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Miami judge awards $1B in lawsuit against Cuba, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 29, 2009 2:14 pm | by CURT ANDERSON - AP Legal Affairs Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI (AP) — A judge on Friday awarded more than $1 billion in damages against the Cuban government for the 1959 suicide of the father of a Cuban-American man who was involved in the CIA-backed capture and killing of...

State regulators approve power rate increase, ID

May 29, 2009 2:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, 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 increase of more than 10 percent to the annual...

Wyoming confirms 7 more swine flu cases, 9 total, 1st Ld-Writethru, WY

May 29, 2009 2:13 pm | by MATT JOYCE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed seven more swine flu infections in Laramie County on Friday, bringing the total number of Wyoming cases to nine.State epidemiologist Dr. Tracy Murphy said the...

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9 new cases lift Hawaii's swine flu total to 82, HI

May 29, 2009 2:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — The state has confirmed nine more people in Hawaii have contracted the swine flu virus. The new cases raise the number of affected people statewide to 82 since the virus was first was reported May 5.The state...

Kawaiahao Church questioned over fundraising, HI

May 29, 2009 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Kawaiahao Church in Honolulu has been questioned by the state attorney general's office over the historic church's fundraising for a new multipurpose center.Church officials were told their annual reports for...

Delphi in talks with GM, Treasury over bankruptcy, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 29, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. said it could default on its bankruptcy loans early next week if it does not reach an agreement on the future of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case with the Treasury Department...

Patient claims abuse at mental health facility, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ID

May 29, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 21-year-old female patient at a mental health facility has alleged she was sexually abused by a registered sex offender also being treated at the facility, Twin Falls police say.Police also say...

Enstar Group to acquire Copenhagen Reinsurance, APFN

May 29, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Bermuda-based insurance company holding group Enstar Group Ltd. said Friday that a subsidiary, Nordic Run-Off Ltd., had agreed to buy Copenhagen Reinsurance Co. for about $28 million.Enstar is purchasing the...

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HL:Citytv beefs up prime-time lineup with Leno, 'Parenthood,' 'Trauma'@

May 29, 2009 2:00 pm | by Cassandra Szklarski@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Citytv is beefing up its fall prime-time lineup with "The Jay Leno Show," a TV version of the Steve Martin film "Parenthood," and the medical drama "Trauma."In all, the network is tripling the number of imports on...

Minn. Dems: More budget cuts will hurt economy, MN

May 29, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Top legislative Democrats say they will hold Gov. Tim Pawlenty responsible for the repercussions of coming state budget cuts.House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (KEL'-uh-her) and Senate Majority...

Fitch Affirms Yavapai Regional Medical Center's (AZ) Revs at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable Business Editors

May 29, 2009 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 29, 2009-- Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'BBB+' rating on approximately $120.7 million in outstanding revenue bonds issued on behalf of Yavapai Regional Medical Center (Yavapai). The...

Mass. factory closed, site of '07 immigration raid, 1st Ld-Writethru, MA

May 29, 2009 1:59 pm | by RUSSELL CONTRERAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A New Bedford leather-goods factory raided in 2007 by immigration agents will close its doors by July 31, the company that owns the plant announced Friday.Alliant Techsystems, a Minneapolis-based...

HL:SaskTel must do better job of protecting customer information: auditor@

May 29, 2009 1:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

REGINA — Saskatchewan's auditor says information at SaskTel is not properly protected.Fred Wendel says in his first report on government agencies for 2009 that the Crown company's wireless computer system is not secure....

2 new tanks allows Juneau brewery to expand, 1st Ld-Writethru, AK

May 29, 2009 1:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two new giant tanks will allow the Alaskan Brewing Co. to expand and, at least temporarily, quench the need to find a new home.The 1,300-barrel tanks were delivered Thursday as the Juneau brewery...

Lockheed gets $1.49B Air Force contract

May 29, 2009 1:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force said Friday that it has awarded a $1.49 billion contract to unit of Lockheed Martin Corp. for satellite work.The contract is for the Air Force's third Space Based Infrared Systems satellite, a...

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