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Jul 21, 2011, 8:27 a.m.

Man survives in trunk after car plunges into river

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A Washington state man was listed in satisfactory condition on Monday and was "incredibly lucky to be alive" after his car flipped into a river near the Idaho-Washington border, authorities said. Ned Florea, 20, squeezed through the rear seats and into the trunk of his two-door Hyundai Tiburon as chill, fast-flowing waters engulfed all but 6 inches of head room, creating a life-saving air pocket, Idaho State Trooper Leslie Lehman said.

Live mannequins in Milan shop window anger union

MILAN (Reuters) - Models appearing in shorts and bikinis in the window of a department store in central Milan caused a stir over the weekend, with Italy's trade unions denouncing the merchandisation of the human body. The male and female models first appeared last week in the windows of the Coin department store to promote the summer sale on bathing costumes, prompting Italy's Filcams CGIL trade union to criticize work deemed degrading.

Ex-trader admits threatening to kill U.S. regulators

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former commodities trader pleaded guilty on Monday to threatening to kill more than 40 financial regulators, including the heads of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Vincent McCrudden, 50, admitted in court that he posted the threats on his company's website last December, asking for help executing his plan. His guilty plea came the day testimony was to begin in his federal trial, said his lawyer Bruce Barket.

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