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Afghan president's brother survives convoy ambush, 7th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 18, 2009 10:29 am | by NOOR KHAN - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

KABUL (AP) — Rockets and machine gunfire buffeted an Afghan government motorcade in an apparent assassination attempt on the president's brother on Monday, the brother said. A bodyguard was killed.The second apparent attempt on Ahmad Wali Karzai's life in less than two months underscores the danger...

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May 18, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-TN-ABC-BlockParty-CMA 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 ENT MUS TVN1/8SU3/8 PDTTO ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC AND RADIO-TELEVISION EDITORS:ABC Hosts Annual Block Party at CMA Music Festival in NashvilleThe Party Extended to Two Days June 12-13; ABC's "Wipeout" Obstacle CourseAddedHosted by Cameron Mathison with...

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May 18, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-CPR-grant-prgm-awards 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 HEA1/8SU3/8 NPT AWD POLTO HEALTH, MEDICAL AND NATIONAL EDITORS:Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Announces Awards and Activities at ATSInternational ConferenceCPF Recognized for Advancing Research and Patient Advocacy EffortsSAN DIEGO, May 18...

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Report: Revenue and jobs decline at US casinos, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 10:29 am | by WAYNE PARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Revenue and jobs at the nation's gambling halls fell last year as Americans became less willing to risk their money, according to a report released Monday by the national gambling industry's trade association.The study by the American Gaming Association found revenue...

HL:Greenpeace lobbying European investors to force Statoil out of Alberta oilsands@

May 18, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

John Cotter — Greenpeace hopes an aggressive media campaign in Europe will help force energy giant StatoilHydro — a company with a good environmental record — out of Alberta's oilsands.The environmental group has been touring Scandinavia this month lobbying investors and the media in preparation...

Feds end oversight of Ga. youth detention centers, 1st Ld-Writethru, GA

May 18, 2009 10:29 am | by SHANNON McCAFFREY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's juvenile justice system has been released from federal oversight, 11 years after the U.S. Justice Department investigated reports of overcrowding and abuse at the state's youth detention facilities, the governor said Monday.Gov. Sonny Perdue said that the state has made...

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May 18, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Contact: Karl Oestreich of Mayo Clinic, +1-507-284-5005 (days), +1-507-284-2511 (evenings), newsbureau@mayo.eduORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When combined with a cocktail of chemotherapy drugs, two monoclonal antibodies, instead of one, appear to offer superior results in...

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May 18, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-MA-Napatech-10-Gbps 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 CPR NET HRD1/8SU3/8 PDT TDSTO BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY EDITORS:New Napatech 10 Gbps In-Line Product Family Doubles Network ThroughputANDOVER, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Napatech today launches a newproduct line addressing In-line network analysis...

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May 18, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-Mayo-drug-combo-study 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 HEA MTC PHA1/8SU3/8 TRI POL TDS SVY WOMTO HEALTH, MEDICAL AND NATIONAL EDITORS:Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Triple Drug Combination is Promising Option toTreat Metastatic HER2+ Breast CancerORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Combining...

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May 18, 2009 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-Mayo-lymphoma-study 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 HEA MTC PHA1/8SU3/8 TRI POL SVY TDSTO HEALTH, MEDICAL AND NATIONAL EDITORS:Two Targeted Therapies Likely Better Than One in Patients with AggressiveLymphoma, Mayo Clinic Researchers SayORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When combined...

bc-Mayo-hot-flash-study 05-18

May 18, 2009 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-Mayo-hot-flash-study 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 HEA MTC PHA1/8SU3/8 TRI POL TDS WOMTO HEALTH, MEDICAL AND NATIONAL EDITORS:Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Agent Provides Treatment Option for Women with HotFlashesORLANDO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pill used for nerve painoffers women relief...

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May 18, 2009 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-Mayo-thyroid-study 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 HEA MTC PHA1/8SU3/8 TRI POL SVY TDSTO HEALTH, MEDICAL AND NATIONAL EDITORS:Drug That Targets Vasculature Growth Attacks Aggressive Thyroid Cancer, MayoClinic Researchers ReportORLANDO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A medication that helps stopthe...

Daimler returns some workers to full hours, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 18, 2009 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — German carmaker Daimler AG said Monday it was returning some employees of its Rastatt plant back to full-time work amid an increase in demand for its Mercedes B-class automobiles.Daimler spokeswoman Nicole Kicherer said that by the end of May, only some 57,000 of the company's workers...

Companies Named for Capital Connection '09 Business Editors

May 18, 2009 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MCLEAN, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 18, 2009-- Mid-Atlantic Venture Association today announced a slate of high-growth/later-stage companies that will present at its flagship investment conference, Capital ConnectionTM '09, to be held May 26-27, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, D.C. This...

Mexico arrests 13 drug suspects, some on plane, LT

May 18, 2009 10:28 am | by MARK STEVENSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soldiers arrested 13 alleged drug cartel members, including one man who had just arrived on a private plane to take over trafficking operations in the northern city of Monterrey, the Defense Department said.Acting on a tip, soldiers arrested Rodolfo Lopez and several...

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