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NRC says tritium not entering Oyster Creek, NJ

May 26, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says radioactive tritium that leaked from two pipes at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station has not made its way into a nearby waterway.NRC Regional Administrator Samuel Collins said Tuesday there is no detectable tritium in...

Minister Kenney Wraps Up Official Trip to the Middle East

May 26, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has concluded a nine-day visit to the Middle East, where he met with senior government officials and important community and religious leaders and visited prominent religious and memorial sites in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and...

NC House Democrats say proposed cuts are for real, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NC

May 26, 2009 11:45 am | by GARY D. ROBERTSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House Democrats have a message for North Carolina residents: these spending cuts are serious.Faced with a $4.6 billion budget gap — $1.5 billion more than what Gov. Beverly Perdue and Senate Democrats faced when assembling their spending plans the past two months — House...

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State police issue 1,600 holiday speeding tickets, AR

May 26, 2009 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas state police say they issued 1,663 speeding tickets to motorists during the Memorial Day holiday weekend but that another 1,963 drivers were let off with just a warning.During the holiday weekend, two people were killed in accidents worked by the state police.A...

USOC signs deal with career-services company, 1st Ld-Writethru, OLY

May 26, 2009 11:40 am | by EDDIE PELLS - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee has renewed a sponsorship deal with Adecco, a career-services company that can help Olympic athletes find jobs to fit their schedules.The contract will provide services to U.S. athletes, but no money to the federation.The USOC took a hit when Home Depot...

DOE office's budget doubles with stimulus funds, APFN

May 26, 2009 11:40 am | by JUDITH KOHLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — With the Obama administration announcing stimulus funds for energy-efficient public housing Tuesday, the federal office that oversees renewable energy and energy efficiency is hard at work deciding how to spend $500 million in stimulus money.The infusion roughly doubles the...

R & B group lends song, images to Ark. energy ads, APFN

May 26, 2009 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials hope to promote energy efficiency and conservation with the help of R&B group Archie Bell and the Drells.The band is featured in a series of television and radio ads launched Tuesday by the state as part of a $1 million energy efficiency campaign. The...

Encoda, LLC to Provide Their Practice Management System and Hosting Services Business Editors/Healthcare Editors/Technology Editors

May 26, 2009 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Encoda, LLC announced today that Haverford Wellness Center, a practice leading the way in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses, has chosen Encoda LLC to implement, host, and support their new integrated...

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White House merging national and homeland security, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 11:39 am | by ROBERT BURNS - AP National Security Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he is combining White House staffs dealing with international and homeland security, predicting the change will make Americans safer.Obama also is creating a new office intended to communicate more effectively with other countries about...

US environment chief praises Dutch water systems, EU

May 26, 2009 11:39 am | by TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The U.S.' chief environmental official said Tuesday that America can learn much from the way the Dutch manage water — focusing more on living with it than on trying to control it at every turn."As climate changes and we start seeing more and more rain we have to stop fighting it,"...

Bristol-Myers cancer drug gets full approval, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 26, 2009 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval for its leukemia drug Sprycel.Bristol-Myers had been marketing the drug since 2006 under an accelerated approval, and it is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia in patients who have...

Obama to release cyber security review, US

May 26, 2009 11:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will release a review of how federal agencies use technology to protect its secrets and data on Friday.White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that the results of the review will help shape the government's policy to protect...

Pro bono support, secrets of the rich, road trips

May 26, 2009 11:33 am | by ERIN CONROY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PRO BONO AS CURRENCY: While nonprofits often say they need more pro bono support, nearly 40 percent plan to spend upwards of $50,000 on outside consultants this year, according to a recent survey.The research suggests corporate grant makers and nonprofits are more focused on giving and getting cash...

US Airways announces schedule for Brazil, APFN

May 26, 2009 11:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — US Airways is making its first foray into South America, with daily nonstop flights between Charlotte, N.C., and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil beginning Dec. 2.The company said Tuesday it is awaiting final approval from regulators in Brazil.It would be US Airways' first route to...

3 workers die at Sardinia refinery, inhaled fumes, EU

May 26, 2009 11:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROME (AP) — Three workers died at a Sardinian refinery Tuesday, apparently after inhaling toxic fumes, officials and news reports said.The Saras SpA refining company, one of Europe's largest, said company doctors tried to revive the three men working at the Sarroch plant near Cagliari but were...

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