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Biden says Wall Street woes awoke McCain to crisis

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Democratic campaign of Barack Obama has been relentless in criticizing McCain on the economy, trying to depict him as out of touch when he says the "fundamentals" of the economy remain strong.

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Crews finish sweep of Galveston; thousands stay

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Search crews pulled out of Galveston on Wednesday after completing their sweep of the island for survivors of Hurricane Ike. Thousands remained on the island despite authorities' urging them to leave, and thousands more choked an interstate leading in.

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White House upbeat on economy, defends AIG move

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The White House gave a newly nuanced description Wednesday of the U.S. economy, calling it a mixed picture and saying it ultimately will weather the current turmoil. Press secretary Dana Perino, President Bush's chief spokeswoman, also defended the extraordinary federal takeover of sinking insurance giant American International Group Inc., while not ruling out further private-sector bailouts by Washington.

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Appeals court upholds Arizona immigration law

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld an Arizona law that penalizes businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants and requires them to verify the employment status of their workers.

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White House upbeat on economy, defends AIG move

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The White House gave a newly nuanced description Wednesday of the U.S. economy, calling it a mixed picture and saying it ultimately will weather the current turmoil.

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O.J. trial resumes with audio expert's testimony

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Testimony resumed Wednesday in O.J. Simpson's armed robbery and kidnapping trial with a videotaped appearance by an FBI audio analyst who prosecutors hope can authenticate recordings made by a key player still waiting to testify.

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McCain says government 'forced' to bail out AIG

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain, a day after flatly rejecting the idea of a taxpayer bailout for American International Group Inc., said Wednesday that the government had been "forced" into proposing an $85 billion loan to the nation's largest insurer.

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Stocks Sink After Government Bailout of AIG

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Wall Street stumbled again Wednesday, with anxieties about the financial system still running high after the government bailed out insurer American International Group Inc. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped about 280 points.

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Internet Conference

Updated: 09/17/2008 - News managers from Nebraska meet at WIBW TV to talk WEB.

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6,200 Babies Sick; 3 Dead From Tainted Milk

Posted: 09/17/2008 - More than 6,200 babies have been sickened by tainted milk formula and dozens of infants are suffering from acute kidney failure, China's health minister said Wednesday as the death toll rose to three children.

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Survey: Nearly Every Kid A Video Gamer

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Katherine Graden doesn't really like shoot-'em-up video games. She prefers games on her Wii system that test her fitness and agility — the ones her guy friends tease are her "sissy games."

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Mortensen Packs Big Gun For Western 'Apaloosa'

Posted: 09/17/2008 - As an Old West lawman, Mortensen packs a booming eight-gauge shotgun in "Appaloosa," which reteams him with "A History of Violence" co-star Ed Harris, who also directed and co-wrote the Western.

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Stephen Colbert To Host Musical Christmas Special

Posted: 09/17/2008 - It will be a musical special featuring John Legend, Elvis Costello, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Feist — and "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, who's slated to sing a duet with Colbert of a song simply titled "Hanukkah."

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Obama Picks Up About $9 Million In Hollywood

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Barack Obama partied with Hollywood celebrities Tuesday night and with the help of Oscar-winning singer and actress Barbra Streisand raised an eye-popping $9 million for his presidential campaign and the Democratic Party.

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New Merck Osteoporosis Drug Boosts Bone Density

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The drug, known chemically as odanacatib, increased bone density in a midstage trial by about 5.5 percent in the lower spine, while a comparison group of women getting dummy pills on average had bone density decrease about 0.2 percent from its level at the start of the study.

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Bad Vaccines Risk Encephalitis Epidemic In India

Posted: 09/17/2008 - India's government sent thousands of ineffective vaccines to a northern Indian state, halting a planned immunization drive against a deadly outbreak of Japanese encephalitis that has killed more than 200 children since June, officials said Wednesday.

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FDA Defends Plastic Linked With Health Risks

Posted: 09/17/2008 - With scientists at odds about the risks of a chemical found in plastic baby bottles, metal cans and other food packaging, the government on Tuesday gave consumers some tips on how to reduce their exposure to BPA even as it said the substance is safe.

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Stocks Sink In Early Trading After AIG Bailout

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Stocks skidded again Wednesday, with anxieties about the financial system still running high even after the government bailed out the insurer American International Group Inc. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped about 200 points.

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Murder Charges Filed in Kicking Death of Guard

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A Springfield man faces murder charges in the death of a hospital security guard who was kicked in the head last month. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed upgraded charges of second-degree murder and felony murder against 41-year-old Jeffrey Bolden.

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Cape Girardeau, MO Plant to Cut 250 Jobs

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Thorngate Ltd. plans to eliminate its sewing department in Cape Girardeau, a move that will leave about 250 workers without jobs.

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Toilet-paper Researchers Create 3-ply Tissue

Posted: 09/17/2008 - If two-ply toilet paper is good, then three-ply tissue must be better. At least that's what toilet-paper researchers in northeastern Wisconsin hope.

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