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Another lawsuit in All American Futurity fallout, RAC

May 21, 2009 6:49 am | by TIM KORTE - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owners of the runner-up in last year's All American Futurity have filed a lawsuit in state court, seeking to gain a voice in an appeal over the suspension of the winning horse's trainer.The lawsuit was filed last week in state district court in Santa Fe, adding another...

HL:Buffalo Resources Q1 loss $469,000 reverses year-ago profit; sales down 57 per cent@

May 21, 2009 6:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Oipatch junior Buffalo Resources Corp. (TSXV:BFR) reported Thursday it lost $469,000 during its first quarter as revenues sunk 57 per cent.The January-March loss was worth a penny a share, reversing year-ago earnings of $1.9 million or three cents a share, the Calgary company said...

New Jersey gov defends rebate check elimination, APFN

May 21, 2009 6:49 am | by BETH DeFALCO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine defended his proposal to eliminate property tax rebates as part of a plan to close a looming budget gap, saying the public will understand and promising to restore the rebates as soon as the economy improves."The fact is, we don't have the...

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Ark. Supreme Court allows gas, oil challenge, 3rd Ld-Writethru, AR

May 21, 2009 6:49 am | by JON GAMBRELL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court signaled Thursday that legal questions remain about what powers state environmental regulators can wield over oil and gas companies as drilling continues in the Fayetteville Shale play.In a ruling, the court rejected a request by the Arkansas...

KU researchers tracking monarch butterflies, KS

May 21, 2009 6:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas researchers are tracking monarch butterflies as they migrate north from Mexico.Chip Taylor, director of Monarch Watch, says the group is putting radio tags on the butterflies and following them by airplane since Lawrence is on the migration route.National...

Espanola's only Ford dealership shuts down, NM

May 21, 2009 6:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Espanola's only Ford dealership has shut down.A statement from Ed Corley Sr. says economic conditions forced the Corley Auto Group to look at reducing the number of dealerships in New Mexico.A spokesman for the company, Stacey Corley, says Ed Corley Ford Mercury dealership had...

Foes speak out against Calif. offshore oil plan, APFN

May 21, 2009 6:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A group of environmental leaders have criticized a proposal by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that could bring the state $1.8 billion by allowing the first new oil drilling off California's coast in more than 40 years.The proposal would revive a project on the Santa Barbara...

Toro cuts full-year forecast on weak economy

May 21, 2009 6:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Outdoor equipment maker Toro Co. cut its full-year earnings and sales forecast on Thursday, saying any improvement in the economy is unlikely to affect its fiscal-year results.The company said it now expects 2009 earnings between $1.60 and $1.80 per share. Previously, the...

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Pay cut talks push Del. teachers to work to rule, DE

May 21, 2009 6:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware teachers from every public school district plan to rally in Dover to protest a proposed pay cut.Teachers and other state workers have scheduled a rally and candlelight vigil Thursday night at Legislative Mall.Delaware State Education Association Vice President Mike...

Justice Department moves to dismiss Clinton suit, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 6:42 am | by NEDRA PICKLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that argues that Hillary Rodham Clinton cannot legally serve as secretary of state.The suit filed by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is based on an obscure section of the Constitution called the emoluments...

Toro 2Q profit falls 41 pct on spending pullback

May 21, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Toro Co., which makes outdoor maintenance equipment, on Thursday posted a 41 percent drop in its second-quarter profit amid a spending pullback on outdoor projects and golf equipment.But the results beat Wall Street estimates, sending the stock climbing in morning trading....

Rodeo announcer killed in McCurtain Co. crash, OK

May 21, 2009 6:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VALLIANT, Okla. (AP) — A well-known rodeo announcer has been killed after a pickup truck crashed into him while he was riding a lawnmower in McCurtain County.The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 47-year-old Mark Lynn McGee died at the scene of the crash at 6:05 p.m. Thursday about three miles north of...

Local Calif. gov't cuts put basic services at risk, APFN

May 21, 2009 6:35 am | by SAMANTHA YOUNG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until now, the state's budget problems have been an abstraction to most Californians. That won't be the case much longer.Cities and counties that already have cut services, police and firefighters in a deepening recession could be in store for more cost-cutting in the months...

Paste magazine raises $166K in reader donations, US

May 21, 2009 6:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A week after asking readers for donations to keep afloat, music magazine Paste has raised more than half the needed cash.Editor-in-chief Josh Jackson said Thursday the suburban Atlanta-based monthly has raised $166,000 in donations. The magazine focusing on music, film and...

Investors must go after insurer to collect $10M, 1st Ld-Writethru, NE

May 21, 2009 6:35 am | by JOSH FUNK - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A settlement between more than 200 investors and a former employer of one of their two ex-brokers facing fraud charges won't give investors $10.3 million, as it initially appeared.Instead, VSR Financial Services Inc. agreed to let former clients of Rebecca Engle and Brian...

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