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Group: 6 arrested during coal-mining protest, KY

May 25, 2009 9:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An environmental group says six of its members were arrested on trespassing charges during a coal-mining protest.The group Mountain Justice told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the six remained in jail on Sunday following their arrest the previous day.They were arrested at...

Kan. chiropractor accused of fraud, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 25, 2009 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City chiropractor's license has been suspended while the state medical board investigates allegations of patients who say they were solicited and underwent painful exams.The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts issued an emergency suspension of Wasse Zafer's...

'Night at the Museum' tops 'Terminator', 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 25, 2009 8:56 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" claimed a box office victory over "Terminator Salvation."The live-action family comedy starring Ben Stiller won $70 million over the Memorial Day weekend, according to estimates from distributor 20th Century Fox. That put it well...

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Hammond Power Solutions Inc.: Special Dividend Declared

May 25, 2009 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hammond Power Solutions Inc. ("HPS") (TSX: HPS.A) today announced that HPS's Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $0.10 per Class A Subordinate Voting Share and $0.10 per Class B Common Share payable on July 15, 2009, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June...

Group raising money for bail for coal protesters, WV

May 25, 2009 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) — An environmental group says two of six people arrested on trespassing charges during a coal mining protest are now free and that it is raising money to pay bail for the others.Climate Ground Zero director Mike Roselle said Monday that the group hopes to have the other four...

Medical providers get 'homework' to find savings, US

May 25, 2009 8:56 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A homework assignment from President Barack Obama is turning into a credibility test for medical providers.Obama, once a law professor, has instructed the health care industry to come back with specifics on its pledge to slow rising costs, helping to save the nation $2 trillion...

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HL:Sabretooth Energy shares up 245 pct after refinancing and new management@

May 25, 2009 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Shares of junior oilpatch firm Sabretooth Energy Ltd. (TSX:SAB) spiked nearly 245 per cent Monday after the company announced a multi-million dollar private placement, appointed a new board and management team and acquired a private oil and gas company.Calgary-based Sabretooth said it...

Global milk glut squeezes dairy farmers, consumers

May 25, 2009 8:50 am | by CHRISTOPHER LEONARD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BARNHART, Mo. (AP) — A collapse in milk prices has wiped away the profits of dairy farmers, driving many out of business while forcing others to slaughter their herds or dump milk on the ground in protest. But nine months after prices began tumbling on the farm, consumers aren't seeing the full...

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HL:Ottawa, Ontario to spend more than $1B on post-secondary infrastructure@

May 25, 2009 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The federal and Ontario governments will spend nearly $1.5 billion over the next two years on infrastructure projects at Ontario's universities and colleges.Industry Minister Tony Clement said Monday the money will give a short-term economic stimulus and help strengthen research and...

Boston 'Rockefeller' kidnapping trial begins Tues., US

May 25, 2009 8:50 am | by DENISE LAVOIE - AP Legal Affairs Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — Con man or crackpot?A jury will have to decide whether a man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller was legally insane when he ran off with his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised visit or whether he is a consummate schemer who used aliases to insinuate himself into highbrow circles...

New push to allow NJ grocery stores to sell liquor, 1st Ld-Writethru, NJ

May 25, 2009 8:50 am | by BETH DeFALCO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's worsening budget troubles may open the door for a measure to allow supermarkets to sell beer and wine, something most states already allow.The measure has been stalled in the Legislature since last year, but given the tax revenue the state could make off increased...

OPEC likely to keep production targets steady, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 25, 2009 8:50 am | by GEORGE JAHN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

VIENNA (AP) — A jump in oil prices to six-month highs despite anemic world demand is working against hardline OPEC members advocating even costlier crude ahead of a meeting of the 12-nation organization — and in favor of those wanting to keep production levels steady.Formally, the meeting Thursday...

Wash Legislature's offices to be remodeled, 1st Ld-Writethru, WA

May 25, 2009 8:49 am | by ADAM WILSONAssociated Press | News | Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state House of Representative's offices finally get their turn at an upgrade this summer as the state embarks on a long-planned, $20 million rehabilitation of the historic John L. O'Brien Building."The building has some pretty serious problems, including issues related to...

HL:Investment industry regulator sets up 'whistleblower' service to fight fraud@

May 25, 2009 8:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Canada's investment industry regulator has set up a "whistleblower" service to help it fight financial wrongdoing.The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada says the new service will handle tips from the public on a range of concerns, from systemic wrongdoing to potential...

HL:The next decade: Return to growth, high loonie and western economic power@

May 25, 2009 8:43 am | by Julian Beltrame@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Canadians can look forward to a sustained period of strong growth in the next decade, but one that will be different from the rise that came a cropper in the last, says a new report.Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM) economists say the next decade will bring major fundamental...

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