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Freed Britons say 'confessions' coerced

April 6th, 2007 11:42 pm by Associated Press

ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - British sailors and marines freed by Iran said Friday they were blindfolded, isolated in cold stone cells and tricked into fearing execution while being coerced into falsely saying they had entered Iranian waters.

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Magistrate: Cockfighting is illegal gambling

April 6th, 2007 11:15 pm by Associated Press

GREENEVILLE - A federal magistrate says cockfighting is a form of illegal gambling, delivering a legal setback to five men accused of running cockfights in Cocke County.

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Cold snap may mean fewer wasps

April 6th, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

UNION CITY, Tenn. - Wasps and some other insects that have come out of their dormant states could be killed off by an Easter weekend cold snap.

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Officials work to rid states of feral swine

April 6th, 2007 9:42 pm by AMY LORENTZEN

DES MOINES, Iowa - They can weigh up to 300 pounds and are like snuffling, rooting machines.

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Authorities scramble to contain infestation of Australian fruit-eating moth in California

April 6th, 2007 9:42 pm by GARANCE BURKE

FRESNO, Calif. - A retired entomologist in the U.S. state of California first spotted the fruit-eating, Australian moth when one stuck to a trap in his backyard in early February.

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Pelosi visits Saudi version of legislature

April 6th, 2007 8:15 pm by Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Saudi Arabia's unelected advisory council Thursday, the closest thing in the kingdom to a legislature, where she tried out her counterpart's chair - a privilege no Saudi woman can have becaus

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Freed British sailors, marines return home

April 6th, 2007 8:15 pm by Associated Press

ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - Fifteen Royal Navy crew members freed from Iran enjoyed their first night on English soil Thursday. Amid the relief, champagne and tearful embraces, however, some Britons raised questions about the sailors' conduct a

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1,600 evacuated from listing Greek cruise ship

April 6th, 2007 8:15 pm by Associated Press

SANTORINI, Greece - Scores of passengers climbed down rope ladders to rescue vessels after a Greek cruise ship struck a reef Thursday and started listing in the Mediterranean, forcing the evacuation of 1,600 people including North Carolina high school st

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Health savings accounts cost more for women, study says

April 6th, 2007 8:15 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA - High-deductible health insurance plans favored by many employers often wind up being an unfair burden to women, a new study says, largely because women need many routine medical exams that quickly add up.

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