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US Troops Kill No. 2 Leader of Al-Qaida in Iraq

Posted: 10/15/2008 - American troops acting on a tip killed the No. 2 leader of al-Qaida in Iraq — a Moroccan known for his ability to recruit and motivate foreign fighters — in a raid in the northern city of Mosul, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

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Firefighters Gain on LA-area Blaze as Wind Calms

Posted: 10/15/2008 - A respite in Santa Ana winds allowed firefighters to beat back flames that continued to whirl dangerously close to homes Wednesday morning along the city's northwestern suburbs.

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Bush, Paulson say Economy's Rebound will take Time

Posted: 10/15/2008 - The country hit fresh economic potholes Wednesday as President Bush sought to reassure anxious Americans that the government's latest rescue plan will eventually bring relief.

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Judge OKs $24M For Cats, Dogs Sickened By Pet Food

Posted: 10/15/2008 - A federal judge Tuesday approved a $24 million settlement for owners of dogs and cats who were sickened or died after eating pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical.

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Suit: Pregnant Detroit Police Forced To Take Leave

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Five Detroit police officers are suing the city, saying they were forced to go on sick leave when their bosses learned they were pregnant, even if they could perform other duties.

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Bottled Water Has Contaminants Too, Study Finds

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Tests on leading brands of bottled water turned up a variety of contaminants often found in tap water, according to a study released Wednesday by an environmental advocacy group.

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Retail Sales Plunge, Wholesale Prices Fall

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Retail sales fell off a cliff in September, plunging by the largest amount in three years as worried consumers shunned the malls and auto showrooms in the midst of the country's financial meltdown.

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Courteney Cox, Demi Moore Make Directorial Debuts

Posted: 10/15/2008 - When women make movies, Hollywood pays attention, as scores of A-listers turned out to see Demi Moore, Courteney Cox and screenwriter Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith make their directorial debuts.

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Scientists Bleak About AIDS Vaccine Prospects

Posted: 10/15/2008 - The global economic turmoil is likely to take its toll on AIDS research funding and add to the problems plaguing the search for a vaccine against the virus, scientists warned Tuesday.

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FDA Wll Look Into Scientist's Possible Conflict

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Federal health officials said Tuesday they will look into a possible conflict of interest involving a prominent toxicologist who is heading up a review of a sensitive safety issue.

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Last Debate Set For America's First Suburb

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Last week, Nassau County Democrats claimed their first edge in voter enrollment in more than a century, a far cry from two presidential elections ago, when Republicans held a nearly 100,000-voter advantage.

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FDA Will Look Into Scientist's Possible Conflict

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Federal health officials said Tuesday they will look into a possible conflict of interest involving a prominent toxicologist who is heading up a review of a sensitive safety issue.

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World Stock Markets Drop After 2 Day Rally

Posted: 10/15/2008 - European and Asian stock markets mostly fell back Wednesday after a two-day rally amid profit-taking and concerns that the global efforts to restore confidence in the battered financial system will not be enough to stave off a deep recession.

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McCain Proposes $52.5B Economic Plan

Posted: 10/14/2008 - The Republican Presidential hopeful calls for eliminating taxes on unemployment checks, and lowering the tax take on retirement accounts.

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US Authorities Shutter Worldwide Spam Operation

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Federal officials say they have shut down a global spam operation that's spewed out billions of nuisance e-mails in recent years. The Federal Trade Commission says the spam and its click-on Web sites generated more than 3 million complaints.

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Obama Widens Lead In Four Key Swing States

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Washington Post polls show the Democratic candidate leads John McCain by at least 9 percentage points in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Colorado.

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Palin Says Obama Running Against Bush, not McCain

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Sarah Palin says Barack Obama is running as though his opponent is President Bush instead of John McCain. And she calls it a strategy that's "wearing pretty thin."

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Cruise Industry Maintained Growth in Early 2008

Posted: 10/14/2008 - The cruise industry has enjoyed some smooth sailing for the past year and a-half despite the possibility of financial rough seas ahead. A report being released Wednesday by the Cruise Lines International Association says more than 12 and a-half million passengers took cruises worldwide last year.

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Bottled Water Has Contaminants Too, Study Finds

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Many Americans buy bottled water because they think it's purer than tap water, but a new study may surprise them. The tests on leading brands of bottled water have turned up a variety of contaminants often found in tap water

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Boyda, Jenkins Debate Again

Posted: 10/14/2008 - The congresswoman and state treasurer make their cases on why voters should send one of them to Washington.

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