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A Dozen More Chinese Dairy Companies Accused

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Fifteen more Chinese dairy companies were identified Wednesday as producing milk products contaminated with an industrial chemical, further broadening a scandal affecting products ranging from baby formula to chocolate, authorities said.

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Kansas Ag Deptarment Takes Over Restaurant Inspections

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The Kansas Department of Agriculture has taken over the restaurants and lodging inspections by the state. The change occurred Wednesday, when a law went into effect transferring those duties from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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Faster Genetic Test For Flu Virus Approved

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The government approved a new genetic test for the flu virus Tuesday that will allow labs across the country to identify flu strains within four hours instead of four days.

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Sebelius says Obama Better for Women than McCain

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Kathleen Sebelius says women face serious economic challenges and will suffer more than men from the current turmoil. Sebelius was campaigning for presidential candidate Barack Obama in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver Tuesday.

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Oil Down after Surprise Jump in US Crude Supplies

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Oil prices are falling after the government reported a surprise jump in U.S. crude supplies. The Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that crude inventories rose by 4.3 million barrels to 294.5 million barrels for the week ending Sept. 26.

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Tasered MO Teen Faces New Charges

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The teenager who accused Ozark police of zapping him excessively with a stun gun in July faces two felonies after police say he shot at a house and car in August.

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Poor Ratings Cited for 13 Booster Seats

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute found Wednesday that 13 booster seats don't put children in the best position to be protected in a crash.

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Bush Signs Spending Bill That Includes Auto Loans

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The $630 billion-plus spending bill wraps together a record Pentagon budget with aid for automakers and natural disaster victims, and increased health care funding for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Grandma, 92, is Michigan Woman's Matron of Honor

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Ninety-two year old Michigan woman will stand up with her 26 year-old granddaughter when she marries Mark James. Granddaughter calles Granny-Mae her best friend.

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Triple-Fatal Shooting Suspect May Get New Lawyer

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The Michigan man accused of gunning down three teens near the Wisconsin-Michigan border may get a new lawyer. Johnson is accused of ambushing a group of young people swimming in the Menominee River in July.

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Polls: Obama Leads in Critical Trio of States

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Recently trailing or tied, Democrat Barack Obama now leads Republican John McCain in a trio of the most critical, vote-rich states five weeks before the election, according to presidential poll results released Wednesday.

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Oil Slides Below $99 on Fears of Falling Demand

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Oil prices fell Wednesday as fears of falling demand for oil and gasoline trumped expectations that U.S. lawmakers will pass a revised bank bailout plan that they rejected earlier this week.

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Stocks Open Lower after Big Rebound

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Stocks are opening lower, extending this week's gyrations as investors await a possible Senate vote on the government's proposed $700 billion financial sector bailout.

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Hoyer, Blunt Hopeful of Progress on Rescue Bill

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Two House leaders said Wednesday headway is being made toward getting the $700 billion financial industry rescue bill through Congress, thanks partly to a provision increasing insurance for people's deposits.

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EU Monitors Start Patrols In Georgia, Eye Russians

Posted: 10/01/2008 - European Union monitors began patrolling Georgian territory Wednesday under a French-brokered peace deal, and Russian troops allowed some monitors into a buffer zone around South Ossetia despite insisting earlier they would be blocked.

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Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 6 In Pakistan

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A missile strike by a suspected U.S. drone killed at least six people in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, two Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.

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New Tests Find Melamine In 31 Chinese Milk Batches

Posted: 10/01/2008 - An additional 31 batches of Chinese milk powder were found contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine, China's government said Wednesday, further broadening a scandal affecting products ranging from baby formula to chocolate.

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Faster Genetic Test For Flu Virus Approved

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The government approved a new genetic test for the flu virus Tuesday that will allow labs across the country to identify flu strains within four hours instead of four days.

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AP Source: New York Mayor Wants a 3rd Term

Posted: 10/01/2008 - For a long time, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seemed to despise the very notion of changing a voter-approved law restricting elected officeholders to two terms in office.

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Most Asian Markets Recover on Hopes for US Bailout

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Most Asian markets bounced back Wednesday on hopes that a $700 billion bailout for the U.S. financial system will soon win legislative approval, although doubts persisted about the long-term outlook for the global economy.

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Oil Rises to near $102 on Bailout Plan Hopes

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Oil prices rose to almost $102 a barrel Wednesday in Asia on expectations that U.S. lawmakers will pass a revised bank bailout plan that they rejected earlier this week.

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Senate to Vote on Financial Rescue Plan

Posted: 10/01/2008 - President Bush's plan to rescue U.S. financial markets is headed for a Senate vote Wednesday night after leaders there agreed to add tax breaks for businesses and the middle class and increase deposit insurance in an attempt to revive the legislation rejected by the House.

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Janet Jackson Released from Hospital

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Janet Jackson was released from a Montreal hospital just two hours after she arrived, a spokeswoman for the facility said Tuesday, but it was still not clear why she was admitted.

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McCain, Michelle Obama Both in Missouri Wednesday

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will both be in the Kansas City area Wednesday.

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