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LA County Superior Court to close 1 day per month, 1st Ld-Writethru, CA

May 19, 2009 4:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Superior Court will close its 600 courtrooms once a month to help close a huge budget deficit, court officials said Tuesday.The plan will furlough more than 5,000 employees on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning July 15, and save about $18 million...

EPA finds suspect materials in foreign drywall, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 4:39 pm | by CAIN BURDEAU - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has found sulfur and other materials in a small sampling of Chinese-made drywall, which some officials and residents blame for sickening fumes and corroding metal in homes in several states.Several federal and state agencies including the...

Colombian Senate OKs referendum on re-election, 1st Ld-Writethru, LT

May 19, 2009 4:34 pm | by CESAR GARCIA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOGOTA (AP) — Colombian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a proposal for voters to decide in a referendum whether to change the constitution and let President Alvaro Uribe seek a third term.The measure passed 62-5 following a heated session during which 26 opposition senators stormed out in protest....

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Tuesday at the North Carolina General Assembly, NC

May 19, 2009 4:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

— House gives initial OK for multimillion dollar tax break for Apple, computer data center— House Majority Leader Holliman, who spearheaded new smoking ban, has lung surgery— Anti-bullying bill debates Senate measure that requires detailed local policies— NC House education committee removes...

Big Easy grateful for its 10th Super Bowl, 1st Ld-Writethru, FBN

May 19, 2009 4:28 pm | by BRETT MARTEL - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A few blocks from the notorious 17th Street Canal levee breach, where overgrown lots and gutted homes remain easy to find, a pregnant woman walked two dogs up the driveway of a newly renovated house.Twenty-five-year-old Brynn Strahan widened her eyes and smiled broadly as she...

Abilene Christian president to become chancellor, TX

May 19, 2009 4:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Abilene Christian University's president will retire next spring and become the school's chancellor, he announced Tuesday.Royce Money, the university's 10th president, has been leading his alma mater since 1991 and announced his plans to the board of trustees at last weekend's...

Family found for documents in floating chest, TX

May 19, 2009 4:23 pm | by DIANA HEIDGERD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — A Seattle man says a hope chest that floated away from Southeast Texas during Hurricane Ike has been a part of his family for years.David Picard (puh-KARD') told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that the chest, which once belonged to his mother, contains documents from his...

HL:Osisko Mining invests $3 million in Bowmore Exploration@

May 19, 2009 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) said Tuesday it has signed a deal to invest $3 million in Bowmore Exploration Ltd. (TSXV:BOW).Under the deal, Osisko will acquire 15 million units that will consists of one share and half a share purchase warrant as part of a proposed $4.2 million...

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LEAD: Japan economy suffers worst slump in January-March qtr+

May 19, 2009 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)Japan's economy suffered a record contraction in the first three months of 2009, struck by weakness in both external and domestic demand amid the economic crisis, the government said Wednesday.The Japanese economy, as measured by gross domestic product,...

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,297, US

May 19, 2009 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at least 4,297 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,442 military personnel died as a result of hostile action,...

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Tamarack co-owner says he has potential buyer, 1st Ld-Writethru, ID

May 19, 2009 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The co-owner of the shuttered Tamarack Resort says he has a potential buyer interested in the development.Jean Pierre Boespflug declined to identify the potential buyer, but asked officials on the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday to help expedite a sale if one occurs.Tamarack, which...

Wednesday, May 27

May 19, 2009 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today is Wednesday, May 27, the 147th day of 2009. There are 218 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1647 - The first recorded American execution of a "witch" takes place in Salem, Massachusetts.1896 - A tornado strikes St. Louis and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing 255...

empresa especializada em sistemas contra lavagem de dinheiro Promontory Compliance Solutions destaca estrategias de gestao de risco durante importante conferencia Business Editor...

May 19, 2009 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20 de Maio de 2009-- Promontory Compliance Solutions, que ajuda grandes empresas de servicos financeiros a alcancar uma melhor gestao de risco de conformidade por meio de tecnologia, vai lancar destaque sobre as atuais iniciativas contra lavagem de dinheiro durante a...

Osisko Mining Corporation Makes Strategic Investment

May 19, 2009 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Osisko Mining Corporation ("Osisko") (TSX: OSX) (FRANKFURT: EWX) is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent with Bowmore Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: BOW) ("Bowmore") pursuant to which Osisko and Bowmore are to become strategic partners. Under the terms of the letter of intent,...

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Investigates Breach of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of I-many, Inc.

May 19, 2009 4:07 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 19, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Levi & Korsinsky ("L&K") is investigating breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the board of directors of I-many, Inc. ("I-many" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:IMNY) arising out of their attempt to sell the Company to LLR Partners....

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