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B'way ticket availability through Sunday, May 31, US

May 26, 2009 3:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadway ticket availability and capsule reviews of shows as of May 25. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available at the theaters' box offices for the shows listed. Details about how to obtain tickets appear at the end.—"9 to 5: The Musical." Female empowerment in the workplace. Allison Janney,...

LEAD: New-flu infections in Japan come to 355+

May 26, 2009 3:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)The number of new-flu infections in Japan came to 355 in nine prefectures as of Wednesday morning, as a sister of a 7-year-boy in Shizuoka City found infected with the new flu Tuesday was also confirmed infected.The Shizuoka municipal government said the...

3 US troops killed in Afghan suicide blast, 8th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 26, 2009 3:28 am | by AMIR SHAH - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

PUL-E-SAYAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Shortly before he rammed his vehicle into an American military convoy, the young bearded suicide bomber waved at Sayed Najibullah to move away. As Najibullah sped off a huge explosion ripped through a U.S. armored vehicle, killing three American troops and three...

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Wireless to Develop Hydrogen Based Fuel Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 26, 2009 3:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- 5G Wireless Communications, Inc. (Pink Sheets:FGWC) www.cleanenergyandpower.com has signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Magnegas Corporation (OTCBB:MNGA) www.magnegas.com. The Agreement sets the framework for the joint commercial...

FTSE-100 index down 55.98 points at 4,309.31, EU

May 26, 2009 3:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Share prices on the London Stock Exchange were lower at midday Tuesday.At noon, the FTSE-100 share index was down 55.98 points at 4,309.31.

Million Dollar Distribution Contract with Low Rider Est., Dubai-Abu Dhabi, of the United Arab Emirates Business Editors/High-Tech Writers/Automotive Writers

May 26, 2009 3:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NAPERVILLE, Ill.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Universal Infotainment Systems Corporation - UISC (OTC.BB:UNIV), an in-vehicle navigation and infotainment systems innovator based in Naperville, Illinois, announced today that they have signed a distribution agreement with Low Rider Est. of Abu...

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Biovail, former CEO Melnyk settle proxy fight, APFN

May 26, 2009 3:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Biovail Corp. and its former Chief Executive settled their ongoing proxy fight Monday ahead of the biotechnology company's annual meeting.Founder and former CEO Eugene Melnyk, along with EM Holdings which he controls, had been urging shareholders to vote for two board nominees. The...

HL:Bellamont Exploration reports deeper net loss during first quarter@

May 26, 2009 3:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Bellamont Exploration Ltd. (TSXV:BMX.B) said Tuesday net losses widened considerably during the first quarter of 2009.The Calgary-based junior oil and gas exploration company reported a net loss of $1.4 million or three cents per share for the quarter ended March 31, deepening losses of...

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Rio Tinto cuts Nippon Steel iron ore prices, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 26, 2009 3:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rio Tinto Ltd., the world's third-largest miner, said Tuesday it has agreed with Japan's Nippon Steel Corp. to cut its iron ore prices by more than a third for this year, foreshadowing a wider industry slump in prices.The Rio Tinto agreed to sell its Pilbara and...

Rocket mission set to double space station crew, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 26, 2009 3:22 am | by PETER LEONARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Three astronauts set to make history by doubling the permanent population of the International Space Station received the go-ahead Tuesday for this week's launch from Russia's remote space complex in Kazakhstan.Severe winds at the launch site and an unconfirmed report of...

Help for poor countries at Paris climate talks, 4th Ld-Writethru, EU

May 26, 2009 3:17 am | by ANGELA CHARLTON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS (AP) — The world's biggest polluters made progress on a global deal to finance efforts to fight global warming and help poor countries cope with it, the French hosts of climate talks said Tuesday.However, the environment ministers and top climate officials from 17 nations gathered in Paris...

Rooks are latest bird to use tools

May 26, 2009 3:16 am | by RANDOLPH E. SCHMID - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yet another animal has picked up a tool and put it to use.Once thought a unique primate trait, toolmaking and tool use have been seen in a variety of animals in recent years. Now add to the list rooks, a bird once featured in European folklore as able to forecast the weather.Rooks...

UK opposition leader Cameron outlines reforms, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 26, 2009 3:16 am | by DANICA KIRKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Britain's top opposition leader proposed a radical redistribution of power on Tuesday as a way to restore faith in government following a scandal over the misuse of public funds.Conservative leader David Cameron, who is widely favored to become Britain's next prime minister, wrote in...

Japan's GDP seen to shrink by record 3.9% in fiscal 2009+

May 26, 2009 3:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 26 (Kyodo) — Japan's economy is expected to contract by a record 3.9 percent in fiscal 2009 amid prolonged slumps in consumer and corporate spending, according to think-tank estimates released by Tuesday.The average projected shrinkage, as measured by gross domestic product in real...

Schwarzenegger details $5.5B in additional cuts, 5th Ld-Writethru, CA

May 26, 2009 3:10 am | by SAMANTHA YOUNG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday provided lawmakers with a detailed list of cuts to close the state's $21 billion deficit, proposing that California eliminate welfare for 500,000 families and terminate health coverage for nearly 1 million children.College fee assistance for...

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