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Wis. man convicted of robbing toddler's piggy bank

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A man convicted of stealing $20 from a toddler's piggy bank has been sentenced to six years in prison. Four-time convicted burglar Ryan Mueller was convicted Thursday of felony burglary as a repeat offender in a Sheboygan, Wis., court.

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RI hospital group says doc operated on wrong knee

Posted: 09/22/2008 - PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- State health officials were investigating how a surgeon operated on the wrong knee of a patient Friday at the Miriam Hospital, part of a medical network that was reprimanded and fined $50,000 last year for three mistaken surgeries at another of its facilities.

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Woman finds 'Goldilocks' snoring in her son's bed

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A man was charged with burglary after he allegedly broke into a home, ate cheese from the refrigerator, made a mess in a bathroom and fell asleep on a child's bed. Tracy Mullins, 47, of Billings, was arraigned in District Court on Thursday by video from the county jail.

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Doctors: Infection Led To Turkish Newborn Deaths

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A doctor from a team investigating the weekend deaths of 13 newborns at a hospital in western Turkey said Monday that the deaths were a result of an infection spread by IV treatment, the private Dogan news agency reported

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Polls Show Gap Between Blacks And Whites Over Racial Discrimination

Posted: 09/22/2008 - It shows that a substantial portion of white Americans still harbor negative feelings toward blacks. It shows that blacks and whites disagree tremendously on how much racial prejudice exists, whose fault it is and how much influence blacks have in politics.

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China's Food Safety Chief Quits Over Tainted Milk

Posted: 09/22/2008 - The head of the Chinese agency that monitors food and product safety has resigned, state media announced Monday, pushed out by a scandal over tainted baby formula that killed four babies and sickened nearly 53,000.

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Visitor's Flock To Timber Town For Twilight Magic

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Pounding rain and heavy mist are constant in this timber town where logging's decline left a graveyard of rusting timber mills and unemployment. Businesses shut down. Parts of the local high school were condemned. Families started to drift away.

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CarMax 2Q Earnings Plunge on Weak Vehicle Sales

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Auto retailer CarMax Inc. said Monday its 2nd earnings plunged 78% as a weak economy and high gasoline prices hurt its sales. The results were worse than expected and its shares fell about 3% in morning trading.

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Missouri Parents Warned about Hosting Underage Drinkers

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Parents in St. Charles County are being warned against hosting underage drinkers in the home. Healthy Communities says a study by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine found a higher rate of underage drinking in that eastern Missouri county than in the state and nation.

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Run-D.M.C., Metallica Nominated for Rock Hall

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Run-D.M.C. could "Walk This Way" into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 1980s rap act, along with Metallica and the Stooges are among the nine nominees for next year's hall of fame class, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced Monday.

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Stocks Fall as Investors Await Bank Bailout Plan

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Wall Street fell in early trading Monday as investors nervously awaited further news about the government's plan to buy $700 billion in banks' mortgage debt. The Dow Jones industrials were down more than 150 points while the credit markets remained nervous, but not showing the signs of panic that Treasury trading saw last week.

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Tom Hanks among Celebs who Pack Emmy Afterparties

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Accepting hugs left and right and clutching his best miniseries trophy for HBO's "John Adams," Tom Hanks made one thing clear at the premium cable network's packed Emmy afterparty: He's not a partier.

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European Tourists are Kidnapped in Egypt

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A group of 11 European tourists and four Egyptians were kidnapped during an adventure safari to one of the remotest sites in Egypt deep in the Sahara desert and were taken across the border into neighboring Sudan, officials said Monday.

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