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Sentencing delayed for Mo. woman in MySpace hoax, 3rd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 18, 2009 7:15 pm | by GREG RISLING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Monday questioned whether prosecutors were correct in bringing charges against a Missouri mother who was involved in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old neighbor who ended up committing suicide.U.S. District Judge George Wu had been scheduled to sentence...

LEAD: Tokyo stocks surge on U.S. economic hopes, stronger dollar+

May 18, 2009 7:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 19 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS AND PRICES)Tokyo stocks rose sharply Tuesday morning on hopes of an easing U.S. economic downturn after Wall Street rebounded overnight and a stronger U.S. dollar added to the lift for exporters.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 254.40 points, or...

Obituaries in the news, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 18, 2009 7:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ephraim KatzirJERUSALEM (AP) — Ephraim Katzir, Israel's fourth president and an internationally recognized biophysicist, died Saturday. He was 93.Katzir's 1973-1978 tenure spanned two seminal events in Israeli history: The 1973 Mideast war and the visit of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to...

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Protest over Chrysler plans to shut Kenosha plant, WI

May 18, 2009 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Passing motorists honked horns in solidarity with auto workers, retirees and others rallying outside the idled Chrysler engine plant in Kenosha Monday.Speakers blasted the automaker for its plan to close the Kenosha plant by the end of 2010 as part of bankruptcy reorganization,...

Tax plan surfaces, NV

May 18, 2009 6:54 pm | by BRENDAN RILEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Trying to plug a $1.1 billion hole in a nearly $7 billion budget, Nevada lawmakers began voting Monday on key elements of a revenue plan certain to be vetoed by Gov. Jim Gibbons.The state Assembly voted 33-9 to double business license fees, from $100 to $200 a year, and to...

Fire at US oil refinery extinguished, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 6:44 pm | by RANDALL CHASE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CLAYMONT, Delaware (AP) — A blaze caused by a home-rattling explosion at a Delaware oil refinery has been extinguished, and investigators were looking into the cause, officials said Monday night.Carol Sloan, a spokeswoman for Sunoco Inc., said officials hope to start the on-scene investigation...

Fire at US oil refinery extinguished, 3rd Ld, APFN

May 18, 2009 6:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLAYMONT, Delaware (AP) — Firefighters have extinguished a blaze caused by an explosion at a Delaware oil refinery that rattled nearby homes but caused no injuries.A spokeswoman for Sunoco Inc. says the fire was put out late Monday, a little less than a day after the explosion.Carol Sloan says...

HL:The Canadian Press Budget for Friday, April 24, 2009@

May 18, 2009 6:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following is a complete list of coverage plans for top news from The Canadian Press for Monday. If you have any questions, contact CP's National Desk at 416-507-2150.Copy moves by 18:00 ET unless otherwise noted; all times ET.For queries about non-Canadian Press syndicated copy, call the...

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BW)(TX-MESA-OFFSHORE-TRUST)(MOSH.OTCBB) Mesa Offshore Trust Announces Entry into Settlement Agreement Subject to Court Approval Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 18, 2009 6:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. ("JPMorgan" or "Trustee"), on behalf of the Mesa Offshore Trust (OTCBB: MOSH) (the "Trust"), announced today it has entered into a Final Settlement Agreement with (1) MOSH Holding, L.P. and Dagger-Spine Hedgehog Corporation...

Lawyer: Myanmar possibly rushing Suu Kyi's trial, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

May 18, 2009 6:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's military regime appeared to be rushing through the trial of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with five witnesses testifying for the prosecution Tuesday. Her followers say the proceedings are designed to ensure the Nobel Peace laureate remains locked up during...

'24' ends season on high note, with Jack Bauer low, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 6:23 pm | by FRAZIER MOORE - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Even if the world had been applauding Jack Bauer at the season's end of "24," he couldn't hear them.He was last seen hospitalized in a coma. Infected by a bioweapon targeting America, counter-terrorist hero Jack had taken the hit while trying to save his fellow citizens. Then,...

Tokyo stocks surge on U.S. economic hopes, stronger dollar+

May 18, 2009 6:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 19 (Kyodo) — (EDS: TO BE LED)Tokyo stocks rose sharply Tuesday morning on hopes of an easing U.S. economic downturn after Wall Street rebounded overnight and a stronger U.S. dollar added to the lift for exporters.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 254.40 points, or 2.81 percent,...

BW)(CA-CALIF-PIZZA-KITCHEN)(CPKI.NASDAQ) California Pizza Kitchen Opens in Downtown Sacramento, California Philanthropy Writers/Restaurant Writers/Business Editors/Food/Beverage ...

May 18, 2009 6:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (NASDAQ:CPKI), home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts, opened a new full-service restaurant...

AP source: CBS will try 4 new dramas next year, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 6:07 pm | by DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Julianna Margulies, Jenna Elfman, Christopher O'Donnell and LL Cool J are among the stars who have landed new series on CBS' schedule next season.The most popular U.S. network will introduce six new series, according to someone close to CBS' scheduling process who spoke on condition...

4 NYC hotels settle disabilities lawsuit

May 18, 2009 6:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Four Times Square area hotel owners and operators have agreed to modify their establishments to settle a federal lawsuit alleging they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan says the hotels are: the Moderne; the Ameritania; the Amsterdam...

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