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Man found dead in burning truck in Carroll Co., MD

May 22, 2009 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAMPSTEAD, Md. (AP) — State fire investigators and state police are investigating the death of a man found inside a burning truck in a Carroll County church parking lot.Firefighters were called to St. Mark's Lutheran Church in the 1600 block of Cape Horn Road in Hampstead around 4:15 a.m. Friday...

Kite Realty sells 3.75M more shares in offering, APFN

May 22, 2009 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kite Realty Group Trust said Friday the underwriters of its recent public stock offering have bought an additional 3.75 million shares at $3.20 apiece, for proceeds of $11.5 million after expenses.The underwriters' full exercise of an overallotment option brought the number of...

Continental says pilots cashed in on sham divorces, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 9:11 am | by DAVID KOENIG - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) — Continental Airlines Inc. is suing nine pilots that it says got sham divorces so their ex-spouses could collect their retirement benefits while they kept flying.The airline said the pilots concealed the divorces from children and friends, then remarried their spouses after getting...

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HL:Silvermex to acquire Rosario silver property in Mexico@

May 22, 2009 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Silvermex Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SMR) says it has entered into a deal with Aurcana Corp. (TSXV:AUN) to acquire a 100 per cent stake in the silver-gold-lead-zinc Rosario property in Mexico.The deal, announced Friday, requires Silvermex to pay up to C$250,000 in cash and issue one million...

Supreme Court prospects may trip over own words, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 9:11 am | by PETE YOST - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to the Supreme Court is littered with obstacles that can trip up even the most politically nimble nominee. Some of President Barack Obama's possible picks may stumble on their own words.Like defendants on trial, anything these prospective justices have said or done may be...

Governor's plan to fix Wis. budget lacks details, 2nd Ld-Writethru, WI

May 22, 2009 9:11 am | by SCOTT BAUER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — There were more questions than answers Friday about Gov. Jim Doyle's plan for plugging a new $1.6 billion budget hole.Doyle announced the deal late Thursday, but was vague on how many of the cuts to schools, cities, counties and state agencies would be implemented. Up to 1,400...

Neb. officials accused of misleading statements, 1st Ld-Writethru, NE

May 22, 2009 9:05 am | by NATE JENKINS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Statements from a top state official and consultant during and after a meeting about the troubled Beatrice State Developmental Center earlier this month angered and surprised Terry Kruse.He's the father of a mentally disabled man who had lived at the center.Kruse says that what...

Science group sues Arizona for withholding funds, 1st Ld-Writethru, AZ

May 22, 2009 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona science group is suing the state for withholding $18 million in payments for bioscience research that it says are overdue.In its lawsuit filed this month, Science Foundation Arizona claims the state broke its contract with the foundation when a bill passed in late January...

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Sector Snap: Agriculture cos., APFN

May 22, 2009 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The worst drought in Argentina in 40 years means that a big chunk of the world's demand for corn, wheat and soybeans will move to U.S. suppliers, an analyst said, at the same time grain prices are rising."The worst-case scenario in the agricultural processor universe appears to be...

HL:The Canadian Press Life-Entertainment News Budget Friday, May 22@

May 22, 2009 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are coverage plans from The Canadian Press as of 13:00 ET. Please note plans may change as circumstances warrant.Entertainment questions may be directed to Andrea Baillie at 416-507-2162. Health and Lifestyles queries can go to Lois Abraham at 416-507-2038. Copy moves by 18:30 unless otherwise...

HL:First of Toronto 18 convicted for terrorism walks free after sentencing@

May 22, 2009 9:04 am | by Maria Babbage@Associated Press | News | Comments

BRAMPTON, Ont. — A man convicted of terrorist offences following the high-profile takedown of a homegrown terror cell bent on wreaking havoc in Canada was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison and walked free just hours later based on time already served.The man, who cannot be named, was the...

Freight train kills 2 men in Illinois, IL

May 22, 2009 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CRETE, Ill. (AP) — Two men have been struck and killed by a Union Pacific freight train as they walked along the tracks in south suburban Chicago.The Will County coroner's office says 23-year-old Jack Pozdoll of Steger and 19-year-old Christopher Hartwig of Crete died early Friday.Mark Davis is a...

Supermax needs more room to get Gitmo inmates, 1st Ld-Writethru, CO

May 22, 2009 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — The "Supermax" prison in Florence has been mentioned as a possible site to hold suspected terrorists now at Guantanamo Bay, but housing them there could be a logistical headache.The Denver Post reports that moving the Guantanamo prisoners to the maximum-security prison would mean...

Obama Picks WesternU Board Member

May 22, 2009 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, a Western University of Health Sciences Board of Trustees member, as assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, the White House announced this week.Dr. Melendez de Santa Ana, superintendent of the Pomona Unified...

GMAC receives $7.5B in new Treasury aid

May 22, 2009 8:58 am | by DAN STRUMPF - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government could eventually own a majority stake in GMAC Financial Services following its latest $7.5 billion aid package to the ailing auto financing company.To keep loans flowing to would-be buyers of GM and Chrysler vehicles and shore up its capital position, the...

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