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Southeast fire officials nervous about invasive weed

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Cogon grass can seem harmless - even beautiful - but forestry experts in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama warn it's a killer. The invasive weed already has infested more than 1 million acres nationwide and experts say the Southeast's drought makes the highly flammable intruder more threatening than ever.

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Man Charged With Killing KC Bartender

Posted: 04/23/2008 - A Missouri man has been charged with murdering a bartender who refused him service. He lacked proper ID, and opened fire when he was unable to purchase a drink.

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Spider plague closes Australian hospital

Posted: 04/23/2008 - A tiny Australian hospital is closing temporarily because of an infestation of poisonous spiders. The Baralaba Multi Purpose Health Service will close for 24 hours starting Thursday morning so officials can fumigate the building to get rid of redback spiders that have been found in large numbers in the main part of the hospital.

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Star Jones Files For Divorce

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Former "View" co-host is ending her marriage. She caused a stir by promoting her wedding on her show three years ago, one of the reasons her contract was not renewed.

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Obama Puts Loss "In Perspective"

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Sen. Hilary Clinton earned a much-needed win over democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama. Both interpret the results in different ways.

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Gas Price Soar Across U.S.

Posted: 04/23/2008 - In some parts of the country, the $100 gas fill-up has become a harsh reality. People who fill up their vehicles are obviously not pleased with the situation.

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Gas Prices Climbing With No End In Sight

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Prices not expected to go down anytime soon as demand grows in spring, summer. California had the highest average price at $3.86 per gallon. Wyoming had the lowest average price at $3.39 per gallon. The national average was $3.50 per gallon.

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39 Whirlpool Workers Suspended Over Smoking Lies

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Dozens of Whirlpool factory workers suspended with pay for lying about smoking. The workers signed insurance paperwork claiming they did not use tobacco. The factory charges tobacco users an extra $500 in annual health insurance premiums.

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Toddler Dies on Flight From Germany to U.S.

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Two-year-old girl dies on flight to U.S. from Germany. Flight detoured to Ireland mid-flight after she died. The cause of the toddler's death remains unknown. The flight originated in Ethiopia with a stopover in Germany. The girl died during the Frankfurt-to-New York leg of the trip. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the toddler's death.

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Richie Sambora Strikes Deal in DUI Case

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Bon Jovi Richie Sambora pleads no contest to one misdemeanor count; another dropped. Sambora gets sentenced to 3 years of informal probation, plus classes and fees. Sambora's blood-alcohol level over legal limit when arrested.

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US Stocks Head for Moderately Lower Open

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Stocks appeared headed for a moderate decline Wednesday as investors awaited another round of first-quarter earnings reports and hoped the numbers would help determine where the economy is headed.

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Delta Reports $6.4B Loss in 1st Quarter on Fuel Costs

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation's third-largest carrier, said Wednesday its loss widened in the first quarter to a whopping $6.39 billion because of soaring fuel prices and the steep decline in the company's market value.

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Clinton's PA Win Still Leaves Her The Underdog

Posted: 04/23/2008 - In a contest that won't quit, Hillary Rodham Clinton is still the underdog after winning the democratic primary in Pennsylvania. Regardless, she's staying in the race and keeping her hopes alive in a feisty act of political survival.

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Clinton's Pa. Win Still Leaves her the Underdog

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Still the underdog in a politcal contest that won't quit, Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled off a feisty act of political survival in the Pennsylvania primary, defeating Barack Obama to keep her Democratic presidential hopes alive.

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Marlee Matlin Eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars'

Posted: 04/23/2008 - This week's celebrity casualty on "Dancing With the Stars" was Marlee Matlin, who came into Tuesday's results show with 21 out of 30 points. The actress lost her timing at various points during her mambo Monday with professional partner Fabian Sanchez, and the judges took note.

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Kansas to Nebraska: Pay Up, You Took Our Water

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Kansas is demanding that Nebraska pay 72-million dollars for using too much Republican River water. Kansas contends that Nebraska took 27-billion gallons of water more than it was entitled to from the river in 2005 and 2006.

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Clinton grinds out victory over Obama in Pennsylvania

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton ground out a gritty victory in the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday night, defeating Barack Obama and staving off elimination in their historic race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Government to release proposed fuel economy rules

Posted: 04/22/2008 - The next generation of new cars and trucks will need to meet a fleet average of 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015, the Bush administration proposed Tuesday, seeking more fuel-efficient vehicles in the face of high gasoline prices and concerns over global warming.

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Feds want to require visitors' fingerprints when leaving US

Posted: 04/22/2008 - The Bush administration would require commercial airlines and cruise-line operators to collect information such as fingerprints from international travelers and send the information to the Homeland Security Department soon after the travelers leave the country, according to a proposed rule.

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