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WVa joins national effort to stop charity fraud, WV

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has joined a nationwide effort to protect citizens from fraudulent charities.Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office said Wednesday that under Operation False Charity the state participated in enforcement actions against two companies.The operation focuses on...

Playwrights' Center head going to Chicago, MN

May 20, 2009 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis is leaving for a job with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.Polly Carl will join Steppenwolf in September as director of artistic development, a newly created position.Carl joined The Playwrights' Center 11 years ago and has...

Clothing retailer Cato says 1Q profit rises 12 pct, APFN

May 20, 2009 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Women's clothing retailer Cato Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter profit rose 12 percent as the company used markdowns to attract consumers during the recession.The Charlotte, N.C.-based mall retailer earned $18.8 million, or 64 cents per share, in the quarter that ended...

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Did Donald Rumsfeld Delay Katrina Aid?; Should Republicans Take on President Obama? - Part 1

May 20, 2009 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

xfdiw CNN-NEWSROOM-07 RICK SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): As they...

US officials: Iran missile may be more advanced, 7th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 10:14 am | by PAMELA HESS - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The missile test-fired by Iran is the longest-range solid-propellent missile it has launched yet, a U.S. government official said Wednesday, raising concerns about whether the sophistication of Tehran's missile program is increasing.The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of...

Calif asks high court to OK violent video game ban, 3rd Ld-Writethru, CA

May 20, 2009 10:13 am | by PAUL ELIAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to reinstate a state law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.In February, the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals struck down the law as a free...

HL:Six weeks after Ont., girl Tori goes missing, focus shifts to recovering her body@

May 20, 2009 10:13 am | by Allison Jones@Associated Press | News | Comments

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — After six weeks of restless nights and days consumed by the search for his "baby girl," tears streamed down Rodney Stafford's face as police announced Wednesday that the effort to bring eight-year-old Victoria home safely had become a grim search for her body.Stafford stared at...

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Green Energy Sources Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 20, 2009 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Demonstrating the company's strong environmental commitment, PECO has signed five-year agreements for the purchase of renewable energy credits equal to 412,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy. This agreement, along with a similar agreement made in...

DAVE RAMSEY SHOW for May 19, 2009 - Part 1

May 20, 2009 10:12 am | by Dave RamseyAssociated Press | News | Comments

xfdls DAVE-RAMSEY-SHOW-01 DAVE RAMSEY, HOST: Welcome to The Dave Ramsey Show , where debt...

$114M for mass transit projects in Washington, WA

May 20, 2009 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington agencies will receive $114 million in federal stimulus money for mass transit projects.Sen. Patty Murray says the grants released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation include:-- $71 million for 60 hybrid buses for King County,-- $22 million for Sound...

Voters approve about 97 percent of school budgets, NY

May 20, 2009 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Preliminary data from New York's Education Department show voters approved about 97 percent of local school budgets this year.The state's estimate comes after 620 school districts reported their votes from Tuesday.There are just over 700 school districts in the state. Most...

R.H. Donnelley looks to restructure debt, APFN

May 20, 2009 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Yellow book publisher R.H. Donnelley Corp. said Wednesday it is discussing a potential debt restructuring plan with its bank lenders and a steering committee of some of its bondholders.The company said it hopes to obtain support for a debt restructuring from its bank lenders and...

State cuts 19 rest areas, reduces staff and mowing, 2nd Ld-Writethru, VA

May 20, 2009 10:07 am | by BOB LEWIS - AP Political Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Roadside grass will grow higher, 19 Interstate highway rest stops will close and highway workers will lose jobs as Virginia's road money dries up.Transportation Commissioner David Ekern outlined recommendations for funding cuts that are being presented Wednesday and Thursday to...

Grassley presses Medtronic on ex-Army surgeon, 2nd Ld-Writethru

May 20, 2009 10:07 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley is pressing medical device maker Medtronic on why it did not initially disclose its consulting arrangements with a former Walter Reed Medical Center surgeon who the Army says fabricated information on a study of one of the company's bone graft products.In a...

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