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Stocks Fall Sharply Following GE Results

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Wall Street stumbled Friday after a disappointing first-quarter report from General Electric Co. surprised the market and stoked concern about the health of both corporate profits and the wider economy. The major indexes fell more than 2 percent, with the Dow Jones industrials giving up more than 250 points.

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Lawsuit: Ledger Used Cocaine At Party

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A woman's lawsuit against two paparazzi and the photo agency allegedly responsible for the video of Heath Ledger at a West Hollywood hotel room says the late actor was using cocaine that night.

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Legally Blind Golfer Makes Hole-In-One

Updated: 05/12/2008 - An 85-year-old legally blind golfer from southern Arizona made a hole-in-one this week on a par-3 course. Robert Dunham accomplished the feat on the third hole at Tortuga in Green Valley.

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Cops: Trucker's Cab "Awash With Blood"

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A cab of a truck driver and suspected serial killer was "awash with blood" belonging to 10 different people, said a prosecutor who charged the man Thursday with murdering a missing woman.

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Shanghai Money Boss Spared Death

Updated: 05/12/2008 - China sentenced the former Communist Party chief of the country's financial capital to 18 years in prison Friday, but spared him the usual punishment for serious economic crimes - death.

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Council Approves Salmon Fishing Ban

Posted: 04/11/2008 - SEATAC, Wash. (AP) -- West Coast fisheries managers voted Thursday to cancel all commercial salmon fishing off the California and Oregon coasts this year.

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Police: NY Man Tries Bogus Bill For Bail

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Police say it was no surprise a bogus $50 bill got a Long Island man arrested: He was trying to use it to pay his bail on a traffic charge. The transaction compounded Cyheam Forney's legal problems and landed him in jail.

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US Diplomat Mends Fences With Argentina

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The top U.S. diplomat for Latin America signaled a thaw in relations with Argentina on Thursday after meeting with President Cristina Fernandez.

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Cyanide Document Found at Texas Compound

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Authorities searching the compound of a polygamist sect in West Texas found a "cyanide poisoning document" among the dozens of items it seized during a weeklong search.

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Dangerous Animal Virus on US Mainland?

Posted: 04/11/2008 - The government's research into highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease likely will move from a remote island to the U.S. mainland near livestock herds, raising concerns about the risks of a catastrophic outbreak.

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Newsday Pulitzer-Winner Greene Dies

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Investigative journalist Robert W. Greene, who led reporters from across the country in an effort to uncover corruption in Arizona and who twice helped Newsday win the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, died Thursday. He was 78.

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Murdered Pregnant Women: The Racial Divide

Updated: 05/12/2008 - When Laci Peterson became the symbol of maternal homicide in the mass media and in the law books (the Violence Against Unborn Children Act is also known as the Laci and Connor's Law), it put a white face on the horrendous crime of maternal homicide. In reality, that face is actually young, and often, black.

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Many Cities Struggling to Fill Potholes

Posted: 04/11/2008 - All winter long, snow- and ice-covered streets repeatedly froze and thawed, opening up scores of cracks in the pavement. The cracks turned into potholes, and the potholes turned into gaping craters.

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Dalai Lama Talks Compassion, Not Tibet

Posted: 04/11/2008 - In his first public appearance since arriving for a five-day conference on compassion, the Dalai Lama made no mention of the situation in Tibet, instead welcoming what he said was a new scientific interest in human emotion.

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Gas Prices Set Record, Oil Moves Higher

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Gas and diesel pump prices jumped to yet another record Friday, piling on the costs for motorists as well as consumers reliant on trucks, trains and ships that deliver goods to market.

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