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Williams wins Democratic nomination for Philly DA, 7th Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 7:27 pm | by PATRICK WALTERS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former assistant prosecutor on Tuesday won a five-way Democratic primary for district attorney, making him the heavy favorite to win in November and become the first black DA in the city's history.The victory for Seth Williams comes four years after he lost in a challenge to...

LEAD: Japan needs to brace for continued economic severity: Kawamura+

May 19, 2009 7:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING COMMENTS)Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura expressed concern Wednesday that Japan's economic situation may continue to remain in dire straits, but noted that an early recovery is possible if the government's stimulus steps are steadily implemented.Kawamura...

Brother and sister found dead in Oconto Co.

May 19, 2009 7:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GILLETT, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man and his 32-year-old sister were found shot to death Tuesday in the rural home they rented in the Oconto County town of Gillett.Sheriff Mike Jansen said there is no evidence to indicate the community is in any danger as the investigation of the...


LEAD: Tokyo stocks edge up on GDP data, resource shares rise on oil price+

May 19, 2009 7:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS AND PRICES)Tokyo stocks rose Wednesday morning after a record contraction in Japanese gross domestic product fell within expectations while rising crude oil prices lifted resource-related shares.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended morning trading up...

Key 10-year JGB yield rises slightly in morning amid lack of cues+

May 19, 2009 7:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond rose slightly Wednesday morning amid a lack of trading incentives after a record gross domestic product contraction released early morning fell within market expectations.In interdealer trading, the yield on the No....

Pittsburgh Mayor Ravenstahl wins Dem. primary, 4th Ld-Writethru7, PA

May 19, 2009 7:12 pm | by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mayor Luke Ravenstahl enjoyed a decisive victory Tuesday over his two opponents in the Democratic primary, paving the way for him to win his first full term in the office he's held for nearly three years.With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Ravenstahl had 59 percent of the...

Savaria Releases an Amended Management Information Circular

May 19, 2009 7:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Savaria Corporation (TSX: SIS), the second largest company in the accessibility industry in North America has released a new version of its Management Information Circular in order to conform itself to the new requirements of the Autorite des marches financiers as specified in Appendix 51-102F6...

Hundreds of dogs seized from Richland Co. shelter, WI

May 19, 2009 7:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAZENOVIA, Wis. (AP) — More than 300 dogs have been seized from a shelter that operated as a sanctuary for lost and found animals in Richland County.The sheriff's department executed a search warrant for Thyme and Sage Ranch in Cazenovia and impounded the dogs along with about 20 other animals.The...


Independent contractors won't be taxed, 1st Ld-Writethru, WST

May 19, 2009 7:01 pm | by CATHY BUSSEWITZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A plan worked out by Nevada Assembly and Senate negotiators to raise various taxes won't increase levies on independent contractors — prostitutes and newspaper deliverers, for example.As lawmakers worked out the details of SB429, some said contractors wouldn't face higher...

Seattle-based climbing team summits Mount Everest, WA

May 19, 2009 6:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-based team lead by veteran mountaineer Ed Viesturs has reached the summit of Mount Everest.It was the seventh time atop the 29,035-foot peak for Viesturs, of Bainbridge Island, Wash. who was the first American to climb all 14 of the world's highest peaks without...

HL:GM Canada confirms about 245 dealers getting termination notices@

May 19, 2009 6:56 pm | by Gary Norris@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — General Motors of Canada has told about two in every five of its dealers that their relationships with the automaker will end by October 2010.Many are expected to close this year, in a retail pullback affecting as many as 10,000 jobs.GM sent emails Wednesday to about 245 of its 709...

OneScreen Prepares for Growth With the Addition of Spencer Scott to Management Team

May 19, 2009 6:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —OneScreen Inc. (PINKSHEETS: OSCN) ( ( ) welcomes Spencer Scott as its Chief Revenue Officer to increase market penetration and revenue. OneScreen has developed proprietary software to manage complex workflows in the media...

Jury: Officer justified in killing Glasgow shooter, 5th Ld-Writethru, MT

May 19, 2009 6:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GLASGOW, Mont. (AP) — A coroner's inquest determined Tuesday that a federal agent was justified in shooting and killing a man who opened fire at a Glasgow hospital.Authorities say 42-year-old Roger Sellers killed a woman and wounded two others in a sniper-style shooting earlier Jan. 17 outside the...

CU regents vote to increase tuition, 1st Ld-Writethru, CO

May 19, 2009 6:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — University of Colorado regents voted 8-1 Tuesday to raise tuition at the school's Boulder campus by 3.9 percent for in-state students and 5 percent for nonresidents.Republican Regent Tom Lucero of Loveland cast the lone dissenting vote, saying it's the wrong time to increase...

Chairman of U.N. intergovernmental talks outlines U.N. reform paper+

May 19, 2009 6:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 19 (Kyodo) — The chairman of the U.N. General Assembly's intergovernmental negotiations on reform of the Security Council released a discussion paper Tuesday, including a reference to Italy's proposal to create a new category for nonpermanent members.Afghanistan Ambassador Zahir Tanin...


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