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Australia new flu cases rise to 66+

May 27, 2009 1:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SYDNEY, May 27 (Kyodo) — The number of confirmed cases of the new H1N1 influenza in Austria rose to 66 as of Wednesday evening, up from 39 just one day before, the country's health ministry said.More than half of the cases were in Victoria, which had 34 of them, while New South Wales, the most...

Tyson family asks for privacy after tot's death, BOX

May 27, 2009 1:54 am | by JONATHAN J. COOPER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — The death of Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter in a bizarre accident adds an awful chapter to the boxer's troubled life.Exodus Tyson died at a hospital Tuesday, a day after her neck apparently got caught in a cord dangling from a treadmill at her Phoenix home, police said.Police said...

US dollar mixed in European afternoon trading, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 27, 2009 1:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. dollar was mixed against other major currencies in European trading Wednesday afternoon. Gold traded higher.The euro traded at $1.3916, down from $1.3987 late Tuesday in New York.Other dollar rates:—95.15 Japanese yen, up from 94.96—1.0869 Swiss francs, up from 1.0840—1.1120...

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Vandals glue shut doors at Volusia Co. school, FL

May 27, 2009 1:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say it will cost more than $20,000 to repair damages at a central Florida high school that was vandalized this week.More than 300 lock sets at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona must be replaced because vandals squirted glue onto doors. Volusia County Schools...

2 major Boston Globe unions agree to cuts, MA

May 27, 2009 1:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — Unions that represent mailers and printers at The Boston Globe have agreed to concessions with the newspaper's parent company, The New York Times Co., they hope will keep the 137-year-old newspaper publishing.The Boston Mailers Union, Teamsters Local 1, voted 107-95 Tuesday to approve...

SanDisk and Samsung Renew Patent Cross License and Flash Supply Agreements Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 27, 2009 1:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILPITAS, Calif. & SEOUL, Korea-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009--SanDisk(R) (NASDAQ:SNDK) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that they signed a definitive agreement to renew the cross license of their semiconductor patent portfolios. In addition, the companies signed a flash memory...

El Al Israel Airlines: Results for the First Quarter of 2009 Business Editors

May 27, 2009 1:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TEL-AVIV, Israel-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (TASE:ELAL) the Israeli national carrier Reports first Quarter of 2009 financial Results.-- Revenues in the first quarter of 2009 amounted to $346.7 million, a decrease of about 26% versus the previous year. The fighting...

Latino differences muted in Sotomayor celebration, US

May 27, 2009 1:48 am | by JESSE WASHINGTON - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Over the past 20 years, Jorge Ayala has seen the transformation here in "El Barrio": abandoned storefronts turned into chain stores, public schools became bilingual, Mexicans moved in next to Puerto Ricans, and Spanish Harlem changed from ghetto into destination.The change in...

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O'Malley plans to build Md.'s space industry, MD

May 27, 2009 1:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley is launching an effort to build on the space industry's presence in Maryland to help the state get through the recession.O'Malley outlined his plan to lobby for more federal dollars and emphasize science and mathematics in schools to more than 500...

Former WVa DuPont property up for auction, 1st Ld-Writethru, WV

May 27, 2009 1:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. (AP) — A portion of a former DuPont Co. explosive plant is heading to the auction block.At one time the 54-acre site was considered crucial for expansion at DuPont's Falling Waters plant. The land served as a buffer between the plant and nearby property owners.DuPont no longer...

Mexican ship arrives at Yokohama port to mark 400 yrs of ties+

May 27, 2009 1:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YOKOHAMA, May 27 (Kyodo) — A Mexican Navy training ship arrived at the port of Yokohama on Wednesday to mark the 400th anniversary of friendship between Japan and Mexico.The 1,800-ton cadet training ship Cuauhtemoc called at the port southwest of Tokyo after canceling a visit to Osaka following a...

International audit into Ukraine's central bank, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 27, 2009 1:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — International auditors will probe the actions of Ukraine's central bank during the ongoing financial crisis in an effort to counter accusations of mismanagement and corruption at the bank, a bank official said Wednesday.Premier Yulia Tymoshenko has accused National Bank chief...

China says some misconduct found in stimulus, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 27, 2009 1:38 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING (AP) — China's government tried Wednesday to ease public fears that money from its huge stimulus might be stolen or wasted, saying it has found misspending and sloppy accounting but the overall effort is going well.The 4 trillion yuan ($586 billion) plan launched in November prompted...

For May 26, 2009, CBS - Part 4

May 27, 2009 1:38 am | by Barry PetersenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Longtime TV reporter Shaw to head watchdog group, IL

May 27, 2009 1:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A longtime investigative reporter on Chicago TV has been named to head a political watchdog group.Andy Shaw will be executive director of the 86-year-old Better Government Association.Shaw covered local, state and national politics for 26 years at WLS-TV before retiring...

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