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Hasbro Games Offer Summer Entertainment On-the-Go and at Home

May 21, 2009 6:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.hasbro.com () —Warmer months bring the luxuries of summer Fridays, long weekends and school closings. In the coming days and weeks, fun-lovers of all interests and budgets will be traveling on vacations or planning economical "staycations" to make the most of their time off. Whether...

State reports 11 new cases, UT

May 21, 2009 6:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State health officials say the number of confirmed cases of swine flu has increased to 133.The total Thursday increased by 11 from Wednesday's 122 confirmed cases.The Salt Lake Valley Health District had 68 cases, including the only swine-flu related death in the state, and 40...

S & P swaps Embarq with Western Digital, APFN

May 21, 2009 6:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Standard & Poor's said Thursday that S&P MidCap 400 constituent Western Digital Corp. will replace Embarq Corp. in the S&P 500.Global data center services company Equinix Inc. will replace Western Digital on the S&P MidCap 400, which designs and develops hard drives, on a date yet...

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HL:Mahalo says U.S. subsidiary files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection@

May 21, 2009 6:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Mahalo Energy Ltd. (TSX:CBM) said Thursday that its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code.The company said the order permits Mahalo to remain in possession and control of its property, carry on its business,...

Pearce seeks to change police immigration policies, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AZ

May 21, 2009 6:09 pm | by JONATHAN J. COOPER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — One of Arizona's staunchest critics of illegal immigration wants to prohibit cities and counties from having policies that limit the full enforcement of federal immigration law.A proposal by state Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican from Mesa, is an attempt to combat police policies...

NJ assemblyman charged with more corruption counts, 1st Ld-Writethru, NJ

May 21, 2009 6:09 pm | by BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A slate of new corruption charges have been filed against New Jersey assemblyman and former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas, as well as his longtime aide.An indictment handed up Thursday by a state grand jury alleges Vas and Melvin Ramos laundered campaign cash and conspired with...

Push to end gov's race donor limits draws concern, 4th Ld-Writethru, TN

May 21, 2009 6:09 pm | by ERIK SCHELZIG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal described by the House sponsor as a "radical departure" from Tennessee's current campaign finance laws is raising concerns from members of both parties in the Tennessee General Assembly.But it is also drawing the support of at least one potential beneficiary in...

LDK Solar falls to a loss in 1st quarter, APFN

May 21, 2009 6:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — LDK Solar Co., a maker of wafers for solar cells, on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss.The China-based company reported a loss of $22.5 million, or 21 cents per American depositary share. Last year, the company reported net income of $49.8 million, or 45 cents per ADS.Revenue...

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Regulators seize Florida's BankUnited FSB, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 6:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators on Thursday shut down BankUnited FSB, a struggling Florida thrift whose closure is expected to cost the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. $4.9 billion.The failure of the Coral Gables, Fla.-based bank represents the second-largest hit to the FDIC's insurance fund so far —...

Baucus: Health care money to help Libby victims, 1st Ld-Writethru7, MT

May 21, 2009 6:08 pm | by MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new $6 million federal grant could be the first step toward declaring a public health emergency in asbestos-contaminated Libby, Mont., the state's senior senator said Thursday.Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., called the grant award "very significant" and said he was confident it would...

HL:Woman charged in Tori Stafford case helping police in search for body@

May 21, 2009 6:08 pm | by Allison Jones@Associated Press | News | Comments

The search for Victoria Stafford's body focused on a farmer's field Thursday, where the woman charged with abducting the Grade 3 student and being an accessory to her murder was taken by police who had investigated the site only one day earlier.Terri-Lynne McClintic was seen sitting slumped down in...

Fla. governor candidates talk flying, FL

May 21, 2009 6:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, a Democrat running for governor, is applauding a state agency for taking her suggestion and posting state plane travel logs on the Web.The initial entry for April shows Sink flew once — a one-way trip to Tampa, her hometown — while...

US House OKs safety plan for foreign aircraft work, US

May 21, 2009 6:03 pm | by JOAN LOWY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. inspectors would conduct more checks of overseas aircraft repair stations under a bill approved Thursday by the House of Representatives that seeks to deal with safety considerations as major U.S. airlines send maintenance work overseas.The European Commission has threatened...

Calif. tax rejection: Bad news for Oregon?, OR

May 21, 2009 6:03 pm | by RYAN KOST - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tax increases are notoriously tough propositions in Oregon.Five years ago, for example, Oregonians overwhelmingly rejected new taxes to stave off deep budget cuts — twice.Democratic lawmakers are hoping this year will be different should Republicans succeed in referring $800...

HL:Feds, Alberta, Calgary unite to pay up to $30 million for Sports Hall of Fame@

May 21, 2009 6:02 pm | by Donna Spencer@Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Kerrin Lee-Gartner says her skis are ready.The Olympic gold medallist in women's downhill at the 1992 Games in Albertville, France, would love to see them in the new Canadian Sports Hall of Fame when construction is complete.The federal and Alberta governments and the City of Calgary...

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