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Galveston scrambles to heal beaches after Ike

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The coast here doesn't have the whitest sand or the clearest water, but to millions of Houstonians and other Texans, this is the beach. And thanks to Hurricane Ike, it's also a mess.

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Sheriff in Ill. county won't evict in foreclosures

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Residents of foreclosed properties in Chicago and other parts of Cook County don't have to worry about deputies forcing them out. Sheriff Tom Dart says that starting Thursday his office won't take part in evictions.

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Goodyear Plant Layoffs Next Week

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Union and Goodyear plant officials confirmed Wednesday that radial truck operations will be shut down next week.

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1 Japanese, 2 Americans Win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Two Americans and a U.S.-based Japanese scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for research on a glowing jellyfish protein that revolutionized the ability to study disease and normal development in living organisms.

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Univesrity: Stem Cell Study Used Falsified Data

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The University of Minnesota has concluded that falsified data were used in a 2001 article published by one of its researchers on adult stem cells. The school is asking that the article be retracted.

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Get Moving: Guidelines Set Healthy Activity Levels

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Get moving: New exercise guidelines released Tuesday set a minimum sweat allotment for good health. For most adults, that's 2 1/2 hours a week. How much physical activity you need depends largely on age and level of fitness.

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German Doing Well After Troubled Arm Transplant

Organ Transplants

Posted: 10/08/2008 - A German farmer who received the world's first complete double arm transplant is recovering well and able to perform some basic tasks, though doctors said Wednesday it still could take up to two years before he relearns how to use his hands.

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Gates Asks Allies To Send Troops To Afghanistan

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday urged southeastern European leaders to shift their military efforts from Iraq to Afghanistan, where their forces are more urgently needed.

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Pakistan's Spy Chief Briefs Lawmakers On Terrorism

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Pakistan's new spy chief briefed lawmakers Wednesday in an unusual private session focused on the fledgling government's fight against Taliban and al-Qaida militants entrenched in the tribal belt along the Afghan border.

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Syrian Troops Gather On Lebanese Border

Posted: 10/08/2008 - A few tents and trucks dotting a green hill across the river are about all that is visible of a Syrian troop deployment on Lebanon's northern border — a buildup that has raised concerns of a possible Syrian incursion.

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Soldiers Load Guns, Get Back on Training Field

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Fort Riley is conducting live fire exercises to give soldiers practice performing movement to contact, enter and clear a room and treat and evacuate casualties.

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Penguins Ride Air Force Jet To South Atlantic

Posted: 10/08/2008 - More than 370 penguins that mysteriously washed up on Brazil's equatorial beaches were flown south on a huge air force cargo plane and released closer to the frigid waters they call home, animal advocates said Monday.

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Authorities Say Man Skipped Jury Duty To Drink

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Curtis Lemons was supposed to report for jury duty in a drunk driving case. Instead, according to authorities, the 50-year-old Cape Girardeau man skipped the jury duty so he could drink himself.

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Blonde Sues Over Brown Dye; Judge Brushes Off Suit

Posted: 10/08/2008 - A Connecticut judge has given the brush-off to a blonde woman's lawsuit claiming L'Oreal Inc. ruined her social life when she accidentally dyed her hair brunette with one of its products.

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1 Japanese, 2 Americans Win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Two Americans and a U.S.-based Japanese scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for discovering and developing a glowing jellyfish protein that revolutionized the ability to study disease and normal development in living organisms.

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Get Moving: Guidelines Set Healthy Activity Levels

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Get moving: New exercise guidelines released Tuesday set a minimum sweat allotment for good health. For most adults, that's 2 1/2 hours a week. How much physical activity you need depends largely on age and level of fitness.

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Drug Companies: No Cold Medicines For Kids Under 4

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Don't give over-the-counter cold remedies to kids under 4, drug companies said Tuesday. What sniffling little ones need, doctors said, are plenty of fluids and lots of tender, loving care.

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Travis Barker Thankful To Be Alive After Jet Crash

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who always has been afraid of flying, says he's glad to be alive after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash last month.

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BlackBerry Storm has Touch Screen You Can Feel

Posted: 10/08/2008 - RIM is known for its e-mail-oriented phones with large keypads. With the new model being announced Wednesday, the Storm, RIM is for the first time giving up the physical keypad in favor of a large screen, just like the one on Apple's iPhone.

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McCain, Obama Trade Barbs in Town Hall Debate

Posted: 10/08/2008 - John McCain dismissively called rival Barack Obama "that one," Obama mocked McCain's "Straight Talk Express," and both left the debate stage to return to the campaign trail Wednesday.

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Fed, Central Banks Cut Rates to Aid World Economy

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The Federal Reserve and six other major central banks from around the world slashed interest rates Wednesday in an attempt to prevent a mushrooming financial crisis from becoming a global economic meltdown.

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Asian Stocks Plunge On Unabated Credit Market Woes

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Asian stock markets tumbled Wednesday, with Japan's Nikkei index sinking nearly 10 percent, as recent steps by the world's major economies to fortify credit markets failed to stem fears that the spreading financial crisis could spawn a global recession.

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McCain, Obama Spar on Leadership and the Economy

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Barack Obama and John McCain drew sharp differences over the origin of domestic and international problems. Obama tied McCain to President Bush on Iraq and economic deregulation, while McCain painted Obama as overly reliant on government.

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Asian Stocks Plunge on Unabated Credit Market Woes

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Asian stock markets are being pulled under by escalating fears that the spreading financial crisis could spawn a global recession. Japan's benchmark Nikkei (nee-kay) 225 stock average plunged more than 5 percent. The market is now at its lowest level in five years.

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