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Sudan: Air strike earlier this year killed 119, 1st Ld-Writethru, ML

May 26, 2009 2:17 am | by MOHAMED OSMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's defense minister told parliament that the air raids earlier this year in the eastern desert, which his government suspects were conducted by Israel, killed 119 people involved in a smuggling ring.Gen. Abdul-Rahim Hussein was quoted on the official Sudan news agency as...

Roadside blast kills 3 Americans in western Iraq, 4th Ld-Writethru, ML

May 26, 2009 2:12 am | by ROBERT H. REID - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bomb blasted a U.S. convoy west of Baghdad, killing three Americans, including a top reconstruction official who once headed the Illinois Commerce Commission, U.S. authorities said Tuesday.The attack occurred Monday on the eastern outskirts of Fallujah, which used to be...

WVa lawmakers return for budget, vetoed bills, 4th Ld-Writethru, WV

May 26, 2009 2:12 am | by LAWRENCE MESSINA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After more than a month, West Virginia's Legislature returned to the Capitol Tuesday to resurrect vetoed bills and begin trimming nearly $200 million from the state's next budget.The House and Senate finance committees each advanced a revised multibillion-dollar spending...

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Unique Hybrid Buses in Stockholm Business Editors/Transportation Writers

May 26, 2009 2:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Regulatory News:To further improve the environment in the Swedish capital, Scania (STO:SCVA)(STO:SCVB) is now starting full-scale operational trials with six ethanol-fuelled hybrid buses. The hybrid technology will reduce fuel consumption by 25 percent....

Nikon to slash 1,000 jobs amid looming loss

May 26, 2009 2:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese camera maker Nikon Corp. said Tuesday it will cut 1,000 jobs to try to stem losses this year.The company will slash 800 non-regular employees, such as contract and part-time workers, from its domestic manufacturing work force of 2,900 by March 2010, said company spokesman...

Girls State set for next week, SD

May 26, 2009 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Girls State is scheduled for June 1-6 on the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.Girls finishing their junior year in high school and have indicated an interest in government have been selected for the governmental exercise, sponsored by the...

Saudi oil minister: OPEC to hold output steady

May 26, 2009 2:06 am | by TAREK EL-TABLAWY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CAIRO (AP) — OPEC is unlikely to cut output at its upcoming meeting, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said in comments published Tuesday, as indications mounted that the oil producing bloc would resist a temptation to tighten the taps despite wanting higher crude prices.The Saudi minister, Ali al-Naimi,...

German truck maker MAN becomes European Co., or SE, EU

May 26, 2009 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFURT (AP) — Truck maker MAN said Tuesday it has completed its switch to a European Company, or Societas Europaea — a move that will help it with cross-border mergers.The change was official May 19 with the Munich-based company's entry into the commercial register as MAN SE.The switch was...

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US dollar mostly higher in Europe, EU

May 26, 2009 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. dollar was mostly higher against other major currencies in European trading Tuesday morning as London's currency markets reopened following a holiday. Gold fell.The euro traded at US$1.3880, down from US$1.3985 in Europe on Monday.Other dollar rates:—95.03 Japanese yen, up...

Customized Shirts Great for Family Reunions

May 26, 2009 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.bendershirts.com/ () —Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and with summer comes Family Reunion season. With Bender Apparel & Signs, Inc., a leading online customized shirts (http://www.bendershirts.com/) printing company, creating personalized custom t-shirts...

Okla Senate adjourns session, 6th Ld-Writethru, OK

May 26, 2009 2:06 am | by RON JENKINS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate wrapped up its 2009 legislative session Tuesday after Republicans won a battle to enact a bill to create a central information officer to preside over the state's computer systems.The Senate, which had a Republican majority for the first time in state...

Showcase 2009 Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 26, 2009 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- GNi has been selected and confirmed to participate to the Global Tech Showcase (GTS 2009, www.GlobalTechShowcase.com) being held in conjunction with the World Investment Conference in La Baule, France, June 3th to June 5th 2009.Hosted by Avise...

a Wii RemoteT Wave or a Swipe of the StylusT in Drawn to Life@: The Next ChapterT Business Editors/Video Game Writers

May 26, 2009 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the next addition to its incredibly successful Drawn to Life(R) franchise, Drawn to Life(R): The Next Chapter(TM)is currently in development exclusively for Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM). Featuring an...

Nikon to slash 1,000 jobs amid looming loss, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 26, 2009 2:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese camera maker Nikon Corp. said Tuesday it will cut 1,000 jobs to try to stem losses this year.The company will slash 800 non-regular employees, such as contract and part-time workers, from its domestic manufacturing work force of 2,900 by March 2010, said company spokesman...

Kansas school stirs debate over outsourced classes

May 26, 2009 2:01 am | by JUSTIN POPE - AP Education Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Just how much can a college outsource and still be a college?The question is no longer just academic at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Under a novel arrangement, the school will accept credits from a private company that runs introductory courses in subjects like economics and English...

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