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Seasonal Vaccine No Help Against Swine Flu

Updated: 04/27/2009 - U.S. health officials say they are "very pessimistic" that the seasonal flu vaccine protects against the unique swine flu infecting people in the United States, Mexico and other countries.

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Mom-to-be Hit By Car While Fleeing Bear is OK

Updated: 04/27/2009 - A pregnant woman who was fleeing a bear when she was struck by a slow-moving car said she would honor the euthanized animal by giving her baby the middle name "Bear."

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28 aircraft destroyed by animal strikes since 2000

Updated: 04/26/2009 - Airplane collisions with birds or other animals have destroyed 28 aircraft since 2000, with New York's Kennedy airport and Sacramento International reporting the most incidents with serious damage, according to Federal Aviation Administration data posted for the first time Friday. And the problem appears to be growing.

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World Govts Race to Contain Swine Flu Outbreak

Updated: 04/26/2009 - The world's governments raced to avoid both a pandemic and global hysteria Sunday as more possible swine flu cases surfaced from Canada to New Zealand and the United States declared a public health emergency. "It's not a time to panic," the White House said.

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US Declares Public Health Emergency For Swine Flu

Updated: 04/26/2009 - The U.S. declared a public health emergency Sunday to deal with the emerging new swine flu, much like the government does to prepare for approaching hurricanes.

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The Craigslist Killing: Case Overview

Updated: 04/26/2009 - In Boston on Saturday, April 25, 2009, Philip Markoff, the man police say is the Craigslist killer, is on suicide watch around the clock.

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"Maude" Star Beatrice Arthur Dies At 86

Updated: 04/26/2009 - Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls" and who won a Tony Award for the musical "Mame," has died. She was 86.

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Police ID Motorcyclist Killed by Lightning

Updated: 04/26/2009 - Police have identified a 45-year-old Lawrence man who was killed when he was hit by lightning as he was riding his motorcycle in stormy northeast Kansas.

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Mary-Kate Olsen Excited to Be Tribeca Juror

Updated: 04/25/2009 - Mary-Kate Olsen is taking her duties as a juror at the Tribeca Film Festival as seriously as an A-student getting ready for the first day of school.

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`Golden Girls' Star Bea Arthur Dies at 86

Updated: 04/25/2009 - Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls" and who won a Tony Award for the musical "Mame," died Saturday. She was 86.

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NYC's New Archbishop Hits the Ground Running

Updated: 04/25/2009 - In his first days as head of the Roman Catholic Church in New York, Archbishop Timothy Dolan celebrated Mass in prison, talked baseball in the Yankees and Mets broadcast booths, visited the World Trade Center site and nibbled matzo at a symbolic Seder.

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Polo Team Vet Grief-Stricken After Horse Deaths

Updated: 04/25/2009 - When Argentine veterinarian Felix Crespo injected 21 elite polo horses with a vitamin supplement shortly before a championship match in Florida, he never imagined they would all be dead the next day.

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Protesters, Police Clash Near IMF Meetings in DC

Updated: 04/25/2009 - More than 100 protesters upset with the way world leaders have handled the economic crisis clashed with police Saturday outside the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings.

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Swine Flu Worse in Mexico Than US, But Why?

Updated: 04/25/2009 - Why has the swine flu engulfing Mexico been deadly there, but not in the United States? Nearly all those who died in Mexico were between 20 and 40 years old, and they died of severe pneumonia from a flu-like illness believed caused by a unique swine flu virus.

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10-Vehicle NJ Turnpike Crash Kills 5

Updated: 04/25/2009 - A 10-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike killed five people in one car and injured several others on Saturday afternoon.

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