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Humphreys Co. eligible for federal assistance, 1st Ld, TN

May 22, 2009 8:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bredesen announced the federal government has approved his request for disaster assistance for Humphreys County following severe weather on April 10.A total of five counties are now eligible for Public Assistance Program funds from the federal government.Besides...

Ex-East Chicago Mayor Pastrick ends lawsuit fight, IN

May 22, 2009 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Former longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick is quitting his defense against allegations that he was involved in misusing millions of dollars in city money to help boost his re-election chances.The 82-year-old Pastrick, who was mayor for 33 years, and former mayoral aide...

HL:ZipLocal Q3 loss down to $253,179 as it reduced its expenses@

May 22, 2009 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Online search technology company Ziplocal Inc. (TSXV:ZIP) reduced its third-quarter loss to $253,179 as it lowered its expenses.The company reported Friday that it saw improvements "in the operating results from the continued and aggressive efforts to decrease expenses and increases in...

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Wash. state has first death under new suicide law, 4th Ld-Writethru, WA

May 22, 2009 8:41 am | by RACHEL LA CORTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A 66-year-old woman with terminal cancer has become the first person to die under Washington state's new assisted suicide law, an advocacy group said Friday.Linda Fleming, of Sequim, died Thursday night after taking drugs prescribed under the "Death with Dignity" law that took...

Ala. settles suits with 6 drug firms for $89M, 1st Ld-Writethru, AL

May 22, 2009 8:36 am | by BOB JOHNSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Six prescription drug manufacturers have settled Medicaid drug pricing lawsuits with the state of Alabama for $89 million.Attorney General Troy King announced Friday that the settlements were reached with Abbott Laboratories, Aventis Pharmaceutical L.P., TEVA Pharmaceuticals...

Georgia newspaper editorials, GA

May 22, 2009 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are excerpts from editorials in Georgia newspapers:---May 28The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on voters can set election agendaIf the last seven years of inaction on transportation, economic development, and health care have taught us anything, it

Del. Senator offers option for avoiding salary cut, DE

May 22, 2009 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware senator says the state could avoid $16 million in salary cuts for state workers by suspending discretionary spending accounts for lawmakers.Sen. Colin Bonini says state lawmakers have $16.75 million to pay for minor community transportation projects.But the Republican...

Treasury Metals Completes Non-Brokered Financing

May 22, 2009 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Treasury Metals Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: TML), a growth orientated gold focused exploration and development company, is pleased to announce today that it has completed a non-brokered private placement offering (the "Offering") of 4,267,500 units at a price of $0.20 per unit for gross proceeds of...

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Bill would deport imprisoned aliens, OK

May 22, 2009 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that authorizes state prisons to send illegal alien inmates to federal immigration officials for deportation has passed the state House.The bill would also prevent the government from transferring terrorists from the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp to private prisons...

SC man uses magic skills to design film sets, SCER

May 22, 2009 8:35 am | by CATHY CARTER HARLEYAssociated Press | News | Comments

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Years ago as a Battery Creek High School student, Timmy O'Brien used magic tricks to entertain his friends and family. Now the 32-year-old has expanded his craft to amaze people across the world.Whether he's doing "artistic arson" to prep a backdrop for the set of "Zombieland"...

Golar LNG - Q1 2009 Results Presentation

May 22, 2009 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Golar's (NASDAQ: GLNG) 1st Quarter 2009 results will be released on Friday, May 29, 2009. In connection with this a webcast presentation will be held at 2.00 P.M (London Time) on Friday, May 29, 2009. This will be followed by Q&A session. The presentation will be available to download from the...

BW)(NY-4KIDS-ENTERTAINMENT)(KDE.NYSE) 4Kids Entertainment Announces Approval of All Company Proposals at Annual Meeting of Shareholders Business Editors/Entertainment Editors

May 22, 2009 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009--4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing, today announced shareholders approved all corporate proposals at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held in New York, on Friday, May...

HL:Feds give $10 million to hard-hit lobster fishery, opposition says more needed@

May 22, 2009 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COVEHEAD HARBOUR, P.E.I. — The federal government is making $10 million available to struggling lobster fishermen in Eastern Canada to help them promote and market their catch, but the opposition parties say the announcement won't do enough to change the industry's fortunes.Fisheries Minister Gail...

Jim Beam is bringing flavor to bourbon

May 22, 2009 8:34 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) — Bourbon drinkers have been mixing Jim Beam for years. Now, the maker of the world's top-selling bourbon is too.Part of Illinois-based Fortune Brands Inc., Beam is preparing a national rollout of Red Stag, a specialty whiskey that infuses natural black cherry flavors into...

Bourns’ 2008 Distributor Of The Year Announced

May 22, 2009 8:32 am | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics announces it was named Bourns’ 2008 Distributor of the Year. Gordon Bourns, Bourns’ CEO, presented the prestigious award to Mouser’s President and CEO, Glenn Smith at the annual Electronics Distribution Show and Conference (EDS) in Las Vegas last week.

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