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    October 2, 2010

    Bin Laden suspected in plot

    Officials believe senior al-Qaida leaders were behind the plan to strike several European cities.

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    October 2, 2010

    Assailants attack tankers carrying fuel to troops in Afghanistan

    A key supply line remains closed in protest of a NATO helicopter strike.

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    October 2, 2010

    Law reduces pot possession penalty

    SAN FRANCISCO – A new law makes possessing up to an ounce of marijuana in California no more serious than getting a speeding ticket — a development both sides battling over a marijuana legalization ballot measure hope to exploit with the vote just a month away. The law signed late Thursday by Republican Gov. Arnold […]

  • Published
    October 1, 2010

    Five-foot penguin fossil found in South America

    Researchers also discover that the ancient penguin was a motley mix of reddish-brown and gray.

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    October 1, 2010
    Meg Whitman, Griff Harsh

    Questions about illegal maid plague Whitman

    The GOP gubernatorial candidate blames a 'smear attack,' but a letter emerges that might prove otherwise.

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    October 1, 2010

    Senate OKs bill to quiet TV ads

    WASHINGTON – Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send viewers diving for their remote controls looks like it will soon become law. The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt. […]

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    October 1, 2010
    Nan Hayworth

    Women may have final say on makeup of Congress

    Those most apt to vote in midterm elections seem to be shifting away from Democrats. But many are still undecided.

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    October 1, 2010

    Cussing discovery proves prize-worthy

    The Ig Nobel prizes are awarded Thursday to people who study the odd and discover the cool.

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    October 1, 2010

    Fisher-Price recalls nearly 11 million toys

    The action follows a $2.3 million fine against the company in June 2009 for violating lead-paint laws.

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    October 1, 2010

    ‘Some Like It Hot’ actor Tony Curtis dies at age 85

    From dressing in drag to posing nude for his 80th birthday, Tony Curtis truly was a defiant one. He overcame early typecasting as a lightweight pretty boy to become a serious actor in such films as “Sweet Smell of Success,” “Spartacus” and “The Defiant Ones,” the latter earning him an Academy Award nomination. He resisted […]

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