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10:17 am
Mon September 5, 2011

High Winds Whip Up Texas Wildfires

Longhorn cattle grazed as a wildfire burned in the distance in the Texas town of Graford, northwest of Fort Worth.
Tom Pennington Getty Images

Originally published on Mon September 5, 2011 6:03 pm

Dozens of wildfires continued to burn out of control across tinder-dry Texas on Monday as calls went out for off-duty firefighters around the region to report for duty.

The Texas Forest Service reported 56 separate fires on Sunday that had burned some 30,000 acres. Neighborhoods across eastern and central parts of the state were reporting widespread damage.

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Middle East
7:47 am
Mon September 5, 2011

First Witnesses Testify In Mubarak's Trial

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak returned to court Monday as the first witnesses took the stand in his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of more than 850 protesters during the uprising that ousted him.

Mubarak, who is in ill health, was once again wheeled in on a stretcher and placed in a metal defendants' cage inside a police academy on the outskirts of Cairo where the courtroom has been set up.

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Cowboys beat Weber State
7:18 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Fresman quarterback leads Cowboys to victory

UW's Brett Smith went 27-of-41 for 294 yards and three touchdowns.
University of Wyoming Athletics

The Wyoming Cowboys get back to work this week after Saturday's thrilling come-from-behind 35-32 win over Weber State.

Freshman Quarterback Brett Smith led Wyoming in at 13 play 73 yard drive and threw the winning touchdown pass with 22 seconds left.

The drive featured some big throws, including a pass to Chris McNeil on a fourth and 11 that kept the game alive.

Head Coach Dave Christensen said the team has put in extra practice time.

The Cowboys return to action Saturday against Texas State.

Kids Finances
6:54 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Debt collectors want kids to learn financial literacy

Debt collection companies want your kids to learn about money management now, before their livelihood depends on it.

Last week, the Associated Collection Agencies of Colorado and Wyoming released a list of tips for parents to teach their children about financial literacy.

Spokesman Mark Schiffman said it's never too early to teach kids fiscal responsibility, even if parents have had their own budgetary problems.

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Wolves Killed
6:41 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Six wolves killed in Wyoming in six weeks

(Associated Press)

Jackson, WY -- While residents debate Wyoming's proposed wolf plan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has killed six wolves in as many weeks for preying on livestock.

An agent for the federal agency responsible for wolf recovery reported three wolves were killed after a cow was found dead July 17 on a public grazing allotment near Togwotee Pass in northwest Wyoming.

About a month later, wolves killed three calves and yearling cow on another allotment in the Upper Green River drainage.

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Middle East
4:48 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Mubarak Trial Resumes In Egypt

In Cairo, the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is scheduled to resume Monday. On the first day that testimony is expected, the judge has banned cameras from the courtroom. Mubarak is accused of ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising earlier this year. The 83-year-old denies the charges.

4:48 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Labor's Political Clout Faces Growing Challenges

Unions are under siege, as Republican governors have curtailed collective bargaining rights in some states. As well, national labor leaders say President Barack Obama and Democrats in Washington have let them down.

4:48 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Lack Of Transparency On Overseas Jobs Data

Major U.S. companies are asking for tax breaks in order, they say, to create more jobs. But the question remains whether they will create American jobs or move their money overseas. Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post reporter Jialynn Yang about her recent article on the subject, and how difficult it is to find data on overseas vs. domestic hiring.

Shots - Health Blog
4:00 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Cracking The Conundrum Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Some patients describe chronic fatigue syndrome as feeling like an "unrelenting flu."

Nearly three decades have passed since the debate began about a series of symptoms that have come to be known as chronic fatigue syndrome. It's cause is still unknown, but over the years, researchers have identified various brain, immune system and energy metabolism irregularities involved. Some patients describe the syndrome as feeling like an "unrelenting, unremitting flu."

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Conflict In Libya
3:58 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Libya Puts Pressure On African Migration

Since the revolution against the Libyan government began in February, 850,000 people have left the country. That number is expected to rise, given the country's uncertain future. Steve Inskeep speaks to Elizabeth Ferris, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about the effect of the Arab spring on massive migration across North Africa's borders.