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BECK for May 18, 2009 - Part 2

May 18, 2009 5:41 pm | by Glenn BeckAssociated Press | News | Comments

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UN: Pakistan displacement maybe worst since Rwanda, 2nd Ld-Writethru, UN

May 18, 2009 5:36 pm | by BRADLEY S. KLAPPER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency said Monday that nearly 1.5 million people have fled their homes in Pakistan this month, saying that fighting between government forces and Taliban militants is uprooting more people faster than probably any conflict since the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s."It...

Voters trickle to polls to decide budget measures, 4th Ld-Writethru, CA

May 18, 2009 5:25 pm | by JUDY LIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voters trickled to the polls Tuesday, with many saying they wanted to send a disgruntled message to Sacramento by rejecting most of a complex slate of budget measures intended to fill a widening state deficit.Los Angeles voter Rex Bailey, 52, said he was tired of late state...

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Woman charged with theft in mobile home sale, MD

May 18, 2009 5:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A woman convicted last year on gambling-related charges has been charged with theft in connection with the sale of a mobile home.Thirty-six-year-old Anna L. Miles has been charged with theft value exceeding $500 after she accepted $8,500 for a mobile home she was...

Kan. center for disabled marks 75th anniversary, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 18, 2009 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A center that helps children with disabilities from across the country is marking its 75th anniversary.Heartspring serves about 700 outpatient children each year. An additional 50 children live on its 37-acre campus in group homes. Nearly all the Wichita facility's clients have...

Contracts Awarded for Major Infrastructure Upgrades at LAX

May 18, 2009 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.lawa.org () —The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners today awarded contracts for major infrastructure upgrades at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).KONE Inc., of Lisle, Illinois, was awarded a $23,749,000 contract for elevator, escalator and moving walkway upgrades at all...

Lingle cuts 2 percent more from state spending, HI

May 18, 2009 5:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Linda Lingle is ordering her office and other executive branch agencies to cut their spending an additional 2 percent over the next six weeks.That represents a reduction of about $36 million through June 30, the end of the current fiscal year.In a press release Monday, Lingle...

Senate votes to change gun laws for parks, cars, 4th Ld-Writethru, TN

May 18, 2009 5:04 pm | by ERIK SCHELZIG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — People with handgun carry permits could bring their weapons into all state and local parks in Tennessee, under a bill the Senate passed on Monday.The chamber also approved a bill to allow people with carry permits to transport ammunition alongside rifles or shotguns in the...

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New Scalable Solution, Powered by Taray Technology, Can Shorten Design-In Time, Reduce End Product Cost and Mitigate Risk

May 18, 2009 5:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.cadence.com () —Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, today introduced an innovative, scalable co-design solution for designing FPGAs onto PCB systems. The Cadence@ OrCAD@ and Allegro@ FPGA System Planner...

Scientific Games unit prices $225M notes offering, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 18, 2009 5:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientific Games Corp. said Monday that its subsidiary sold $225 million worth of 9.25 percent senior subordinated notes due 2019 in a private offering to institutional buyers.The casino equipment maker said Scientific Games International Inc. plans to use proceeds to buy back some...

House seeking deeper cuts than Senate in NC budget, NC

May 18, 2009 4:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House members are putting together their North Carolina government budget plan as if they won't be raising taxes to help pay for it.Budget-writing chief Rep. Mickey Michaux of Durham said Monday subcommittee leaders have received their spending targets for the coming fiscal...

Judge to rule Tuesday on AZ newspaper case request, APFN

May 18, 2009 4:59 pm | by ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge will rule Tuesday on whether the Tucson Citizen must restart publication, just days after it published a commemorative final edition.Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard filed a lawsuit alleging the Citizen's owner, Gannett Co., and Lee Enterprises Inc.,...

Wash. clears way for tuition hikes, WA

May 18, 2009 4:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire has given the official OK for higher university tuition.Gregoire signed the bill Monday as part of the plan for fixing an estimated $9 billion state budget shortfall through 2011.The measure removes the current 7 percent cap on annual tuition increases for...

Bedford, Petelos say won't enter Ala. gov. race, 3rd Ld-Writethru, AL

May 18, 2009 4:48 pm | by PHILLIP RAWLS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Roger Bedford of Russellville, a key figure in state budget planning, decided Monday not to enter the Democratic race for governor, which leaves two major candidates committed to running in the Democratic primary and one considering it.Bedford had been eyeing the...

Tenn. abortion amendment passes House, 2nd Ld-Writethru, TN

May 18, 2009 4:48 pm | by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to change the Tennessee Constitution to allow the state to impose stricter limits on abortion has passed both chambers of the General Assembly but still has hurdles to cross before going to voters, lawmakers say.The resolution, which passed the Senate in March,...

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