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North Slope oil tops $60 per barrel, AK

May 21, 2009 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Drivers might not like it, but there is some good news for Alaska's main source of government funding.The price of North Slope oil closed at $60.19 a barrel Wednesday on West Coast open markets.It's the first time North Slope crude has topped $60 in more than six months.The...

Ky. high court clears way for mine death lawsuit

May 21, 2009 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The widow of a Kentucky coal miner who bled to death after his legs were cut off in a gruesome underground accident can proceed with a lawsuit against the company that employed him.The Kentucky Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling Thursday, gave Stella Morris of Cumberland the...

Sector Snap: Exchange and platform operators, APFN

May 21, 2009 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of exchange and trading platform operators mostly rose Thursday morning after the sector was upgraded by Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Goldman upgraded the "market structure" sector to "Neutral" from "Cautious" amid better-than-expected trends in equities and options trading. Stock...

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Philippines confirms first case of swine flu, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

May 21, 2009 7:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Thursday confirmed its first case of swine flu in a girl who had traveled to the U.S. and Canada.Health Secretary Francisco Duque said the 10-year-old had developed a cough, fever and soar throat a day after returning to Manila on Monday. She tested...

Cell phone companies charging for phone records, IA

May 21, 2009 7:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors in Lee County say they will be seeking fewer cell phone records in their investigations because cell phone companies are now charging for the records.Lee County Attorney Mike Short says cell phone companies have begun charging for records of its subscribers. He says...

Gaza father's loss captures Israeli sympathy, ML

May 21, 2009 7:15 am | by KARIN LAUB - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Gaza infertility specialist, is a familiar figure to Israelis — a Palestinian who crossed the lines of enmity years ago to work in Israeli hospitals and become a frequent guest on Israeli TV and radio.But the interview he did on Jan. 16, as...

Jury finds Duke Energy violated Clean Air Act, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 7:15 am | by RICK CALLAHAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. violated the Clean Air Act by making changes at a southern Indiana power plant that significantly increased the air pollution it released into the Louisville, Ky., area, a federal jury has ruled in a decade-old lawsuit.The Indianapolis jury found this week that...

Navios Maritime 1Q profit falls almost 16 percent, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 7:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Greek shipping and logistics company Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. said on Thursday its first-quarter profit fell 15.8 percent as its ships were chartered out less, and for cheaper rates.The company said it earned almost $12 million, or 12 cents per share, during the quarter that ended March 31,...

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Interpol joins search for missing Minn. mom, son, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 7:15 am | by AMY FORLITI - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota authorities said Friday they were turning to an international law enforcement agency for help finding a woman and her 13-year-old son on the run from court-ordered cancer treatment for the boy.Meanwhile, the FBI filed a warrant giving it more legal authority to assist...

GameStop shares tumble after weak forecast, APFN

May 21, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — GameStop Corp. reported higher earnings and sales Thursday, helped by the release of Nintendo's DSi handheld gaming system and strong sales of "Resident Evil 5" and "Street Fighter IV."But the video game retailer's earnings forecast for its second fiscal quarter missed...

HL:Canadian dollar is trading at 87.32 cents US, down 0.37 of a cent at 11 a.m. ET@

May 21, 2009 7:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar traded at 87.32 cents US, down 0.37 of a cent on Thursday. The U.S. dollar was trading at C$1.1452 up 0.48 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.7994 up 0.28 of cent and US$1.5710, down 0.44 of a cent.The euro was at C$1.5761, up 0.58 of a cent.Quotations provided by the...

WHO: Japan, San Marino top life-expectancy list, 3rd Ld-Writethru, UN

May 21, 2009 7:13 am | by FRANK JORDANS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — Girls born in Japan today are likely to live until the year 2095, some with a good chance of seeing the dawn of the next century thanks to the world's longest life expectancy.Japan's child mortality rates are also among the world's lowest, according to statistics published Thursday by...

Supreme Court clears way for widow's lawsuit, KY

May 21, 2009 7:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The widow of an eastern Kentucky coal miner who bled to death after his legs were cut off in a gruesome underground accident can proceed with a lawsuit against the company that employed him.The Kentucky Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling Thursday, gave Stella Morris of...

3 plead guilty in Kansas City-area mortgage scam, MO

May 21, 2009 7:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three more people have pleaded guilty in a $12.6 million mortgage scam in the Kansas City-area.Acting U.S. Attorney Matt J. Whitworth announced Wednesday that 35-year-old Steven M. Salas, 40-year-old James F. Simpson and 39-year-old Willie Charles Cadenhead entered the pleas...

Kinbauri Announces Proposed Closing of Private Placement

May 21, 2009 7:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kinbauri Gold Corp. ("Kinbauri") (TSX VENTURE: KNB)(FRANKFURT: 3KG.DE) announces that further to its press release dated May 14, 2009, it intends to close its previously announced private placement transaction on May 22, 2009. Kinbauri intends to issue up to 6,000,000 Units at a price of $0.50 per...

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