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For several weeks, General Motors Corp. has been in private talks with Delphi Corp., its former parts subsidiary, about possibly taking back the bankrupt supplier, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday. GM is reportedly concerned that its production could be crippled if cash-strapped Delphi shuts down.

Many of the 134 fishermen rescued from a breakaway ice floe in Lake Erie returned to the massive sheet Sunday, using airboats to retrieve snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and other equipment. One death occurred Saturday near the floe involving a snowmobile

Enrollment at two-year community colleges is experiencing unprecedented growth, according to preliminary data from the American Association of Community Colleges. At some schools, spring classes have 20 percent more students than a year ago, a trend attributed to affordable tuitions during a down economy. Nationwide, the average annual cost of community college is $2,402.

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Of 730,000 applications for post-hurricane Ike housing aid, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted money for little more than 10 percent, The Houston Chronicle has reported. FEMA says this reflects a widespread misunderstanding of its mission, but rejected homeowners and their attorneys argue that poorly trained FEMA inspectors are withholding help from deserving people.

Although gasoline prices continued to rise over the past two weeks, by 6.4 cents, the average national price of regular ($1.92) is $1.02 below its year-ago level of $2.94 a gallon, industry analyst Trilby Lundberg reported Sunday.

The collaboration of bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and veteran rocker Robert Plant earned them five Grammys for their hit album "Raising Sand," including album of the year, at the 51st annual Grammy awards Sunday in Los Angeles.

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