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Boys State elects officers, MS

May 26, 2009 6:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Rob Pyron of Copiah Academy was elected Tuesday as governor in the annual American Legion Boys State on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson.Boys State, which runs through Friday, is a program designed to educate high school students about state government...

Private Equity completo la adquisicion de Tiscali International Network Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 26, 2009 6:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 27 de mayo de 2009-- Tiscali International Network, la antigua rama proveedora de servicios de Tiscali Group y una empresa dedicada exclusivamente a la prestacion de servicios al por mayor, anuncio hoy que se completo su compra por parte de BS Private Equity SpA, una de...

Tokyo stocks rise on economic hopes, upbeat U.S., Japan data+

May 26, 2009 6:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: TO BE LED)Tokyo stocks rose Wednesday morning following upbeat U.S. consumer confidence data and Japan's April trade data, which reinforced investors' economic hopes.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 135.99 points, or 1.46 percent, from Tuesday to 9,446.80. The...

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Kyodo economic news summary -9-+

May 26, 2009 6:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 28 (Kyodo) — ---------- GM Europe to spin off Opel, eyes bridge loan from German gov'tBERLIN - General Motors Europe AG said Wednesday it will spin off Adam Opel GmbH, paving the way for the German unit to receive a bridge loan from the German government amid growing prospects for a...

Jury selection begins in man's drug trial, TX

May 26, 2009 6:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in federal court in the trial of a man accused of dealing drugs that led to the overdose death of a Southern Methodist University student whose body was found in a portable toilet at a construction site near Waco.James McDaniel's defense attorney asked...

Report urges U.S. to maintain nuclear deterrence for allies+

May 26, 2009 6:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Kyodo) — The United States should continue to provide nuclear deterrence for its allies as failing to do so may lead some of them to build their own nuclear arsenals, a think tank report said Tuesday."U.S. allies, including members of the NATO alliance, Australia, Japan, and...

Delano woman falls off roof, dies, MN

May 26, 2009 6:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KELLOGG, Minn. (AP) — A 20-year-old Delano woman died early Monday after falling off a roof while looking at stars.Wabasha County Sheriff Rodney Bartsh says Paquita Suzanne Ray fell off the roof of a house in rural Kellogg before 6 a.m. Monday. She was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in...

HL:Cape Breton Railway to seek subsidy extension after election: company@

May 26, 2009 6:16 pm | by Greg MacVicar@Associated Press | News | Comments

NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. — Rail America wants an extension to the provincial subsidy that has helped it keep a short-line service running from Cape Breton to the mainland.Rail America regional vice president Peter Touesnard says the business between Sydney and Port Hawkesbury hasn't changed since the...

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3 in NJ GOP gov's race square off in radio debate, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NJ

May 26, 2009 6:06 pm | by ANGELA DELLI SANTI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

EWING, N.J. (AP) — Two of the three Republican candidates for governor said they would eliminate the state's property tax rebates, which they called an unnecessary political gimmick, while the front-runner said he would keep sending the relief checks to millions of taxpayers."Isn't it great, they...

LEAD: Japan reports trade surplus of 69 billion yen in April+

May 26, 2009 6:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: 2ND LEAD STORY TO FOLLOW)Japan reported a trade surplus of 68.95 billion yen in April, down 85.0 percent from a year earlier, amid recent signs of a bottoming out in exports, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.The trade balance posted a black ink for the third...

KC federal building to get $100 million upgrade, MO

May 26, 2009 5:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Richard Bolling Federal Building in Kansas City is getting a $100 million upgrade.Congressman Emanuel Cleaver announced Tuesday that the federal stimulus money will be used to modernize the energy system of the 1960s building. Work will begin in about four months and...

Muslim militants release 3 Filipino teachers, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

May 26, 2009 5:50 pm | by JIM GOMEZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Three teachers freed by Filipino militants said they were threatened and slapped during four months of jungle captivity, while the U.S. increased rewards for the capture of leaders of the brutal al-Qaida-linked guerrillas.The teachers, working in far-flung southern...

ANZ Bank to raise $2 bln through share placement, AS

May 26, 2009 5:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — ANZ Banking Group said Wednesday it will seek to raise 2.5 billion Australian dollars ($2 billion) in new capital by selling shares to institutional investors in a bid to buy some of Royal Bank of Scotland's Asian businesses.ANZ will offer the shares at AU$14.40, compared...

BECK for May 26, 2009 - Part 2

May 26, 2009 5:45 pm | by Glenn BeckAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Search ends for grad who fell overboard into Gulf, 8th Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 5:45 pm | by MITCH STACY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard ended its search Tuesday night for an 18-year-old from Louisiana who fell overboard during a cruise to celebrate his high school graduation.The Coast Guard said Bruce O'Krepki went over the rails of the Carnival Fantasy on Sunday night into the Gulf of Mexico...

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