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Appeals court considers overturning tobacco case

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Three federal appeals judges are considering whether to overturn a landmark ruling that says cigarette-makers violated racketeering laws by deceiving the public for decades about the risks of smoking.

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FAA probes whether planes rerouted to test trainee

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Federal aviation officials are investigating whether air traffic controllers violated federal rules when they rerouted four airliners to test the skills of a controller-trainee.

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The Hunt for Alligators

Updated: 10/14/2008 - Wildlife officials say about a quarter of hunters in South Carolina who had permission to hunt for alligators managed to bag one of the animals.

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High court turns down Ga. death row inmate

Updated: 10/14/2008 - The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a Georgia man to be put to death for killing a police officer, two weeks after it halted his execution to consider his appeal.

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Wildfire Causes State of Emergency in Two Counties

Posted: 10/14/2008 - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in two Southern California counties where fierce wildfires are threatening homes and triggering evacuations.

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Georgia budget cuts take toll on crisis centers

Updated: 10/13/2008 - Budget cuts at Georgia's Department of Human Resources are being felt at domestic violence and rape crisis centers just as phones are ringing with reports of abuse in cash-strapped homes during the bad economy.

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Teen's hand severed by zip line

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Authorities say a teen's hand was severed by a "zip line" that he and his friends were using to slide into the Saluda River.

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Bush to greet champion SC softball team

Posted: 10/10/2008 - President George Bush and first lady Laura Bush plan to greet a championship softball team during a brief visit to the South Carolina this evening.

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Legislative panel: Palin abused authority

Posted: 10/10/2008 - A legislative committee investigating Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has found she unlawfully abused her authority in firing the state's public safety commissioner.

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Lump Sum Too Big a Gamble for $42M Lottery Winner

Posted: 10/10/2008 - A winner of a $42 million Mega Millions jackpot in Michigan may do something almost unheard of: receive the money in installments rather than getting a smaller, one-time cash payment.

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Financial Turmoil and Weaker Sales Batter GM Shares

Posted: 10/10/2008 - The automaker's shares lost nearly a third of their value Thursday, tumbling to their lowest level in nearly 60 years. The fall followed Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announcement that the automaker's credit could fall further into junk status, making it even tougher to borrow money.

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