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Airlines Sue FAA Over Crew Rest Rules

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Several of the nation's largest airlines have joined in a lawsuit to block stronger federal rules on crew rest during the longest international flights.

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Police Investigate Pool Hall Burglary

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Authorities say it happened around 4:15 a.m. in the 3900 block of Southwest 21st. They say the burglars had already taken off by the time they arrived on scene.

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Bush to Establish 3 Marine Monuments in Pacific

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Parts of three remote and uninhabited Pacific island chains are being set aside by President George W. Bush as national monuments to protect them from oil and gas extraction and commercial fishing in what will be the largest marine conservation effort in history.

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Timber Company Drops Road Deal with Forest Service

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The nation's largest owner of timberland disclosed Monday that it will no longer pursue changes in agreements governing its use of U.S. Forest Service roads — changes that critics complained could transform forests into housing subdivisions.

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Man Shot by His Stepdad Ends Up in Jail With Him

Updated: 01/05/2009 - A man who police said was shot by his stepfather ended up in the same jail with him after officers discovered outstanding arrest warrants against the victim. Police told The Daily News of Jacksonville that 37-year-old Richard Hayes shot his stepson Thursday night.

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Danny's heart: College swimmer faces mortality

Updated: 01/05/2009 - This time, when the lanky young man stepped into the pool, his chest was tight. His muscles ached. He pushed off to take his first strokes, and grimaced at the pain.

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Kaine says he'll limit time spent as party leader

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Gov. Tim Kaine said Monday he will manage a Virginia budget crisis $3 billion and growing and head the Democratic National Committee in his spare time, largely as "an electronic gig."

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Timber company drops road deal with Forest Service

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The nation's largest owner of timberland disclosed Monday that it will no longer pursue changes in agreements governing its use of U.S. Forest Service roads — changes that critics complained could transform forests into housing subdivisions.

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Obama Plunges Into Econ Talks, Predicts Approval

Updated: 01/05/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama plunged into rare pre-inaugural crisis talks with congressional leaders Monday, declaring the national economy was "bad and getting worse" and embracing tax cuts now expected to reach $300 billion. He predicted lawmakers would approve a mammoth revitalization package within two weeks of his taking office.

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Burris Says He's Senator — But Dems Won't Seat Him

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Senate Democrats struggled to avert a showdown steeped in race and corruption Monday as a defiant Roland Burris declared, "I'm a United States senator" and flew to the capital to claim President-elect Barack Obama's old seat in Congress.

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Investors Collect Profits After Last Week's Rally

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Caution returned to Wall Street Monday as investors gave back some gains from last week's rally even as they found encouragement from President-elect Barack Obama's calls for an economic stimulus package.

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Franken on Top in Minn. Recount; Coleman to Sue

Updated: 01/05/2009 - A Minnesota board on Monday certified results showing Democrat Al Franken winning the state's U.S. Senate recount over Republican Norm Coleman, whose lawyer promised a legal challenge that probably will keep the race in limbo for months.

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QVC Will Sell Memorabilia at Obama Inauguration

Updated: 01/05/2009 - QVC is traveling to Washington to mark President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration this month — and is bringing along plenty of coins, stamps, jewelry and even a small handbag to sell.

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FBI Tapes Might Elude Illinois Impeachment Panel

Updated: 01/05/2009 - State legislators weighing evidence against Gov. Rod Blagojevich may finish their work before getting any tapes of the governor's conversations that were made secretly by the FBI, attorneys indicated Monday.

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`Dark Knight' Vies For Producers Guild Best Pic

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The Batman blockbuster "The Dark Knight," slighted in earlier Hollywood honors, was among best-picture nominees Monday for the Producers Guild of America Awards.

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Even in Recession, CES to Have Stuff Worth Seeing

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The recession figures to tone down the flashiness of this week's International Consumer Electronics Show, but the lineup of innovative products likely will measure up to those of past years.

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Milky Way — the Galaxy — Not Snack-sized Anymore

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Take that, Andromeda! For decades, astronomers thought when it came to the major galaxies in Earth's cosmic neighborhood, our Milky Way was a weak sister to the larger Andromeda. Not anymore.

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Prosecutor Wants Madoff Jailed Without Bail

Updated: 01/05/2009 - A prosecutor on Monday asked that Bernard Madoff be jailed pending trial, saying the disgraced financier violated an agreement with the court by mailing watches, jewelry, cufflinks and mittens worth more than $1 million to relatives and friends.

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FBI Tapes Might Elude Illinois Impeachment Panel

Updated: 01/05/2009 - State legislators weighing evidence against Gov. Rod Blagojevich may finish their work before getting any tapes of the governor's conversations that were made secretly by the FBI, attorneys indicated Monday.

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Gaza Civilian Toll Rises; Diplomats Seek Truce

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Israel ignored mounting international calls for a cease-fire Monday and said it won't stop its crippling 10-day assault until "peace and tranquility" are achieved in southern Israeli towns in the line of Palestinian rocket fire.

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Records Reveal Anguish of Anthrax Suspect's Wife

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Anthrax mailing suspect Bruce Ivins tormented his wife with rudeness and behaved erratically in the weeks before the Army scientist took his own life by overdosing on Tylenol, according to documents released Monday.

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Milky Way — The Galaxy — Not Snack-Sized Anymore

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Take that, Andromeda! For decades, astronomers thought when it came to the major galaxies in Earth's cosmic neighborhood, our Milky Way was a weak sister to the larger Andromeda. Not anymore. The Milky Way is considerably larger, bulkier and spinning faster than astronomers once thought, Andromeda's equal.

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