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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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Philly abortion doc faces murder charges hearing

Posted: 03/02/2011 - The Philadelphia abortion doctor who allegedly performed illegal late-term abortions in filthy conditions is set to appear before a judge for his formal arraignment on murder charges.

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Obama to award 20 arts and humanities medals

Posted: 03/02/2011 - President Barack Obama is to award the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to 20 people Wednesday in the White House East Room.

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UN ambassador warns of 'humanitarian disaster'

Posted: 03/01/2011 - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the United States fears the possibility of a "real humanitarian disaster" in Libya" if longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi refuses to surrender power.

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House taking up stopgap GOP spending bill

Posted: 03/01/2011 - The House plans to take up stopgap legislation today that would avoid a partial shutdown of the government when temporary funding runs out Friday.

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Three feet of water in Ohio city

Posted: 03/01/2011 - An emergency official in northwest Ohio says the main street is under three feet of water in a city waging the latest in a series of almost annual bouts with river flooding.

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