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NC infant death rate, number of births increase

Posted: 09/04/2008 - North Carolina officials say the state's infant mortality rate increased 5 percent in 2007, one year after falling to its lowest level in state history.

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Detroit mayor agrees to plead guilty, resign

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has agreed to plead guilty to obstruction charges and will step down after more than six years leading the nation's 11th-largest city.

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Trucker pleads not guilty to murder plot charges

Posted: 09/03/2008 - An Illinois truck driver accused of killing at least four women in three states has pleaded not guilty to charges of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

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Watchdog urges probe of Texas official's finances

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A campaign watchdog group in Texas is urging prosecutors to launch a criminal investigation of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst over his failure to disclose his vast wealth.

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Conn. trash hauler sentenced to 7 years in prison

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A Connecticut trash hauler accused of having links to the Genovese crime family has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after he admitted to witness tampering, accepting kickbacks and trying to rig a bid.

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Minnesota club settles case of girl hurt by pool drain

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A Minneapolis golf club says it has reached an $8 million settlement with the family of a 6-year-old girl who suffered fatal injuries in a swimming pool because of a drain's powerful suction.

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Judge says gov't must produce waterboarding memos

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A federal judge has ruled in New York that the government must either produce memos on waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods used by the CIA or explain why they should be kept secret.

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Crude's decline continues

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Oil prices are lower as traders focus on slowing demand for crude. That's overshadowing the fact that there's been a near total shutdown of energy output in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Gustav.

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Federal grand jury indicts 3 in bid-rigging case

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A federal grand jury has indicted former Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert and contractor Leonard Lawson after a yearlong FBI investigation into alleged bid-rigging on highway construction projects.

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Frontier outsources maintenance on 1 plane

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Frontier Airlines has outsourced maintenance work on one of its planes to a company in El Salvador as the Denver-based carrier works to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

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Gustav evacuees return home

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Traffic is heavy today on the roads around the Louisiana coastline, but this times the cars, campers and SUVs are heading back home.

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Kentucky students still jailed after protest

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Two University of Kentucky journalism students remained jailed, more than a day after they were swept up with nearly 300 others during protests in downtown St. Paul.

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Former professor guilty of passing military data

Updated: 09/03/2008 - A federal jury has convicted a retired University of Tennessee professor on charges of passing secrets from a U.S. Air Force contract to two foreign research assistants.

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