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Top Calif. Lawmakers say they have Budget Deal

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The state's top legislative leaders on Sunday announced what they described as a breakthrough in California's record budget impasse, potentially ending a stalemate that set a new standard for dysfunction in a Capitol with a long history of blown budget deadlines.

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Fed Moves to Deal with Financial Crisis

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The Federal Reserve announced late Sunday several steps to cope with the worst credit crisis in decades, including broadening the types of assets that investment banks can put up to get emergency loans from the Fed.

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Rover, Call Me An Ambulance _ Dog Calls 911

Posted: 09/15/2008 - "Man's best friend" doesn't go far enough for Buddy - a German shepherd who remembered his training and saved his owner's life by calling 911 when the man had a seizure.

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Matt Damon, Wyclef Jean Visit Haiti City in Ruins

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Cries of adulation - and hunger - followed Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean and actor Matt Damon as they toured flood-ravaged Gonaives to call attention to widespread suffering in the marooned city.

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China Makes First Arrests in Tainted Milk Probe

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Chinese police arrested two brothers suspected of adding a dangerous chemical to milk they sold to a company that produced infant formula that killed two babies and sickened more than 1,200 others.

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WWF: Melting Arctic Adds Urgency to Climate Deal

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Data showing Arctic sea ice may reach its lowest level on record this summer underscores the need for governments to speed up talks on a new climate pact, the Worldwide Fund for Nature said Monday.

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O.J. Simpson Jury to Get Testimony Monday in Vegas

Posted: 09/15/2008 - When O.J Simpson and five other men pushed into a cramped casino hotel room to confront two memorabilia peddlers a year ago they were only trying to retrieve keepsakes and family heirlooms that Simpson hoped to pass along to his children.

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Obama Blames Wall St. Crisis on Republican Policy

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Monday the upheaval on Wall Street was "the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression" and blamed it on policies that he said Republican rival John McCain supports.

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'Burn After Reading' is No.1 at the Box Office

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Joel and Ethan Coen scored their biggest opener to date by raking in $19.4 million in ticket sales for "Burn After Reading" and helping end a seven-week attendance slide at theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Luke Russert Gets into the Family Business

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The reporter who sat across from John McCain and Barack Obama for separate interviews that aired on NBC's "Today" show Friday was only 23. It was the late Tim Russert's son Luke.

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Doctors Say Leg Pain Can Signal Deadly Blood Clot

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Far too many Americans are dying of dangerous blood clots that can masquerade as simple leg pain, says a major new government effort to get both patients and their doctors to recognize the emergency in time.

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Stocks Set to Plunge after Fall of Lehman Bros.

Posted: 09/15/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a sharply lower open and Treasury bond prices soared Monday as investors reacted to a stunning reshaping of the landscape of Wall Street. A series of events took out two storied names Sunday: Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co.

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Wall Street Awakes to 2 Storied Firms Falling

Updated: 09/15/2008 - When Wall Street woke up Monday morning, two more of its storied firms had fallen. Bank of America agreed to purchase Merrill Lynch and Co. in an all stock transaction and Lehman Bros. announced it will file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

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Feds Hope Conductor Can Shed Light On Deadly Crash

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Federal and local investigators had no definitive answer as to why a commuter train carrying 220 people rolled past stop signals Friday and barreled head-on into a Union Pacific train in Chatsworth. The accident, the nation's deadliest rail disaster in 15 years, left train cars so mangled that some bodies had to be removed in pieces.

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Nearly 2,000 Brought To Safety In Texas After Ike

Posted: 09/15/2008 - As teams persisted in the biggest search and rescue operation in Texas history, a new phase of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Ike was only beginning while thousands of people faced long stays in crowded shelters because their homes were damaged or destroyed.

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Remnants Of Ike Blamed For 15 Deaths In Midwest

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Losing it devastating punch as a major hurricane, Ike nevertheless drubbed the Midwest with powerful winds and floodwaters that are being blamed for at least 15 deaths.

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Million-Year-Old Camel Bone Found In Syria

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Scientists have unearthed a camel jawbone in the Syrian desert that they think may be a previously unknown tiny species of the animal and say dates back a million years.

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WWF: Melting Arctic Adds Urgency To Climate Deal

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Data showing Arctic sea ice may reach its lowest level on record this summer underscores the need for governments to speed up talks on a new climate pact, the Worldwide Fund for Nature said Monday.

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World Stock Markets Sink On Wall Street Crisis

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Asian and European stock markets were down sharply Monday amid growing alarm over the world's financial system after a seismic shake-up on Wall Street, with Lehman Brothers saying it would file bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch being sold to Bank of America.

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Marine slaying suspect to be returned from Mexico

Posted: 09/14/2008 - The suspect in the death of a 20-year-old pregnant Marine will be returned to North Carolina to face charges in her slaying, a Mexican judge ruled Thursday, according to North Carolina authorities.

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Teen charged with killing woman, three kids

Posted: 09/14/2008 - An 18-year-old man has been charged with murdering a woman and her three daughters, then setting fire to their Southern California home to hide the crime.

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