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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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Rice appeals for calm in Kenya, Democrats rush to match Obama concern

Posted: 01/03/2008 - Rice spoke with the Kenyan opposition leader and is trying to reach President Mwai Kibaki in hopes of forging a political compromise. Kubaki's re-election is rife with allegations of voter irregularities and has unleashed the often ethnically motivated killings.

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Saudi official confirms Bush to make first visit to the kingdom

Posted: 01/03/2008 - King Abdullah will also ask Bush to press Israel for the establishment of the Palestinian state. Bush will head on out his nine-day Mideast tour next week, hoping to build on the momentum of the Annapolis, Maryland, peace conference.

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50 hurt in bus, truck collision

Posted: 01/02/2008 - A patrol spokesman says the bus was traveling southbound behind the tractor trailer on U.S. 1 this morning when it failed to slow down as the truck made a left turn. The bus hit the trailer, ran off the shoulder and down an embankment before tipping on its side.

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Sudanese police question witnesses in US diplomat slaying

Posted: 01/02/2008 - Sudanese officials say John Granville -- an official for the U.S. Agency for International Development -- was being driven home when another vehicle cut off his car and opened fire before fleeing the scene.

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Winter storm snarls roads, closes schools

Posted: 01/02/2008 - In Ohio, schools are delaying or canceling classes as strong winds and heavy snow move through the state. Some parts could get up to five more inches of snow today. There are areas that already have as much as 15 inches on the ground.

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More flights, fewer crashes mark 2007 as good year for aviation safety

Posted: 01/02/2008 - The Aircraft Crashes Record Office in Geneva says there were 965 deaths in air crashes in 2007, a drop of 25 percent from the previous year. The office tracks all aviation accidents in which planes capable of carrying at least six passengers in addition to the crew are damaged beyond repair.

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Official says voting will be delayed at least a month

Posted: 01/02/2008 - A senior official on the country's Election Commission tells The Associated Press that a new date has been finalized. He indicated that it won't be before the second week of February, but the official wouldn't disclose the exact date before tomorrow's announcement.

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More than 30 killed in suicide attack in Baghdad

Posted: 01/02/2008 - Officials say a suicide bomber detonated a vest loaded with explosives at a Shiite funeral for a retired army officer who was one of at least 14 people killed in a car bombing in downtown Baghdad on Friday.

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Parts of New England hit with more snow

Posted: 01/01/2008 - Forecasters are expecting this storm to last into tomorrow and leave behind up to 18 inches of snow in parts of Maine and New Hampshire, and up to a foot in Vermont.

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