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Scientists investigate Mexican town's flu mystery

May 20, 2009 10:58 pm | by ALEXANDRA OLSON - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — No one has identified ground zero in the swine flu epidemic. Just where or when the new strain of influenza first jumped from a pig and began infecting people is a scientific mystery — one that a group of flu detectives is determined to solve.Scientists are returning next week to...

Sri Lankan rebel leader's body cremated, military spokesman says+

May 20, 2009 10:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLOMBO, May 21 (Kyodo) — The body of Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, has been "reduced to ashes," Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara, the army spokesman, told Kyodo News in an interview Thursday.Nanayakkara said that Prabhakaran died during a confrontation with troops...

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Human 'mules' haul coveted goods from US to Cuba, CB

May 20, 2009 10:58 pm | by WILL WEISSERT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HAVANA (AP) — The human mule is in her 70s, gaunt and hunched over with short, white hair and the deeply wrinkled face of a chain-smoker.She lives in Miami with her daughter but wanted to see her son and grandson in Cuba. After nearly three years of saving, she still didn't have the $500 she needed...

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Cities call for more power in climate change fight, AS

May 20, 2009 10:58 pm | by JAE-SOON CHANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — City governments need to be given more power to fight climate change since the world's cities are responsible for a majority of greenhouse gas emissions and that is where the battle will be won or lost, a grouping of mayors said Thursday.A declaration signed by leaders...

Ex-Livedoor execs ordered to pay 7.6 bil. yen in compensation+

May 20, 2009 10:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — The Tokyo District Court on Thursday ordered former Livedoor Co. executives to pay about 7.6 billion yen in compensation for losses they caused the company through securities law violations.The court handed down the ruling on a 23 billion yen damages suit filed by 3,340...

Tokyo stocks slip as strong yen drags exporters, hopes for U.S. recede+

May 20, 2009 10:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: TO BE LED)Tokyo stocks retreated Thursday, snapping a two-day rally, as the fall of the dollar to a three-month low against the yen hit exporters, dragging down overall market sentiment, and investors were also discouraged by a gloomier U.S. economic outlook from the...

Hot dog-makers battle over alleged misleading ad, IL

May 20, 2009 10:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's two biggest hot dog-makers are battling in court over an alleged assertion that one makes the better tasting product.Downers Grove-based Sara Lee Corp. on Wednesday sued Northfield-based Kraft Foods Inc.Sara Lee says Kraft is running an ad that claims in large print that...

EVENING NEWS for May 21, 2009, CBS

May 20, 2009 10:27 pm | by Armen KeteyianAssociated Press | News | Comments

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California Voters Reject Ballot Measures to Fix State's Finances

May 20, 2009 10:22 pm | by Greta Van SusterenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Author Says Government Can't Run Private Business

May 20, 2009 10:22 pm | by Greta Van SusterenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Analysis With Rick Santorum

May 20, 2009 10:22 pm | by Greta Van SusterenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Iran Test Fires Another Missile

May 20, 2009 10:21 pm | by Greta Van SusterenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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biOasis Provides Update On Its Technologies and Corporate Activities

May 20, 2009 10:21 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --biOasis Technologies Inc. (TSX-V:BTI) is pleased to provide an update on its technologies and corporate activities. On April 7th, 2009, the Company disclosed that all 6.5 million warrants, that were part of the private placement completed...

Phase II trial of ASA404 published in Lung Cancer

May 20, 2009 10:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Antisoma plc (LSE: ASM; USOTC: ATSMY) announces that the journal Lung Cancer has published the results of a single-arm phase II trial of ASA404 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The trial included patients with both major histological forms of NSCLC: squamous and non-squamous. Positive data...

Singapore economy shrinks 14.6 pct in 1st quarter

May 20, 2009 10:11 pm | by ALEX KENNEDY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's economy shrank less in the first quarter than first estimated, suggesting the island's hard-hit manufacturing and finance sectors improved in March.Gross domestic product fell an annualized, seasonally adjusted 14.6 percent in the first quarter from the previous quarter...

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