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May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-ARDA-vacation-guilt 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 HEA MNH TRA WEB1/8SU3/8 POL SVY ECOTO HEALTH, NATIONAL AND TRAVEL EDITORS:Don't Let Your Summer Vacation Be Threatened by 'Guilty Vacation Syndrome'Study Shows 90 Percent of People Have It, New Malady Can Be CuredWASHINGTON, May 18...

Tenn. Senate delays vote on nixing 'cap and trade', 3rd Ld-Writethru, TN

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by ERIK SCHELZIG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate on Monday delayed a vote on a resolution declaring that Tennessee won't participate in a federal system for limiting greenhouse gas emissions.Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Brentwood, the resolution's main sponsor, said the cap-and-trade system being...

Tips for avoiding teen party disasters, US

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by BETH J. HARPAZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — I don't know what teen parties are like where you live, but here's a sample of party horror stories from parents and kids I know:A kid invites a few friends over while mom and dad are away. Dozens of strangers randomly show up and trash the block.Kids smuggle booze into a bar...

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Nintendo prepares to set new Wii gizmo into motion

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's nothing all that charming about Nintendo's latest gadget.It's not as zany as a zapper or as sexy as a steering wheel. It doesn't even tell you whether you're losing weight. However, the gamemaker is hoping a small cube-shaped device called Wii MotionPlus will take the...

Iowa town seeks status as video gamers' mecca

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by LUKE MEREDITH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — For a brief shining moment in the 1980s, Ottumwa was the unlikely hot spot of the fledgling video game industry as gamers around the globe flocked to this sleepy Iowa city and its video game arcade for a series of landmark tournaments.Gamers set world records, the TV show...

Group asks Ohio St. president to donate coal stock, 1st Ld-Writethru, OH

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A liberal policy group is asking Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee (gee) to turn his experience at a coal mining company into a teachable moment.ProgressOhio said Monday that he should donate his stock in Richmond, Va.-based Massey Energy to nonprofit environmental...

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May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Myanmar's democracy leader goes on trial, 9th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 18, 2009 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was put on trial behind closed doors Monday, police ringing the prison where the proceedings were held to deter supporters who claim she is being prosecuted to keep her out of politics.Despite the closed nature of the trial, a U.S. consular...

Optimer shares drop on analyst downgrades, APFN

May 18, 2009 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell Monday as several analysts expressed concern over study results from the company's developing gastrointestinal infection drug, Fidaxomicin.The stock fell 90 cents, or 7.7 percent, to $10.76 in afternoon trading. Shares have traded between...

Mullen: 2 years to turn tide in Afghanistan, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 9:14 am | by ANNE GEARAN - AP National Security Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military officer warned Monday that the deaths of Afghan civilians caught up in U.S. combat operations could cripple President Barack Obama's revamped strategy for the seven-year-old war."I believe that each time we do that, we put our strategy in jeopardy," Adm....

Kansas defends sign law on adult stores, 2nd Ld-Writethru, KS

May 18, 2009 9:14 am | by ROXANA HEGEMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A state law restricting billboards that advertise for strip clubs and sex shops does not violate the First Amendment, lawyers for Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six argued Monday.The arguments came in court papers in response to a federal lawsuit filed by a company that...

Colorado dealership on GM cutoff list fights back, 3rd Ld-Writethru, CO

May 18, 2009 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — One Colorado car dealership on GM's closure list wants customers to help it fight to keep its franchise.Hajek (HIGH'-yek) Chevrolet in Longmont was one of about 1,100 General Motors dealers receiving letters Friday that said the company would be dropping them by late next...

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