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Another wrongly convicted inmate released in Texas, 2nd Ld-Writethru, TX

May 27, 2009 2:45 pm | by JEFF CARLTON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Jerry Lee Evans, a wrongly convicted man released Wednesday after nearly 23 years in prison, said he was certain he would be acquitted during his 1987 trial for aggravated sexual assault with a deadly weapon."...

Commission Requests Additional Information on Jacobs Ranch Transaction Business Editors

May 27, 2009 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Rio Tinto has received a request from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for additional information on the pending sale of its Jacobs Ranch coal mine to Arch Coal, Inc. The...

2 Boston Scientific directors leave board, APFN

May 27, 2009 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. said Wednesday Ursula Burns and Kristina Johnson have resigned from the company's board after accepting senior industry and government appointments.Burns has...

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Grads apply in record numbers to Teach for America, 3rd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 27, 2009 2:45 pm | by LIBBY QUAID - AP Education Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — When school starts next fall, Teach for America will send an unprecedented number of college graduates to teach in poor communities across the country — but not as many as the group would like.Teach for...

HL:Seed strains for swine flu vaccine sent out to pharmaceutical companies@

May 27, 2009 2:45 pm | by Helen Branswell@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — At least one flu vaccine manufacturer has received and others will be receiving shortly swine flu seed strains, the basic building block for the production of influenza vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Wash. gets $672M in education stimulus, 1st Ld-Writethru, WA

May 27, 2009 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state is receiving $672 million in federal stimulus money that state officials say will help offset budget cuts in the K-12 education system.Gov. Chris Gregoire announced Wednesday that the money...

HL:RCMP say shooting in Burnaby, B.C., parkade was targeted gang hit@

May 27, 2009 2:44 pm | by Sunny Dhillon@Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — As RCMP investigators gathered evidence Wednesday at the scene of British Columbia's latest gang shooting, some area politicians said they're taking matters into their own hands when it comes to getting guns off...

UN draft urges NKorea sanctions enforcement, 2nd Ld-Writethru, UN

May 27, 2009 2:44 pm | by EDITH M. LEDERER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. resolution being negotiated in response to North Korea's second nuclear test calls on countries to immediately enforce existing sanctions, including an arms embargo, according to a partial...

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Feds take over Circuit City pensions, US

May 27, 2009 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The federal agency that insures corporate pensions says it has taken over defunct electronics retailer Circuit City's pension plan.The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. said Wednesday it will cover all but...

Nortel seeks buyer for stake in LG joint venture, APFN

May 27, 2009 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Nortel Networks Corp. said Wednesday it is looking for a buyer for its majority stake in LG-Nortel, the company's joint venture with South Korea's LG Electronics. Inc.Toronto-based Nortel has been operating...

Christie adviser in NJ state pension system, 1st Ld-Writethru, NJ

May 27, 2009 2:44 pm | by ANGELA DELLI SANTI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — If elected governor of New Jersey, Republican candidate Christopher Christie vows to stop politicians from taking part-time government jobs that keep them in the state pension system.This week, Christie...

La. Senate backs greater budget cut flexibility, 2nd Ld-Writethru, LA

May 27, 2009 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A package of bills sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal to make more of Louisiana's budget vulnerable to spending cuts during financial troubles received quick, unanimous approval Wednesday from the state...

Obama wants classified information review, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 2:33 pm | by PHILIP ELLIOTT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a review of how the nation keeps and classifies its secrets and instructed his top administration officials to lean toward disclosure when they can.Obama said he...

Review: Overlong 'Departures' has lovely moments, US

May 27, 2009 2:33 pm | by CHRISTY LEMIRE - AP Movie Critic - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surprise winner of this year's foreign-language Oscar, beating out front-runners "Waltz With Bashir" and "The Class," the Japanese dramedy "Departures" has its moments but is ultimately overlong and too...

Announces Increase in Proposed Public Offering from 6.1 Million to 7.0 Million Shares of Common Stock Business Editors/Telecommunications Writers

May 27, 2009 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP) today announced that it intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, an aggregate of 7.0 million shares of...

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