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Experts doubt tiger could have escaped enclosure on its own

Posted: 12/27/2007 - As police investigate the escape of a 300-pound Siberian tiger from its high-walled enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, wildlife experts are disagreeing about whether it could have possibly leapt the 18-foot wall and 20-foot moat on its own.

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At least three people dead in house near Seattle

Posted: 12/26/2007 - Authorities are referring to the deaths as homicides. The sheriff's sergeant has said they weren't caused by carbon monoxide or other accident. But authorities are releasing few details on the deaths.

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Scantily dressed Santa arrested on DUI charge

Posted: 12/26/2007 - Police say a man in a Santa hat was arrested for investigation of drunken driving after he was spotted outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood wearing a wig, a red lace camisole and a purple G-string.

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President Bush continues holiday break at Texas ranch

Posted: 12/26/2007 - The White House says the president gave his wife a silver tray and a purse, and she gave him a new coat and some warming soles to keep his feet warm during cold-weather rides on his mountain bike.

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Bond set in Chicago TV studio crash

Posted: 12/26/2007 - At a Christmas Day court hearing, the judge set bond at $125,000 for 25-year-old Gerald Richardson. He's charged with criminal damage to property, resisting arrest, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

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People angry over lawsuit against 8-year-old boy

Posted: 12/26/2007 - David Pfahler sued the boy and his father after the 8-year-old allegedly skied into Pfahler at a ski resort. After the crash, Pfahler had to undergo surgery.

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Target says Dec. sales may decline

Posted: 12/26/2007 - Target says it expects comparable store sales for the five weeks ending January 5th to be between a 1 percent increase and a 1 percent decrease, a shift from the 3 to 5 percent increase the chain had forecast for December.

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River current keeps re-enactor from crossing

Posted: 12/26/2007 - The first boat trying to make the short trip from Pennsylvania across to New Jersey got carried downstream. It had to be helped by a rescue craft and brought back to the Pennsylvania shore. About 25 re-enactors were aboard.

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More than 30 people killed in Nigeria fuel pipeline fire

Posted: 12/26/2007 - Police say villagers were trying to scoop up fuel from a gushing leak in the pipe when it blew up. Witnesses say most of the victims were women and children who had flocked to the scene with cans and buckets.

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Christians celebrate Christmas Day across the globe

Posted: 12/26/2007 - In Iraq, a recent drop in violence allowed thousands of Christians to celebrate in their churches. However, the traditional Midnight Mass in Baghdad was held in the middle of the afternoon on Christmas Eve because it's still considered too dangerous for large groups to gather at night.

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Fla. community helps single mother after lottery ticket prank

Posted: 12/24/2007 - When Mary Ann Shaffer scratched a lottery ticket last week, she saw she'd won $25,000. The mother of two thought a customer had slipped her a Christmas miracle, until she read the back of the ticket -- and saw it was a fake.

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Threat forces flight to land in Omaha

Posted: 12/24/2007 - Southwest spokeswoman Christi Day says the passenger who missed the flight made a statement about a bag and then made a bomb threat specific to Flight 1018.

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High winds affecting air travel

Posted: 12/24/2007 - At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, some arriving flights were being delayed about three hours and some departures were delayed by up to 4 1/2 hours.

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Storm causes deaths, power outages from Plains to Great Lakes

Posted: 12/24/2007 - Blowing snow and howling winds are making driving treacherous, after a winter storm that's caused at least 11 deaths from the Plains to the Great Lakes. Sergeant Tim Elve of the Dane County Sheriff's Office says interstates are icy and rural roads are "really bad."

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