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HL:The Canadian Press News Budget for Monday, May 18, 2009@

May 18, 2009 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are final coverage plans for top Canadian news as of 22:30 ET. Please note plans may change as circumstances warrant. The next coverage advisory will move about 13:00 ET Tuesday. If you have any questions, contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.Copy moves by 18:00 ET unless otherwise noted;...

Report: Tunica/Lula is 6th largest casino market, MS

May 18, 2009 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Tunica/Lula market in the Mississippi Delta was the nation's sixth largest casino market in 2008, generating $1.05 billion, according to an American Gaming Association report released Monday.The Biloxi market came in eighth with $951.3 million, according to AGA's 2009...

House passes state schools measure, 1st Ld-Writethru, TX

May 18, 2009 11:56 am | by JIM VERTUNO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House voted Monday to improve security and oversight of the state's large state institutions for the mentally disabled, which have been hit with allegations of widespread abuse and neglect.Lawmakers have been looking to improve the facilities known as state schools in...

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St. Louisan wins $3 million lottery payment, MO

May 18, 2009 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 46-year-old St. Louis man says he plans to buy a house, boats and cars with his lottery winnings.The Missouri Lottery announced Monday that Jeff Hedtkamp won $200,000 a year for life. His win came from a Scratchers ticket he bought at a St. Louis QuikTrip in March.He instead took...

BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

May 18, 2009 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report on Monday.POCATELLO — White wheat 4.65 (up 15); 11.5 percent winter 5.17 (up 14); 14 percent spring 6.74 (up 1); barley 6.33 (steady);BURLEY — White wheat 4.35 (up 8); 11.5 percent winter 5.31 (up 14); 14 percent...

Penelope Cruz sidelined by food poisoning, EU

May 18, 2009 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CANNES, France (AP) — Penelope Cruz has had to miss an event at the Cannes Film Festival after suffering food poisoning.Weinstein Co. boss Harvey Weinstein broke the news to reporters Monday at an event to promote her forthcoming musical "Nine." Cruz had been due to appear, but Weinstein said she...

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May 18, 2009 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-TX-HDNet-Preview photo 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 ENT FLM TVN1/8SU3/8 PDT-- WITH PHOTO -- TO BUSINESS, ENTERTAINMENT AND FILM EDITORS:Steven Soderbergh's 'THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE' Starring Sasha Grey toPremiere as a Sneak Preview on HDNet MoviesFilm to Premiere Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET -...

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May 18, 2009 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-NC-ProgressEnrgy-Bill photo 05-181/8STK3/8 PGN1/8IN3/8 OIL EUT UTI ENV1/8SU3/8 ENI ENP LEG-- WITH PHOTO -- TO BUSINESS, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS:Progress Energy Chairman and CEO Bill Johnson Provides Statement on EvolvingClimate and Energy BillRALEIGH, N.C., May 18...

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Maine police arrest man with rifle outside church, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A police officer patrolling a high school on Monday spotted a man loading a rifle outside a nearby church and disarmed him, possibly stopping a violent encounter, authorities said.Herbert Jones, 46, made references to pedophiles being inside First Parish Church after being...

bc-NASA-Hubble-conferenc photo 05-18

May 18, 2009 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-NASA-Hubble-conferenc photo 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 ARO1/8SU3/8 POL EXE MAV-- WITH PHOTO -- TO NATIONAL, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDITORS:Hubble Servicing Crew to Hold News Conference From SpaceHOUSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The seven astronauts aboardspace shuttle Atlantis will hold a...

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May 18, 2009 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-FL-ProspectAcq-NYSE 05-181/8STK3/8 PAX1/8IN3/8 FIN1/8SU3/8TO BUSINESS EDITOR:NYSE Amex LLC Accepts Plan of Compliance of Prospect Acquisition Corp.NAPLES, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Prospect Acquisition Corp.(NYSE Amex: PAX) (the "Company"), announced today that it received a...

Hendren: It's possible he may not run for Senate, AR

May 18, 2009 11:50 am | by ANDREW DeMILLO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican Senate candidate in Arkansas under fire for reportedly referring to Sen. Chuck Schumer as "that Jew" on Tuesday left open the possibility that he'll drop his Senate bid.A little over a month after announcing he was seeking the GOP nomination against U.S. Sen....

Norwegian learn to minister to vets in St. Cloud, 1st Ld-Writethru, MN

May 18, 2009 11:50 am | by KARI PETRIEAssociated Press | News | Comments

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — They fit right in to an area where lutefisk and lefse are as common as bratwurst and sauerkraut.Norwegian military chaplains Kyrre Klevberg and Torstein Holten are studying at St. Cloud VA Medical Center. The men moved with their families to the area in August to start a...

Fresno businessman, accused in Ponzi, kills self, CA

May 18, 2009 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators say 1,200 people could be out up to $138 million, victims of what they described as a Ponzi scheme.The man the FBI says was behind the scheme, 67-year-old John W. Otto, committed suicide last week in Palm Desert. Otto ran an equipment leasing company based in...

Pea, lentil processing planned near Granville, 1st Ld-Writethru, ND

May 18, 2009 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRANVILLE, N.D. (AP) — A new pea and lentil processing facility could be running this summer near Granville.The Granville Economic Development Corp. is asking Minot's economic development fund for $19,500 in interest buydown money on a Bank of North Dakota PACE loan for Simcoe Grain Processors. The...

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