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Temple bomb case hurtful reminder in NYC community, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 25, 2009 5:57 am | by JENNIFER PELTZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Riverdale has a reputation as a tranquil piece of suburbia nestled in New York City.The hilly Bronx neighborhood boasts leafy estates, prestigious schools and sweeping views of the Hudson River. Residents tout the neighborliness of a place that feels both close to urbane charms and...

French court tries Church of Scientology, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 25, 2009 5:57 am | by PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS (AP) — The Church of Scientology could be dissolved in France if it is convicted in a trial that opened Monday in a Paris court, where the group and seven of its French leaders stand charged of organized fraud and illegal pharmaceutical activity.The group, considered a sect in France, has...

NOTE Ohio reference in graf 12; Eds: Multimedia: A color-coded interactive that allows users to see the Stress Index in counties across America, along with foreclosure, unemploymen...

May 25, 2009 5:52 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — The $1.6 million red Bugatti crouches in the showroom, flanked by Lamborghinis, Bentleys and a Rolls-Royce all polished to a shimmer. The nearby potted plants, however, are dusty and wilting. With super-luxury car sales here just half of what they used to be, they had to...

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HL:Financials send TSX higher amid investor optimism over bank earnings@

May 25, 2009 5:47 am | by Malcolm Morrison@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Monday, with financials providing major support a day before Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) kicks off a slew of quarterly earnings reports from most of the big banks this week."I think the doomsday scenario for the financials is off the table — now...

Greece: deficit on target despite IMF warning, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 25, 2009 5:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's conservative government said Monday its plans to reduce the budget deficit were unchanged despite a warning from the International Monetary Fund that it could widen to 7 percent of Gross Domestic Product next year.Finance Minister Yiannis Papathanasiou said Greece...

SC schools await ability to build interest-free, 1st Ld-Writethru, SC

May 25, 2009 5:42 am | by SEANNA ADCOX - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina bill heading to the governor's desk could help rebuild dilapidated schools across the state, including a middle school that has become a symbol of the nation's education construction woes."This could be the answer to prayers for us," said Dillon 2...

Budget for American Indian museum grows, OK

May 25, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Even as most other state agencies likely will have to deal with budget cuts, an American Indian museum is preparing to receive more money under the proposed agreement between Gov. Brad Henry and legislators.Under the agreement, which is awaiting Henry's signature, the American...

Philippines says communist rebels at their weakest, AS

May 25, 2009 5:41 am | by JIM GOMEZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military said Monday it expects to meet the president's deadline to end a decades-long communist insurgency by next year, after beating the rebel force back to fewer than 5,000 fighters.The top brass reported progress in the 120,000-strong military's...

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Tribute Announces Closing of Minimum Flow-Through Offering

May 25, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tribute Minerals Inc. (the "Company" or "Tribute")(TSX VENTURE: TBM) is pleased to announce that further to its press release of May 20, 2009, it has completed the minimum offering of flow-through shares through the sale of 7,346,000 flow-through common shares priced at $0.08 per share (the "FT...

Report: NKorea tests missiles, restarts nuke plant, 12th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 25, 2009 5:35 am | by HYUNG-JIN KIM - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has restarted its weapons-grade nuclear power plant and fired its sixth short-range missile, news reports said Wednesday, in a growing standoff with world powers following its latest nuclear test.The missile launches over the past two days came as leaders...

Theft Resolution Services Provided by Identity Theft 911 to Security Mutual Insurance Customers Business Editors

May 25, 2009 5:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009--Identity Theft 911 (www.identitytheft911.com), America's leading identity theft resolution and education services provider, announced its partnership with Security Mutual Insurance, Ithaca, N.Y.As part of the partnership, homeowner policyholders...

Small NC town settling down after cops charged, 1st Ld-Writethru, NC

May 25, 2009 5:35 am | by ESTES THOMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — Jittery residents of this small North Carolina town are waiting to see whether more charges will be brought in an investigation of police corruption and asking why town leaders didn't deal with problems years earlier.Two police sergeants were charged this month with counts...

Straight on Rockwell in the Face of Minority Directors' Flip-Flops Mining Editors

May 25, 2009 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- Pala Investments Holdings Limited ("Pala") today sets the record straight on Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell", TSX: RDI, JSE: RDI, OTCBB: RDIAF) and highlights the recent flip-flops of the Minority Directors (David Copeland, John Bristow and Mark...

Simple Solution to Managing Project Time

May 25, 2009 5:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There's now an easy way to manage your time on projects with the new project time management process offered by Method 123 Ltd, leaders in online project management templates.The online timesheet (http://www.projectmanager.com/time-tracking-software.php) describes how to monitor and control time...

LEAD: Baseball: Abe homers twice, Ogasawara 3-for-4 in Giants win+

May 25, 2009 5:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING 3 GAMES)Shinnosuke Abe homered twice and Michihiro Ogasawara also went deep with a solo blast as the Yomiuri Giants beat the Orix Buffaloes 6-2 in interleague play on Monday.Hisanori Takahashi (3-1) pitched two-run ball over six innings, striking four and...

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