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Study: Traffic worsens as economy picks up

Updated: 03/08/2011 - A new study finds traffic congestion is getting thicker in the nation's busiest metropolitan areas, and the researchers say the country is headed for gridlock when employment picks up.

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Wildfire that destroyed 15 homes eases overnight

Posted: 03/08/2011 - New Mexico officials say activity on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed up to 15 homes has eased, and crews were able to build containment lines overnight.

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Underwater mortgages rise as home prices fall

Posted: 03/08/2011 - The number of Americans who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth rose at the end of last year, preventing many people from selling their homes in an already weak housing market.

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Libyan counteroffensive continues

Updated: 03/08/2011 - Libyan warplanes are keeping up a counteroffensive to prevent the opposition from advancing toward the capital Tripoli.

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North Texas party ends with fire that kills 6

Posted: 03/07/2011 - Authorities say an all-night birthday party at a lakefront home in North Texas ended with a fire that killed six people and injured three others, authorities say.

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Northeastern Pa. bus crash kills 1, injures others

Posted: 03/07/2011 - A county coroner says a tour bus has struck one of two disabled cars on an interstate highway during an ice storm in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing a 41-year-old man.

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Libyan rebels try to regroup after setback

Posted: 03/07/2011 - Libyan rebels say they will regroup and bring in heavy weapons after forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi pounded opposition fighters with artillery, rockets and gunfire a day earlier to stop the rebels' rapid advance toward the capital.

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Unemployment dips to 8.9 percent

Updated: 03/08/2011 - Employers in February hired at the fastest pace in almost a year and the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent - a nearly two-year low.

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Biden, lamakers may start spending talks today

Posted: 03/03/2011 - White House officials were working to arrange a meeting Thursday between congressional leaders and Vice President Joe Biden to begin negotiating a spending bill to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in September.

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Stocks open higher as unemployment claims fall

Posted: 03/03/2011 - Stocks jumped in early trading, after a government report showed that the number of people filing for unemployment benefits dropped unexpectedly last week.

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Airport shooting suspect says he acted alone

Posted: 03/03/2011 - A top security official says the suspect in the slaying of two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport has confessed to targeting the U.S. military and says he acted alone.

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Court rules for military funeral protesters

Updated: 03/02/2011 - The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals.

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Dior says Paris show on despite Galliano sacking

Posted: 03/02/2011 - Christian Dior will show its fall-winter ready-to-wear collection as planned later this week, despite the sudden sacking of John Galliano as its creative director.

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