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Kennedy pushing for more debt collection, LA

May 30, 2009 1:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Treasurer John Kennedy says the state needs to do a better job of collecting the money it's owed.A recent state report compiled by the governor's Division of Administration shows more than $1 billion...

Rabid recycler eats scrap by the ton, CO

May 30, 2009 12:36 am | by BILL JACKSONAssociated Press | News | Comments

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — It's got a voracious appetite like nothing else in the region. It can eat 60-120 tons an hour and averages between 70 tons and 80 tons. From one end to the other, it's 420 feet long.It's the M88 Mega...

List of 101 Most Egregious Wastes of Stimulus Money - Part 2

May 30, 2009 12:26 am | by Alexis GlickAssociated Press | News | Comments

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GOP divided over how tough to be on Sotomayor, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 30, 2009 12:25 am | by JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are divided over how aggressively to go after Sonia Sotomayor, a family feud about the tone of the debate over confirming the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court.There are concerns raised by an...

Arizona credit unions hard-hit in 1st quarter, AZ

May 30, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's credit unions have been hit hard by the real-estate downturn, a weak job market and mounting bankruptcies.Ninety-five percent of Arizona-based credit unions lost money in this year's first quarter,...

LEAD: Gates says U.S. won't stand idly by as N. Korea boosts might+

May 30, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SINGAPORE, May 30 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING SPEECH BY JAPANESE DEFENSE MINISTER)U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned at an Asian security forum Saturday that the United States will not "stand idly by" as North Korea...

Springfield PBS station facing shortfall, IL

May 29, 2009 11:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Station executives say Springfield PBS affiliate WSEC-TV is again in fiscal trouble after failing to land a $460,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.WSEC chief executive Jerold...

Geithner's China trip comes at difficult time

May 29, 2009 11:38 pm | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Timothy Geithner's first trip to China as treasury secretary comes at a vulnerable time for the Obama administration.Mired in a brutal recession, the United States needs Beijing to buy more American goods,...


Latest Idaho news, sports, business and entertainment:, ID

May 29, 2009 11:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State regulators approve power rate increaseBOISE, Idaho (AP) — State regulators have approved a rate increase to Idaho Power customers that will average 13.5 percent.The increase includes four separate adjustments — an...

GM board meets as bondholder deadline passes

May 29, 2009 11:22 pm | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Corp.'s board of directors met for a second day Saturday to make the final decision on whether the automaker would complete its restructuring by filing for bankruptcy protection Monday.The...

GM to sell German unit Opel to Magna International+

May 29, 2009 11:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN, May 30 (Kyodo) — General Motors Corp. has agreed to sell its German unit Opel to major Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc., the German government confirmed Saturday.By putting Opel under its wing,...

Toyota Prius sales boom in Japan despite slowdown

May 29, 2009 11:07 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Orders in Japan for Toyota's new Prius hybrid have topped a booming 110,000, a major dealership chain said Saturday, in what is turning out to be a rare bright spot in the gloomy auto market.The third-generation...

Sierra Vista woman's family tied to Lincoln relic, AZ

May 29, 2009 11:07 pm | by LAURA ORYAssociated Press | News | Comments

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — When a secret message in President Lincoln's pocket watch was finally discovered in March at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Laurie Stiles Daynes was one of a few people who...

4TH LD: 3 people stabbed to death in Kawasaki, man arrested+

May 29, 2009 10:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YOKOHAMA, May 30 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)A 57-year-old unemployed man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stabbing to death his landlord and two of the landlord's relatives in and near the apartment where he lives in...

Prince Harry Makes First Official Visit to New York City; National

May 29, 2009 10:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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