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NE Pa. man gets 6-18 months for sexual assault, PA

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

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former state Republican committeeman from northeastern Pennsylvania is heading to jail for at least six months for a 2007 sexual assault conviction.A Monroe County judge sentenced 23-year-old John Curtin to six to 18 months in jail on Monday for assaulting a 17-year-old...

CrossHarbor wins Yellowstone Club auction, MT

May 18, 2009 11:44 am | by KAHRIN DEINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Rival parties vying for control of the bankrupt Yellowstone Club have reached a court-approved deal that gives CrossHarbor Capital Partners ownership over the resort.Boston-based CrossHarbor will pay $115 million for the exclusive club. Of that, $35 million will be in cash and...

Payment errors continue to plague Medicare program

May 18, 2009 11:44 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal program with a history of making billions of dollars in erroneous payments for wheelchairs, oxygen machines and other medical equipment continues to grossly underestimate its own mistakes, according to federal investigators.The Medicare program spends about $10 billion...

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Court: Sept. 11 detainee lawsuit cannot proceed, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 11:44 am | by JESSE J. HOLLAND - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Ashcroft cannot be sued by a former Sept. 11 detainee who claimed he was abused because of his religion and ethnicity, a sharply divided Supreme Court said Monday in a decision that could make it harder to sue top...

BC-TX-NAA-Rios-Treasury

May 18, 2009 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Contact: Edna Z. Ruano, Vice President of Communications of the New America Alliance, +1-214-635-1961, eruano@naaonline.orgDALLAS, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New America Alliance (NAA) applauds the nomination of Rosa "Rosie" Gumataotao Rios for United States Treasurer. As the premier...

BC-FlyersRights-FAA-bill

May 18, 2009 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Contact: Mike Collins of FlyersRights.org, +1-202-494-6105, mikecollinspr@cox.netBill would let airlines decide how long to keep passengers on tarmacWASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation scheduled to come before the House of Representatives this week would let commercial...

bc-FlyersRights-FAA-bill 05-18

May 18, 2009 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-FlyersRights-FAA-bill 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 AIR TRA1/8SU3/8 POL LEG NPTTO STATE AND TRAVEL EDITORS:FAA Reauthorization Cleared for Takeoff, Passengers Left at GateBill would let airlines decide how long to keep passengers on tarmacWASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation...

bc-TN-ServiceMaster-call photo 05-18

May 18, 2009 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-TN-ServiceMaster-call photo 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 HMI HOU CHM1/8SU3/8 CCA-- WITH PHOTO -- TO BUSINESS EDITOR:ServiceMaster Reports First Quarter 2009 ResultsMEMPHIS, Tenn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The ServiceMaster Company recentlyreported its first quarter 2009 financial results through the...

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bc-TX-NAA-Rios-Treasury 05-18

May 18, 2009 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-TX-NAA-Rios-Treasury 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 FIN1/8SU3/8 POL EXE HSP PERTO BUSINESS, NATIONAL AND POLITICAL EDITORS:New America Alliance Applauds Administration on the Nomination of Rosie Riosfor U.S. TreasurerDALLAS, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New America Alliance (NAA)applauds the...

BC-AS--China-Swine Flu Quarantine, AS

May 18, 2009 11:44 am | by WILL WEISSERT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LINGANG, China (AP) — There are four of them waiting for us, tottering about the hotel parking lot in yellow biohazard suits."One question," says the translator, before he lets us out of a government van that's locked from the outside. "Would you like separate rooms or a room together?""We're...

Witness: Astor disparaged Parker Bowles, CORRECTION,1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 11:39 am | by SAMUEL MAULL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A witness testified Monday that late socialite Brooke Astor made an awkward remark to Britain's Camilla Parker Bowles and criticized Catherine Zeta-Jones' dress during a 1999 luncheon.Vartan Gregorian of the Carnegie Corp. foundation testified Monday that Astor told Parker Bowles,...

bc-CA-Shire-INTUNIV 05-18

May 18, 2009 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-CA-Shire-INTUNIV 05-181/8STK3/8 SHPGY1/8IN3/8 HEA MTC BIO1/8SU3/8 CHI TRITO BUSINESS, HEALTH AND MEDICAL EDITORS:Shire Announces Study Results of the Effects of INTUNIV(TM) (Guanfacine)Extended Release on Secondary Measures in Children with ADHD and OppositionalSymptomsSAN FRANCISCO, May 18...

Pfeiffer University gets $1M from wealthy banker, NC

May 18, 2009 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MISENHEIMER, N.C. (AP) — A small North Carolina university has received $1 million from a wealthy banker who often contributed to the school before his death in December.Pfeiffer University President Chuck Ambrose said Monday the "transformational" donation by longtime banker William G. White will...

BC-Utica-CLC-award

May 18, 2009 11:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Contact: Genevieve Thomas, Manager of Communications & Marketing, +1-301-881-7090 ext. 16, media@childlife.org, or Christine Leogrande, Interim Director of Public Relations, +1-315-223-2519, cleogra@utica.edu, both of Utica CollegeUC President Todd Hutton to accept national award at CLC 27th Annual...

bc-Utica-CLC-award 05-18

May 18, 2009 11:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-Utica-CLC-award 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 HEA EDU HED1/8SU3/8 POL AWD CHI NPTTO EDUCATION, FAMILY, HEALTH AND NATIONAL EDITORS:Utica College to Receive Child Life Council Spirit of Giving AwardUC President Todd Hutton to accept national award at CLC 27th AnnualConference on Professional Issues...

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