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Analysis: Christie moves right in NJ gov's race, 1st Ld-Writethru, NJ

May 24, 2009 6:59 am | by BETH DeFALCO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Known as a corruption-busting prosecutor with strong name recognition and Republican Party backing, former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie entered the Garden State governor's race as a formidable threat to incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon S. Corzine.But as poll numbers tightened...

Cuban's battle with SEC heating up, 2nd Ld-Writethru, TX

May 24, 2009 6:54 am | by DANNY ROBBINS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are out of the NBA playoffs, and the spotlight is now following the team's controversial owner, Mark Cuban, to a different venue — federal court.The insider trading suit filed against Cuban by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last year is scheduled to...

Foods Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2009 Earnings Conference Call Webcast Business Editors/Food Writers

May 24, 2009 6:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THOMASVILLE, Ga.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 24, 2009-- Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) will review first quarter fiscal 2009 earnings and take questions from analysts during a live webcast on May 27, 2009. Flowers Foods will release first quarter earnings on May 27 prior to the webcast.What: Flowers Foods...

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Iowa advocates for disabled seek job opportunities, IA

May 24, 2009 6:18 am | by BOB ZIENTARAAssociated Press | News | Comments

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Keith Olson got to the Ames City Council chambers bright and early Thursday to set up chairs and tables for a meeting scheduled later that day."He

Iowa town rebuilds, says twister's scars remain, 1st Ld-Writethru, IA

May 24, 2009 6:06 am | by NIGEL DUARA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PARKERSBURG, Iowa (AP) — Dawn Wiegmann had pulled up to Tony's Tire and Exhaust recently, her daughter beside her, when a nearby train blew its whistle.Wiegmann's daughter began to shake and cry."You hear them say it sounds like a train whistle," Wiegmann said. "It was so loud, we couldn't hear it....

Chris Wallace Hosts Fox News Sunday, 3rd Add

May 24, 2009 5:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chris Wallace Hosts Fox News Sundayxfdsu FOX-NEWS-SUNDAY 3rdadd xfdsuXXX of the Week.(COMMERCIAL BREAK)(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)SECRETARY GATES: The transfer of nuclear weapons or material by North Korea to states or non-state entities would be considered a grave threat to the United States and our...

Tamil rebel leader lives? Rumors persist, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 24, 2009 5:51 am | by ARTHUR MAX - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — For die-hard followers, the almost mythic commander who led a terror-driven Tamil insurrection in Sri Lanka still lives — despite persuasive evidence to the contrary.This week the government declared it had finally killed Velupillai Prabhakaran and proclaimed victory...

John King Hosts Cnn'S State Of The Union, 23th Add

May 24, 2009 5:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

John King Hosts Cnn'S State Of The Unionxfdsu CNN-STATE-OF-UNION 23thadd xfdsuXXX that face us.SHOUKRY: We will certainly do our part, Egypt has been doing its part consistently. We have a strong relationship with the United States, a strategic alliance. And we value that alliance and will provide...

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Rap song by US soldier's son: Just come back alive, AS

May 24, 2009 5:51 am | by RAUL GALLEGOAssociated Press | News | Comments

FORWARD OPERATING BASE AIRBORNE, Afghanistan (AP) — At least a couple of times a week, U.S. army Capt. Alfonso Johnson opens his laptop at his base in Afghanistan and plays a rap video — a clip with his young son singing of his fears his father will die in combat."I'm 11 years old, already grown...

China confirms 4 new cases of new flu+

May 24, 2009 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING, May 24 (Kyodo) — China over the weekend confirmed four new cases of new H1N1 influenza A infections, bringing the total to eight confirmed cases on the mainland and seven in Hong Kong.The latest case on the mainland involved a 2-year-old girl in the province of Fujian.The Chinese Health...

Netanyahu: We'll build in existing settlements, 5th Ld-Writethru, ML

May 24, 2009 5:40 am | by AMY TEIBEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel will continue to build homes in existing West Bank settlements, defying U.S. calls to halt settlement growth.The comments came days after a contentious visit to the White House and threatened to widen a growing rift with the...

2ND LD: Baseball: Ortiz, Kokubo help Hakws continue strong interleague run+

May 24, 2009 5:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 24 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING 2 GAMES)Jose Ortiz and Hiroki Kokubo each hit two-run homers as the Softbank Hawks beat the Yakult Swallows 8-5 Sunday for their fourth straight victory.Ortiz and Kokubo connected off Ryo Kawashima (3-3) in the third and fifth innings, respectively. Ortiz added...

Detroit city council member's property taxes: $68, 5th Ld-Writethru, MI

May 24, 2009 5:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit City Council member who paid $68 in property taxes this year because city records indicate her home doesn't exist, said she thought damage caused by a tornado was the reason her bill was so low.But JoAnn Watson couldn't recall exactly when the tornado struck her well-kept...

US: 4 al-Qaida members detained in Afghanistan, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

May 24, 2009 5:24 am | by FISNIK ABRASHI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KABUL (AP) — U.S. coalition troops detained four suspected al-Qaida members during a raid in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, while a roadside bomb in the south killed a NATO service member, officials said.The U.S.-led troops captured the four in the city of Khost, close to the border with Pakistan,...

LEAD: Baseball: Ortiz, Kokubo help Hakws continue strong interleague run+

May 24, 2009 4:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 24 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING HIROSHIMA-SEIBU GAME)Jose Ortiz and Hiroki Kokubo each hit two-run homers as the Softbank Hawks beat the Yakult Swallows 8-5 Sunday for their fourth straight victory.Ortiz and Kokubo connected off Ryo Kawashima (3-3) in the third and fifth innings, respectively....

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