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Canadian search ends for 16 missing in crash

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Canadian rescuers ended a search Friday night for 16 oil workers aboard a helicopter that crashed in the Atlantic, saying there was no likelihood anyone could survive in the frigid waters for more than a day.

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G-20 finance officials meet amid policy divisions

Updated: 03/13/2009 - International finance officials searched for common ground Friday amid deep divisions on how to tackle the global downturn - even as more bad news arrived in the form of figures showing U.S. trade slumping.

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Italy dig unearths female 'vampire' in Venice

Updated: 03/13/2009 - An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman with a brick stuck between her jaws - evidence, experts say, that she was believed to be a vampire.

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Oil soaks Australian beaches after spill

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Authorities declared a disaster zone Friday along a stretch of some of Australia's most popular beaches after tons of fuel oil that leaked from a cargo ship blackened the creamy white sand for miles.

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Topeka Police Recruit Graduation

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Topeka Police Department held graduation ceremonies for officers at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.

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AG Steve Six Warns of Latest Scam

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Attorney General Steve Six is warning consumers about the latest scam. In a news release Friday, Six says the scam tries to convince people that they have qualified for a portion of President Obama's economic stimulus package.

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Japan protests NKorea's rocket launch plan

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Japan hinted it could down an incoming North Korean rocket, but analysts said the communist country will go ahead with a planned April launch with little fear of the consequences.

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Belfast chooses peace in face of renewed terror

Updated: 03/13/2009 - When Irish Republican Army dissidents gunned down their first British security forces in more than a decade, they hoped to provoke a steely security crackdown and tit-for-tat attacks that would drag Belfast back into the bad old days.

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Alabama Man Found Guilty on Abducting Manhattan Teen

Updated: 03/13/2009 - An Alabama man accused in connection with the abduction of a Manhattan teen has been found guilty. 37-year-old Prince Knight was arrested in Alabama last February after 15-year-old Shirley Stockton went missing.

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Kan. Senate Panel Endorses Gov.'s Plan on Schools

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A Senate committee has endorsed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' plan to use federal stimulus dollars to prevent cuts in aid to public schools. The Ways and Means Committee's action came on a voice vote today.

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Jon Stewart puts spotlight on CNBC and meltdown

Updated: 03/13/2009 - The feud between Jon Stewart and CNBC's Jim Cramer has been good for laughs - and ratings - but has also raised the serious question of whether the experts at TV's No. 1 financial news network should have seen the meltdown coming and warned the public.

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Deep split over an economic fix as ministers meet

Updated: 03/13/2009 - The leaders of the world's most powerful economies are deeply split over how to fight a downturn that is intensifying around the globe, with no nation in a position of strength as finance ministers gather to talk about the crisis.

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Ariz. serial shooting suspect guilty of 6 murders

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A former janitor was convicted Friday of murdering six people and attacking 19 others in dozens of random nighttime shootings of pedestrians, bicyclists and animals that terrorized this desert city over a 14-month period in 2005 and 2006.

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Ariz. serial shooting suspect guilty of 6 murders

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A former janitor was convicted Friday of murdering six people and attacking 19 others in dozens of random nighttime shootings of pedestrians, bicyclists and animals that terrorized this desert city over a 14-month period in 2005 and 2006.

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Florida Man Acted Oddly before Chilean Students' Deaths

Updated: 03/13/2009 - When Dannie Baker's neighbors awoke to gunfire and sirens, many suspected instantly he was involved - his sometimes racist, often religious ramblings had taken a more ominous tone lately.

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Salina Man Wants No Kill Traps on Hunting Land

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A Salina man is calling on the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to ban kill traps on public hunting land to protect pets -- and people. Carson Mansfield -- a deputy Salina police chief -- watched his 20-month-old beagle die in the steel jaws of a conibear trap while rabbit hunting near Kanopolis Lake on Feb. 14.

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Husband in Murder-Suicide Left Lengthy Note

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A man who shot his wife and stepson to death in their Illinois home last month before killing himself left a note saying, "I could not fight off the suicide dreams."

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Reeves: Jay Leno May Consider 2nd Show in Detroit

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Martha Reeves said Thursday that Leno indicated to her earlier in the day that he would consider a benefit in Detroit later in the year, The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press reported.

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Belfast chooses peace in face of renewed terror

Updated: 03/13/2009 - When Irish Republican Army dissidents gunned down their first British security forces in more than a decade, they hoped to provoke a steely security crackdown and tit-for-tat attacks that would drag Belfast back into the bad old days.

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Michelle Obama Begins Advocacy as First Lady

Updated: 03/13/2009 - The nation owes not only gratitude but tangible assistance to the nation's military and their families, and she'll make that a focus of her time in the White House, first lady Michelle Obama says.

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