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Man fatally hit by train in Ephrata, WA

May 25, 2009 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — A Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train has fatally hit a man walking on the tracks in the south end of Ephrata.Railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says the 35-year-old Ephrata man was trespassing on railroad property. He was hit about 9:15 Sunday night by a train with four...

Think tank receives major government and private funding

May 25, 2009 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) welcomed the announcement today by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario of building and infrastructure grants towards the creation of the Balsillie Centre of Excellence. CIGI founder and Chair Jim Balsillie made a private...

HL:John Stackhouse replaces Edward Greenspon as Globe and Mail editor-in-chief@

May 25, 2009 9:12 am | by Michael Oliveira@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The former head of the Globe and Mail's vaunted business section has been named the newspaper's editor-in-chief.John Stackhouse, 46, replaces Edward Greenspon, a veteran newspaperman who had been editor-in-chief since 2002.Stackhouse had been editor of Report on Business since 2004, had...

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HL:Canadian Press Life-Entertainment News Budget Monday, May 25@

May 25, 2009 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are coverage plans from The Canadian Press as of 18:00 ET. Please note plans may change as circumstances warrant.Entertainment questions may be directed to Andrea Baillie at 416-507-2162 and Travel questions may be directed to Mike Fuhrmann at 416-507-2163. Health, Food and Lifestyles...

Reid rakes in campaign cash, even without opponent, US

May 25, 2009 9:07 am | by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, vulnerable in home-state polls but without a big-name opponent so far, takes the stage Tuesday with President Barack Obama at a Las Vegas-style fundraiser billed as "The Good Fight."But the big-dollar bash begs the question: Where's the...

Cocaine test prompts Red Bull removal in Germany, EU

May 25, 2009 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — Six German states have told retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola energy drinks after a test found a trace amount of cocaine.The bans started Friday after a sample test conducted by authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state found 0.4 micrograms per liter in the drink.Five other...

4 Kan. counties now minority-majority, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 25, 2009 9:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau estimates four counties in Kansas have reached "minority-majority" status.According to figures released May 14, Finney County between 2007 and 2008 joined the counties of Seward, Ford and Wyandotte where non-Hispanic whites were minorities. Grant and...

Group: 6 arrested during coal-mining protest, KY

May 25, 2009 9:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An environmental group says six of its members were arrested on trespassing charges during a coal-mining protest.The group Mountain Justice told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the six remained in jail on Sunday following their arrest the previous day.They were arrested at...

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Kan. chiropractor accused of fraud, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 25, 2009 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City chiropractor's license has been suspended while the state medical board investigates allegations of patients who say they were solicited and underwent painful exams.The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts issued an emergency suspension of Wasse Zafer's...

'Night at the Museum' tops 'Terminator', 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 25, 2009 8:56 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" claimed a box office victory over "Terminator Salvation."The live-action family comedy starring Ben Stiller won $70 million over the Memorial Day weekend, according to estimates from distributor 20th Century Fox. That put it well...

Hammond Power Solutions Inc.: Special Dividend Declared

May 25, 2009 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hammond Power Solutions Inc. ("HPS") (TSX: HPS.A) today announced that HPS's Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $0.10 per Class A Subordinate Voting Share and $0.10 per Class B Common Share payable on July 15, 2009, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June...

Group raising money for bail for coal protesters, WV

May 25, 2009 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) — An environmental group says two of six people arrested on trespassing charges during a coal mining protest are now free and that it is raising money to pay bail for the others.Climate Ground Zero director Mike Roselle said Monday that the group hopes to have the other four...

Medical providers get 'homework' to find savings, US

May 25, 2009 8:56 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A homework assignment from President Barack Obama is turning into a credibility test for medical providers.Obama, once a law professor, has instructed the health care industry to come back with specifics on its pledge to slow rising costs, helping to save the nation $2 trillion...

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HL:Sabretooth Energy shares up 245 pct after refinancing and new management@

May 25, 2009 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Shares of junior oilpatch firm Sabretooth Energy Ltd. (TSX:SAB) spiked nearly 245 per cent Monday after the company announced a multi-million dollar private placement, appointed a new board and management team and acquired a private oil and gas company.Calgary-based Sabretooth said it...

Global milk glut squeezes dairy farmers, consumers

May 25, 2009 8:50 am | by CHRISTOPHER LEONARD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BARNHART, Mo. (AP) — A collapse in milk prices has wiped away the profits of dairy farmers, driving many out of business while forcing others to slaughter their herds or dump milk on the ground in protest. But nine months after prices began tumbling on the farm, consumers aren't seeing the full...

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