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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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Energized donors give Democrats early edge

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

WASHINGTON - Discontent with President Bush, the war in Iraq and politicians in Washington is playing out in the dollars and cents of the 2008 presidential campaign, where fund raising by Democratic candidates has far outstripped that of Republicans so f

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Military: 8 U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad area as militants fight against security sweep

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

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military reported Thursday that eight U.S. soldiers were killed in the Baghdad area over the past three days as militants fought back against a security plan in its eighth week. An Army helicopter went down south of the capital, woundi

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Experts say natural wonders at risk from global warming

April 6th, 2007 12:00 am by Associated Press

BRUSSELS, Belgium - An environmental group said Thursday some of the world's greatest natural treasures are threatened with destruction because of global warming - from the Great Barrier Reef to the Amazon rain forests and the unique ecosystem of the Mex

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