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Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Piers Morgan likely successor to Larry King at CNN

NEW YORK - "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan appears to be the front-runner to claim the CNN talk show long hosted by Larry King.

Watchdog: Small banks struggling despite bailouts

WASHINGTON – To the list of economic woes squeezing small banks, add another one: government bailouts.

'The Hills' fans lament end of MTV reality series

LOS ANGELES - "The Hills," the landmark reality soap that cemented Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag and their pals as tabloid superstarlets, died Tuesday at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. It was 4.

12 Longview retailers sell tobacco during sting

On July 9, 2010, the Longview Police Department conducted a tobacco sting to test the compliance of Longview area tobacco retailers in regards to Texas tobacco laws.

Post office plans to announce new rate increase

WASHINGTON – Battered by massive losses, the Postal Service wants to raise rates to bring in more money.

American Idol Audition Dates

American Idol Season 10 AuditionsBefore American Idol, Lee DeWyze worked as a paint store clerk in Mt. Prospect, IL. Kris Allen was a college student from Conway, AR. David Cook tended bar in Blue Springs, MO.

High court upholds anti-terror law

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has upheld a federal law that bars "material support" to foreign terrorist organizations, rejecting a free speech challenge from humanitarian aid groups.

Fire risk leads to huge Maytag dishwasher recall

WASHINGTON – Whirlpool Corp.'s Maytag unit is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard.