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June 1, 2009, 6:36 PM EDT
Celinda Lake, founder and president of Lake Research Partners, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in 2006 about health plans for small businesses. (Photo courtesy of committee Web site)
January 5, 2009, 2:43 PM EST
New York - The final note of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign may very well be sung by Jon Bon Jovi.   The musician is performing at a fundraiser for the former presidential candidate as she tries to close out her campaign debt, which stood at $6.3 million as of last month.   The Jan. 15 performance at Manhattan's Town Hall is being billed as "a final evening in support of Hillary Clinton for President Debt Relief." Ticket prices range from $75 to $1,000.  
December 3, 2008, 7:09 PM EST
Vice President-elect Joe Biden, second from right, is briefed on a report from the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008. From left to right: Commission co-chair former Florida Sen. Bob Graham; Homeland Security Secretary-designate Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano; Biden and commission co-chair former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 25, 2008, 10:11 AM EDT
(Associated Press) - A trade group for real estate agents says sales of existing homes rose 3.1 percent in July as buyers snapped up deeply discounted properties in parts of the country hit hardest by the housing bust. The National Association of Realtors reported sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5 million units. Sales had been expected to rise by only 1.6 percent, according to economists surveyed by Thomson/IFR. Still, home sales were 13.2 percent lower than a year ago.
August 19, 2008, 11:17 PM EDT
Point Marion, Pa. - An 85-year-old woman boldly went for her gun and busted a would-be burglar inside her home, then forced him to call police while she kept him in her sights, police said. "I just walked right on past him to the bedroom and got my gun," Leda Smith said. Smith heard someone break into her home Sunday afternoon and grabbed the .22-caliber revolver she had been keeping by her bed since a neighbor's home was burglarized a few weeks ago. "I said 'What are you doing in my house?' He just kept saying he didn't do it," Smith said.
August 11, 2008, 1:59 PM EDT
A 700-pound (310-kilogram) man once considered the world's most obese person left his home for the first time in five months Sunday with the aid of a forklift and a platform truck.
August 5, 2008, 10:19 PM EDT
Idledale, Colorado - A mountain lion crept through an open door into a house outside Denver, snatched a Labrador retriever from a bedroom where two people were sleeping and left the dog's dead body outside, wildlife managers said Tuesday.   No one else was hurt. Officials didn't know how many other people were in the home about 14 miles southwest of Denver.   Wildlife officials later trapped the 130-pound male cat using the dog's body as bait and fatally shot it.  
July 29, 2008, 9:19 PM EDT
Las Vegas - Police say they have confiscated a gun belonging to Jerry Lewis that was found in the 82-year-old entertainer's carryon bag as he prepared to fly to Detroit from Las Vegas.   Las Vegas policeman Bill Cassell said Tuesday that the actor was cited Friday for carrying an unloaded concealed weapon at the Las Vegas airport.   Lewis' manager, Claudia Marghilano, says the handgun is a hollowed-out prop gun that Lewis sometimes twirls during his show. She tells The Associated Press that the gun couldn't fire.  
July 28, 2008, 9:46 PM EDT
Following is a list of the top 20 "stone-cold sober schools," according to Princeton Review's survey of 120,000 college students.   1.      Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.   2.      Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.   3.      U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.   4.      College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.   5.      Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.