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Maine governor honored for Sears Island planning, ME

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

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. John Baldacci has received Down East magazine's 2009 environmental award for the crafting of a plan that reserves portions of Sears Island for port development and conservation.Baldacci told Friday's presentation ceremony at the Blaine House that the 46-member group that...

Colleges lure math, science majors to teaching, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Teaching science wasn't exactly a top career goal when Brent Hartley entered the University of Kansas.The lifelong astronomy buff figured he'd work in a lab after graduation, or maybe for NASA, the federal space agency. Among many of his fellow budding scientists, the old...

Regarding Alleged False Claims Dismissed Against Axiom and All Defendants! Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers/Legal Writers

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

TAMPA, Fla.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- On May 20, 2009,United States District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington dismissed, with prejudice, the lawsuit styled United States of America ex rel., Greg Westfall and Suzanne Westfall vs. Axiom Worldwide, Inc., Axiom Worldwide, LLC, James J....

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Luverne Wind Farm to be Near Lake Ashtabula in North Dakota

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

FERGUS FALLS, Minn., May 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Otter Tail Power Company, a division of Otter Tail Corporation (Nasdaq:OTTR), announced today that it will build a wind farm near Lake Ashtabula in North Dakota. Construction will commence in late May on the 49.5-megawatt wind farm and related...

What Pelosi knew about waterboarding, and when, US

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her at a secret 2002 briefing on the use of harsh interrogations in the war on terror.CIA records suggest that Pelosi, D-Calif., was told at that time that the Bush administration was using...

Gold prices close at 3-month high as dollar sinks, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 11:22 am | by SARA LEPRO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Gold prices continued their climb Friday, closing at a three-month high as the dollar sank to fresh multimonth lows against other major currencies.Gold tends to move inversely with the dollar because investors use it as a hedge against inflation, which can be ignited by a weak...

BLS: Louisiana jobless rate up in April, LA

May 22, 2009 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's unemployment rate jumped to 6.2 percent in April — a sign that the national recession is getting more of a grip on the state.That's according to a preliminary report released Friday from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The agency — on a seasonally adjusted...

HL:The Canadian Press World News Budget - Friday, May 22, 2009.@

May 22, 2009 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are the budgeted stories as of 15:00 EDT. The editor handling World news in Toronto can be reached at 416-507-2165.COLOMBO, Sri Lanka@ — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed to a triumphant Sri Lanka on Friday to seize its moment of victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels to resolve...

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Shoreham Private Placement Correction

May 22, 2009 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shoreham Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: SMH), a Canadian exploration company dedicated to the exploration of advanced precious metal and polymetallic deposits in Guyana and Canada, wishes to correct information regarding the closing of the $638,700 Private Placement as news released on October 7,...

New Orleans recovery chief leaving in June, 1st Ld-Writethru, LA

May 22, 2009 11:15 am | by BECKY BOHRER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ed Blakely said he is leaving his post as New Orleans' recovery chief next month, satisfied the work he was hired to do nearly 2½ years ago has been completed.Blakely said his last official day will be June 30. He said he plans to return to Australia to spend time with his wife,...

Telemundo's Maria Celeste Arraras on love, kids, APFN

May 22, 2009 11:15 am | by LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ - AP Hispanic Affairs Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI (AP) — Telemundo host Maria Celeste Arraras sinks into a red armchair, sleek in her black wrap dress and black leather sandals with four-inch heels."I'm going to do something terrible, but these things are killing me," she says conspiratorially before unbuckling the shoes, massaging her toes...

HL:WHO under pressure from member states to rewrite pandemic requirement@

May 22, 2009 11:15 am | by Helen Branswell@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The World Health Organization, under pressure from member states not to declare the swine flu outbreak a pandemic, said Friday it will rework the criteria by which a pandemic is called.A number of countries have been pressing the global health agency not to move to Phase 6 — a pandemic —...

Statement Of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood On House Passage Of Faa Authorization Bill

May 22, 2009 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Treasury And Hud Announce $419 Million In Recovery Act Funds To Create Jobs, Provide Affordable Housing

May 22, 2009 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Patrols to increase for Memorial Day, OR

May 22, 2009 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police agencies say they plan increased patrols over the Memorial Day weekend and will be targeting intoxicated, fatigued, reckless and aggressive drivers.Since 2007 Oregon has added about 60 troopers to the ranks of the state police force.In addition, an enforcement project...

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