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Indonesian imams OK Facebook _ but no flirting!, AS

May 22, 2009 1:44 am | by INDRA HARSAPUTRA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslim clerics debating the exploding popularity of Facebook in Indonesia said Friday that followers could use the networking site to connect with friends or for work — but not to gossip or flirt.The nonbinding ruling followed a two-day meeting of clerics in the world's...

Le jugement de la Cour federale confirme l'homologation de la technologie brevetee Burst Mode@ de Linear Technology

May 22, 2009 1:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILPITAS, Californie-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 22 mai 2009-- Linear Technology Corporation (Nasdaq : LLTC), un prestataire de circuits analogiques integres de premier plan a annonce aujourd'hui que la Cour d'appel federale americaine a rendu son jugement concernant l'appel incident forme par Linear et...

$2.6 million approved for New Orleans project, LA

May 22, 2009 1:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state has approved $2.6 million for a three-mile greenway corridor in New Orleans that will include a bicycle and pedestrian trail.The project will be in the Treme (Tree MAY') and Mid-City neighborhoods of the city.The corridor stretches along a former shipping and...


Baltimore Co. Council passes $2.5B budget, MD

May 22, 2009 1:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore County Council has passed a $2.5 billion budget package with the leanest spending in several years.The 2010 budget passed unanimously by the council on Thursday avoids property or income tax hikes. However, the budget does include water and sewer rate increases and...

Court hands Malaysia ruling party control of state, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

May 22, 2009 1:39 am | by JULIA ZAPPEI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court Friday approved the takeover of a northern state by the ruling coalition after it gained a majority by convincing three opposition lawmakers to join its ranks.The Appeals Court struck down a previous ruling by the High Court, which had declared that...

Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty, 4th Ld-Writethru, CT

May 22, 2009 1:33 am | by SUSAN HAIGH - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Following a round-the-clock debate, the state Senate voted early Friday morning to abolish the state's death penalty and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of release.The 19-17 vote came shortly after 4 a.m., following nearly 11 hours of discussion.It...

For May 21, 2009, CBS - Part 4

May 22, 2009 1:23 am | by Dave PriceAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Reputation Crisis - And How to Respond" Business Editors

May 22, 2009 1:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- 55 members of IPREX, the international corporation of independent public relations firms, participated in a panel discussion entitled "The Great Reputation Crisis - And How to Respond," which was featured as part of the IPREX Annual Meeting held in New...


UK confirms that 1Q GDP fell 1.9 pct, EU

May 22, 2009 1:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. economy shrank by 1.9 percent in the first quarter, the government said Friday, confirming the preliminary figure reported earlier.GDP in the first quarter was 4.1 percent below the previous year, the Office for National Statistics said.Between the fourth quarter and the...

in Taipei Business Editors/Technology Writers/Education Editors

May 22, 2009 1:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TAIPEI, Taiwan-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- Sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and hosted by the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2009 (ISCAS 2009) focusing on "Human Centric Smart Living Technologies" will be held...

Dollar hits 3-month low in 93 yen on U.S. debt worries, Yosano comment+

May 22, 2009 1:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — The U.S. dollar briefly hit a three-month low in the upper 93 yen zone Friday in Tokyo as the Japanese finance minister said Japan does not plan to intervene in the currency market, triggering selling of the dollar already under pressure from a possible cut in U.S. debt...

Obama's Day: Bill signings, commencement address, US

May 22, 2009 1:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to sign two important pieces of legislation on Friday.He's to sign the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act, which tightens controls over Defense Department procurement practices.Then, after delivering the commencement address at the U.S. Naval...

Examining Obama's Policies

May 22, 2009 1:11 am | by Sean HannityAssociated Press | News | Comments


NH health club charged with mishandling money, NH

May 22, 2009 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A company that plans to open a health club in Laconia, N.H., has been charged with violating the state's consumer protection law.Attorney General Kelly Ayotte says Work Out World Laconia began taking membership fees from consumers several months before its planned opening in...

State gets 33,000 requests for extensions, LA

May 22, 2009 1:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — At least 33,000 requests have been filed by taxpayers seeking extensions to file their 2008 Louisiana income tax returns.That's according to the state Revenue Department.This year Louisiana taxpayers unable to make the May 15 state income tax deadline were required to file...


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