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12/14/2005

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Making Savings Worth Their Weight in Gold

With the price of gold around its highest level in almost a quarter-century -- climbing more than 20 percent this year alone -- the yellow metal's performance is leading some investors to see it as more than just a safe haven.

Russian Skating Faces Post-Turin Blues

Russia, a dominant force in figure skating for the past three decades, could endure a lean spell in the years following the Turin Olympics when most, if not all, of their top skaters are expected to retire.

Clippers to Play CSKA, UNICS

The Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA will head to Moscow next October to play Russian powerhouses CSKA Moscow and UNICS Kazan ahead of the 2006 NBA season, the National Basketball Association and Euroleague Basketball announced Tuesday.

Iraqi Emigrants Cast Votes Abroad

Iraqi emigrants came to polling stations around the world Tuesday to vote in national elections, leaving with ink-stained fingers and hope for the violence-torn country many fled during Saddam Hussein's brutal regime.

Report: CIA Prisons in N. Africa

An investigator looking into claims that the CIA operated secret prisons in Europe said Tuesday that people were apparently abducted and transferred between countries illegally.

Jockeys Revolt Against Leadership

Even for an action-filled sport such as horse racing, it would be hard to top the off-track drama that unfolded on Nov. 15 at the Monrovia, California, headquarters of the Jockeys' Guild.

Despite Protest, California Executes Former Gangster

California prison officials executed Stanley Tookie Williams, 51, the former leader of the Crips gang who brutally killed four people in 1979, early on Tuesday after top courts and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected final appeals to spare his life.

Conoco Agrees to Buy Burlington for $36Bln

ConocoPhillips agreed to buy U.S. natural gas producer Burlington Resources for $35.6 billion in cash and stock in the industry's biggest takeover since 2001.

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