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US Billionaire: Allegations In Olmert Case 'Insulting'

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Jewish-American billionaire questioned by police as part of a corruption investigation into Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday he has never given money to the Israeli leader and called suggestions of any wrongdoing "insulting."

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Iraqi Forces Hunt Door-To-Door For Mosul Militants

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Government troops began house-to-house searches for al-Qaida in Iraq militants in Mosul on Thursday, part of a major security operation to cleanse Iraq's third largest city from cells of the terror network.

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Official: Suicide Bomber Kills 12 In Afghanistan

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A suicide bomber wearing a burqa attacked a police patrol at a crowded market in western Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 27 others, officials said.

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Palestinians Mark 1948 Uprooting With Rallies

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Palestinians marked the 60th anniversary of their uprooting with rallies, sirens and black balloons Thursday — an annual ritual made even darker this year by crippling internal divisions and diminishing independence hopes.

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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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Oil Prices Surge On Weaker Dollar, Diesel Demand

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Oil prices surged nearly $2 a barrel Thursday as the dollar fell against the euro and investors anticipated strong demand for diesel fuel in parts of China ravaged by Monday's earthquake. Gas prices, meanwhile, advanced past $3.77 a gallon.

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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 www.kdheks.gov/tobacco.

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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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