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PERSPECTIVE: Ohio lawmaking at a standstill, Adv25, OH

May 25, 2009 8:05 pm | by JULIE CARR SMYTH - AP Statehouse Correspondent - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — American Red Cross lobbyist Mike Farley wishes Ohio lawmakers could just get along. Their rivalry is costing his organization about 27 pints of blood a day.Both the Democrat-led Ohio House and the Republican-led Ohio Senate have unanimously passed a Red Cross-backed bill that...

LEAD: Aso, Obama agree on need for new U.N. resolution on N. Korea+

May 25, 2009 8:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 26 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO ON ASO-OBAMA TALKS, COMMENTS BY OTHER CABINET MINISTERS)Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday that the U.N. Security Council must swiftly adopt a new resolution to impose additional sanctions on North Korea for...

HL:Former chief of defence staff worried about simmering problems in Pakistan@

May 25, 2009 7:40 pm | by Bill Graveland@Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Every person in the world "should be frightened to death" by what's happening in Pakistan, the former head of the Canadian armed forces told an audience in Calgary on Monday.Gen. Rick Hillier retired on Canada Day after three turbulent years as chief of the defence staff during which he...

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Agents in Yuma, San Luis make major seizures, 1st Ld-Writethru, AZ

May 25, 2009 7:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona-Mexico border agents on Monday announced multiple seizures of drugs worth nearly $5.5 million combined.In San Luis in southwestern Arizona on Thursday, agents found 94 pounds of marijuana hidden within cement patio furniture in a 30-year-old California man's pickup...

Senate votes out TxDOT overhaul, 3rd Ld-Writethru, TX

May 25, 2009 7:24 pm | by JIM VERTUNO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate on Monday night approved its version of a major overhaul to the state's road-building agency, including allowing voters in counties in the state's largest metro areas to raise gas taxes to pay for road projects.The Senate bill to renew the Texas Department of...

The Civilest of Wars - Part 2

May 25, 2009 7:24 pm | by Glenn BeckAssociated Press | News | Comments

xfdfx BECK-01 GUTZMAN: You were asking me whether the recipient of federal funding could avoid federal control.BECK:...

GM Canada Welcomes CAW Member Ratification

May 25, 2009 7:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM Canada tonight welcomed the ratification by GM employees of a new agreement with the CAW.We appreciate the shared sacrifices our employees have made to better position GM in these very challenging times by meeting competitive cost benchmarks and achieving significant further reductions in longer...

B2B Tools on Taiwantrade Business Editors

May 25, 2009 7:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TAIPEI, Taiwan-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) features recession beating B2B tools on Taiwantrade. Designed to meet the rapidly changing requirements of global trading during challenging times, Taiwantrade provides instant access to B2B...

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Key 10-year JGB yield unchanged in morning amid lack of trading cues+

May 25, 2009 7:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 26 (Kyodo) — The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond remained unchanged Tuesday morning amid a lack of trading cues as U.S. markets were closed Monday and with market participants tentative ahead of 20-year bond auction results.In interdealer trading, the yield on the...

Sankyo et Ranbaxy annoncent le remaniement de la direction generale de Ranbaxy Pharmaceutical Writers/Business Editors

May 25, 2009 6:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO et GURGAON, Inde-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 26 mai 2009-- Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. et Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited ont annonce aujourd'hui que M. Malvinder Mohan Singh avait quitte le poste de president-directeur general de Ranbaxy avec effet immediat.M. Atul Sobti, actuellement directeur de...

Teen bitten by rattlesnake in Wash., WA

May 25, 2009 6:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Franklin County sheriff's officers say an 18-year-old boy reportedly was bitten by a baby rattlesnake at Palouse Falls State Park in southeast Washington.The boy apparently picked up the snake Monday, unaware it was a rattler.A deputy tells the Tri-City Herald that a car taking...

LEAD: JBIC to lend dollars to Japanese firms operating overseas+

May 25, 2009 6:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 26 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS)The Japan Bank for International Cooperation will enhance its financial support for Japanese firms having difficulty securing enough U.S. dollars for their overseas operations, officials said Tuesday.The government-backed bank will lend up to a total of...

HL:U.S. women's soccer team blanks Canada 4-0 in friendly at BMO Field@

May 25, 2009 6:42 pm | by Lori Ewing@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — With a brand new coach and new style of playing there are bound to be growing pains, and Canada's women's soccer team was feeling them Monday.Shannon Boxx, Megan Rapinoe, Lindsay Tarpley, and Lauren Cheney scored to lead the United States to a 4-0 victory over Canada in a friendly at BMO...

Meg Whitman writing book on values, tenure at eBay

May 25, 2009 6:37 pm | by HILLEL ITALIE - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman, a presumed candidate for governor of California, is working on a book about the "core values" that helped her build the online commerce giant.The book, currently untitled, is scheduled to be published by Crown Business in February, just as...

LEAD: S. Korea announces full participation in U.S.-led security initiative+

May 25, 2009 6:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, May 26 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFORMATION IN 4-6 GRAFS)South Korea on Tuesday announced its full participation in a U.S.-led global effort to combat weapons proliferation in an apparent reaction to North Korea's second underground nuclear test conducted Monday."As of May 26, the government...

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