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  • Anti-Islamic Party Gains Popularity In Netherlands
    The global economic crisis is fueling another surge in support for far-right candidates in some European countries. Parties running campaigns against immigrants and other ethnic groups made gains in recent European Parliamentary elections. In the Netherlands, the anti-Islamic, nationalist Freedom Party did better than expected.
  • How Much Is Jackson's Share of ATV Worth?
    Huge crowds are expected for Michael Jackson's memorial service in Los Angeles Tuesday. When he died on June 25, Jackson left behind a tangled web of assets and a mountain of debt. The most valuable asset is considered Jackson's 50 percent share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing. It has the rights to more than 750,000 songs, including most of the Beatles catalog.
  • 'Water Cops' Patrol L.A. For Violaters
    California is in the midst of one of its worst droughts in decades. Residents of Los Angeles are banned from watering their lawns during the day and can only use sprinklers twice a week. To enforce the laws, the L.A. "Water Conservation Team" has taken to the street in Priuses to find water offending scofflaws.
  • China Reports Deadly Riots In Xinjiang Region
    China state media report at least 140 people were killed and more than 800 injured in riots in China's western region of Xinjiang. The violence began Sunday after protesters from an ethnic Muslim group clashed with police.
  • On The Road Again: Specialists Help Aging Drivers
    As we age, vision, physical strength and memory may decline, making the act of driving challenging, and potentially dangerous. For some seniors and people with disabilities, special training with a driver rehabilitation specialist offers a way to learn to drive safely, and regain their independence.
  • Those Achy Joints Could Be Osteoarthritis
    Osteoarthritis, the sometimes painful degeneration of tissue surrounding joints, is common in the aging population. The earlier it's caught, the easier osteoarthritis is to treat.
  • Way Cleared For GM To Emerge From Bankruptcy
    A federal bankruptcy judge says General Motors may sell the bulk of its assets to a new company. The decision is an important step in the Obama administration's effort to quickly restructure the automaker.
  • Leisure Travelers Paying More To Fly This Summer
    For air travelers, spring was a bargain season. But fares are going up. Airline industry analyst David Field says while major airlines are increasing fares, it's not enough to return them to profitability. Field says leisure travelers appear to be the target of the recent hikes.
  • Southwest Airlines Adds 'Big Apple' To Flights
    Southwest Airlines has begun operations at New York's LaGuardia Airport — offering flights to Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington International. Next month the discount carrier will begin service at Boston's Logan International Airport.
  • Vancouver Best City For Business Travelers
    The Economist magazine recently ranked more than 120 cities worldwide to see which ones are best for business travelers. The top three spots went to Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. The only U.S. cities to make the top ten were Honolulu and Cleveland.

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