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Political Claims Get a Reality Check in 'Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age'

May 28, 2009 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: Political, Book editorsWASHINGTON, May 28 (AScribe Newswire) -- No matter where you get your news, politicians' and pundits' hyperbolic claims about public policy are almost unavoidable. Regardless of past results...

Reports April Home Sales Increased 49.2 Percent, Median Home Price Declined 36.5 Percent Business Editors/Real Estate Writers

May 28, 2009 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- C.A.R.:Multimedia:-- Unsold Inventory by price point: http://car.org/media/ppt/Press_Release_-_Unsold_Inve1.pptQuick Facts:-- Existing, single-family home sales increased 49.2...

CORRECTED: Minister hints at approval of 15% emissions cut proposal+

May 28, 2009 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 26 (Kyodo) — Japanese Environment Minister Tetsuo Saito indicated on Tuesday acceptance of a proposed 15 percent cut as Japan's medium-term target for 2020 to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels."...

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Relax in grizzly country with a bear-tested cooler, US

May 28, 2009 9:42 am | by SUSAN GALLAGHER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Keeping cold ones cold when camping in grizzly bear country may be getting a bit easier.New coolers from a Florida company and a business in Texas that have passed federal and state tests for resistance...

Atheists lose lawsuit over Detroit's downtown aid, MI

May 28, 2009 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court says Detroit did not violate the Constitution when it partially reimbursed churches for renovations before the Super Bowl and other major sporting events.After winning a bid to host the...

Shares of homebuilders fall on negative reports, APFN

May 28, 2009 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of homebuilders traded down Thursday after a pair of fresh reports indicated the housing industry's recovery will likely be slow and gradual.Shares of KB home fell $1.31, or 9 percent, to $13.91, while...

SD Editorial Roundup, SD

May 28, 2009 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A roundup of recent editorials from South Dakota daily newspapers.

Conn's vows to work with AG to resolve complaints, TX

May 28, 2009 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A top Conn's official says the Beaumont-based appliance retailer will continue to work closely with state officials to resolve consumer complaints about its warranties.The statement from Conn's Vice...

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5 ways to raise cash in your closet

May 28, 2009 9:36 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — When credit was flowing, stock portfolios were rising and jobs were plentiful, Americans bought and bought, stuffing their closets with everything from designer shoes to coats.Now, worried shoppers are...

Stubborn Texas tire fire is finally out, APFN

May 28, 2009 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAWKINS, Texas (AP) — A stubborn fire at an abandoned tire dump in the small East Texas town of Hawkins is finally out.Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Dave Bary said Thursday the fire was extinguished late...

Golf Outing to Benefit the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter

May 28, 2009 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.DearbornAnimals.org () —What: Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter Critter Invitational GolfOuting When: Monday, June 8, 12:00 noon shotgun start Where: Dearborn Country Club800 N. Military, Dearborn, Michigan...

Obama moves to curb road-building in forests, US

May 28, 2009 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ordering a one-year moratorium on most road-building and other development on about 50 million acres (20 million hectares) of remote national forests.Agriculture Secretary Tom...

Suit claims Ala. coal firm funded Colombian terror, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 28, 2009 9:35 am | by BOB JOHNSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Relatives of dozens of slain Colombians sued an Alabama-based coal company in federal court Thursday, accusing it of making millions of dollars in payments to a paramilitary group that sowed terror in...

Supreme Court agrees to media appeal, CN

May 28, 2009 9:30 am | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear an appeal by several media organizations, including The Associated Press, who are seeking to lift news reporting restrictions in a prominent terrorism case in...

Beer tax sought for Blue Jackets arena buyout

May 28, 2009 9:30 am | by JULIE CARR SMYTH - AP Statehouse Correspondent - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The owners of the money-losing Columbus Blue Jackets want a tax increase on beer, wine and cigarettes to underwrite a county takeover of the arena where they play, defying the will of local voters who...

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