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HL:New navy supply ships seven years in the future: officials@

May 25, 2009 2:22 pm | by Murray Brewster@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — It could be up to seven years before the navy is able to replace its 1960s vintage supply ships, senior defence officials told a Senate committee on Monday.And even then, the ships they get may have to be a scaled-down version of the original multi-purpose vessel envisioned by National...

For May 23, 2009, CBS - Part 2

May 25, 2009 2:22 pm | by Andy RooneyAssociated Press | News | Comments

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May 25, 2009 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GOLD COAST, Australia-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009--marcus evans summits, is pleased to announce Business Wire as a proud media partner at the tenth annual CFO ANZ Summit, on March 2010, taking place at the prestigious RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Australia.Business Wire is the...

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Conn. compiling long-term plan on rail services, CT

May 25, 2009 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plan for improving Connecticut's passenger and freight rail services over the next 20 years is expected to be ready for public review later this year.The state Department of Transportation says the plan, which must be updated every five years, could help Connecticut get...

Man killed by train after car crash in Butte Co., CA

May 25, 2009 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NELSON, Calif. (AP) — A man apparently managed to survive a car crash, only to be killed by a train as he walked away from the wreckage.A witness told the California Highway Patrol that they saw a man walking away from a single-vehicle rollover off a Butte County road early Sunday morning. The man...

HL:Top stories and photo for Monday, May 25, 2009@

May 25, 2009 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOP PHOTO: @NUNAVUT, Canada, SKP 105, (Horizontal) Governor General Michaelle Jean hugs one of the elders as she arrives in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut on Monday, May 25, 2009@TOP STORIES:@WORLD LASHES OUT AT NORTH KOREA'S BRAZEN NUCLEAR MUSCLE-FLEXING@SEOUL, South Korea@ — North Korea defied world...

CSL expects regulatory objection to Talecris bid, AS

May 25, 2009 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian vaccines and blood products developer CSL Ltd. said Monday that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is likely to block its proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of rival Talecris Biotherapeutics Inc.Melbourne-based CSL said that managing director Brian McNamee had...

HL:DND looks at buying light tanks to replace battered Afghan fleet@

May 25, 2009 1:41 pm | by Murray Brewster@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — The Defence Department wants to buy at least 20 tracked armoured vehicles within the next two years to relieve pressure on the army, whose fleet has been pounded by the war in Afghanistan.The proposal, which officials are trying to get through cabinet, is one component of an expected...

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HL:Broadcast regulator tunes out private TV networks appeal@

May 25, 2009 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — The federal broadcast regulator is hanging tough against an aggressive public relations campaign mounted by CTV, saying Canada's networks will have to prove their commitment to local TV in exchange for financial relief.CTV launched a "save local TV" campaign this month, complete with open...

HL:CAW members vote in favour of cost-cutting deal with General Motors@

May 25, 2009 1:35 pm | by Kristine Owram@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Canadian Auto Workers members have voted in favour of a cost-cutting deal with General Motors, a key hurdle for the automaker that was a condition of billions in government loans.The union said Monday night that its members voted 86 per cent in favour of the deal over two days of voting...

HL:Liberals raise prospect of EI confidence vote@

May 25, 2009 1:25 pm | by Sue Bailey@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is rattling the election sabre, saying he can "foresee" forcing a confidence vote over EI benefits even as he insists he wants to make Parliament work.He weighed his words Monday when asked if he would risk a snap election by forcing the vote as early as...

'Lifesaver' system gets test run, GA

May 25, 2009 1:25 pm | by MICHAEL ATKINSAssociated Press | News | Comments

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Deputy Jared Stevens darted across a windswept expanse near the Chatham County Sheriff's Department complex, led by a handheld network of metal antennas.Like a bloodhound catching a scent, the strange contraption blurted out a series of chirps that grew louder as the lawman...

Ohio contractors watching Pentagon budget moves, 1st Ld-Writethru, OH

May 25, 2009 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pentagon's goal of converting more private contractors into civilian employees has some defense contractors based near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base worried.Defense Secretary Robert Gates' proposed budget would replace contractors with 13,800 government employees across...

HL:Critics say minister's opposition to nuclear waste shows flaws in energy plan@

May 25, 2009 1:20 pm | by Romina Maurino@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — A Liberal cabinet minister's opposition to storing nuclear waste in his Sudbury riding shows the government's nuclear strategy is flawed and raises questions about plans to bring new energy projects online despite community outrage, critics charged Monday.The New Democrats said...

Utah demand for food stamps, aid increasing, UT

May 25, 2009 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah charities that provide food to low-income families say food stamp use grew 5 percent between March and April to more than 78,700 households.Crossroads Urban Center Director Glenn Bailey says he doesn't expect a slowdown anytime soon.Baileys says the number of households...

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