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Wind energy group urges Ohio to change tax setup, 1st Ld-Writethru, OH

May 23, 2009 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLEVELAND (AP) — A national trade group is asking Ohio leaders to change the state's taxes to attract wind energy developers and compete with neighboring states, where such energy projects would pay lower taxes.The American Wind Energy Association says Ohio's existing tax method could be a hurdle...

Textile company sets Aug. 21 closing date, AL

May 23, 2009 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Fuit of the Loom Inc. says its Vanity Fair Brands dye plant in Monroeville and its knitting plant in Jackson will close Aug. 21.The company announced plans a year ago to close its last manufacturing operations in southwest Alabama sometime before the end of 2009 because of...

HL:The Canadian Press News Budget for Saturday, May 23, 2009@

May 23, 2009 11:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are coverage plans for top Canadian news as of 15:30 ET. Please note plans may change as circumstances warrant. An updated coverage advisory will move about 19:30 ET. If you have any questions, contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.Copy moves by 18:00 ET unless otherwise noted; all times...

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High school, college join to train welders, ND

May 23, 2009 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HALLIDAY, N.D. (AP) — When Duane Hart came to Halliday in 1999 to teach high school welding classes, he had no idea the program in the town of about 230 people would someday offer college degrees.Under a plan announced in May, Bismarck State College will be working with the Halliday Public Schools...

Macomb woman discusses work in Senegal, IL

May 23, 2009 11:12 am | by BILL FORDAssociated Press | News | Comments

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — The best way Megan Williams could think to describe life in Dakar, Senegal is, "organized chaos."Williams, a Macomb native who graduated from Macomb High School in 2001, has been living in the West African country for the past six months along with her husband, Jonathan Dunnill....

Curry County has first rabies report for 2009, NM

May 23, 2009 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Curry County has its first rabies case of the year, in a skunk.The state Department of Health confirms that a skunk that bit an unvaccinated dog in the Clovis area was rabid. The department said the dog must be destroyed to prevent it from developing the disease and potentially...

HL:The Canadian Press World News Budget - Saturday, May 23, 2009.@

May 23, 2009 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are the budgeted stories as of 15:00 EDT. The editor handling World news in Toronto can be reached at 416-507-2165.KANDAHAR, Afghanistan@ — Canadian soldiers on foot patrol through the streets of this restive southern city find a disconcerting lack of local awareness of Afghanistan's pending...

Nixed charges may be just bump in road for Corbett, 1st Ld-Writethru, PA

May 23, 2009 10:57 am | by MARC LEVY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Veon 1, Corbett 0.Attorney General Tom Corbett's mounting corruption cases in Harrisburg — and, perhaps, his march to the governor's office in 2011 — stumbled this week when a judge threw out some charges against the highest-profile person his office has pursued.The dismissal...

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DC receives nearly $90 million in stimulus funds, DC

May 23, 2009 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. officials say the city will receive $89.3 million in federal stimulus funds, most of which will be applied to public education.The city's Office of the State Superintendent of Education already has applied for the money. Kerri Briggs, acting state superintendent, says the...

Eddy County budget down from last year, NM

May 23, 2009 10:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Eddy County commissioners have adopted a budget for the coming year that will be about 1.5 percent below that of the current year.The commission unanimously approved the 2009-2010 budget of $51.5 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The state still must approve...

Space Exploration Supports President Obama's Nomination of Bolden and Garver to Head NASA Business Editors/Political Writers/Science Writers

May 23, 2009 10:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 23, 2009-- "The Coalition for Space Exploration is pleased that President Obama has named retired Gen. Charles Bolden as NASA administrator and Lori Garver as deputy administrator. Bolden is a strong and experienced leader who will balance the priorities of the...

Man sues book in Wash. over most-litigious crown, WA

May 23, 2009 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An inmate known by the nickname of "Johnny Sue-nami" has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking an injunction to stop the Guinness Book of World Records from naming him as the person who has filed the most lawsuits in the history of mankind.Jonathan Lee Riches filed his...

Wis. lawmakers approve transfer to fund lawyers, WI

May 23, 2009 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's budget-writing committee has approved transferring $1 million from the state Justice Department to give assistant district attorneys and public defenders raises.Rep. Corey Mason, D-Racine, made the proposal. He says the raises are crucial for retaining quality...

ND hay stocks down dramatically, ND

May 23, 2009 10:26 am | by BLAKE NICHOLSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota ranchers are trying to rebound from a string of disasters: drought last year that shriveled their pastures and hayland followed by heavy winter snow, then spring flooding that turned roads and fields to mud.Hay supplies already low from last year's dry weather...

Gender discrimination bill approved, NV

May 23, 2009 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill barring discrimination based on sexual orientation was signed into law Friday by Gov. Jim Gibbons.Under SB207, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission would be required to investigate complaints filed by those reporting such discrimination. The measure was sponsored by...

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