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Stocks Turn Higher After Jobless Claims Report

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Wall Street fluctuated in a narrow range Thursday as investors struggled to discern a direction for the economy after reports showing a modest increase in jobless claims and weakness in the manufacturing sector.

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Bernanke: Banks Must Get Better At Foreseeing Risk

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Commercial banks and other financial institutions need to beef up their ability to detect and protect themselves against risks like the credit and mortgage debacles, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.

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Icahn Vows To Oust Yahoo Directors In Shareholder Revolt

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is setting out to oust Yahoo Inc.'s board of directors for "irresponsible" and "unconscionable" actions that led Microsoft Corp. to withdraw a $47.5 billion offer to buy the slumping Internet pioneer.

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NJ Woman Vanishes After Fall From Cruise Ship

Updated: 05/15/2008 - A woman taking a cruise with her boyfriend plunged into the sea off New Jersey from a balcony attached to her room, and the FBI is investigating whether a crime occurred.

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IHT Editor Oreskes Named AP Editor For US News

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Michael Oreskes, editor of the International Herald Tribune and a longtime news executive for The New York Times, has been named by The Associated Press to the new position of managing editor for U.S. news.

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Scandal-Plagued Ohio Attorney General Resigns

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Ohio's attorney general resigned Wednesday under threat of impeachment because of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.

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NY Prosecutor Wins Big With Spitzer Investigation

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Michael Garcia's predecessors as U.S. attorney in Manhattan took on all five mob families, the titans of Wall Street, Osama bin Laden and even Martha Stewart. So it was largely unnoticed when Garcia wanted to attack public corruption.

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California's Top Court To Rule On Gay Marriage

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Both sides in the gay marriage debate will be watching California's highest court Thursday to see if the nation's biggest state goes the way of Massachusetts and legalizes same-sex marriage.

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KDHE Releases Report On Kansas Tobacco Use

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released the Tobacco Use in Kansas 2007 Status Report. This report highlights current Kansas adult and youth tobacco use statistics, efforts to reduce tobacco use, information about the health effects of secondhand smoke and recommendations to improve tobacco prevention in Kansas. To view the full report visit

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Immigrant Workers In New Orleans Start Leaving

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Josue Vega was one of thousands of immigrant workers who flocked to New Orleans in 2005 in hopes of finding a rebuilding job in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Firefighters Get Upper Hand On Florida Wildfire

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A man accused of lobbing a Molotov cocktail into woods that are among the thousands of acres that have burned along Florida's Atlantic coast conceded Thursday that he may have accidentally sparked a fire.

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Stocks Turn Higher after Jobless Claims Report

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Wall Street turned modestly higher Thursday as investors struggled to discern a direction for the economy after reports showing a modest increase in jobless claims and weakness in the manufacturing sector.

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Obama: Bush Falsely Accusing Him of Appeasement

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Obama camp says President's comments about appeasement while in Israel celebrating the nation's 60th anniversary were aimed directly at the Illinois senator.

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CBS In $1.8B Deal For Online News, Info Site CNet

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Media and entertainment company CBS Corp. is buying CNet Networks Inc., an online news and information provider, for $1.8 billion in cash in its latest bid to expand its reach on the Internet, the companies announced Thursday.

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Bush Envisions A Democratic Middle East Free Of Oppression

Posted: 05/15/2008 - President Bush feted Israel on Thursday in honor of the 60th anniversary of its founding and predicted that its 120th birthday would find it alongside a Palestinian state and in an all-democratic neighborhood free of today's oppression, restrictions on freedom and extremist Muslim movements.

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Senators Near Housing Deal

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Key senators say they're nearing a deal on a homeowner rescue package that could help half a million strapped borrowers get government-backed mortgages.

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Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Soars Above 43,000

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Myanmar's junta warned Thursday that legal action would be taken against people who trade or hoard international aid as the cyclone's death toll soared above 43,000.

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Polar Bear Now Listed as 'Threatened' Species

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced Wednesday that Polar Bears will now be listed as "threatened." Listing is under Endangered Species Act. USGS says two-thirds of the world's polar bears will disappear in the next 50 years. Bush administration was supposed to make a decision in January.

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