadgets taking a hammering from the global recession and a soaring yen, analysts said Tuesday.

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Treasury developing tools to measure lending

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The Treasury Department is developing tools to measure whether banks that receive funds from the $700 billion financial industry rescue program are increasing lending.

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Oil rebounds on Bernanke comments

Updated: 01/13/2009 - After falling nearly 30 percent in the past week, oil prices rebounded Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama and Congress could provide a "significant boost" to the sinking U.S. economy.

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Russia, Ukraine trade blame as Europe sees no gas

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Russia and Ukraine hotly blamed each other Tuesday as Russia restarted natural gas supplies but little or no gas flowed toward Europe. EU officials criticized both nations for their intransigence and eastern European nations scrambled for a sixth day to find heat.

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Drugmaker Pfizer cutting up to 800 scientist jobs

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Pfizer Inc., the world's biggest drug company, is laying off up to 800 scientists this year in its latest effort to refocus disappointing research efforts and cut its massive overhead ahead of an anticipated crash in revenue.

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Nov. trade deficit drops to lowest level since '03

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The trade deficit plunged to the lowest level in five years in November as a deepening recession slashed demand for oil by a record amount. Imports from China also fell by the largest amount on record.

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Stocks fluctuate on anxiety over corporate profits

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Wall Street fluctuated in a narrow range Tuesday as worries about the extent of the economy's troubles dogged the market's attempts to advance after four days of losses in the Dow Jones industrial average.

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Bernanke: Obama stimulus would lift economy

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A mammoth stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama could give the economy a much-needed lift, but other steps must be taken to bolster the wobbly financial system and for any recovery to stick, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

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