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Apple cuts copy protection and prices on iTunes

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Apple Inc. is cutting the price of some songs in its market-leading iTunes online store to as little as 69 cents and plans to make every track available without copy protection.

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Intel will miss its already-lowered 4Q targets

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Even after sharply reducing its outlook for the fourth quarter, Intel Corp. said Wednesday that it would miss its revenue projection by about $500 million, a sign that PC makers and buyers are being more tightfisted than it seemed only two months ago.

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America is $1.2 Trillion In The Hole

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Congressional estimators are projecting an unparalleled budget deficit for 2009; while the new President will be struggling with the debt, and a large new stimulus package.

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Apple's Jobs takes $1 salary, but holdings suffer

Updated: 01/07/2009 - As he's done for the last decade, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs took home his customary $1 annual salary in 2008, but the economic meltdown and Apple's falling stock price whacked half a billion dollars off the value of his personal holdings in the company.

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Google cuts temporary workers but murky on details

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Google Inc. has jettisoned a substantial number of temporary workers in a recent austerity drive spurred by the recession, although the Internet search leader still intends to spend billions of dollars during the next two years on product research, development and acquisitions.

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Topeka West Teen to Obama Inaugural

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Sophomore Stephanie Schmidt has already started packing for the January 20th extravaganza. She's headed there through the "People to People" program.

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Mounted Color Guard to March in Inaugural Parade

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The 1st Infantry Division Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard will participate in the inaugural parade for President Elect Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20.

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Crime Stoppers Makes Tipping Easy

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The world's most successful anti-crime program now makes it even easier for you to anonymously tip off detectives by offering three technology-friendly options: toll-free calling, text and online entry.

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AP source: Browns to hire Eric Mangini as coach

Updated: 01/07/2009 - CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns will hire Eric Mangini as their next head coach, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. Mangini, fired last week by the New York Jets, will be introduced at a Thursday news conference at the team's headquarters in Berea, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Mangini's contract has not been finalized. Mangini reached an agreement with the club Wednesday, the person said.

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Pa. man opens neighbor's door with chain saw

Updated: 01/07/2009 - SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania man may face up to 37 years in prison for tearing open a neighbor's door with a chain saw. Police say 34-year-old Robert Kane began sawing through the front door of Jamie Zaleski's apartment in Scranton while Zaleski and several friends ran out the back.

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C-sections best for baby when close to due date

Updated: 01/07/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Babies do better after a scheduled Caesarean section if they're born no sooner than seven days before their due date, a new large study of U.S. births shows. Those delivered earlier had more complications, including breathing problems, even though they were full term, the researchers reported in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. Even just a few days made a difference, they said.

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How big Jurassic flying reptiles got off ground

Updated: 01/07/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Jurassic version of jumbo jets - huge flying creatures weighing hundreds of pounds - is a mystery of dinosaur-era flight: How did something so big get off the ground? A Johns Hopkins University biologist thinks he has figured out the answer.

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End to Minn. Senate race pushed even further out

Updated: 01/07/2009 - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's grueling U.S. Senate race, already dragging on two months past Election Day, has now moved even further from the voters - and into the hands of lawyers.

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Ex-AG's Ex-lover Testifies in Kan. Abortion Case

Updated: 01/07/2009 - An attorney for abortion provider George Tiller tells a judge that the current Kansas attorney general can't sanitize his predecessors' conduct in investigating the doctor.

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Obama hails 'extraordinary' moment with presidents

Updated: 01/07/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting a grim economy and a Middle East on fire, Barack Obama turned Wednesday to perhaps the only people on the planet who understand what he's in for: the four living members of the U.S. presidents' club. In an image bound to go down in history, every living U.S. president came together at the White House on Wednesday to hash over the world's challenges with the president-elect. There they stood, shoulder-to-shoulder in the Oval Office: George H.W. Bush, Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

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Burris expects to join Senate 'very shortly'

Updated: 01/07/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roland Burris said Wednesday he should be able to join the Senate "very shortly," after talking to newly supportive Democratic leaders and working on lingering legal obstacles. Talking to reporters on the second day of a Washington power odyssey that would intimidate many, the 71-year-old Burris declared himself happy and said he was pleased with his meeting with Sens. Harry Reid and Dick Durbin.

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Israeli strikes, Hamas rockets resume after pause

Updated: 01/07/2009 - GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) -- Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rockets resumed after a brief pause Wednesday to allow food and fuel to reach Palestinian civilians in Gaza, where an Israeli warplane dropped leaflets urging some residents to flee because of imminent attacks.

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