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LEAD: Japan's tally of new-flu infections reaches 281+

May 20, 2009 11:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS)The tally of new-influenza infections in Japan continues to rise, reaching 281 on Thursday with new cases confirmed in Osaka and Hyogo prefectures mostly among high school students as well as a 7-year-old girl.A day after two 16-year-old girls in Tokyo...

LEAD: Tokyo stocks slip as strong yen drags exporters, hopes for U.S. recede+

May 20, 2009 11:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS AND PRICES)Tokyo stocks retreated Thursday, snapping a two-day rally, as the fall of the dollar to a three-month low against the yen hit exporters, dragging down overall market sentiment, and investors were also discouraged by a gloomier U.S. economic...

Credit reform means new era for college students

May 20, 2009 11:09 pm | by ANNE FLAHERTY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's an end of an era for the thousands of college students who rely on MasterCard or Visa to get them through tight times.Under a new law awaiting President Barack Obama's signature, credit card companies will be prohibited from giving cards to people under 21 unless they can...

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Obama fights to take command of Guantanamo debate, 12th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 11:09 pm | by JENNIFER LOVEN - AP White House Correspondent - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama fought Thursday to retake command of the emotional debate over closing Guantanamo, denouncing "fear-mongering" by political opponents and insisting that maximum-security prisons in the U.S. can safely house dangerous terror suspects.In a unique bit of...

TV chef brings culinary glam to southern Arizona, AZ

May 20, 2009 11:04 pm | by DEREK JORDANAssociated Press | News | Comments

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Celebrity chef Michael Wray has big plans for Sierra Vista.In three short months, Wray will bring his own brand of style and cuisine to the local food scene when he opens his newest restaurant, HK One.The 32-year-old got his big break after winning the first season of the...

trattamento PinPointeT FootLaserT di PathoLase riceve l'autorizzazione alla certificazione CE Mark

May 20, 2009 11:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICO, California-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 21 maggio 2009-- PinPointe(TM) FootLaser(TM)ha annunciato oggi di aver ricevuto l'approvazione CE Mark per il suo nuovo trattamento per il fungo dell'unghia del piede (Onychomycosis), che certifica il rispetto degli standard per la sicurezza della salute del...

PinPointeTM FootLaserTM de PathoLase obtiene marca CE

May 20, 2009 11:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICO, California-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 21 de mayo de 2009-- PinPointe TM FootLaser TMha anunciado que ha obtenido la marca CE para su nuevo tratamiento para los hongos de las unas de los pies (onicomicosis), lo que certifica que cumple con las normas de seguridad sanitaria y de consumo de la UE y...

FootLaserT Treatment from PathoLase Receives CE Mark Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 20, 2009 11:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICO, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- PinPointe(TM) FootLaser(TM)today announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its new treatment for toenail fungus (Onychomycosis), certifying that it has met EU consumer and health safety standards and can be offered by certified health care...

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Scientists investigate Mexican town's flu mystery

May 20, 2009 10:58 pm | by ALEXANDRA OLSON - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — No one has identified ground zero in the swine flu epidemic. Just where or when the new strain of influenza first jumped from a pig and began infecting people is a scientific mystery — one that a group of flu detectives is determined to solve.Scientists are returning next week to...

Sri Lankan rebel leader's body cremated, military spokesman says+

May 20, 2009 10:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLOMBO, May 21 (Kyodo) — The body of Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, has been "reduced to ashes," Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara, the army spokesman, told Kyodo News in an interview Thursday.Nanayakkara said that Prabhakaran died during a confrontation with troops...

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Human 'mules' haul coveted goods from US to Cuba, CB

May 20, 2009 10:58 pm | by WILL WEISSERT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HAVANA (AP) — The human mule is in her 70s, gaunt and hunched over with short, white hair and the deeply wrinkled face of a chain-smoker.She lives in Miami with her daughter but wanted to see her son and grandson in Cuba. After nearly three years of saving, she still didn't have the $500 she needed...

Cities call for more power in climate change fight, AS

May 20, 2009 10:58 pm | by JAE-SOON CHANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — City governments need to be given more power to fight climate change since the world's cities are responsible for a majority of greenhouse gas emissions and that is where the battle will be won or lost, a grouping of mayors said Thursday.A declaration signed by leaders...

Ex-Livedoor execs ordered to pay 7.6 bil. yen in compensation+

May 20, 2009 10:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — The Tokyo District Court on Thursday ordered former Livedoor Co. executives to pay about 7.6 billion yen in compensation for losses they caused the company through securities law violations.The court handed down the ruling on a 23 billion yen damages suit filed by 3,340...

Tokyo stocks slip as strong yen drags exporters, hopes for U.S. recede+

May 20, 2009 10:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: TO BE LED)Tokyo stocks retreated Thursday, snapping a two-day rally, as the fall of the dollar to a three-month low against the yen hit exporters, dragging down overall market sentiment, and investors were also discouraged by a gloomier U.S. economic outlook from the...

Hot dog-makers battle over alleged misleading ad, IL

May 20, 2009 10:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's two biggest hot dog-makers are battling in court over an alleged assertion that one makes the better tasting product.Downers Grove-based Sara Lee Corp. on Wednesday sued Northfield-based Kraft Foods Inc.Sara Lee says Kraft is running an ad that claims in large print that...

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