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Galveston area remains dangerous in Ike's wake

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Businesses were beginning to reopen, cell phone service was improving and power was coming back, but leaders warned that Galveston remains dangerous more than a week after Hurricane Ike's devastating assault.

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Stocks fall as investors await bank bailout plan

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Volatility is sweeping through the financial markets as investors await details of the government's plan to buy $700 billion in banks' mortgage debt. Stocks are falling sharply, taking the Dow Jones industrials down more than 200 points, while investors are seeking safety in hard assets such as oil, which has shot up more than $11 a barrel.

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Democrats want pay limits, loan aid in bailout

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Judges could rewrite mortgages to lower bankrupt homeowners' monthly payments as part of congressional Democrats' proposal for a $700 billion financial system bailout.

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US soldier accused of abusing and killing Iraqi

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Military prosecutors accused a U.S. soldier Sunday of taking an Iraqi detainee to a remote desert location, stripping him naked, shooting him in the head and chest and then watching as another soldier set fire to the body with an incendiary grenade.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,168

Posted: 09/22/2008 - As of Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at least 4,168 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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SNB Bank Merger

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Southwest Bancorp is announcing the planned merger of SNB Bank of Wichita with SNB Bank of Kansas in Hutchinson.

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Iraqi's warmth to Israel exacts a heavy price

Posted: 09/22/2008 - First his two sons were murdered. Now he faces prosecution. The reason for Mithal al-Alusi's troubles? Visiting Israel and advocating peace with the Jewish state - something Iraq's leaders refuse to consider.

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Panel: Lawyer cut fees in return for nude dances

Posted: 09/22/2008 - An attorney was suspended for more than a year for accepting nude dances from a stripper as partial payment for the legal fees she owed him. The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission on Thursday said Scott Robert Erwin will begin serving a 15-month suspension for misconduct next month.

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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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