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Legislation aimed at settling 43-year-old dispute, NM

May 21, 2009 6:01 pm | by SUE MAJOR HOLMES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A measure introduced in Congress would cap years of intense negotiations that led to a settlement in a 43-year-old fight over water rights claims in northern New Mexico.Democratic Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall on Wednesday introduced the Aamodt Litigation Settlement...

Chavez formalizes seizure of Williams Cos.' assets, LT

May 21, 2009 6:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez has formalized the takeover of two gas compression facilities belonging to Williams Cos. Inc.Chavez said Thursday that the seizure of the Tulsa, Okla.-based company's assets is expected to save Venezuela $564 million in the coming decade.State-run...

Olbermann responds to Limbaugh's 30-day challenge, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 6:00 pm | by DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC's Keith Olbermann says he'll stop talking about Rush Limbaugh for 30 days — provided Limbaugh doesn't talk about Limbaugh for the same period.It was a response to Limbaugh's challenge that the left-leaning cable channel not talk about him for a month, since "MSNBC is hoping to...

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Quest Uranium to Issue Shares in Partial Payment of Debt

May 21, 2009 5:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Quest Uranium Corporation (TSX VENTURE: QUC) announces that it will issue 494,739 common shares to Freewest Resources Canada Inc. in payment of $74,211 of debt owing from Quest to Freewest Resources. The shares will be issued by Quest at a price of $0.15 per share. After giving effect to the...

HL:Retail sales increase takes worst-case scenario out of GDP drop@

May 21, 2009 5:54 pm | by Julian Beltrame@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Retail sales increased for the third straight month in March in a further evidence of a stabilizing Canadian economy or at least a slowing of the torrid pace of decline experienced early this year.And economists say the data, one of the last major pieces of information left that make up...

FAA fines Fla. regional airline for violations, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 5:54 pm | by JOAN LOWY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators fined a Florida-based regional airline $1.3 million for overworking its pilots and dispatchers.The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that Gulfstream International Airlines of Fort Lauderdale violated regulations on how many hours pilots and...

Air Force jet trainer crashes north of Edwards AFB, 3rd Ld-Writethru, CA

May 21, 2009 5:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (AP) — A military jet on a training mission crashed north of Edwards Air Force base in the Mojave Desert on Thursday, but the condition of the two crew members was not immediately known, authorities said.The T-38 Talon went down at 1:15 p.m. nine miles north of the base,...

Verigy posts smaller-than-expected fiscal 2Q loss, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Verigy Inc., which makes test equipment for semiconductor makers, on Thursday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss, reversing a year-ago profit, as demand dropped for its products and services. But the results were better than analysts expected, sending Verigy shares up...

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Fla. senator wants insurance chief to resign, 1st Ld-Writethru, FL

May 21, 2009 5:54 pm | by BILL KACZOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A state senator wants Florida's insurance commissioner to resign, calling him "duplicitous and untrustworty" Thursday in a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist.Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, also wrote Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty a lengthy letter demanding that he resign...

Stimulus funds to repair Texas Governor's Mansion, US

May 21, 2009 5:54 pm | by JAY ROOT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — While Gov. Rick Perry is criticizing Washington bailouts, state lawmakers are planning to use $11 million in federal stimulus money to help rebuild the badly burned Texas Governor's Mansion.Approximately $10 million in state tax money will also be spent on a renovation, which...

Miss. governor meets with Chinese delegation, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:54 pm | by TIMOTHY R. BROWN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour told a Chinese delegation that even in an economic recession, there are trade opportunities between the state and its partners in the Far East.Barbour on Thursday welcomed the delegation from Changzhou, Jintan County, and the Qishuyan District...

Kan. gov. signs bill on cockfighting, other crimes, KS

May 21, 2009 5:54 pm | by JOHN HANNA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Mark Parkinson signed a bill Thursday that will make cockfighting a felony in Kansas and strengthen laws against drug trafficking and assaulting law enforcement officers.The changes will take effect July 1."Safe communities are one of the reasons that businesses and...

Leading Sales and Marketing Solutions Company Recognized for Second Year in a Row by Stevie Awards

May 21, 2009 5:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.teletech.com () —Direct Alliance (www.directalliance.com (http://www.directalliance.com) ), a wholly owned subsidiary of TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) and a leading outsourcing provider of direct inside sales and marketing solutions, has been named a finalist in three different...

ND park managers not sure what holiday will bring, ND

May 21, 2009 5:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Park managers in North Dakota say reservations for the Memorial Day weekend are running high but cool temperatures could keep people at home."One big difference over last year is the price of fuel. That was a major item for us last year," said Henry Duray, manager of Graham's...

Plots authorities say they've foiled since 9/11, US

May 21, 2009 5:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say they have foiled many home-grown terrorism plots since Sept. 11, 2001:— MAY 2003: A naturalized U.S. citizen from Kashmir living in Columbus, Ohio, is accused of planning to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge, pleads guilty to supporting al-Qaida and is sentenced to 20 years in prison.—...

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