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Alex worrying news for BP


NEW ORLEANS – A tropical storm churning in the Caribbean could be the latest bad news for BP crews trying to contain and clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf, an effort that has been plagued by setbacks for more than ...

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Princess Abby World’s Ugliest Dog

Princess Abby World’s Ugliest Dog


PETALUMA – A Chihuahua’s oddly curved back and legs and closed-up left eye earned the 4-year-old rescue dog top honors at the World’s Ugliest Dog contest at a Northern California fair on Friday. Sporting a gray, brown, and ...

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Siblings brawl over butter


WATERVILLE, Washington – An argument over butter in a macaroni and cheese recipe churned into violence between a brother and sister. A 21-year-old man called police to say his 17-year-old sister tried to cut his neck with t...

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Tribute to Jackson

Tribute to Jackson


NEW YORK – A year after Michael Jackson’s death caused a worldwide outpouring of shock, tears and tributes, the anniversary of his passing was being marked today on a quieter scale, as fans remembered their fallen King of P...

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Hurricane Darby at Category 3


MIAMI – Hurricane Darby is still Category 3 strength, making it the second major hurricane of the eastern Pacific season.The National Hurricane Centre in Miami says Darby’s maximum sustained winds yesterday were near 120 mp...

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Obama pushes banking reform


HUNTSVILLE, Ontario – World leaders gathered to deal with the aftermath of the global financial crisis, with United States President Barack Obama citing his country’s progress toward overhauling its banking system as he cal...

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Bar boss charged in beating of food critic


ALBANY, New York – A bar owner with a history of legal scrapes was charged with hiring a man to beat up the food critic for a newspaper that has reported on the restaurateur’s checkered past.Timothy Rankins, 41, is accused ...

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Stanford to be tried alone


HOUSTON, Texas – A United States federal judge Wednesday ruled that indicted Texan financier, Allen Stanford, will be tried alone when the hearing into his alleged US$7 billion Ponzi scheme gets underway in January. United ...

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Fans, family remember MJ


NEW YORK – A year ago, DJ John Quick was scheduled to spin at a party when he got the news – Michael Jackson was dead.So instead of playing the hits of the moment, the Harlem event turned into an impromptu tribute to the Ki...

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Clinton pays visits to Mandela


JOHANNESBURG – Former United States President Bill Clinton paid a visit to South Africa’s Former President Nelson Mandela on the sidelines of the World Cup tournament.After the meeting, Clinton spoke at the Nelson Mandela F...