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Suspected U.S. Strikes Kill 8 In Pakistan

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Suspected U.S. missile strikes killed at least eight people Monday in volatile northwest Pakistan, officials and witnesses said.

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Woman Accused Under New Cyberbullying Law

Updated: 12/22/2008 - A 21-year-old woman accused of sending a vulgar text message to a 17-year-old girl is one of the first cases brought under a law against cyberbullying spurred by the suicide of a teenage girl following cruel messages on the Internet.

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All But Decapitated, Boy, 9, Recovers

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Jordan Taylor is being called a medical miracle. The nine-year-old Hillsboro, Texas boy was nearly decapitated in a car crash three months ago, but doctors reattached his head to his neck and now he's made virtually a full recovery.

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Amid Chaos, Passengers Remained Calm

Updated: 12/22/2008 - What seemed like a typical takeoff turned into a near-tragic disaster Saturday night in Denver. However, as passengers witnessed their plane burst into flames after it crashed on the runway, the scene inside the cabin remained calm, according to a survivor.

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Bitter Cold, High Winds Chill Midwest, East

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Bone-numbing cold spread Monday from the Midwest to the East, forcing millions to bundle up and scurry from place to place in a bid to spend as little time as possible outside.

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Cheney Says Congress Failed Struggling Automakers

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney blamed Congress for failing to bail out the auto industry, saying the White House was forced to step in to save U.S. car companies.

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Caterpillar Scales Back Executive Pay in 2009

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar says it will cut executive compensation by up to 50 percent next year because of weakening demand triggered by the global economic downturn.

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Man Eats 7 Pounds of Latkes to Win NY Contest

Updated: 12/22/2008 - That's a lot of latkes. A 23-year-old mechanical engineering student has downed 46 of the potato pancakes in eight minutes to win a contest at a Long Island deli.

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Vail Rolls Back Multiday Lift Ticket Prices

Updated: 12/22/2008 - In a concession to the economy, Vail Resorts Inc. says it's holding its prices steady for multiday lift tickets at its five ski resorts.

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Medicaid Applicants Grow as Recession Widens

Updated: 12/22/2008 - That day in July was one that Tammy Morse won't soon forget. Five months earlier, her husband lost his job as a recruiter for the financial services industry. Once the family savings were gone, the mother of two from Stratford, Conn., saw no way to get health insurance coverage for her family other than to apply for Medicaid.

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Last Holiday Shopping Weekend Keeps Retailers Edgy

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The deals were there and, by most accounts, so were the shoppers. But at the close of the final holiday shopping weekend, consumers confessed they were still nervous about buying.

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Stocks Fluctuate as Investors Look For Good News

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Wall Street began a holiday-shortened week cautiously Monday, as stocks fell in light trading while investors reacted to a bleak outlook from Toyota Motor Corp. and disappointing earnings from drugstore operator Walgreen Co.

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Winners Share $3 Billion in Spain's Gordo Lottery

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Economic woes eased for many in Spain on Monday as the Christmas lottery — billed among the world's richest — dished out some euro2.32 billion ($3.23 billion) in prizes.

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New Approach for Kan. Lawmakers on Illegal Immigration

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Olathe Republican Rep. Lance Kinzer says he'll focus on specific issues, including repealing a state law providing lower, in-state tuition at state universities and colleges to some illegal immigrants.

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Putting the "Cell" in Cell Phones

Updated: 12/22/2008 - The smuggling of the phones among inmates has sparked some officials to push for a change in federal regulations to allow technology that jams cell phone signals.

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Stocks Open Mixed as Investors look for Good News

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Wall Street is beginning this holiday-shortened week cautiously. Stocks are narrowly mixed as discouraging news from Toyota and Walgreen keeps investors on edge.

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Groundbreaking at Dodge City Casino

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and legislative leaders are expected to brave frigid temperatures in Dodge City to break ground for the first state-owned casino in Kansas.

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Investigators Press for Clues in Denver Jet Mishap

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Federal investigators hope data from flight recorders recovered from the charred wreckage of a Continental Airlines jetliner will yield clues about why the plane veered off a runway in Denver

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Bitter Cold, High Winds Chill Midwest

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Heavily bundled Midwesterners were shuffling quickly from place to place in a bid to spend as little time as possible outside in bone-chilling, subzero cold that was expected to last through Monday morning.

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China Cuts Interest Rates in New Growth Effort

Updated: 12/22/2008 - China cut interest rates Monday for the fifth time in four months in a new effort to revive economic growth amid government anxiety about spreading job losses and worker protests.

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Walgreen 1Q Profit Falls 10% on Store Costs

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Monday its profit fell 10 percent in its fiscal first quarter, short of Wall Street expectations, because of costs to open more than 200 new stores.

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Toyota Projects First Operating Loss since 1941

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Toyota Motor Corp. slashed its earnings forecast Monday, projecting that it would report its first annual operating loss for the fiscal year through March.

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