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Culver signs final piece of $830 million package, IA

May 26, 2009 11:57 am | by MIKE GLOVER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Chet Culver has signed into law the final piece of an $830 million package designed to repair Iowa's flood-damaged and aging infrastructure while also creating jobs.Culver said the package is the signature accomplishment of this year's Legislature, arguing it would put...

Calif. gay, lesbian lawmakers decry Prop. 8 ruling, 3rd Ld-Writethru, CA

May 26, 2009 11:51 am | by DON THOMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gay and lesbian state lawmakers said they were disheartened by Tuesday's California Supreme Court ruling upholding Proposition 8 but compared the fight for gay marriage to the long struggle for civil rights.Members of the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and...

T.I. begins federal prison sentence in Arkansas, 4th Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 26, 2009 11:51 am | by JON GAMBRELL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — T.I. entered an Arkansas federal prison Tuesday to begin a year and a day sentence on a weapon charge.The rapper made a concertlike entrance to the Forrest City low-security prison — showing up late inside of a black conversion van with tinted windows.T.I. (real name:...

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Outlook Provides Fourth Default Status Report

May 26, 2009 11:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Outlook Resources Inc. ("Outlook" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: OLR) is providing this bi-weekly Default Status Report in accordance with National Policy 12-203 - Cease Trade Orders for Continuous Disclosure Defaults ("NP 12-203"). On March 27, 2009, the Company announced that there would be a...

HL:Inter Pipeline inks agreement to ship diluent to Kearl oilsands site@

May 26, 2009 11:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Inter Pipeline Fund (TSX:IPL.UN) said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to transport up to 60,000 barrels of diluent from the Edmonton area to Imperial Oil Ltd.'s (TSX:IMO) Kearl oilsands mine northeast of Fort McMurray, Alta.Imperial, which gave the $8-billion project the green light...

Chrysler in court for key bankruptcy hearing, 3rd Ld-Writethru

May 26, 2009 11:51 am | by BREE FOWLER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Chrysler hung in the balance Wednesday as it prepared to ask a bankruptcy judge for permission to sell the bulk of its assets to a group headed by Italy's Fiat in hopes of saving itself from liquidation.Attorneys for Chrysler LLC maintain that the deal with Fiat Group...

NRC says tritium not entering Oyster Creek, NJ

May 26, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says radioactive tritium that leaked from two pipes at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station has not made its way into a nearby waterway.NRC Regional Administrator Samuel Collins said Tuesday there is no detectable tritium in...

Minister Kenney Wraps Up Official Trip to the Middle East

May 26, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has concluded a nine-day visit to the Middle East, where he met with senior government officials and important community and religious leaders and visited prominent religious and memorial sites in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and...

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NC House Democrats say proposed cuts are for real, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NC

May 26, 2009 11:45 am | by GARY D. ROBERTSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House Democrats have a message for North Carolina residents: these spending cuts are serious.Faced with a $4.6 billion budget gap — $1.5 billion more than what Gov. Beverly Perdue and Senate Democrats faced when assembling their spending plans the past two months — House...

State police issue 1,600 holiday speeding tickets, AR

May 26, 2009 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas state police say they issued 1,663 speeding tickets to motorists during the Memorial Day holiday weekend but that another 1,963 drivers were let off with just a warning.During the holiday weekend, two people were killed in accidents worked by the state police.A...

USOC signs deal with career-services company, 1st Ld-Writethru, OLY

May 26, 2009 11:40 am | by EDDIE PELLS - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee has renewed a sponsorship deal with Adecco, a career-services company that can help Olympic athletes find jobs to fit their schedules.The contract will provide services to U.S. athletes, but no money to the federation.The USOC took a hit when Home Depot...

DOE office's budget doubles with stimulus funds, APFN

May 26, 2009 11:40 am | by JUDITH KOHLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — With the Obama administration announcing stimulus funds for energy-efficient public housing Tuesday, the federal office that oversees renewable energy and energy efficiency is hard at work deciding how to spend $500 million in stimulus money.The infusion roughly doubles the...

R & B group lends song, images to Ark. energy ads, APFN

May 26, 2009 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials hope to promote energy efficiency and conservation with the help of R&B group Archie Bell and the Drells.The band is featured in a series of television and radio ads launched Tuesday by the state as part of a $1 million energy efficiency campaign. The...

Encoda, LLC to Provide Their Practice Management System and Hosting Services Business Editors/Healthcare Editors/Technology Editors

May 26, 2009 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Encoda, LLC announced today that Haverford Wellness Center, a practice leading the way in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses, has chosen Encoda LLC to implement, host, and support their new integrated...

White House merging national and homeland security, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 11:39 am | by ROBERT BURNS - AP National Security Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he is combining White House staffs dealing with international and homeland security, predicting the change will make Americans safer.Obama also is creating a new office intended to communicate more effectively with other countries about...

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