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Prosecutor Says S.C. Student to Face WMD Charge

Posted: 04/22/2008 - The acting U.S. attorney for South Carolina says a teenager accused of planning to bomb his high school will face a federal charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. The charge carries a possible life sentence.

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Son Arrested After Father Slain

Posted: 04/22/2008 - An eastern Missouri man is dead and his son is jailed after a shooting at the father's home.

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Charges Dropped In Corpse Fraud Scheme

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A judge has dismissed charges against two New York men accused of wheeling their dead friend's corpse down a busy street and trying to cash his government benefit check.

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Army Vet Charged With Spying For Israel

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A former U.S. Army mechanical engineer was arrested Tuesday on charges he slipped classified documents about nuclear weapons to an employee of the Israeli Consulate who also received information from convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard, authorities said.

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Postal Carrier Catches Falling Baby

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A postal worker is credited with saving a 1-year-old girl's life by catching her after she fell out of a second-story window in Albany, N.Y.

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Smog Exposure Linked To Premature Deaths

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution, a National Academy of Sciences report concluded Tuesday.

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Ex-EPA Chief Off The Hook In 9/11 Air Case

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman cannot be held liable for telling residents near the World Trade Center site that the air was safe to breathe after the 2001 terrorist attacks, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.

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Sheriff: Olympic Champ "Date Rape" Drugged

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Former Olympic ice dance champion Pasha Grishuk was drugged with GHB, a common date rape drug, during a business meeting at a ritzy Orange County hotel, a sheriff's spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Stocks Decline as Oil Rises, Street Examines Earnings

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Wall Street pulled back Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrials tumbling more than 140 points, as a rush of quarter results from bellwethers like AT&T Corp., DuPont and McDonald's Corp. failed to impress investors. Oil prices also reached fresh highs, raising concerns about inflation.

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Existing Home Sales Decline

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Sales of existing homes fell in March as a severe slump in housing showed no signs of abating. The median price of a home fell compared with the price a year ago.

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Louisiana Panel Blocks Anti-Droopy Pants Bill

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A state Senate panel rejected a bill on Tuesday that would make it a crime to wear one's pants too low, even as Cajun-country towns around Louisiana have been banning saggy pants from their streets.

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36 Shootings, 9 Homicides Reported in Chicago Over Weekend

Posted: 04/22/2008 - With at least nine people killed in 36 seperate acts of violence, an outburst of gunfire rattled the windy city during the weekend. The shootings were reported from Friday until Monday morning. They include shootings, drive-by attacks, and even one shooting with an AK-47.

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United Airlines Parent Loses $537 Million in 1Q, Makes Cuts

Posted: 04/22/2008 - United Airlines parent UAL Corp. reported a $537 million first-quarter loss Tuesday due to soaring fuel costs and said it is cutting flights and 1,100 jobs as it streamlines during an "extraordinarily difficult" environment for airlines.

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Sony BMG Joins Universal in Offering Catalog on Nokia Phones

Updated: 04/22/2008 - A new deal deal between Nokia and music giants Sony BMG, Universal will let users download any song from the two labels' catalogs onto their phones or computers for one year after buying the phone. The new service is expected to debut later this year.

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Polygamist Dress a Study in Faith vs. Fashion

Posted: 04/22/2008 - The dresses worn by the women in the FLDS polygamist sect are a combination of original 19th-century wear and 1950s clothing. Every possibly provocative inch of skin is covered. The clothing is stitched with special markings "to protect the body." Hairstyle origin is unclear, but is reminiscent of the Gibson Girl image of the 1800s

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McDonald's 1Q Profit Rises on Strong International Sales

Posted: 04/22/2008 - McDonald's Corporation says its first-quarter profit rose 24% as the fast food company benefited from the weak U.S. dollar and strong global sales. McDonald's revenue climbed six percent to $5.6 billion.

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Oil Sets New Record Above $118 a Barrel

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Oil prices rose Tuesday to a all-time highs above $118 a barrel on concerns over supplies from some key producers. And with the higher prices for oil means there will be little relief at the gas pump any time soon.

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Moore Throws Support to Obama

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Filmmaker Michael Moore posts endorsement for Barack Obama on his web site, calling attention to Obama's ability to inspire; chastizes Clinton for negative campaigning

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Ray Charles' children, ex-manager battle

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Ray Charles' children are accusing his longtime manager of mismanaging his estate and trusts and tarnishing his legacy by releasing two posthumous CDs the late singer never would have approved, according to a published report.

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