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U.N.: U.S. Food Aid Arrives in N. Korea

Posted: 06/30/2008 - World Food Program said the first 37,000 tons of wheat arrived in North Korea Monday. It is the first installment of a promised half-million tons given to the communist nation as a result of negotiations over its nuclear program.

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Helicopter Collision in Northern Arizona Kills 6

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Helicopter carrying a patient from a medical emergency at the Grand Canyon collided with another chopper carrying a patient from a northern Arizona hospital near Flagstaff Sunday.

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Calif. Firefighters Battle More Than 1,400 Blazes

Posted: 06/30/2008 - "Red flag warnings," the most extreme fire warning, is in effect over northern California until Monday evening as fire crews battle over a thousand blazes, including a massive on in Big Sur.

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Transplant Recipient Completes Yosemite Ascent

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A heart transplant survivor has added another first to her long string of mountaineering feats since getting a new heart 13 years ago — a dangerous 2 1/2-day climb up the sheer, 2,000-foot face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park's famed granite monolith.

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Medicare Fees to Doctors Fall Tuesday

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The Bush administration said Monday it is freezing a scheduled 10 percent fee cut for doctors who treat Medicare patients, giving Congress time to act to stop the cuts when lawmakers return from a July 4 recess.

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NYC Keeps the Cannoli but Drops the Trans Fats

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Starting this week, the ban extends to almost all prepared food in restaurants, bakeries, cafeterias, salad bars and food carts. There will be a three-month grace period before big fines are slapped on violators. The artery-clogging substance was first banned from cooking oils last year.

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Cleveland Clinic Hooks Up With Weight Watchers

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The Cleveland Clinic, highly regarded for its cardiac care, doesn't hire smokers or allow trans-fats on its menus, and now it's joining with a nationally known weight control program to help its employees shape up and slim down.

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Cell Phone Rules Changing for California Drivers

Posted: 06/30/2008 - California is taking a stand against texting or talking on a cell phone while driving. A state rule that takes effect Tuesday prohibits 16- and 17-year-olds from using any device to talk or text while driving, except in an emergency.

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US Stocks Head for Mixed Open as Oil Tops $143

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Stocks headed for a mixed open Monday as oil prices set a new trading record and investors awaited a regional manufacturing reading for hints about where the market might be headed after last week's steep sell-off.

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Del Monte Sells Seafood Unit to Korea's Dongwon

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Del Monte will sell its seafood business, which includes the StarKist brand, to a South Korean company for $363 million as it focuses on higher margin produce and pet foods.

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SAG President Doesn't Want to Hear Strike Talk

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The head of the Screen Actors Guild doesn't want to hear the s-word as a deadline for contract expiration looms. A strike could be on the way though.

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Oil Prices Pass $143 a Barrel

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Oil prices surged above $143 a barrel for the first time ever Monday, as a weaker dollar spurred investors to seek refuge in dollar-denominated oil futures to hedge against inflation.

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Days of Oversize Airline Carry-Ons are Numbered

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Checked bags are now a moneymaker for US Airways, American Airlines and United Airlines, and officials say they're going to keep a closer watch on how much you take on board as they begin their new baggage fees.

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Bear mauls teen during 24-hour bike race in Alaska

Posted: 06/29/2008 - A 14-year-old girl riding in a mountain bike race was attacked in the dark of night by a bear Sunday and severely injured, but she was able to make a brief 911 call that eventually resulted in her rescue.

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Gay revelers celebrate pride, marriage rights

Posted: 06/29/2008 - A lesbian motorcycle group dressed in bridal veils, wedding gowns and leather lent a matrimonial touch to San Francisco's gay pride parade Sunday as revelers celebrated their newfound freedom to marry.

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7 die as medical helicopters collide over Arizona

Posted: 06/29/2008 - Two medical helicopters collided Sunday afternoon about a half-mile from a northern Arizona hospital, killing at least seven people and critically injuring three, a federal official said.

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Sen. Kerry facing first Democratic foe in decades

Posted: 06/29/2008 - BOSTON (AP) -- Sen. John Kerry is facing his first primary opponent since he first took office 23 years ago, and his challenger has one issue in mind: The senator's 2003 vote authorizing President Bush to launch military action against Iraq.

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As river rushes into Mo. town, residents file out

Posted: 06/29/2008 - WINFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A makeshift barrier holding back the Mississippi River failed early Saturday, swamping the low-lying part of the small community of Winfield and ending a valiant but ultimately doomed battle against the surging river.

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Officer killed by suspected drunk driver

Posted: 06/29/2008 - HOUSTON (AP) -- A car slammed into two police officers working traffic control at a construction site early Sunday, killing one and seriously injuring the other, authorities said.

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Wall Street to begin July on shaky ground

Posted: 06/29/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The year is nearly halfway over, and Wall Street appears to be on even shakier ground than when it began 2008. And this shortened week ahead of the Fourth of July holiday is unlikely to bring the market enough proof that the economic climate is improving.

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NYC keeps the cannoli but drops the trans fats

Posted: 06/29/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Making cannoli is serious business in New York. It's a dessert so tempting that even a hit man in the "Godfather" couldn't leave a box behind.

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Great Lakes compact focus shifting to Congress

Posted: 06/29/2008 - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A year ago, it seemed a proposed interstate compact designed to prevent thirstier regions from raiding the Great Lakes might be sunk by squabbles among the eight states with jurisdiction over the vast reservoir.

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Marriage freedom is focus of gay pride parade

Posted: 06/29/2008 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Revelers at San Francisco's gay pride parade are celebrating their newfound freedom to marry as the city's 38th annual march got under way with a matrimonial touch.

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Iran harder sell on giving up nukes

Posted: 06/29/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iran and North Korea may be two points on President Bush's old "axis of evil," but the authoritarian governments are polar opposites when it comes to defusing their nuclear programs.

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