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2ND LD: Japan pledges 50 bil. yen to support Pacific island nations+

May 22, 2009 10:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SHIMUKAPPU, Japan, May 23 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso vowed Saturday to tackle climate change with Pacific island nations as "equal partners" as he announced a total of 50 billion yen in aid to the nations for the next three years to help them counter various...

6TH LD: Ex-S. Korean President Roh dead, left suicide note+

May 22, 2009 10:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, May 23 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDS INFO IN 7TH GRAF)Former South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun died Saturday morning after falling from a mountain near his residence in southeastern South Korea, amid a probe into a bribery scandal, police said.His close aide and lawyer Moon Jae In told reporters...

Springs police issue Amber Alert for toddler, 1st Ld-Writethru, CO

May 22, 2009 9:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Springs police have issued an Amber Alert for an injured toddler whose parents may be taking him to Mexico.The Crimes Against Children Unit says it believes 23-month-old Emanuel Guzman is in danger and requires medical care for severe burns on his hands that he suffered in...

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Troops make large drug seizures in Afghan fighting, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

May 22, 2009 9:23 pm | by HEIDI VOGT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KABUL (AP) — International and Afghan forces have killed 60 militants and seized 102 tons (92 metric tons) of opium poppy seeds, drugs and chemicals during a four-day operation in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Saturday.It was one of the biggest drug seizures by foreign troops in...

Henry gets revised bill on school test oversight, 1st Ld-Writethru, OK

May 22, 2009 9:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State lawmakers have sent Gov. Brad Henry a revised version of a bill to change oversight of test results in Oklahoma schools.Republican Rep. Lee Denney of Cushing says the governor had "a little more input" on the new version of the measure after he vetoed an earlier bill on...

Pawlenty signs Legacy funding, seat belt bills, MN

May 22, 2009 8:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Starting June 9, Minnesota motorists can be ticketed just for not wearing a seat belt.Gov. Tim Pawlenty has signed a bill that allows police to pull over drivers solely because they or their passengers are not wearing seat belts.Currently, officers must spot another traffic...

Flouridation, foreclosure bills advance, NV

May 22, 2009 8:47 pm | by RACHELLE GINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers kept up a busy pace Friday, voting on bills dealing with water fluoridation, senior housing, term limits and home foreclosures.By concurring in Senate amendments, the Assembly gave final legislative approval to AB149, a measure aimed at ending the downward...

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Hall to Honor American Servicemen

May 22, 2009 8:37 pm | by Sean HannityAssociated Press | News | Comments

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May 22, 2009 8:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Nevada passes 'green energy' bills, WST

May 22, 2009 8:27 pm | by CATHY BUSSEWITZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers rushed to pass renewable energy bills on Friday, as part of a mostly cooperative effort that has included Gov. Jim Gibbons.Gibbons, who is pushing one of the measures, and the lawmakers who sponsored the other bills want to streamline the process of...

5TH LD: Ex-S. Korean President Roh dead, left suicide note+

May 22, 2009 8:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, May 23 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING WITH DETAILS)Former South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun died Saturday morning after falling from a mountain near his residence in southeastern South Korea, amid a probe into a bribery scandal, police said.His close aide and lawyer Moon Jae In told reporters...

People to share photos of defunct sawmill town, LA

May 22, 2009 8:06 pm | by ELONA WESTONAssociated Press | News | Comments

FULLERTON, La. (AP) — Back in the Kisatchie National Forest, little is left of what once was vaunted as the largest yellow pine sawmill west of the Mississippi River, supporting a bustling town of 5,000. You can see the mill's foundation; a pavilion stands next to a millpond that once covered 20 or...

Centrist on Salt Lake County Council has open mind, UT

May 22, 2009 8:06 pm | by JEREMIAH STETTLERAssociated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Standing outside the emergency room at Primary Children's Medical Center, Max Burdick refused to accept the tragic truth about his youngest daughter.How could he believe that 5-year-old Natalie, who suddenly couldn't walk after watching her sister's softball game, had...

SKorean ex-president Roh dies in apparent suicide, AS

May 22, 2009 7:46 pm | by KWANG-TAE KIM - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, embroiled in a broadening corruption scandal, jumped to his death while hiking in the mountains behind his rural southern home, his lawyer said. He was 62.Roh had been hiking in the village of Bongha on Saturday morning when he...

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