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Senators reject closing Gitmo prison without plan, 7th Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 7:34 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison suffered a blow Tuesday when his allies in the Senate said they would refuse to finance the move until the administration delivers a satisfactory plan for what to do with the detainees there.As the Senate took up...

Diabetes Forecast Helps You Explore an Array of Culinary Possibilities

May 19, 2009 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Stuck in a food rut? Diabetes Forecast ( , the monthly consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association ( , provides fresh ideas and tips this June to spice up (or cool down) your meals -- without getting in...

HL:Call Genie trims Q1 loss to $3.2M while revenue contracts to $900,000@

May 19, 2009 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Call Genie (TSX:GNE), a provider of mobile local search and advertising solutions, trimmed its first-quarter loss to $3.2 million.The loss for the January-March period amounted to four cents a share compared with $5 million or six cents a share generated in the same 2008 period, the...


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May 19, 2009 7:33 am | by Drew LevinsonAssociated Press | News | Comments

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For May 18, 2009, CBS - Part 4

May 19, 2009 7:33 am | by Ben TracyAssociated Press | News | Comments


Shaq takes crash course in broadcast at Syracuse, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal is in training for his next career.The 7-foot-1 center for the Phoenix Suns is taking a broadcasting class at Syracuse University known as Sportscaster U, a crash course designed to teach athletes about the broadcasting industry. He arrived in Syracuse on...

HL:Enobia Pharma's ENB-0040 receives FDA fast-track designation@

May 19, 2009 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted fast-track status for an enzyme replacement therapy being developed by Enobia Pharma as a treatment for a potentially life-threatening bone disease.The Montreal-based company said Tuesday the FDA stated it granted fast-track designation...

Mo. unemployment rate drops; job losses mount, MO

May 19, 2009 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's April unemployment rate fell by more than half a percentage point to 8.1 percent.The drop from 8.7 percent in March breaks a nearly yearlong string of rising unemployment and is the greatest monthly drop in joblessness since at least January 1976.But it's not...


Ind. treasurer: Chrysler deal caused fund losses, 1st Ld-Writethru, IN

May 19, 2009 7:28 am | by DEANNA MARTIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's treasurer won't invest any more money in the corporate debt of companies receiving federal funds after state pensions were stung by millions of dollars in losses in the Chrysler LLC bankruptcy.Treasurer Richard Mourdock says the administration of President Barack Obama...

ND gov vetoes horse racing commission overhaul, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:28 am | by DALE WETZEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. John Hoeven vetoed the North Dakota Legislature's proposed overhaul of the state Racing Commission, saying the plan was confusing and unworkable.Instead, the Legislature should study regulation of horse racing in the next year and prepare recommendations for the 2011...

Merck plans multi-country cholesterol-drug launch, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Drug developer Merck & Co. said Tuesday it will launch the cholesterol drug Tredaptive in several countries — including Mexico, the United Kingdom and Germany — by the third quarter.The drug is approved to treat the cholesterol conditions dyslipidemia and primary...

Reporter convicted for killing fish with shampoo, EU

May 19, 2009 7:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COPENHAGEN (AP) — A Danish TV reporter has been convicted of animal cruelty for killing 12 aquarium fish with shampoo for a consumer affairs show.The Glostrup City Court says Lisbeth Koelster poured 0.3 fluid ounces (10 milliliter) of a shampoo containing an anti-dandruff substance into a fish tank...

White House wins court fight on e-mail disclosure, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 7:28 am | by NEDRA PICKLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the office that has records about millions of possibly missing e-mails from the Bush White House does not have to make them public.The appeals court in Washington ruled that the White House Office of Administration is not an agency...

HL:Grain giant Viterra bulks up global reach with take over of ABB Grain of Australia@

May 19, 2009 7:28 am | by Jennifer Graham@Associated Press | News | Comments

REGINA — Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) is moving to take over ABB Grain Ltd. of Australia in a C$1.4-billion, or A$1.6 billion, cash-and-stock deal that the Canadian company says will expand its global reach.The combination of Canada's largest grain-handling enterprise and the former Australian Barley...

Poll:51 pct of Swedes want new vote on euro, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 19, 2009 7:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A little over half of Sweden's voters want a new referendum on whether to adopt the euro as their currency, a survey showed Tuesday.According to Stockholm-based Novus Opinion, 51 percent of 1,000 respondents said they favored a new vote.Fourty-four percent were against, while the...


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