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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...

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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...

LEAD: Japan not thinking about forex intervention amid rising yen: Yosano+

May 21, 2009 6:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: CLARIFYING 5TH GRAF TO NOTE YEN'S MOVEMENT IN TOKYO MARKET)Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano said Friday Japan has no plans to intervene in the currency market amid a recent rise in the yen."At this point, the Japanese government is not thinking at all about intervening in...

Bush speaks at NM scholarship event, NM

May 21, 2009 6:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush on Thursday told thousands of people, including a group of high school scholars and their families, that he's relieved to be out of office."I no longer feel that great sense of responsibility that I had when I was in the Oval Office. And frankly,...

NKorea allows limited Internet cell phone service

May 21, 2009 6:59 pm | by KWANG-TAE KIM - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has begun limited Internet service for mobile phone users, a government Web site reported, months after launching an advanced network in cooperation with an Egyptian telecommunications company.The service allows North Koreans to access a Web site through their...

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Japan not thinking about forex intervention amid rising yen: Yosano+

May 21, 2009 6:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: INCORPORATING EARLIER STORY HEADLINED 'JAPAN HAS NO PLANS TO INTERVENE IN FOREX AMID RISING YEN: YOSANO)Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano said Friday Japan has no plans to intervene in the currency market amid a recent rise in the yen."At this point, the Japanese...

Toddler buys earthmover in online auction

May 21, 2009 6:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand mom made some online bids on toys before napping. Then her 3-year-old daughter took over and bought a bigger plaything than expected — a huge earth-moving digger for a cool $12,300.Pipi Quinlan made the winning 20,000 New Zealand dollar ($12,300) bid on...

UPS Airlines laying of 80 more mechanics, KY

May 21, 2009 6:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A company spokesman says 80 more mechanics around the U.S. will be laid off from UPS Airlines as shipping volume continues to drop because of the down economy.The Courier-Journal reported Thursday that the layoffs are in addition to about 60 airline mechanics laid off earlier...

Schwarzenegger: No gimmicks to fix budget deficit, US

May 21, 2009 6:58 pm | by JUDY LIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Abandoning plans to ease California's deficit with borrowed money, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday called for greater cuts in such areas as children's health care, college loan assistance and state parks.The move was a direct reaction to Tuesday's special election,...

BECK for May 21, 2009 - Part 2

May 21, 2009 6:58 pm | by Glenn BeckAssociated Press | News | Comments

xfdfx BECK-01 BECK: Jim, I got to run. We run late...

Owner of 14 newspapers in Minn.

May 21, 2009 6:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A company that owns newspapers in Minnesota and Wisconsin has announced it will furlough employees between now and the end of June.The Superior Publishing Group will furlough hourly employees for two days and salaried employees for one week. About half of Superior's 250...

Renewable energy bills debated, NV

May 21, 2009 6:58 pm | by CATHY BUSSEWITZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers, facing a June 1 adjournment, rushed Thursday to complete work on "green energy" legislation which has become one of the major initiatives of the 2009 session.The Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee debated two bills that were part of a comprehensive...

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