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Feds want to intervene in suit against Kerr-McGee, OK

May 22, 2009 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government wants to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma City-based Tronox Inc. against Kerr-McGee Corp. and Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp.The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York filed a complaint in federal bankruptcy court in New York...

HL:Be ready with more stimulus if needed, IMF tells Canada@

May 22, 2009 11:28 am | by Julian Beltrame@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — The Canadian government and central bank should be prepared to act swiftly with additional stimulus if the economy unexpectedly deteriorates further, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.In a new assessment of Canada's economic prospects, the IMF said the country is in better...

Canadian man receives 2 1/2-year terror sentence, 1st Ld-Writethru, CN

May 22, 2009 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BRAMPTON, Ontario (AP) — A judge sentenced the first person convicted in a homegrown terrorism plot in Canada to a 2 1/2-year sentence on Friday. With time already served he was expected to walk free later the same day.Superior Court Justice John Sproat in September found the 21-year-old guilty of...

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HL:First Nations want governments to act on jury's call for equal police funding@

May 22, 2009 11:27 am | by Keith Leslie@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Governments can't seem to grasp what ordinary Canadians see when they look at difficult and tragic situations in aboriginal communities, First Nations leaders charged Friday following a coroner's inquest into a deadly jailhouse fire on a northern Ontario reserve.Ricardo Wesley, 22, and...

Affirms Hedged Mutual Fund Fee Trust 2004-1 Business Editors

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- As a result of Fitch Ratings' review process, Fitch affirms and assigns a Stable Rating Outlook to the notes issued by Hedged Mutual Fund Trust 2004-1, (HMFFT 2004-1) as follows:--$49,021,835 floating-rate notes at 'AA'.The notes are collateralized by...

Surprisingly strong earnings lifts Nordson stock, APFN

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Nordson Inc. soared Friday after the maker of dispensing equipment, adhesives and sealants reported adjusted second-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street's expectations and issued a strong profit forecast for the current quarter.The Westlake, Ohio, company, said sales...

Base in latest terror case gets supplies to troops, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by MICHAEL HILL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Stewart Air National Guard base sends supplies to U.S. troops worldwide in massive cargo planes dispatched from its extra-long runway — planes that would have been shot down with surface-to-air missiles, prosecutors say, if four would-be terrorists had gotten their...

Maine governor honored for Sears Island planning, ME

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. John Baldacci has received Down East magazine's 2009 environmental award for the crafting of a plan that reserves portions of Sears Island for port development and conservation.Baldacci told Friday's presentation ceremony at the Blaine House that the 46-member group that...

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Colleges lure math, science majors to teaching, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Teaching science wasn't exactly a top career goal when Brent Hartley entered the University of Kansas.The lifelong astronomy buff figured he'd work in a lab after graduation, or maybe for NASA, the federal space agency. Among many of his fellow budding scientists, the old...

Regarding Alleged False Claims Dismissed Against Axiom and All Defendants! Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers/Legal Writers

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TAMPA, Fla.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- On May 20, 2009,United States District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington dismissed, with prejudice, the lawsuit styled United States of America ex rel., Greg Westfall and Suzanne Westfall vs. Axiom Worldwide, Inc., Axiom Worldwide, LLC, James J....

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Luverne Wind Farm to be Near Lake Ashtabula in North Dakota

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

FERGUS FALLS, Minn., May 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Otter Tail Power Company, a division of Otter Tail Corporation (Nasdaq:OTTR), announced today that it will build a wind farm near Lake Ashtabula in North Dakota. Construction will commence in late May on the 49.5-megawatt wind farm and related...

What Pelosi knew about waterboarding, and when, US

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her at a secret 2002 briefing on the use of harsh interrogations in the war on terror.CIA records suggest that Pelosi, D-Calif., was told at that time that the Bush administration was using...

Gold prices close at 3-month high as dollar sinks, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by SARA LEPRO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Gold prices continued their climb Friday, closing at a three-month high as the dollar sank to fresh multimonth lows against other major currencies.Gold tends to move inversely with the dollar because investors use it as a hedge against inflation, which can be ignited by a weak...

BLS: Louisiana jobless rate up in April, LA

May 22, 2009 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's unemployment rate jumped to 6.2 percent in April — a sign that the national recession is getting more of a grip on the state.That's according to a preliminary report released Friday from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The agency — on a seasonally adjusted...

HL:The Canadian Press World News Budget - Friday, May 22, 2009.@

May 22, 2009 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are the budgeted stories as of 15:00 EDT. The editor handling World news in Toronto can be reached at 416-507-2165.COLOMBO, Sri Lanka@ — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed to a triumphant Sri Lanka on Friday to seize its moment of victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels to resolve...

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