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Freight train kills 2 men in Illinois, IL

May 22, 2009 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CRETE, Ill. (AP) — Two men have been struck and killed by a Union Pacific freight train as they walked along the tracks in south suburban Chicago.The Will County coroner's office says 23-year-old Jack Pozdoll of Steger and 19-year-old Christopher Hartwig of Crete died early Friday.Mark Davis is a...

Supermax needs more room to get Gitmo inmates, 1st Ld-Writethru, CO

May 22, 2009 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — The "Supermax" prison in Florence has been mentioned as a possible site to hold suspected terrorists now at Guantanamo Bay, but housing them there could be a logistical headache.The Denver Post reports that moving the Guantanamo prisoners to the maximum-security prison would mean...

Obama Picks WesternU Board Member

May 22, 2009 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, a Western University of Health Sciences Board of Trustees member, as assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, the White House announced this week.Dr. Melendez de Santa Ana, superintendent of the Pomona Unified...

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GMAC receives $7.5B in new Treasury aid

May 22, 2009 8:58 am | by DAN STRUMPF - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government could eventually own a majority stake in GMAC Financial Services following its latest $7.5 billion aid package to the ailing auto financing company.To keep loans flowing to would-be buyers of GM and Chrysler vehicles and shore up its capital position, the...

Test-Centric Assembly White Paper

May 22, 2009 8:53 am | News | Comments

Providing a guide to worldwide manufacturers, machine builders and design engineers on how to cut costs of test-intensive assembly operations by 25 percent or more, “Assembly & Test White Paper: Test-Centric Assembly “ from InterTech Development Company is now available via free download .  

GM Canada Statement

May 22, 2009 8:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM Canada extends its sincere appreciation to the CAW leadership for its forthright commitment and determination in reaching today's tentative agreement which was required to meet competitive cost benchmarks and the expectations of the Ontario and Federal governments for significant further...

Mo. board delays aid decision for KC college, 1st Ld-Writethru, MO

May 22, 2009 8:47 am | by DAVID A. LIEB - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state finance board has delayed a decision on awarding tax credits to a Kansas City community college because of concerns that it might violate its policies.Metropolitan Community College is seeking $3 million in tax credits from the Missouri Development Finance Board...

Avnet Expert Presents At The OPTOmism Green Photonics Conference

May 22, 2009 8:45 am | News | Comments

The Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet ( NYSE: AVT ), announces that Avnet LightSpeed Director Cary Eskow will address the OPTOmism Green Photonics Conference in Santa Clara, CA.

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Humphreys Co. eligible for federal assistance, 1st Ld, TN

May 22, 2009 8:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bredesen announced the federal government has approved his request for disaster assistance for Humphreys County following severe weather on April 10.A total of five counties are now eligible for Public Assistance Program funds from the federal government.Besides...

Ex-East Chicago Mayor Pastrick ends lawsuit fight, IN

May 22, 2009 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Former longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick is quitting his defense against allegations that he was involved in misusing millions of dollars in city money to help boost his re-election chances.The 82-year-old Pastrick, who was mayor for 33 years, and former mayoral aide...

HL:ZipLocal Q3 loss down to $253,179 as it reduced its expenses@

May 22, 2009 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Online search technology company Ziplocal Inc. (TSXV:ZIP) reduced its third-quarter loss to $253,179 as it lowered its expenses.The company reported Friday that it saw improvements "in the operating results from the continued and aggressive efforts to decrease expenses and increases in...

Wash. state has first death under new suicide law, 4th Ld-Writethru, WA

May 22, 2009 8:41 am | by RACHEL LA CORTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A 66-year-old woman with terminal cancer has become the first person to die under Washington state's new assisted suicide law, an advocacy group said Friday.Linda Fleming, of Sequim, died Thursday night after taking drugs prescribed under the "Death with Dignity" law that took...

Ala. settles suits with 6 drug firms for $89M, 1st Ld-Writethru, AL

May 22, 2009 8:36 am | by BOB JOHNSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Six prescription drug manufacturers have settled Medicaid drug pricing lawsuits with the state of Alabama for $89 million.Attorney General Troy King announced Friday that the settlements were reached with Abbott Laboratories, Aventis Pharmaceutical L.P., TEVA Pharmaceuticals...

Georgia newspaper editorials, GA

May 22, 2009 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are excerpts from editorials in Georgia newspapers:---May 28The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on voters can set election agendaIf the last seven years of inaction on transportation, economic development, and health care have taught us anything, it

Del. Senator offers option for avoiding salary cut, DE

May 22, 2009 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware senator says the state could avoid $16 million in salary cuts for state workers by suspending discretionary spending accounts for lawmakers.Sen. Colin Bonini says state lawmakers have $16.75 million to pay for minor community transportation projects.But the Republican...

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