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N. Idaho mine fined for clean water violations, ID

May 28, 2009 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to pay $177,500 in fines for violating federal clean water laws at its Lucky Friday Mine in northern Idaho.The Environmental Protection Agency announced the penalty...

Sigma Designs shares dive after 1Q results, APFN

May 28, 2009 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Sigma Designs Inc. tumbled Thursday after the company reported a 58 percent decline in quarterly profit the day before.The chip designer's adjusted earnings and sales actually topped Wall Street...

SCLC relaunches unfinished initiative to help poor, 1st Ld-Writethru, GA

May 28, 2009 11:34 am | by ERRIN HAINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — The SCLC has relaunched the Poor People's Campaign begun four decades ago by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and is pushing to keep poverty on the agenda in Washington.Byron Clay, interim president of the...

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Jamba to refranchise up to 150 stores, APFN

May 28, 2009 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Jamba Inc. said Thursday that it launching a refranchising program expected to affect up to 150 of its Jamba Juice stores, located mostly outside of California.The company signed the Praetorian...

Focuses on Business Issues Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 28, 2009 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- One of three streams running throughout the IBC2009 conference will be 'the business of broadcasting', which will tackle the dramatic changes in commercial models currently...

WVa lawmakers react to retiree health care change, WV

May 28, 2009 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's legislative leaders appear at odds over a recent decision to stop subsidizing the health care coverage of retired public employees.The Public Employees Insurance Agency recently...

32-Bit Count Range

May 28, 2009 11:32 am | Lsi Computer Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

LSI/CSI introduces the LS7766, a robust addition to its family of encoder interface and motion control ICs. 

Chicago alderman indicted on corruption charges, 6th Ld-Writethru, IL

May 28, 2009 11:28 am | by MIKE ROBINSON - AP Legal Affairs Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — The chairman of the Chicago City Council's police and fire committee was indicted Thursday on charges of taking $40,000 worth of painting, windows, doors and other home improvements in exchange for fixing a...

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Society warns cuckoo bird in danger of extinction

May 28, 2009 11:28 am | by MICHAEL BUSHNELL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Britain's cuckoo bird, known for its distinctive call, is in danger of extinction along with 51 other species, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said in a new report Thursday.It found that 21...

Closing arguments in NH murder conspiracy trial, 1st Ld-Writethru, NH

May 28, 2009 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A contractor agreed to participate in a murder-for-hire plot in 2005 in order to fund his pricey Las Vegas lifestyle, prosecutors said during closing arguments Thursday.The defense argued there was no...

ESPN cuts about 100 jobs, expects to create others, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 28, 2009 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN has notified about 100 employees that they will be losing their jobs.The layoffs are part of a plan announced by ESPN Chief Executive George Bodenheimer in January, when he told employees the...

Scrutinized NC health program would be eliminated, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NC

May 28, 2009 11:27 am | by GARY D. ROBERTSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House budget writers rolled out deep health care cuts for the next two years Thursday, including one that would phase out a heavily scrutinized program that pays for non-medical care for mental health...

Panel to consider financial outlook for Kentucky, 1st Ld-Writethru, KY

May 28, 2009 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A panel of economic experts is meeting Friday to determine the depth of Kentucky's financial woes.Gov. Steve Beshear's administration has already pegged the budget shortfall in the fiscal year that...

Governor's office recognizes West Virginia exports, WV

May 28, 2009 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Joe Manchin has awarded commendations to 49 West Virginia businesses that exported to a new country within the past year.The governor's office said Thursday the total was the highest since 2006...

Former Fla. Senator: You can fight city hall, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 28, 2009 11:27 am | by BILL KACZOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Bob Graham says you can fight city hall — and win.The former Florida governor and U.S. senator said Thursday he wants to help people make government work for them with his new book: "America, The...

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