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Bonuses go to officials who shorted budget, vets' care

May 3rd, 2007 10:36 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders on Thursday demanded that the Veterans Affairs secretary explain hefty bonuses for senior department officials involved in crafting a budget that came up $1 billion short and jeopardized veterans' health care.

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Reputed mobster on trial for murder of ripoff pair

May 3rd, 2007 10:36 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Thomas and Rosemarie Uva were not exactly criminal geniuses.

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Inspectors checking food manufacturers while recall expands

May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Government inspectors are checking food makers who use protein concentrates to make sure none of the contaminated products found in pet food have reached other products, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

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Student who took rifle onto bus arrested

May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Police have arrested a high school student who they accused of carrying a rifle onto a city bus a day after getting into an argument with a peer.

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Obama gets Secret Service protection

May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama was placed under Secret Service protection, the earliest ever for a presidential candidate, the agency said Thursday.

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Cuba says fugitive soldiers attempt to hijack plane

May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

HAVANA - Fugitive army soldiers tried to hijack a plane bound for the United States on Thursday and killed a military officer they took hostage during the failed attempt, the Interior Ministry said.

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Consumer advocates say federal action needed to protect home buyers

May 3rd, 2007 9:21 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - As state lawmakers rush to reform lending practices that have contributed to a recent surge of mortgage defaults and foreclosures, consumer advocates say these efforts fall short of what is truly needed: a federal law protecting home buyers.

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Productivity growth slows while wage pressures drop

May 3rd, 2007 9:21 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The growth in worker productivity slowed in the first three months of this year but so did wages, providing evidence that a slowing economy is holding down inflation.

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Astronaut Wally Schirra dies at 84

May 3rd, 2007 9:21 pm by Associated Press

SAN DIEGO - Walter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr., who as one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts combined the Right Stuff - textbook-perfect flying ability and steely nerves - with a pronounced rebellious streak, died Thursday at 84.

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Protesters demand Israeli premier quit over Lebanon war failures

May 3rd, 2007 9:21 pm by Associated Press

TEL AVIV, Israel - Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied in a Tel Aviv square after sundown Thursday, demanding Prime Minister Ehud Olmert resign because of a government inquiry's scathing criticism of his handling of the inconclusive war in Lebanon.

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