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Microsoft to Appeal $367M Patent Ruling

Posted: 04/04/2008 - A jury on Friday ordered Microsoft Corp. to pay $367.4 million to Alcatel-Lucent for infringing on two patents, a decision the software maker vowed to appeal.

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Chavez Says He Can't Help on Betancourt

Posted: 04/04/2008 - France asked the Venezuelan president for help Friday with a hurried mission to free an ailing hostage held by Colombian rebels, but Hugo Chavez said he can't do anything unless Colombia and the U.S. back off their hunt for a guerrilla leader.

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Release of Tapes in Beatles Suit on Hold

Posted: 04/04/2008 - A company in a court fight with the Beatles has agreed not to release recordings purportedly made during Ringo Starr's first performance with the group until the case is resolved.

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Microsoft 'Evaluating' Its Yahoo Offer

Posted: 04/04/2008 - A person familiar with Microsoft's bid for Yahoo said Friday the software company is evaluating its offer in light of the economic climate and the Internet pioneer's deteriorating business.

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Stocks Mostly Rise After Jobs Report

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Wall Street showed some reassuring signs of stability Friday, closing mostly higher despite the biggest monthly decline in jobs in five years. The major indexes ended the first four sessions of the second quarter with a healthy advance.++

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Airport: Skybus Airlines Shutting Down

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Low-cost carrier Skybus Airlines is shutting down Saturday and plans to file for bankruptcy protection next week, becoming the latest of the nation's airlines to fall because of rising fuel costs and a slowing economy.

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3 Convicted in Argentine Adoption Trial

Posted: 04/04/2008 - A court on Friday sentenced the adoptive parents of a baby born to a missing political prisoner to up to eight years in prison for concealing the child's identity, in a landmark case with roots in Argentina's dictatorship.

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Cyclist Thomas Found Guilty of Perjury

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Former cyclist Tammy Thomas was convicted Friday of lying to a grand jury investigating a steroid distribution ring that has implicated some of the biggest stars in baseball, football and track.

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UK Challenges Snoop Dogg Decision

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Britain is appealing a court's decision to allow Snoop Dogg into the country, the Border Agency said Friday.

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Sex and Financial Risk Linked in Brain

Posted: 04/04/2008 - A new brain-scan study may help explain what's going on in the minds of financial titans when they take risky monetary gambles - sex.

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TSA Deploys Airport Behavior Screeners

Posted: 04/04/2008 - To the untrained eye, the man looked like any other traveler as he waited in line at Kennedy Airport. But something about the way he was acting caught the attention of two security screeners.

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More Contraception Choices for Women 40+

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Birth control choices are wider these days for women 40 and older - a group that once viewed its options as pretty much limited to tube-tying surgery and condoms.

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Clintons Made Nearly $109M Since 2000

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Clinton made nearly $109 million since they left the White House, capitalizing on the world's interest in the former first couple and lucrative business ventures.

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Some Superdelegates More Super Than Rest

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Some of those presidential superdelegates Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are pursuing are more super than others.

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State Extends Blackwater's Deal a Year

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Amid investigations into fatal shootings of civilians and allegations of tax violations, Blackwater USA's multimillion-dollar contract to protect diplomats in Baghdad has been renewed, the State Department said Friday.

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Severe Storms Rip Through the South

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Strong thunderstorms toppled trees, knocked out power and damaged homes Friday in Mississippi and Alabama, while flooding in Kentucky forced evacuations and left a 2-year-old girl dead.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Realtor's Death

Posted: 04/04/2008 - A convicted sex offender pleaded not guilty Friday to killing a real estate agent who was showing him a rural house for sale, and prosecutors said he confessed to other attacks, including one that put a 69-year-old woman in a coma.

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UC Student Faces Bomb-Making Charges

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Prosecutors have charged a freshman at the University of California, Davis, with having bomb-making materials in his dorm room.

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Huge Job Losses Set Off Recession Alarms

Posted: 04/04/2008 - It's no longer a question of recession or not. Now it's how deep and how long. Workers' pink slips stacked ever higher in March as jittery employers slashed 80,000 jobs, the most in five years, and the national unemployment rate climbed to 5.1 percent.

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China: New Violence Flares In Tibet Region

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Chinese military officers in anti-riot gear walk along the streets of Hezuo, western China's Gansu province, Friday, April 4, 2008. Beijing has sent thousands of police and paramilitary troops into Tibet and neighboring Tibetan areas to maintain an edgy peace, hunt down protest leaders and surround Buddhist monasteries in Lhasa. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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NY Stepdad Gets 29 Years in Girl's Death

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Cesar Rodriguez continued to insist he was innocent in the shocking death of his 7-year-old stepdaughter even as he was sentenced to up to 29 years in prison

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4 Prison Guards Attacked in California

Posted: 04/04/2008 - All of the state's prisons were locked down as a precaution Thursday after two inmates attacked four officers at the California Correctional Institution, a corrections official said.

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Pilotless Drones to Battle Pot Growers

Posted: 04/04/2008 - The U.S. Forest Service has bought a pair of flying drones to track down marijuana growers operating in remote California woodlands.

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U.K. Wants To Ban Pedophiles From Facebook

Posted: 04/04/2008 - The British government wants to bar convicted pedophiles from using social networking Web sites such as Facebook, the Home Office said Friday.

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Child Workers in Egypt a Growing Problem

Posted: 04/04/2008 - As Egypt struggles with rising food prices and inflation, the plight of poverty-stricken child workers and the lack of protections for them has gained new attention.

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