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Oklahoma swine flu count now at 57, OK

May 21, 2009 7:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State health officials have confirmed five more cases of swine flu in Oklahoma.The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported on its Web site that there were 57 cases of swine flu in the state as of Thursday.The health department says most of the people who became ill were...

Classical Concert to Inaugurate World Games Stadium News Editors/Sports Editors/International Editors

May 21, 2009 7:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- A concert to celebrate the inauguration of the 2009 World Games main stadium was staged in Kaohsiung Wednesday, with the cannon blasts in Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture in the opening performance accompanied by rounds of fireworks.The concert...

Ex-soldier spared death sentence for Iraq murders, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 7:37 pm | by BRETT BARROUQUERE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — An ex-soldier convicted of raping and killing an Iraqi teen and murdering her family was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors couldn't agree on a punishment for the brutal crime.Steven Dale Green, 24, of Midland, Texas, will instead serve a life sentence in a case that...

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from MGA Entertainment: Temporary Receivership Ends Business Editors

May 21, 2009 7:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- On Thursday May 21, U.S. District Judge Stephen Larson issued an order stating that the temporary receivership had ended, and that he would not appoint a permanent receiver. As a result, sole management of the company has returned to Isaac Larian,...

LEAD: Tokyo stocks fall on strong yen, U.S credit worries+

May 21, 2009 7:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS AND PRICES)Tokyo stocks fell Friday morning as a stronger yen toppled exporters, with overall selling pressure spurred after worries over growing U.S. debt and fear of a credit rating downgrade triggered a simultaneous fall in U.S. stocks, bonds and the...

LEAD: Japan revamps policy to tackle new flu+

May 21, 2009 7:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO IN 1ST, 13TH-22ND GRAFS)The Japanese government adopted a new policy on battling new strains of influenza Friday amid the domestic outbreak of an apparently milder form of the infection, with the number of confirmed cases in Japan rising close to 300.The...

Key 10-year JGB yield rises in morning on higher U.S. long-term rates+

May 21, 2009 7:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond rose Friday morning on selling sparked by a surge in U.S. long-term interest rates.In interdealer trading, the yield on the No. 300, 1.5 percent issue gained 0.010 percentage point from Thursday's close to 1.435...

Insurance broker sues AIG over business practices, APFN

May 21, 2009 7:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California insurance broker is suing American International Group, accusing the nation's largest insurance and financial corporation of engaging in unfair business practices.Insurance broker Linda Harris, president of the Independent Financial Planning Group, filed the lawsuit...

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Insurance broker sues AIG over business practice, CA

May 21, 2009 7:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California insurance broker is suing American International Group, accusing the nation's largest insurance and financial corporation of engaging in unfair business practices.Insurance broker Linda Harris, president of the Independent Financial Planning Group, filed the lawsuit...

Onsite passport office opens in Minneapolis, MN

May 21, 2009 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new passport office that can issue travel documents on the spot has opened in downtown Minneapolis.The office is for U.S. citizens who have urgent or emergency travel needs. Previously, Minnesotans had to travel to Chicago to get an emergency passport.Non-urgent passport...

HL:'I want the killers dead,' Tori Stafford's mother tells newspaper@

May 21, 2009 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — The mother of Tori Stafford has lashed out at police and the people accused of killing her daughter."My daughter's not coming home. I want the killers dead," Tara McDonald told the London Free Press.McDonald told the newspaper police targeted her and her boyfriend for 42 days."The...

Gov. Palin vetoes $28M in federal stimulus money, US

May 21, 2009 7:05 pm | by RACHEL D'OROAssociated Press | News | Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday became the only governor to turn down federal stimulus money for energy efficiency, a move that legislators called "disappointing" for a state with some of the country's highest energy costs.In announcing the veto of $28.6 million in funds,...

Develops HIT Solar Cells with World's Highest Energy Conversion Efficiency of 23.0% Business Editors/Energy Editors/Technology Editors

May 21, 2009 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) announced today it has broken its own record for the world's highest energy conversion efficiency in practical size (100 cm2 or more) crystalline silicon-type solar cells, achieving a efficiency of 23.0% (until now 22.3%) at...

Economic crisis shapes Mongolia president election, AS

May 21, 2009 7:05 pm | by GANBAT NAMJILSANGARAV - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — A politically divided Mongolia votes for a new president this weekend after being battered by the economic downturn and worries that a too-close result will renew the rioting that marred an election last year.Polls show the two candidates in a statistical tie, with...

Tokyo stocks fall on strong yen, U.S credit worries+

May 21, 2009 7:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: TO BE LED)Tokyo stocks fell Friday morning as a stronger yen toppled exporters, with overall selling pressure spurred after worries over growing U.S. debt and fear of a credit rating downgrade triggered a simultaneous fall in U.S. stocks, bonds and the dollar...

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