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Daughter says pilot in Texas IRS crash was a hero
Web-posted 2/22/2010
The daughter of a man who crashed his small plane into a building housing offices of the Internal Revenue Service called her father a hero for his anti-government views but said his actions, which killed an IRS employee, were "inappropriate."

DNA, hot line lead to arrests in Texas church fire
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Investigators say DNA evidence collected at the site of one of several Texas churches destroyed by arson links one of two suspects to the blaze, and they haven't ruled out more charges.

Pa. girl's 25-year-old case lends hope to others
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Cherrie Mahan was 8 when she vanished from a bus stop near her home. A picture of the smiling, brown-haired girl would be the first featured on direct-mail fliers like those now sent weekly to tens of millions of U.S. homes with a simple message — Have You Seen Me?

In rare night landing, space shuttle back on Earth
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Space shuttle Endeavour and its six astronauts closed out the last major construction mission at the International Space Station with a smooth landing in darkness that struck many as bittersweet.

Plastic bags in US _ to pay or not to pay?
Web-posted 2/22/2010
For decades the standard question at U.S. grocery store check-out counters has been "Paper or Plastic?" But since January, consumers in the U.S. capital have faced a different question: "Will you pay 5 cents for a bag?"

A job, but there's a catch: a 1,000-mile commute
Web-posted 2/22/2010
In the early dawn, after another week building cars, Michael Hanley leaves his job in Kansas. He quickly zips into Missouri, then heads up a ribbon of highway past grain silos and grazing deer, across the frozen fields of Iowa, over the Mississippi River and into the rolling hills of Wisconsin. Finally, he pulls into his driveway — 530 miles later.

Marijuana use by seniors goes up as boomers age
Web-posted 2/22/2010
In her 88 years, Florence Siegel has learned how to relax: A glass of red wine. A crisp copy of The New York Times, if she can wrest it from her husband. Some classical music, preferably Bach. And every night like clockwork, she lifts a pipe to her lips and smokes marijuana.

Wyoming house explosion kills suicidal man
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Police say a man who blew up his house over the weekend was suicidal because his marriage had ended and he was being evicted from the home.

Tasha Tudor's children scrap for $2M Vt. estate
Web-posted 2/22/2010
When author Tasha Tudor's ashes were finally buried, it wasn't in one place. Her bickering survivors couldn't agree on when, where and how, so a judge ordered her cremated remains divided in half.

Wife claims abuse led her to kill Olympian husband
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Dave Laut was the idolized local boy who did his hometown and nation proud.

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