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Dozens of cars pile up in Wisconsin; 1 dead

Posted: 01/07/2008 - According to a dispatcher with the Wisconsin State Patrol, Interstate 90 has been shut in both directions, causing a traffic backup of about five miles.

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9 missing, 3 dead, 145,000 without power in Western storm

Updated: 01/07/2008 - More than 145,000 homes and businesses in California were still without power late Sunday, down from more than 200,000 earlier in the day. The storm ripped down nearly 500 miles of power lines and hundreds of poles, and utility crews say it could be days before all the electricity is back on.

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At least six dead in crash of small plane in Alaska

Posted: 01/07/2008 - The Coast Guard says the Piper Navajo Chieftain with ten people on board crashed in shallow water shortly after it too off Saturday afternoon. A private float plane from a fish processing company was able to pull four people from the wreckage.

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Presidential hopefuls look to New Hampshire

Posted: 01/05/2008 - Last weekend the nation turned its eyes towards Iowa as presidential candidates did some last minute campaigning before the first caucus. Now it’s New Hampshire’s turn.

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Lawmaker warned destroying tapes would 'reflect badly' on the CIA

Posted: 01/04/2008 - Congresswoman Jane Harman was the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee when she wrote the 2003 letter. The California lawmaker told the then-CIA general counsel, Scott Muller, that even if destroying the tapes were legal, it still wouldn't be prudent.

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Charges in Arkansas bus crash that killed 4

Posted: 01/04/2008 - The bus was carrying 46 passengers from Chicago to Dallas when it crossed a median, hitting a pickup and then a tractor-trailer. Three people on the bus were killed, along with the driver of the pickup.

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Texas inmate convicted of sexual assault freed after DNA tests

Posted: 01/04/2008 - Charles Chatman had been convicted of aggravated sexual assault in 1981 and sentenced to 99 years in prison. He's always maintained his innocence, saying the victim lived five houses away from him but that he never knew her.

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Zoo reopens amid investigation into fatal tiger attack

Posted: 01/04/2008 - The zoo is welcoming visitors for the first time since a Christmas Day tiger rampage left one dead and two wounded. Many of those who entered the gates said they were showing their support for the zoo.

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British antiterror team in Pakistan

Posted: 01/04/2008 - President Pervez Musharraf says the team from Scotland Yard will provide forensic and technical expertise. But he says it won't be allowed to go on a "wild goose chase" and "create a political disturbance."

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Musharraf denies government security forces involved in Bhutto slaying

Posted: 01/04/2008 - Musharraf also says there was no security lapse, and implied that Bhutto was partly responsible in her death because she came out of her vehicle's sunroof to greet supporters. Musharraf notes that no one else in Bhutto's vehicle was hurt in the attack.

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Pat Robertson predicts a year of violence, recession

Posted: 01/03/2008 - On Wednesday's "700 Club" broadcast, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network predicted that evangelism will increase and more people will seek God as the chaos develops. Robertson said, "We will see the presence of angels and we will see an intensification of miracles around the world."

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Hospital: Escaped inmate dead after shootout

Posted: 01/03/2008 - Authorities say Kelvin Poke, who had leg shackles on at the time, overpowered guards at Laurel Regional Hospital and got a hold of their guns. The 45-year-old briefly took a hospital guard hostage before getting outside, shooting a driver in the head and stealing his car. The driver is expected to survive.

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Mo. father pleads guilty in deaths of 2 children

Posted: 01/03/2008 - Daniel Porter was given a life sentence today after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree murder. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors did agree not to seek the death penalty.

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California sues EPA over greenhouse gas regulations

Posted: 01/03/2008 - Other states are expected to join the lawsuit, which was anticipated after the EPA last month denied California a waiver it needs under the federal Clean Air Act. The EPA's administrator denied California the waiver, saying new federal regulations would be more effective than a patchwork of state laws.

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Suicide attack leaves 7 dead in southwestern Afghanistan

Posted: 01/03/2008 - At least seven people are dead after a suicide bomber attacked a convoy of Indian workers and their Afghan police escorts in southwestern Afghanistan. The convoy was first hit by a remote-controlled bomb planted on a motorcycle. A suicide bomber then set off a secondary attack.

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Kenyan official calls for independent election review amid violence

Posted: 01/03/2008 - Kenya's attorney general is calling for an independent body to verify the results of last week's disputed election. The demand came as riot police used tear gas and water cannons to push back crowds headed for a protest rally in Nairobi that was later called off.

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