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US to host next G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 28, 2009 10:15 am | by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh is known for steel. For sports. For smoke and smog. For a spectacular downfall. But not often for recovery.For years, political leaders, community activists and ordinary residents tried to...

Biden Calls On Air Force Academy Graduates To Shape History

May 28, 2009 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Hicks willing to sell control of Texas Rangers, APFN

May 28, 2009 10:14 am | by RONALD BLUM - AP Baseball Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hicks is willing to give up control of baseball's Texas Rangers if the right deal comes along but he intends to keep the NHL's Dallas Stars.Hicks said in late March that he was seeking minority investors...

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Bill aims to increase in-state shelters for La., 1st Ld-Writethru, LA

May 28, 2009 10:14 am | by MELINDA DESLATTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A plan to increase emergency shelter space in Louisiana by upgrading public buildings so they can house hurricane evacuees was sent to the full Senate for debate Thursday.Gov. Bobby Jindal's...

CommScope raises $500 million in note, stock sale, APFN

May 28, 2009 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — CommScope Inc. said Thursday its raised about $500 million in the sale of debt and stock. The network infrastructure company will use the proceeds to repay a portion of previous debt and for general...

Gates Leaves For Asia Security Talks

May 28, 2009 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Wis. bill would crack down on payday lenders, 3rd Ld-Writethru, WI

May 28, 2009 10:14 am | by RYAN J. FOLEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers announced a bill on Thursday that would curb the growing and virtually unregulated payday lending industry in the state.The plan would prohibit lenders from charging more than 36...

Gates Urges High School Alma Mater'S Graduates To Lead, Serve

May 28, 2009 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Clinton Condemns 'Provocative' North Korean Activities, Rhetoric

May 28, 2009 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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New Mexico's jobless rate dips slightly in April, APFN

May 28, 2009 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in April, a slight drop from the 5.9 percent in March but higher than the 3.9 percent jobless rate of April 2008.Last month's...

Tyson settles lawsuit, agrees to donate chicken, 1st Ld-Writethru, IL

May 28, 2009 10:08 am | by JIM SUHR - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has agreed to donate up to 1.7 million pounds of chicken to Illinois food banks to settle a lawsuit that claimed the world's biggest meat producer artificially inflated the retail weight of...

Nebraska governor signs lethal-injection bill, 6th Ld-Writethru, NE

May 28, 2009 10:08 am | by JOSH FUNK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will replace "Old Sparky" with lethal injection by this fall, but the state remains several years away from carrying out its first execution in more than a decade.With Gov. Dave Heineman's...

INDEX: Government, Primary Care Physician, Parties And Movements, Health, Politics@

May 28, 2009 10:08 am | by Michael MacDonald@Associated Press | News | Comments

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's New Democrats promised Thursday to help ease the burden on the province's doctors by hiring 13 nurse practitioners if the party is elected to govern June 9.NDP Leader Darrell Dexter, speaking at a...

China volcano may have caused mass extinction

May 28, 2009 10:07 am | by RANDOLPH E. SCHMID - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mass extinction some 260 million years ago may have been caused by volcanic eruptions in what is now China, new research suggests.The so-called Guadalupian Mass Extinction, devastating marine life around...

A look at 2 states health insurance plans, MED

May 28, 2009 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's a look at the health insurance expansion efforts in Massachusetts and Tennessee.___Massachusetts:POPULATION: 6.5 million.LAW SIGNED: April 2006.ADDITIONAL PEOPLE COVERED: 432,000.COST TO STATE: $628 million in fiscal...

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