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Apr 01,2008
"A little relief for Oregon drivers this week as gas prices here come down slightly, but the national average has set a new record high."   AAA Oregon Public Affairs Director Marie Dodds says, "The statewide average for regular unleaded in Oregon drops two cents this week to $3.41.  But the national average is up three cents to $3.286, and set a record high of $3.287 on March 31.  Oregon's current average is now about five ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Police in Edmonton, Alberta, were trying Tuesday to determine why a trucker wreaked traffic havoc before driving off a bridge and dying in a fiery crash.Motorists called city police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police about 1 p.m. Monday, reporting that a tractor-trailer was weaving into oncoming westbound traffic on the Yellowhead Trail highway, the Edmonton Sun reported.Witness Zack Novak, 45, told the newspaper he followed the truck for about 10 miles."He ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Joseph Beuys, one of the most influential German artists to emerge after World War II, declared "Art that cannot shape society and therefore also cannot penetrate the heart ... is no art."   SOCIAL ENGINEERING - The face on the screen poses as a guide to the bookless library of the future, in a multimedia installation by Adrienne Jenik, 'SPECLIC: Welcum 2 the Infosphere' on display in San Diego. CNS Photo by Nelvin C. Cepeda.  But as ... [full story]
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Apr 03,2008
FAISALABAD, Pakistan -- Exploding gas cylinders housed in a two-story building in Faisalabad, Pakistan, wrecked the structure, killing several people.Dawn newspaper reported Thursday that 14 died and 28 others were injured. Faisalabad is in Punjab province.The report quoted witnesses as saying the building also housed a freight vehicle depot, a tea stall and a welding shop.The building was razed by the blasts. Most of the trapped victims were vehicle drivers.The report said the cause of ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2008
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli soldier and two Hamas militants died Wednesday during an exchange of gunfire in the Gaza Strip, military officials said.The deaths occurred during a routine operation against the terrorist organization during which two Israeli soldiers were wounded, Haaretz reported.No injuries were reported after four mortar shells struck Kibbutz Ein Hasholsha in the western Negev near the Gaza border Wednesday, Haaretz said.Israeli soldiers Tuesday killed three Palestinian militants in northern Gaza and found ... [full story]
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Apr 11,2008
LONDON -- Trial began Thursday for three men charged with helping the London Transport suicide bombers, with a prosecutor saying the defendants scouted locations.Neil Flewitt, the prosecuting attorney, said the defendants traveled to London with Hasib Hussain, one of the bombers, in December 2004, The Daily Telegraph reported. They visited a number of locations that resembled the eventual targets, along with other popular tourist destinations, Flewitt told the court."It is the prosecution case that the ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Q: I like to eat products made with honey. I have heard there are health benefits, yet I have also noticed that the bee colonies are disappearing from an unknown cause.   I was wondering if any items in the honey are harmful to my health. A: You are right that eating honey provides several health benefits. It has been found that people have improved exercise performance when they first consume honey. Honey contains antioxidants and ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was elected by 70 percent of the voters. One year later, he leaves in disgrace. Commentators discussing his downfall call him, "arrogant," "self-righteous" and a "hypocrite." Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is charged with eight felonies in an obstruction of justice case, and, if convicted, could go to jail. People who abuse their power will lie and intimidate others to keep their secrets As a community organizer for more than ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert held intense negotiations to push for a peace settlement, officials said.Abbas and Olmert announced a fast-track process to settle outstanding issues in the peace process by the end of 2008, Haaretz reported Tuesday.Saeb Erekat, the chief negotiator for the Palestinians, said the two parties spoke mostly on the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.The negotiation of the latest peace settlement unveiled ... [full story]
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Apr 08,2008
WASHINGTON -- An informal survey of U.S. troops in Iraq indicates the Democratic presidential candidates' pledges to wind down the war is appealing to them.ABC News said Tuesday Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton have built up support in the ranks despite the historically conservative nature of the military."I am leaning toward Hillary," one Army lieutenant told ABC. "I think that we should have a gradual draw-down."Other troops said they liked Obama's notion of change in ... [full story]
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