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UA Flight Has Engine "Issue," Lands Safely In NJ

Posted: 08/19/2012 - Authorities say a United Airlines flight has landed safely at Newark after taking off from the airport for Berlin then returning when something apparently went wrong with the engine.

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Weeds Take Root In Crops, Climate Change, Cuisine

Posted: 08/19/2012 - The dictionary definition of a weed: "A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted." (American Heritage Dictionary)

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Idaho Evacuations Ordered Due To Thick Smoke

Fire

Posted: 08/19/2012 - Thunderstorms and lightning threatened fire officials' plans to contain a large blaze in central Washington state as hundreds of Washington and California residents returned home to find out whether their homes were spared.

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Panetta Prods Karzai On Afghan Insider Killings

Posted: 08/19/2012 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to discuss the rising number of "insider" attacks in which Afghan security forces have turned their guns on American and other coalition troops.

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Russian Punk Rock Band Still In Prison For Hooliganism

Posted: 08/19/2012 - Three members of Russian female punk rock band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison Friday after they were found guilty of hooliganism for performing a song critical of President Vladimir Putin in a church.

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"The Tonight Show" Lays Off 20, Leno's Takes Pay Cut

Posted: 08/19/2012 - Between 20 and 25 employees of NBC's "The Tonight Show" have been laid off and host Jay Leno has taken a substantial pay cut, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told CNN on Saturday

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Ryan In Fla. Makes Emotional Pitch For Medicare

Updated: 10/18/2012 - In front of thousands of Florida seniors, Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan made a highly emotional appeal for his Medicare reforms and slammed a 15-member board charged with slowing the cost growth of the popular entitlement program.

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Obama: Ryan Plan Would Reduce Romney's Tax Rate To 1 Percent

Updated: 10/18/2012 - Under the budget plan offered by Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Mitt Romney would "pay less than 1 percent in taxes each year," President Obama charged during a New Hampshire campaign swing Saturday.

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WikiLeaks' Assange Due To Appear Amid Standoff

Updated: 10/18/2012 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange planned to make his first public appearance Sunday since he took refuge inside Ecuador's embassy in London two months ago, seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sexual misconduct allegations.

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West Nile Virus Outbreak: How To Protect Yourself

Posted: 08/18/2012 - Dallas planes took to the skies Friday to spray insecticides to combat the worst West Nile virus outbreak the United States has seen this year. Thus far, 10 people have been killed and at least 230 others have been sickened in the Dallas County area.

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Tropical Storm Helene Forms In Gulf Of Mexico

Posted: 08/18/2012 - Tropical Storm Helene formed just offshore in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Friday, threatening coastal areas of eastern Mexico where thousands of people are still recovering from flooding spawned by Hurricane Ernesto.

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Calif. Man, 83, Convicted Of Killing Roommate, 94

Updated: 10/18/2012 - An 83-year-old man has been convicted in the beating death of his 94-year-old roommate at a California health care facility, an attack prosecutors say was triggered by the older man's singing.

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Navy To Repair Sub That Caught Fire In Maine

Fire

Posted: 08/18/2012 - The U.S. Navy intends to repair a nuclear-powered attack submarine that was severely damaged by a fire while in dry dock and then return it to the fleet, Navy officials Friday.

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Boy, 6, Remains Missing In Yosemite River

Posted: 08/18/2012 - Every year for a quarter century, the congregation of Calvary Chapel East Anaheim has traveled to the Sierra Nevada foothills for a spiritual family retreat.

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Among The Jobless, A Large Gender Gap

Posted: 08/18/2012 - The job market is still very tight. The Labor Department said Friday the unemployment rate went up in 44 states in July. And it turns out women who lose their jobs are finding it much tougher to find work than men.

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Cops Dealing With PTSD Face Stigma, Lack Of Resources

Posted: 08/18/2012 - Six people were charged on Friday in what has been described as an "ambush" that killed two sheriff's deputies and wounded two others in Louisiana. The local sheriff said his officers were "assassinated."

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Thousands Of Pot Fans Rally At Seattle Festival

Posted: 08/18/2012 - Tens of thousands of people descended on a waterfront park in Seattle Friday for the opening of what's billed as the nation's largest marijuana rally — an event that has a pressing political edge this year as Washington state's voters consider whether to legalize the fun use of pot for adults.

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