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Fees, out-of-state tuition, may rise, 2nd Ld-Writethru, MT

May 26, 2009 3:52 pm | by KAHRIN DEINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's two universities are asking the Board of Regents to approve raising tuition for nonresidents and fees for all students — leaving open the question of resident tuition costs.Both Montana State University and the University of Montana are presenting their tuition and...

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,301, US

May 26, 2009 3:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As of Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at least 4,301 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,446 military personnel died as a result of hostile action,...

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Governor signs bills into law, NV

May 26, 2009 3:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A measure that streamlines the process for restoring civil rights of criminal offenders after they have paid their debts to society was signed into law Tuesday by Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons.Currently, certain ex-offenders can have their civil rights restored after they apply...

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Private Oval Office chat sold Obama on Sotomayor, US

May 26, 2009 3:47 pm | by LAURIE KELLMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face-to-face, one-on-one in the Oval Office, Sonia Sotomayor leapt from the only candidate of four finalists not well-known to President Barack Obama to his top choice for an open seat on the Supreme Court, administration officials say.Obama emerged from an hourlong private...

DEQ touts clean-up plan for Pocatello powerhouse, ID

May 26, 2009 3:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A 107-year-old powerhouse in Pocatello that houses a free bike repair workshop is gearing up to remove asbestos and lead in surrounding property to improve the ground for an existing community garden.The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is taking public comment on...

LEAD: N. Korea fired another missile Tuesday night+

May 26, 2009 3:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)North Korea fired another short-range missile off its east coast Tuesday night, Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday, citing a unnamed official at the South Korean presidential office.North Korea appears to have launched a ground-to-ship missile shortly...

OSHA cites Wal-Mart in NY worker's '08 crowd death, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 3:41 pm | by FRANK ELTMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The death of a temporary employee who was crushed in a stampede of post-Thanksgiving shoppers at a Wal-Mart store could have been prevented, federal officials said Tuesday as they proposed fining the world's largest retailer $7,000 — as much money as it makes in about 18...

Jindal administration scraps key sex offender bill, LA

May 26, 2009 3:41 pm | by DOUG SIMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration scrapped the centerpiece of his sex offender proposals on Tuesday after deciding the post-prison "civil commitment" program would be too expensive, a health department spokeswoman said.Lauren Mendes, a spokeswoman for the Department of...

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2 suspected of smuggling Mexicans by boat to SoCal, CA

May 26, 2009 3:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities in San Diego have arrested two Mexican men on suspicion of smuggling 22 illegal immigrants by boat and dropping them off at a beach.Sheriff's deputies and Border Patrol agents went to the beach early Tuesday in Encinitas after receiving reports of people getting off a...

Brazil detains Arab moderating anti-American site, 2nd Ld-Writethru, LT

May 26, 2009 3:36 pm | by ALAN CLENDENNING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities detained an Arab who ran a Web site forum that authorities initially suspected could be linked to terrorists and included anti-American statements in Arabic, a prosecutor said Tuesday night.The Arab resident of Brazil was not identified and a court ordered his...

NC House budget plan drops school calendar mandate, 1st Ld-Writethru, NC

May 26, 2009 3:36 pm | by GARY D. ROBERTSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House budget-writers dropped their proposal Tuesday that North Carolina public schools be open fewer days next year and reworked a university tuition proposal to temper increases at some campuses.The draft budget plan for public education released last week would have reduced...

GT Solar's chief financial officer resigns, APFN

May 26, 2009 3:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — GT Solar International Inc., which makes equipment and technology for the solar power industry, said Tuesday that its chief financial officer, Robert Woodbury, has resigned for personal reasons.Woodbury's resignation is effective immediately. He has served as CFO since...

Research Corporation Announces Participation at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch U.S. Technology Conference Business Editors/Financial Editors

May 26, 2009 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FREMONT, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) today announced it will present at the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch U.S. Technology Conferenceon Wednesday, June 3 at 8:15 a.m. Pacific Time.A live webcast of the presentation will be available to the...

Cuban silent after judge hears arguments

May 26, 2009 3:30 pm | by DANNY ROBBINS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Mark Cuban was uncharacteristically reserved when he appeared in a federal courtroom Tuesday to hear attorneys argue the merits of the Securities and Exchange Commission's case against him for insider trading.Sitting in the front row of the gallery with members of his legal team, the...

BMO cuts 1,100 jobs after Q2 profit sags, APFN

May 26, 2009 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — Bank of Montreal is eliminating 1,100 jobs after a 44 percent drop in second-quarter net income to 358 million Canadian dollars ($320 million).The financial results reported Tuesday also cited CA$118 million ($105 million) in job-cutting costs and swelling loan-loss provisions in the...

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