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Man attempts to pay $32 bar tab with gum wrappers

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A 28-year-old man who attempted to pay for his bar tab with gum wrappers was arrested after a scuffle with a police officer on Tuesday night, authorities said. A bartender told police the man was playing pool with an open bottle of beer and spilled some of it on the table. She said he first tried to pay his $32 tab with a credit card, which was declined.

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Residents attack Chinese police after man dies

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Thousands of angry residents in southern China have attacked police after an officer threw his radio at a man on a motorcycle who then crashed into a pole and died.

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Airlines' on-time performance improved in Sept.

Posted: 11/07/2008 - U.S. airlines' on-time performance and baggage handling improved in September, though the carriers overall posted a higher rate of domestic cancellations compared to the same month a year ago, the Transportation Department said Friday.

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Jobless ranks hit 10 million, most in 25 years

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The nation's jobless ranks zoomed past 10 million last month, the most in a quarter-century, as piles of pink slips shut factory gates and office doors to 240,000 more Americans with the holidays nearing. Politicians and economists agreed on a painful bottom line: It's only going to get worse.

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Angelou Writing a Poem About Obama

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Upon his election in 1992, Bill Clinton — affectionately referred to as the nation's first black president — asked Maya Angelou to compose a poem and read it at his inauguration. Angelou feels a new poem welling up inside her following Barack Obama's election, but she does not expect another command performance.

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US government presses NY appeal on detainee photos

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The government has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its order to release 21 pictures of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying it could jeopardize the safety of U.S. troops.

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Obama's economic circle has a Clinton presence

Posted: 11/07/2008 - As he confronts the nation's worst financial crisis since the Depression, President-elect Obama has assembled a broad based team of economic advisers though those who stand closest to him tend to be non-ideological pragmatists.

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Crude Steady After 2 Days of Sharp Drops

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Oil prices were sedentary Friday after this week's giant sell-off, despite a government report showing the unemployment rate hit a 14-year high last month and predictions from an international energy agency that put the price of crude at $200 per barrel by 2030.

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Fox does `House' moving, sets `American Idol' date

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Fox's "American Idol" will return for its eighth season Jan. 13 while medical drama "House" is moving to a new night, the network said in announcing its midseason lineup.

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Rent Out Your Vacation Home For Extra Income

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Whether it's the snowy slopes of Colorado, the blue waters of Miami Beach, or the picturesque golf courses of Hilton Head Island, finding a quality vacation rental is becoming easier every day.

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Rockettes Take Christmas Show to US Arenas

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The Rockettes — the world-famous precision dance troupe that has entertained audiences at New York's Radio City Music Hall for 76 years — are bringing their flashy high kicks and precision tapping to arenas for the first time.

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On a Roll: Golfer Records 5 Holes-in-one in a Week

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Central Illinois amateur golfer Curt Hocker is on a roll. Five rolls, to be exact. Just ask anyone at the El Paso Golf Club, where the 22-year-old has recorded five holes-in-one in the last week, including two on Saturday. In this year alone, Hocker has seven aces, five on par-4s, and two other double eagles.

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Dollar mixed, gold down in Europe

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The U.S. dollar was mixed against other major currencies in late European trading Friday. Gold rose.

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Army General to Investigate Recruiter Suicides

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The Army has agreed to investigate a disproportionate cluster of suicides among recruiters in an East Texas battalion, as well as allegations by other soldiers and family members that they were pressured to cover up serious problems in the battalion, Army Secretary Pete Geren said.

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Gulf of Mexico marine sanctuary idea dead for now

Posted: 11/07/2008 - President Bush's proposal to create a string of marine sanctuaries in the Gulf of Mexico, known as the "Islands in the Stream," has died at least for now after Republican senators opposed it, a sanctuary official said.

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GM opens first Russian factory

Posted: 11/07/2008 - U.S. car giant General Motors Corp. launched its first Russian assembly plant Friday, hoping that sales in this emerging market will bolster its staggering global performance.

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Sprint Nextel Losing Subscribers and Money

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Sprint Nextel Corp. watched another 1.3 million wireless subscribers head for its competitors during the third quarter, leading the company to post a loss that sent its stock skidding Friday.

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