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Police: Arkansas TV anchorwoman attacked in home

Posted: 10/20/2008 - An intruder beat and stabbed a popular TV anchorwoman in her home during a possible robbery, and left her with life-threatening injuries, police said Monday.

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Police use DNA to solve everyday property crimes

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The burglar was undone by his taste for strawberry soda. RazJohn Smyer, a suspect in a string of Denver-area break-ins, often checked his victims' refrigerators and helped himself to a drink. The soda cans he left behind gave police enough DNA evidence to link him to five burglaries. He's now serving a 20-year sentence.

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Prosecutor: Al-Qaida inspired Fort Dix plot

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Five men accused of planning an attack on an Army training base in New Jersey were inspired by al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, a prosecutor said Monday during opening statements in their terrorism trial.

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Michigan State arsonist sentenced to 9 years

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A former environmental activist who committed arson at Michigan State University in 1999 and later became a government informant was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison.

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Neb. lawmakers agree on safe-haven age limit

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Stung by the abandonment of children as old as 17 at Nebraska hospitals, the governor and lawmakers struck a deal Monday to rewrite the state's safe haven law so it applies only to infants up to three days old.

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Vegas police quiz freed boy for clues on abduction

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Posted: 10/20/2008 - Investigators interviewed a 6-year-old boy about his nearly four days in captivity in hopes of gaining clues to the identity of gunmen who abducted him last week, police said Monday. The boy, Cole Puffinburger, was dropped off unharmed Saturday night. Authorities think his kidnappers are still in southern Nevada, said Sgt. John Loretto, a Las Vegas police spokesman.

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Pakistan Court Orders American Held In Jail

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A Pakistani court has ordered an American detained for two more weeks after he was accused of trying to enter a militant stronghold near the Afghan border, police said Monday.

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Taliban Gunmen Kills Christian Aid Worker In Kabul

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Taliban gunmen killed a Christian aid worker in Kabul as she was walking to work on Monday, and the militant group said it targeted the woman because she was spreading her religion.

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Bernanke Gives Nod to More Government Stimulus

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Monday a fresh round of government stimulus is a good idea because there's a risk the country's economic weakness could last for some time.

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6 Killed In South Korea Arson, Stabbing Spree

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A financially strapped South Korean man went on an arson and stabbing rampage in Seoul on Monday, leaving six people dead and seven others wounded.

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Stocks Advance as Investors await Bernanke

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Wall Street surged in early trading Monday as the credit markets showed signs of easing and investors awaited testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for a reading on the economy and battered financial system.

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Tainted Feed Kills 1,500 Chinese Dogs Bred For Fur

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Some 1,500 dogs bred for their raccoon-like fur have died after eating feed tainted with the same chemical that contaminated dairy products and sickened tens of thousands of babies nationwide, a veterinarian said Monday.

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Child Virus Kills 3, Sickens 110 In East China

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Hand, foot and mouth disease has killed three children and sickened about 110 others in eastern China, state media reported. The official Xinhua News Agency said late Sunday that all the cases were reported in Jian'ou city of Fujian province from October 1 to 17.

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Grandfather Of Abducted Nevada Boy Arrested

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Updated: 10/20/2008 - The grandfather of a kidnapped 6-year-old Nevada boy was arrested in Southern California after police named him a "person of interest" in the abduction.

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Parents Press States For Autism Laws

Posted: 10/20/2008 - If autism advocates get their way, more states will follow Indiana's lead by requiring health insurers to cover intensive and costly behavior therapy for autism.

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Poll Finds High Anxiety On Economy This Month

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The share of people who believe the country is moving in the right direction has plunged in just a few weeks, from 28 percent in September to 15 percent in October.

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Coal Train Kills Man in Merriam

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Authorities are investigation the death of a man who was struck from behind by a train in the Kansas City suburb of Merriam, Kan.

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Bruised Economy Likely to Limp into Next Year

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Beaten down by housing, credit and financial crises, the bruised economy is likely to drag into next year, leaving more people out of work and more businesses wary of making big investments.

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Sen. Stevens Expected Back on Stand Monday

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The longtime Republican icon gets a last chance Monday to convince jurors in Washington - and constituents in Alaska about to vote on his re-election - that he didn't intentionally take freebies from Bill Allen,

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Fort Dix Plot Case Starts Monday

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The case will be watched closely because it represents a type of pre-emptive prosecution that has grown more common in U.S. terrorism cases since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which troubles some experts.

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Stock Futures Higher as Investors Watch Earnings

Posted: 10/20/2008 - In a snapshot of how the real economy is weathering the crisis, companies from sectors including retail, credit cards, defense, energy and technology report third-quarter earnings Monday.

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Abortion Ban Returns To Ballot In South Dakota

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Two years after South Dakotans rejected a nearly total ban on abortion, voters on Nov. 4 will decide another sweeping but less restrictive ballot measure that would probably send a legal challenge of Roe v. Wade to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Poll Finds High Anxiety on EconomyThis Month

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The share of people who believe the country is moving in the right direction has plunged in just a few weeks, from 28 percent in September to 15 percent in October, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll of likely voters that was released Monday.

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