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5 sentenced in Va. for $100M fraud scheme
Five men who pleaded guilty in a $100 million fraud scheme that claimed about 800 victims nationwide were sentenced Friday to federal prison terms ranging from three years to more than 15 years.
Settlement reached in patient deaths after Katrina
A New Orleans judge has approved a $25 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed over the deaths of patients at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina.
What it feels like to live with dementia
It is called 12 minutes that will change your life.
Critics say NASA ignoring its 'backup plan' rule
A somewhat generational battle over NASA's future is escalating even as NASA is about to close the book on the space shuttle era.
Exxon oil spill in Mont. river prompts evacuations
An ExxonMobil pipeline that runs under the Yellowstone River in Montana ruptured Saturday and leaked hundreds of barrels of oil into the waterway, causing a 25-mile plume that fouled the riverbank and forced municipalities and irrigation districts downstream to close intakes.
Herman Cain revs up mainstream conservatives
Bolstered by support from his loyal radio talk-show audience and tea party backers, businessman Herman Cain has revved up mainstream conservatives, rising recently to third place in a poll of voters in Iowa, the leadoff caucus state.
Coney Island hot dog contest adds women's pigout
This year's Fourth of July race to stuff your face with hot dogs has a new women-only pigout.
Blagojevich mess will linger for years in Illinois
In the end, Rod Blagojevich did not bring doom for his party or the national political figures whose names got dragged into his scandal.
1st lawsuit filed over Amtrak train crash in NV
An Amtrak train attendant filed the first lawsuit over a crash that injured her and killed at least six people in Nevada last week, as more details emerged Tuesday about the driving record of the trucker whose big rig plowed into the double-decker rail cars.
6 station astronauts take shelter from space junk
The six space station astronauts took shelter in lifeboats Tuesday when a piece of orbiting junk came dangerously close.
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