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Blood pressure rising around the globe, not just in the West

May 14th, 2007 10:55 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The numbers are a shock: Almost 1 billion people worldwide have high blood pressure, and over half a billion more will harbor this silent killer by 2025.

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Survey: Airlines have work to do improving customer satisfaction

May 14th, 2007 10:55 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA - Bankruptcy can be a wake-up call for airlines about the need to run their operations more efficiently, but it also can shine a light on a more basic challenge like making customers happy.

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Cruise ship runs aground

May 14th, 2007 10:54 pm by Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska - A riverboat-style cruise ship ran aground off the Alaska coast early Monday, forcing an evacuation of more than 200 passengers before it could move again with a Coast Guard escort.

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Padilla's trial opens in Miami

May 14th, 2007 10:54 pm by Associated Press

MIAMI - The trial of suspected al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla opened Monday with federal prosecutors arguing the U.S. citizen and two co-defendants provided money, recruits and military equipment for nearly a decade to Islamic extremists involved in

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What embargo? Distributors abroad ensure some U.S. brands get to Cuba

May 14th, 2007 10:54 pm by Associated Press

HAVANA - The golden arches are nowhere to be found. There's not a single Starbucks or Wal-Mart, and no way to buy a Budweiser, a Corvette or a Dell.

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Big Boy statue found on top of high school

May 14th, 2007 8:27 pm by Associated Press

GAHANNA, Ohio - Students arriving at Gahanna Lincoln High School on Monday morning were greeted by a 7-foot statue of a rosy-cheeked lad that was pilfered from a Frisch's Big Boy restaurant.

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New crop of specialty plate proposals before state Senate

May 13th, 2007 11:51 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Tennessee lawmakers are preparing to vote on the latest crop of specialty license plate proposals, though the Senate is balking at a plan to create tags for retired legislators.

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President Bush playfully conducts his own exit to 'Stars and Stripes'

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

JAMESTOWN, Va. - JoAnn Falletta was doing what a conductor should - concentrating on the orchestra in front of her. No wonder it took her a few seconds on Sunday to realize someone behind her was motioning for a try.

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Heavy losses raise questions about vulnerability of Strykers

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - A string of heavy losses from powerful roadside bombs has raised new questions about the vulnerability of the Stryker, the Army's troop-carrying vehicle hailed by supporters as the key to a leaner, more mobile force.

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Democratic presidential candidates prod automakers on fuel efficiency

May 13th, 2007 11:36 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Democratic- controlled Washington stepped in to help save Chrysler nearly 30 years ago when the automaker was on the verge of bankruptcy due to lackluster sales of its fuel-thirsty vehicles.

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