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Toyota Cuts Exec Pay, Eliminates Bonuses

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Toyota Motor Corp. is reacting to the slump in U.S. auto sales by further cutting North American production, slashing executives' compensation up to 30 percent and offering buyouts to about 18,000 workers.

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NTSB: Plane Crew Saw Significant Ice Before Crash

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The crew of a commuter plane that fell out of the sky, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the plane began pitching and rolling violently, investigators said Friday.

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Dream Weddings Get Caught Up in Economic Nightmare

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Maria Ayson and Nolan Green Jr. should be married by now. The couple set a date, picked their reception hall, bought the dress, booked the photographer and ordered the cake for a Saturday last August. Then came the bad news. "When he got laid off, we were kind of caught with our pants down," said Ayson

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US photographer wins award for housing crisis shot

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A U.S. photographer won the top prize in the World Press Photo competition Friday with an image of a police officer searching a debris-strewn home in Cleveland, Ohio to ensure evicted residents had left after a mortgage foreclosure.

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Albrecht Suffers No Permanent Damage after Crash

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Swiss skier Daniel Albrecht will suffer no permanent damage to his health from brain and lung injuries following his downhill training crash last month, doctors said Friday

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Wild Winds Kill 5, Knock Out Power To Many

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Wild winds with gusts topping 60 mph blew from the Great Lakes to the East Coast on Thursday, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of customers, disrupting travel and killing at least five people.

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Haleigh's Dad Denies Girlfriend Involved

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The intense search continues in northern Florida for a five-year-old girl who disappeared from her bedroom sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

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Police: Powder That Led To Evacuation Was Pudding

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Authorities say the mysterious white powder that prompted evacuations at the Eagle County sheriff's office last month has been identified as instant pudding. The powder, a parking ticket and a $35 money order were in an envelope that was mailed to the sheriff's office Jan. 13.

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Mosley Tells F1 Drivers to Cough up License Fees

Posted: 02/13/2009 - FIA president Max Mosley has dismissed the protests from Formula One drivers over increased license fees, saying the well-paid pilots should leave the sport if they don't feel they can afford to race.

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House Passes Final Stimulus Bill

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Handing the new administration a big win, the House Friday passed President Obama's $787 billion plan to resuscitate the economy.

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Catch Spring Fever This Weekend

Updated: 02/13/2009 - The Kansas Expocentre is hosting the Garden Show Friday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 15. The show boasts 127 vendors, some with green themes, many with tips and ideas for your garden.

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Kidnappers threaten American abducted in Pakistan

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Kidnappers holding an American U.N. worker hostage on Friday threatened to kill him in letter that accompanied a grainy video showing him appealing to the world body to act quickly to secure his release.

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Sirius could file bankruptcy as early as Tuesday

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Financially strapped Sirius XM Radio Inc. said Friday that it could file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday if it cannot successfully negotiate with the holders of its debt.

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2 NYC tenants acquitted in firefighter deaths

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Two tenants were acquitted Friday of creating a deadly maze of illegal walls in their apartment building, forcing two firefighters responding to a blaze to jump to their deaths.

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Police Search for Hooded Robber

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Police say a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt robbed Some Like It Hot, 4720 S Topeka Blvd. late Thursday/ early Friday.

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Calif. polygamist gets life term for family crimes

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A self-proclaimed polygamist was sentenced Friday to seven consecutive life prison terms for torturing some of his 19 children and falsely imprisoning two of his three wives.

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San Francisco weighs ban on new head shops

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Counterculture tourists hoping to catch a whiff of Flower Power still make their way to the corner of Haight and Ashbury streets, where the spirits of Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead rock on in stores offering T-shirts, posters and pot-smoking paraphernalia.

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North Korea Could Test-Fire Missile this Month

Posted: 02/13/2009 - North Korea's most advanced long-range missile is being assembled at a launch site for a possible test-firing later this month, a newspaper said Friday. The South responded by preparing "for all situations."

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Space Collision Debris to Orbit Earth for Millenia

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The chief of Russia's Mission Control says clouds of debris from the collision between U.S. and Russian communications satellites will circle Earth for thousands of years and threaten numerous satellites.

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9/11 Widow Killed In Plane Crash

Posted: 02/13/2009 - One of the victims of Continental Flight 3407, Beverly Eckert, was a Sept. 11 widow who put her never-ending grief to good use to make the country safer.

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New Post Exchange Celebrates Grand Opening

Updated: 02/13/2009 - The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley celebrated the grand opening of the Army Air Force Exchange Service Post Exchange with a ribbon cutting ceremony February 13th at the facility's new location on Trooper Drive in Camp Forsyth.

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