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NYC to post school attendance amid swine flu scare, 4th Ld-Writethru, NY

May 20, 2009 5:19 pm | by JENNIFER PELTZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Two more New York City public schools closed Wednesday amid concerns about swine flu, and students were told to stay away longer than planned from a school that lost an assistant principal to the disease.The announcement came as mourners paid respects at the administrator's funeral... Offers College Internships to Bachelor and Master Degree Students for College Credit Starting Summer Through Fall 2009-2010 Business Editors/College ...

May 20, 2009 5:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, is offering great college internship jobs to students in college or in high school, for students seeking Internship College credit working from home. Please apply by email, as we have many positions available for now per...

Anchorage homeless rate jumps, AK

May 20, 2009 4:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Municipal officials say the homeless rate has nearly doubled in Anchorage in the last two years.Acting Mayor Matt Claman (CLAY'-man) released the new figures Wednesday.The number of people homeless in the state's largest city is nearly 3,000 this year, compared to about...


Singapore says first-quarter GDP shrinks 15 pct, AS

May 20, 2009 4:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore said its economy shrank less in the first quarter than initially reported, suggesting the city-state's manufacturing and finance sectors improved in March.Gross domestic product fell an annualized, seasonally adjusted 14.6 percent in the first quarter from the previous...

Lawson companies still winning state contracts, KY

May 20, 2009 4:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Data shows the state has paid $68.3 million to companies in which Leonard Lawson or his family hold positions since Lawson was indicted on charges of allegedly scheming to rig bids on state road contracts.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports on its Web site Wednesday that a...

Courthouse in Madison, Ind. burns, IN

May 20, 2009 4:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Ind. (AP) — Firefighters remained at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison early Thursday watching for hotspots after flames and smokes engulfed the 154-year-old building, a police dispatcher said.The fire which began Wednesday evening was under control, said Madison Police dispatcher...

Australia confirms 5 more cases of swine flu, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

May 20, 2009 4:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SYDNEY (AP) — Health authorities warned Thursday that Australia's tally of swine flu patients was likely to rise, after confirming five new cases of the illness.The new cases confirmed over the past two days brought Australia's total to six, including two schoolboys whose classes were quarantined...

of Seattle Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results Business Editors

May 20, 2009 4:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Today, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle (Seattle Bank) filed its first quarter 2009 Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Seattle Bank reported a net loss of $16.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2009, a...


Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation On Behalf of Shareholders of I-many, Inc. Business Editors/Legal Writers

May 20, 2009 4:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BENSALEM, Pa.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of I-many, Inc. ("I-many" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:IMNY) related to the Company's merger agreement with LLR Partners to acquire I-many...

Tokyo stocks slip on Wall St. fall, strong yen+

May 20, 2009 4:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — Tokyo stocks opened lower Thursday morning after Wall Street fell overnight on a gloomier outlook painted by the U.S. Federal Reserve, while a stronger yen weighed on exporters.In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 107.94 points, or 1.16...

Utah and Arizona report swine flu-related deaths, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 4:41 pm | by MIKE STARK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials reported the state's first death associated with swine flu and Arizona recorded that state's third victim, pushing the national death toll to 10 people.David Sundwall, executive director of the Utah Department of Health, said a 21-year-old man with swine flu...

Sources of money for Ill. construction plan, IL

May 20, 2009 4:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Illinois Senate has approved major pieces of a $26 billion public works program meant to create jobs while repairing roads, bridges, schools and more. Paying for the construction requires additional state money.Here's a look at the revenue sources approved by the Senate and how much each would...

Kaiser Foundation commits $40.2M to U. of Tulsa, OK

May 20, 2009 4:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The George Kaiser Family Foundation has promised to commit $40.2 million to the University of Tulsa as part of what is described as a multiyear initiative.Part of the Tulsa-based foundation's gift will be a so-called "bridge loan" of $24 million, which will allow TU to start...

Richardson to be honored for NM death penalty ban, 1st Ld-Writethru, NM

May 20, 2009 4:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson will travel to Hollywood to accept an award for signing legislation to end the death penalty in New Mexico.Death Penalty Focus, a nonprofit group in San Francisco, will honor the governor and others at a dinner Thursday night at the Globe Theater at...

Disney on a dime: Yes, Mouseketeers, you can do it, US

May 20, 2009 4:36 pm | by NANCY BENAC - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (AP) — Disney World has been on our kids' minds this year, but it wasn't in our family budget.What's a parent to do?With a disciplined approach to the Big Three expense categories — food, lodging and admission fees — it's possible to "do Disney" without piling up bills...


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