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Interview With Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings

May 22, 2009 5:57 pm | by Neil CavutoAssociated Press | News | Comments

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HL:GM dealership that has been a fixture in Calgary for 50+ years latest victim @

May 22, 2009 5:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — A General Motors dealership that has been a fixture in Calgary for more than 50 years is the latest victim in a nationwide closure announcement.Earlier this week, General Motors of Canada sent emails to about 245 of its 709 Canadian dealerships saying its relationship with them will end...

LA schools avert 3,700 layoffs with federal funds, CA

May 22, 2009 5:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District says it has more than halved the number of layoffs slated for June 30 with the help of federal stimulus funds and an early retirement program.Superintendent Ramon Cortines said Friday that about 2,000 teachers and 260 support personnel are...

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Conn. lawmakers vote to ban BPA in food containers

May 22, 2009 5:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House of Representatives has given final approval to a law banning the sale of plastic baby bottles, food containers and cups containing Bisphenol-A.The bill, if signed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell, would take effect Oct. 1, 2011.BPA is commonly used to harden plastic...

Obama signs major credit-card reform bill+

May 22, 2009 5:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 22 (Kyodo) — President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Friday that bars credit-card companies from raising interest rates capriciously and limits the fees they can charge."With this bill we are putting in place some common sense reforms designed to protect consumers," he said at...

Pelosi and the CIA; What to Do with Detainees

May 22, 2009 5:16 pm | by Bret BaierAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Political Grapevine; Pakistan's Fight; North Korean Purge?

May 22, 2009 5:11 pm | by Bret BaierAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Pelosi and the CIA; Criticizing Obama

May 22, 2009 5:06 pm | by Bret BaierAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Binkow & Goldberg LLP, Representing Investors Who Purchased Idearc, Inc., Announces Class Action Lawsuit and Seeks to Recover Losses Business Editors/Legal Editors

May 22, 2009 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 23, 2009-- Notice is hereby given that Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased the common stock...

Pool hall files lawsuit over Neb. smoking ban, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NE

May 22, 2009 5:00 pm | by TIMBERLY ROSS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha pool hall has filed a lawsuit against the state, saying Nebraska's smoking ban is unconstitutional.In documents filed Wednesday in Lancaster County District Court, Big John's Billiards says the ban would hurt its business. It also says exemptions to the ban are...

UN financial summit likely delayed, 1st Ld-Writethru, UN

May 22, 2009 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly is expected to postpone a summit on the global financial crisis from June 1-3 until later in the month because of conflicting events and the need for extra time to reach agreement on a final document.After extensive discussion, that dragged into...

Cap-and-Trade Emissions Cuts; White House Compils Media Reports -Part 2

May 22, 2009 5:00 pm | by Glenn BeckAssociated Press | News | Comments

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HL:Subcontractor penalized for dumping sewage from oilsands camps into river@

May 22, 2009 5:00 pm | by Carol Christian@Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — A subcontractor has been given a conditional sentence for his role in releasing sewage from oilsands work camps into a northern Alberta river.Rodney McCabe, of British Columbia, was sentenced Friday to 11 months of house arrest and his company, R & D McCabe Ltd., was fined...

Quinn: Aide made mistake with fundraising calls, 2nd Ld-Writethru, IL

May 22, 2009 4:45 pm | by DEANNA BELLANDI - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday a campaign aide made an embarrassing mistake by calling Springfield interest groups to raise political money and denied any intention of demanding contributions in exchange for special access to him.But representatives from two trade associations told The...

Strike leads to Wash. Spanish radio conflict, 2nd Ld-Writethru, WA

May 22, 2009 4:39 pm | by MANUEL VALDES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's first Spanish-language public radio station, a key source of information for the Latino community in the Yakima Valley, is scrambling to fill air time amid a dispute between a new station director and her newly unionized employees.A strike by the small work force...

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