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Gates expresses concern about air-power use

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Pentagon is "very concerned" about the procedures for using air power in Afghanistan, after recent U.S. airstrikes blamed for scores of civilian deaths.

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Parents charged in toddler's death

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Connecticut state police have arrested the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died last month after accidentally shooting himself with a gun he found in the family's home.

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16 dead in car bomb, ambush at US Embassy in Yemen

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Six attackers and ten of their victims are dead after an attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen. No Americans were hurt in what officials say was an attempt to breach the compound walls.

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Fannie, Freddie collapse could help borrowers

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A top government regulator says the takeover of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should provide an opportunity to modify more home loans for troubled borrowers.

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Truck crash scatters nickels all over I-95 in Fla.

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Florida Highway Patrol has closed part of Interstate 95 after a truck carrying $187,000 worth of nickels crashed and scattered coins across the road, killing one person.

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Feds arrest 175 in bust of Mexican drug cartel

Posted: 09/17/2008 - U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey says officials have dealt a substantial blow to an extremely violent Mexican drug cartel with 175 arrests in the U.S. and Italy.

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2 NC tire plants approved for $30M grants

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Two tire companies with large plants in eastern North Carolina have received financial incentives to upgrade their operations and keep existing jobs at the plant.

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Housing starts down to 1991 level

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The government says August construction of new homes and apartments dropped to the lowest level in 17 years.

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AP Exclusive: Video shows workers abusing pigs

Posted: 09/17/2008 - An undercover video shot at an Iowa pig farm and obtained by The Associated Press has revealed workers abusing the animals with metal rods and bragging about the practice.

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Administration releases emergency heat aid

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Bush administration is releasing $100 million in emergency relief funds to help poor people cope with record high home heating bills expected this winter.

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White House defends takeover of AIG

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The White House says the extraordinary federal takeover of American International Group was needed to prevent broader harm to the reeling economy. But officials there also are acknowledging that taxpayers may never get fully back paid on the deal.

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House votes to ease DC gun restrictions

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The pro-gun majority in the House has voted to make it easier for residents of the nation's capital to buy and own firearms.

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North Carolina county to buy flood-damaged homes

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Mecklenburg County could spend more than $4 million to buy as many as 50 homes that suffered serious flood damage after Tropical Storm Fay and other storms.

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