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Kansas casino efforts in 2 counties advancing, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by CARL MANNING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Restarted efforts to have state-owned casinos in Kansas' Sumner and Wyandotte counties are moving along.After failing to win a needed endorsement of the Sumner County Commission last week, South Central Gaming Partners returned with a first-phase proposal to add a 180-room hotel...

Kan. economic development agency head to step down, 2nd Ld-Writethru, KS

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The leader of a state agency that nurtures fledgling high-technology businesses plans to step down at the end of June, following a debate over the agency's future and a big cut in its budget.The Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp. didn't mention the debate in announcing the...

Earnings Preview: Campbell Soup

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by EMILY FREDRIX - AP Food Industry Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Campbell Soup Co. reports earnings for its fiscal third quarter on Friday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Coming off the peak winter soup selling season, the world's largest soup maker could be in for a tough...

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Tenn Senate delays 'cap and trade' measure, TN

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has delayed voting on a resolution declaring that Tennessee won't participate in a federal system for limiting greenhouse gas emissions.Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Brentwood, the resolution's main sponsor, has said the cap-and-trade system being debated...

Yahoo lobbying tally falls to $460K in 1Q, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yahoo Inc. scaled back its political lobbying during the first quarter as a new chief executive took control of the slumping Internet company, according to a recent disclosure form.The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company spent $460,000 lobbying federal lawmakers, regulators and other...

State parks open for holiday, some limitations, OK

May 20, 2009 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State tourism officials say all 50 Oklahoma state parks will be open for the Memorial Day weekend — but some have limited capacity.Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department director Hardy Watkins says high water and debris at some parks means some park visitors will have to...

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May 20, 2009 7:00 am | by Barry PetersenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Officials: Border arrests down, enforcement up, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:00 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people arrested as they tried to cross U.S. borders illegally has gone down 27 percent, according to federal officials.At a Wednesday hearing on border security, Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer cited reports from the Customs and Border Protection officials saying...

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Grandson: NY patron Astor didn't recognize her son, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:00 am | by SAMUEL MAULL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The late philanthropist Brooke Astor's grandson, the main reason her son is facing charges of looting her estate, testified Tuesday she didn't recognize her son at a family luncheon in 2001, when she was almost 100 years old.Philip Marshall said his grandmother asked him about his...

SC lawmakers postpone debate on payday lending, CORRECTION, SC

May 20, 2009 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina legislators have postponed debating a bill restricting payday lending, reducing chances that it will pass this year.Republican Sen. Wes Hayes of Rock Hill had said Tuesday was "do or die" for the measure meant to stop payday lenders from ensnaring poor residents...

Teachers union takes over troubled Indiana branch, US

May 20, 2009 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Education Association has taken over its Indiana branch as investigators look into the finances of the affiliate's troubled insurance arm.The 50,000-member Indiana State Teachers Association says in an e-mail that it requested the takeover.The state association is...

Officials investigating sheriff-involved shooting, MT

May 20, 2009 6:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Powder River County sheriff is on administrative leave while state officials investigate a report that he shot a man to death.John Strandell, investigations chief for the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation, said Sheriff John Blain called at about 11 a.m. Monday to...

NC Blue Cross taking seriously bribery allegation, NC

May 20, 2009 6:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina says it's taking seriously allegations one of its lobbyists tried to bribe a state House member.The company issued a statement about its ethical standards Tuesday after a letter alleging a violation was sent to House Speaker Joe...

Judge says US can hold detainees indefinitely, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 6:55 am | by NEDRA PICKLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says the United States can continue to hold some prisoners at Guantanamo Bay indefinitely without any charges.U.S. District Judge John Bates' opinion issued Tuesday night limited the Obama administration's definition of who can be held. But he said Congress in the...

Daimler accepts fine but admits no wrongdoing, EU

May 20, 2009 6:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG said Wednesday it has agreed to pay a fine related to the resignation of former chief executive Juergen Schrempp, but made clear that it admits no wrongdoing and was acting to end a long legal saga.The euro200,000 ($272,000) fine was imposed by Germany's market...

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