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Legislators praise gun smuggling bill, 1st Ld-Writethru, TX

May 21, 2009 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Legislation waiting to be approved by Gov. Rick Perry creates new state punishments for smuggling weapons illegally across the Texas-Mexico border.Attorney General Greg Abbott, Sen. John Carona of Dallas and Rep. Frank Corte of San Antonio say the bill will give more legal...

Chile announces $70 winter stipend to 4M poor, LT

May 21, 2009 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — Chile will hand out $70 stipends to help some 4 million poor Chileans withstand the economic slowdown during the coming South American winter, President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday.The money will be distributed in August to help Chile's "most vulnerable families face...

Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Hiring

May 21, 2009 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), announced today that it has hired Deborah Kempton as Vice President and Branch Manager of its full-service branch in Sonora.With 26 years of banking and financial management...


Beacon Solutions Named Exclusive IT Services Supplier to DoD Contractor Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 21, 2009 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. & CINCINNATI & COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2009-- Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (OTCBB: BEAC), a global leader in the high performance provision of advanced IT solutions, today announces it has been named as the exclusive supplier of IT products and services...

University hopes to teach some iJournalism

May 21, 2009 9:06 am | by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, Missouri (AP) — Gadgets such as the Apple iPhone and the iPod Touch are mainstays on college campuses — largely for the devices' ability to help students escape the pressures of the classroom.Now the oldest U.S. journalism school is asking students to buy those or similar devices to...

Nationwide Insurance Announce 2009 On Your Side@ Tour Stops Business Editors

May 21, 2009 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Tavis Smiley and Nationwide Insurance announced today the 2009 On Your Side(R) Tour will include free financial empowerment workshops inWashington DC, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Charlotte and Charleston, SC.The need to address financial literacy -...

/ CORRECTION - North Park University

May 21, 2009 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —In the news release, "Alford-Axelson Award Won by Girls in the Game and CommunityHealth," issued Thursday, May 14, 2009, by North Park University, we are advised by the company that the year of the organization's founding, in the third paragraph following the bullet...

HL:The Canadian Press World News Budget - Thursday, May 21, 2009.@

May 21, 2009 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are the budgeted stories as of 19:30 ET. The editor handling World news in Toronto can be reached at 416-507-2165.WASHINGTON @ — It was a day of duelling speeches on Thursday as U.S. President Barack Obama outlined his reasons for closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison only to be rebutted...


Firm: Calif. median home price down slightly, 2nd Ld, CA

May 21, 2009 9:01 am | by JACOB ADELMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tracking firm says the median home price in California declined slightly last month from March.MDA DataQuick says in a report released Thursday the statewide median price sank just 0.9 percent to $221,000 in April, from $223,000 in March.The figures marked a third consecutive...

Funding Assists Community Targeted by Hate Crime in Edmonton

May 21, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mike Lake, Member of Parliament for Edmonton - Mill Woods -Beaumont, on behalf of the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of Public Safety, today announced funding support for security infrastructure enhancements at the Markaz-ul-Islam Society of Edmonton - a place of worship and Islamic Centre for...

Report places blame for Mass. Pike's Easter delays, 1st Ld-Writethru, MA

May 21, 2009 8:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — The decision by a former turnpike executive to "control costs and preserve revenue" was among the reasons cited for the miles-long traffic backup on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Easter Sunday that left drivers sitting in long lines at tolls, according an internal report released...

Qwest Foundation Marks the Second Anniversary of NetSmartz411 Parenting Writers/Business Editors

May 21, 2009 8:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- In marking its second anniversary at an event on Capitol Hill today, NetSmartz411, the "Internet Safety Helpdesk," sponsored by the Qwest Foundation and operated by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC), has provided more than...

Canada proposes credit card holder protections, 1st Ld-Writethru, CN

May 21, 2009 8:55 am | by CHARMAINE NORONHA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — Canada proposed new regulations aimed at protecting credit card users on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Congress approved legislation that would make sweeping changes to the credit card industry.The proposed amendments in Canada are not as far-reaching as those drawn up by the U.S....

Companies spar over Iowa wind energy surplus, 1st Ld-Writethru, IA

May 21, 2009 8:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is producing so much wind energy that companies are competing to sell the surplus.MidAmerican Energy, which has 1,300 megawatts of wind energy capacity in Iowa, has filed a request with state regulators to approve more than 1,000 megawatts of wind generation at...

HL:Alberta landowners seek leave to appeal proposed power line to Supreme Court@

May 21, 2009 8:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Landowners who lost a fight to block a power line from Lethbridge in southern Alberta into Montana want the Supreme Court of Canada to hear their case.They are seeking leave to appeal a ruling earlier this month by the Alberta Court of Appeal.In a split decision, the Appeal...


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