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Neb. lawmakers want details for Beatrice center, NE

May 19, 2009 11:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State lawmakers investigating issues at the Beatrice State Development Center say they need to better define what the facility will be when its transition is complete.Lawmakers meeting Tuesday said they want a clear definition of who and how many people the facility will be...

Fitch Affirms IDRs for Major Canadian Banks Business Editors

May 19, 2009 11:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) for the Major Canadian Banks including Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. Ratings remain supported by...

Colo. governor signs bill addressing child deaths, 2nd Ld-Writethru, CO

May 19, 2009 11:57 am | by STEVEN K. PAULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Bill Ritter signed a bill Tuesday to provide better training for case workers and their supervisors to help prevent the deaths of children in state custody.The bill was passed in the aftermath of the deaths of 13 children in state custody.The measure provides about $885,000 for...

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USDA denies appeal in farm fraud case, 1st Ld-Writethru, ND

May 19, 2009 11:57 am | by BLAKE NICHOLSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted in what prosecutors said was North Dakota's largest farm fraud case has lost another appeal of the government's attempt to collect money from him.A hearing officer with the federal Agriculture Department's National Appeals Division rejected Duane Huber's latest...

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May 19, 2009 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Kansas newspapers:___May 26.The Garden City Telegram, on Beef Empire Days:Southwest Kansans don't have to look far to see the beef industry. From grazing cattle to feedlots and meatpacking plants, the reminders are numerous.Still, the work involved in...

Maxwell plans offer of 2 million shares, APFN

May 19, 2009 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Maxwell Technologies Inc. said Tuesday it expects the sale of 2 million of its shares in a public offering to result in gross proceeds of about $17.6 million.Maxwell, which makes cells used for storing electricity, said the offering is expected to close on May 22.The company plans...

Alaska Airlines pilots approve new 4-year contract, APFN

May 19, 2009 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — Pilots at Alaska Airlines voted to ratify a new four-year contract, the company and their union said on Tuesday.The contract is effective on April 1, 2009, and covers 1,455 pilots at Alaska Airlines, a unit of Alaska Air Group Inc. The carrier and the Air Line Pilots Association said...

CEO Interview Highlights Company's Status as Leader in Development of 3D Medical Diagnostic Imaging Technology

May 19, 2009 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.imaging3.com () —Imaging3(TM), Inc. (OTCBB: IMGG) CEO Dean Janes was interviewed by WallStreetReporter.com.WallStreetReporter.com is a multi-media financial research and publishing company, which reports to the investment community on publicly held companies.The interview highlighted the...

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Iowa governor signs children's health care bill, APFN

May 19, 2009 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Chet Culver has signed into law a measure spending nearly $8 million to provide health care to most of the 30,000 Iowa children now lacking coverage.The governor traveled Tuesday to Broadlawns Medical Center, a public hospital in Des Moines, to sign the expansion into...

New push for eminent domain in Atlantic City, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 11:57 am | by WAYNE PARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Since this seaside resort legalized casino gambling 31 years ago, blighted neighborhoods have sat just blocks from glitzy big-money casinos.On Tuesday, several casino executives and a former mayor who is now a state lawmaker called for aggressive use of government's power...

Egypt's Orascom appeals Mobinil ruling, ML

May 19, 2009 11:57 am | by TAREK EL-TABLAWY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian telecom giant Orascom Telecom is asking a Cairo court to rescind a sale of shares in the country's largest mobile phone service provider to France Telecom, saying the French firm had failed to meet the terms of an arbitration agreement.The appeal is the latest development in a...

SC gov nixes bulk of spending plan over stimulus, APFN

May 19, 2009 11:52 am | by JIM DAVENPORT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday again blocked his state from receiving federal stimulus cash, this time by vetoing the bulk of a $5.7 billion spending proposal that included a requirement he take the money.By nixing the state's receipt of $350 million, mostly for...

HL:Greenpeace fails in bid to force Norway's Statoil out of Alberta oilsands@

May 19, 2009 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Greenpeace is claiming victory even though it has failed to force Norwegian energy giant StatoilHydro out of Alberta's oilsands.The environmental group brought a motion before Statoil's annual general meeting in Norway on Tuesday that would have seen the corporation withdraw from its Alberta...

Tuesday grain, IN

May 19, 2009 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Estimated grain prices Tuesday at Indianapolis-area elevators: Corn: cash $4.20, fall $4.20. Soybeans: cash $12.23, fall $10.13. Wheat: July $4.37.

Advanced Army education matures over 25 years, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 19, 2009 11:51 am | by JOHN MILBURN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — At the end of the Vietnam War, Army officials created an advanced school to educate officers on how to better wage war, bridging the gap between tactics and planning.Twenty-five years later, Fort Leavenworth's School for Advanced Military Studies continues to train...

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