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EPA to hear public comments on greenhouse gases, APFN

May 20, 2009 5:56 pm | by PHUONG LE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is among those who plan to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finalize a determination that greenhouse gases threaten public health.Nearly 200 environmentalists, businesses, government officials, students and others are scheduled to...

Pegasus moves trucks from de-icing to de-ashing, AK

May 20, 2009 5:56 pm | by ROB STAPLETONAssociated Press | News | Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Summer's here. De-icing is done for the year, but de-ashing has been added to the business plan at Pegasus Aircraft Maintenance.The ash from the March eruption from Mount Redoubt put a dent in may aviation-related businesses as flights were diverted to Outside airports....

Organization to Start Analysis of Anti-Malware Reviews Business Editors/Security Writers/Technology Writers

May 20, 2009 5:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BUDAPEST, Hungary-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) has announced that it intends to provide public analysis of anti-malware reviews. This analysis will be done by comparing the testing methodology used in product reviews to AMTSO's standards...

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DOC: Inmate who died was left in heat too long, 4th Ld-Writethru, AZ

May 20, 2009 5:40 pm | by JONATHAN J. COOPER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — The director of the Arizona Department of Corrections said Wednesday that an inmate who died after spending nearly four hours in the desert heat was left in an outdoor holding cell for twice as long as she should have been.Three corrections officers have been put on paid leave during...

La. House OKs new "career" diploma plan, 1st Ld-Writethru, LA

May 20, 2009 5:34 pm | by DOUG SIMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved a plan to ease standardized testing requirements for struggling middle school students, despite criticism that it would produce more dropouts who struggle with math, reading and writing.The proposal is aimed at lowering Louisiana's dropout...

La. House OKs new "career" diploma plan, LA

May 20, 2009 5:34 pm | by DOUG SIMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved a plan to ease standardized testing requirements for struggling middle school students, despite criticism that it would produce more dropouts who struggle with math, reading and writing.The proposal is aimed at lowering Louisiana's dropout...

Senate confirms No. 2 official at Interior, US

May 20, 2009 5:19 pm | by ANDREW TAYLOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans relented and allowed the Senate to confirm President Barack Obama's pick for the No. 2 job at the Interior Department on Wednesday.David Hayes, an environmental lawyer, was confirmed by voice vote after the GOP senators who had opposed his nomination said Interior...

BECK for May 20, 2009 - Part 1

May 20, 2009 5:19 pm | by Andrew NapolitanoAssociated Press | News | Comments

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NYC to post school attendance amid swine flu scare, 4th Ld-Writethru, NY

May 20, 2009 5:19 pm | by JENNIFER PELTZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Two more New York City public schools closed Wednesday amid concerns about swine flu, and students were told to stay away longer than planned from a school that lost an assistant principal to the disease.The announcement came as mourners paid respects at the administrator's funeral...

UniversityLoveConnection.com Offers College Internships to Bachelor and Master Degree Students for College Credit Starting Summer Through Fall 2009-2010 Business Editors/College ...

May 20, 2009 5:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009--UniversityLoveConnection.com is offering great college internship jobs to students in college or in high school, for students seeking Internship College credit working from home. Please apply by email, as we have many positions available for now per...

Anchorage homeless rate jumps, AK

May 20, 2009 4:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Municipal officials say the homeless rate has nearly doubled in Anchorage in the last two years.Acting Mayor Matt Claman (CLAY'-man) released the new figures Wednesday.The number of people homeless in the state's largest city is nearly 3,000 this year, compared to about...

Singapore says first-quarter GDP shrinks 15 pct, AS

May 20, 2009 4:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore said its economy shrank less in the first quarter than initially reported, suggesting the city-state's manufacturing and finance sectors improved in March.Gross domestic product fell an annualized, seasonally adjusted 14.6 percent in the first quarter from the previous...

Lawson companies still winning state contracts, KY

May 20, 2009 4:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Data shows the state has paid $68.3 million to companies in which Leonard Lawson or his family hold positions since Lawson was indicted on charges of allegedly scheming to rig bids on state road contracts.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports on its Web site Wednesday that a...

Courthouse in Madison, Ind. burns, IN

May 20, 2009 4:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Ind. (AP) — Firefighters remained at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison early Thursday watching for hotspots after flames and smokes engulfed the 154-year-old building, a police dispatcher said.The fire which began Wednesday evening was under control, said Madison Police dispatcher...

Australia confirms 5 more cases of swine flu, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

May 20, 2009 4:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SYDNEY (AP) — Health authorities warned Thursday that Australia's tally of swine flu patients was likely to rise, after confirming five new cases of the illness.The new cases confirmed over the past two days brought Australia's total to six, including two schoolboys whose classes were quarantined...

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