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THE ED SHOW for May 19, 2009, MSNBC - Part 2

May 20, 2009 10:05 am | by Ed SchultzAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Mother and Two Children Killed in Own Home; Family of Murder Victim

May 20, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Says Husband Not Responsive - Part 2

Small town leaders press Conn. lawmakers on funds, APFN

May 20, 2009 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of dozens of small Connecticut towns are descending on the state Capitol to press lawmakers for more funding.The elected and appointed local officials — whose communities are members of the Connecticut Council of Small Towns — say they worry about potential cuts in...

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Iowa governor, courts to decide franchise fee fate, APFN

May 20, 2009 9:59 am | by MICHAEL J. CRUMB - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A court ruling and decision by Iowa Gov. Chet Culver could make the difference in a debate over millions of dollars in utility franchise fees.At issue is a battle over fees charged by the city of Des Moines for natural gas and electrical customers, but the matter could soon...

Pringles are chips, UK taxman decides, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Pringles' tax status has been crunched by a trio of British judges.The Court of Appeal judges decided Wednesday that the snack is a potato chip — and that means it's liable for Britain's Value Added Tax.In Britain, most food isn't subject to the 15 percent national tax, but potato...

Illinois State Fair announces Grandstand lineup, IL

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three former "American Idol" competitors are among the acts heading to Springfield this summer to perform on the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fair.The first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, is slated to perform Saturday, Aug. 15. Her hits include "Miss Independent"...

Downgrades 19 Classes CGCMT 2007-FL3; Revises Outlooks Business Editors

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Fitch Ratings downgrades the following classes of Citigroup Commercial Mortgage Trust (CGCMT), series 2007-FL3, commercial mortgage pass-through certificates and revises Rating Outlooks as follows:--$24,903,000 class B to 'AA-' from 'AA+'; to Outlook...

Avista seeks gas rate cuts in Idaho, Washington, APFN

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Avista has asked utility commissions in Washington and Idaho to reduce natural gas prices by 8.1 percent and 6.7 percent respectively, effective June 1.The utility said natural gas prices have continued to decline since its last rate decrease was effective in January.They...

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Duncan wants school chiefs' plans on restraint, US

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by ANN SANNER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday he will ask state school chiefs around the country about the use of restraints and confinement of pupils in the classroom."Children's safety has to be our number one concern before we begin to think about educating them and doing...

HL:Jaguar Financial takes legal action against directors of Kinbauri Gold@

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by David Paddon@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — A significant investor in Kinbauri Gold Corp. (TSXV:KNB) is taking the company and its directors to court over a plan to sell part of a Spanish subsidiary for $32 million despite interest in it from a takeover suitor who wants to buy the whole company.Jaguar Financial Corp. (TSX: JFC),...

African AIDS activists slam US funding shortfall, AF

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by TOM ODULA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Health activists said Tuesday that a shortfall in promised U.S. funding for HIV/AIDS projects would affect over 30 million people and means President Barack Obama risks reversing the gains made by his predecessor."Such projects are like planes ... they must have a forward...

Alabama guard unit gets ready to leave for Iraq, AL

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — About 170 soldiers with the 2025th Transportation Company from Jacksonville leave next week for a final round of training before deploying to Iraq.The Alabama Army National Guard unit will have a send-off ceremony on May 27 at Jacksonville Stat4e University's Pete Matthews...

NY gov prepares for $6B budget deficit next year, NY

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. David Paterson says he's preparing for the state budget deficit a year from now to more than double from the official projection made last month.That projection showed a $2.5 billion shortfall for the fiscal year beginning in April 2010. But Paterson says he's...

Park Lawn Income Trust Announces May 2009 Distribution

May 20, 2009 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Park Lawn Income Trust (the "Fund") (TSX VENTURE: PLC.UN) announced today that a cash distribution of $0.055 per unit will be payable on June 15, 2009 to unitholders of record at May 31, 2009 and represents the monthly distribution for the period May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009.Park Lawn Income Trust...

Melco Crown Entertainment lowered to 'neutral', APFN

May 20, 2009 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — An analyst downgraded Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. Wednesday after the developer and owner of Macau casino resorts moved to a loss in the first quarter.The Hong Kong-based company lost $35.3 million, or 27 cents per share, for the period ended March 31. That compares with profit...

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