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General News Archive - October 07, 2008

By Stephen Foley DICK FULD, the chief executive of collapsed investment bank Lehman Brothers, was forced to defend his multi-million dollar bonuses and lavish lifestyle, as Congressional leaders tore into him in hearings on Capitol Hill.

By Liz Szabo Fans may reduce the risk of SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, a study shows. Babies who slept in a room with a fan were 72% less likely to die from SIDS, according to a study released today from Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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The Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department struggled to ease severe credit pressures Monday that threatened to bring down the global economy, including doubling to $900 billion the amount of cash available to banks through a Fed lending program.

By Liz Sidoti Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Running short on time, John McCain has the most riding on the second presidential debate, though Barack Obama will be out of his scripted comfort zone in the town-hall-style confrontation. It could be ugly if Monday's tussling is any indication.

By Carla K. Johnson Associated Press CHICAGO -- Using a fan to circulate air seemed to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in a study of nearly 500 babies, researchers reported Monday.

By Tom Hays and Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON -- In October 2006, a longtime loyalist of Sen. Ted Stevens called him up with a big problem: The FBI, he said, was breathing down his neck about a makeover of the senator's mountain cabin.

By Jimmy Golen Associated Press BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox brushed aside the 100-win Angels in four games, dismissing their best-in-baseball regular season as last month's news. When it turns to October, no one dominates like Boston.

By Rick Gano Associated Press CHICAGO -- They rushed toward the mound, these remarkable Rays, and immediately formed a circle. Jumping together like fraternity brothers, they resembled party regulars in the postseason.

By RICK GANO By Rick Gano The Associated Press CHICAGO They rushed toward the mound and formed a circle. Jumping together like fraternity brothers, they resembled regulars in the postseason. Worst in the majors last season, the Tampa Bay Rays will play for a spot in the World Series.

The Associated Press CHICAGO Using a fan to circulate air seemed to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in a study of nearly 500 babies, researchers reported Monday. Placing babies on their backs to sleep is the best advice for preventing SIDS .