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Woman Allegedly Tries to Kill Hubby With Eye Drops

Updated: 01/09/2009 - A 40-year-old southwest Missouri woman is accused of trying to kill her husband by spiking his tea with a half bottle of Visine eye drops. Greene County deputies said the woman was jailed Thursday night on $100,000 bond on a first-degree assault charge.

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Masked Man Waits in Line to Rob Ohio Bank

Updated: 01/09/2009 - A man may have tipped his intentions when he stood in line at an Ohio bank wearing a ski mask before staging a holdup. Police in Stow near Akron say a 24-year-old man was arrested minutes later on Thursday following a brief car chase.

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Mosquitoes Match Wing Beats before Mating

Updated: 01/09/2009 - That annoying mosquito buzz turns out to be a love song, a discovery that Cornell University researchers say may be turned against the biting insects. Ronald R. Hoy and his colleagues found that mosquitoes that spread diseases like yellow and dengue fever alter their wing vibrations in a mating signal.

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Consumer group says FDA melamine guidelines unsafe

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The decision by the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S.-manufactured infant formula contaminated with melamine or its byproducts onto store shelves is "seriously flawed" and medically risky because parents may feed their babies more than one product, scientists at the nonprofit group Consumers Union said Friday.

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Patrick Swayze Checks Into Hospital With Pneumonia

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Patrick Swayze has checked himself into the hospital for observation after contracting pneumonia, A&E President Abbe Raven announced Friday at a meeting of the Television Critics Association.

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Obama, Democrats look to revamp financial bailout

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Eager to shift the course of the government's financial sector bailout fund, President-elect Barack Obama and congressional Democrats want to apply greater scrutiny and a more defined mission to the beleaguered $700 billion rescue program.

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Ex-Merrill Lynch President Leaving Bank of America

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Bank of America says the former president of Merrill Lynch is leaving, following the completion of the Charlotte-based bank's takeover of the Wall Street investment firm.

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House approves bill to fight wage discrimination

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Energized by the prospects of a pro-labor president, House Democrats marked the first week of the new Congress Friday by pushing through two bills to help workers, particularly women, who are victims of pay discrimination.

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Taylor's son gets 97 years in prison for torture

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Charles McArthur Emmanuel, the son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and head of a savage paramilitary unit known as the "Demon Forces," was sentenced Friday to 97 years in prison for torture overseas in the first U.S. case of its kind.

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Westboro Baptist Member Sues St. Joseph

Updated: 01/09/2009 - A Westboro Baptist Church member has sued the city of St. Joseph over its ordinance banning protests at soldiers' funerals.

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Renault Vehicle sales Drop SharplyAamid Crisis

Updated: 01/09/2009 - France's Renault SA said Friday that vehicle sales fell 28.5 percent in December as the global economic crisis led to a "brutal" collapse of the market.

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US Travel Rules Change for Those Not Needing Visa

Updated: 01/09/2009 - U.S. officials say people from countries that do not need visas to enter the United States must begin registering under a new travel authorization program before making their journey.

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CVS Caremark Issues Disappointing 2009 Forecast

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager CVS Caremark Corp. on Friday forecast a smaller 2009 profit than Wall Street expected, pointing to uncertainty in the U.S. economy.

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Israel, Hamas Defy UN Call For Cease-Fire in Gaza

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Israeli jets and helicopters bombarded Gaza Friday and Hamas responded with a barrage of rockets on at least two cities as both sides defied a U.N. call for an immediate cease-fire.

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New TV trends: Internet movies, 3-D, power saving

Updated: 01/09/2009 - TV makers are adding sexy new features like streaming Internet movies and 3-D capabilities this year, betting that they can keep consumers away from basic, no-frills sets, even in a weak economy.

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FDA backs Vytorin after finishing study review

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients should not stop taking Vytorin or other cholesterol-lowering drugs, based on its just-completed review of a controversial study that hammered Vytorin sales.

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Winnie-the-Pooh to return in authorized sequel

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Publishers in Britain and the United States said Friday they will publish a new book of Winnie-the-Pooh adventures on Oct. 5. "Return to the Hundred Acre Wood" is the first authorized sequel to A. A. Milne's Pooh stories, which were first published in the 1920s.

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Alzheimer's drugs double death risk in elderly

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Anti-psychotic drugs commonly used to treat Alzheimer's disease may double a patient's chance of dying within a few years, suggests a new study that adds to concerns already known about such medications.

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