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Scott Parazynski is the First Man to Have Traveled Into Space and Stand On the Summit of Mount Everest, Staying Connected With the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

May 20, 2009 7:05 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

MILPITAS, Calif., May 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), announces five-time Space Shuttle Astronaut and SPOT sponsored mountaineer Scott Parazynski made history, becoming the first man to have explored space and stand atop Mount...

Key 10-year JGB yield dips in morning on lower U.S. rates, stock fall+

May 20, 2009 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond fell Thursday morning on lower U.S. long-term interest rates overnight and a decline in U.S. and Tokyo stocks.In interdealer trading, the yield on the No. 300, 1.5 percent issue lost 0.005 percentage point from...

Terror plot suspects have lengthy criminal records, US

May 20, 2009 7:00 pm | by JIM FITZGERALD - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The four men accused of plotting to bomb New York City synagogues and shoot down military airplanes with missiles are down-and-out ex-convicts living on the margins in a faded industrial city.One is a petty criminal who spent a day in 2002 snatching purses and shooting at...


Singapore economy shrinks 14.6% in 1st qtr, manufacturing slump continues+

May 20, 2009 7:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SINGAPORE, May 21 (Kyodo) — Singapore's economy contracted by 14.6 percent in the first quarter of this year over the previous quarter and by 10.1 percent over the first three months of last year, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said Thursday."The preliminary estimates for the first quarter...

Nevada lawmakers advance bills, NV

May 20, 2009 6:55 pm | by RACHELLE GINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers kept up a busy pace in voting Thursday on bills, including an off-road-vehicle registration plan, that would otherwise die because of an end-of-the-week deadline for action on the measures.The ORV bill, approved on a 34-6 Assembly vote, requires owners of...


History Center to close 2 days each week, OK

May 20, 2009 6:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma History Center's executive director says proposed budget cuts will result in the center closing two days a week, starting in July.Bob Blackburn says the Oklahoma Historical Society's plan calls for reducing the number of hours not just at the History Center, but at...

Southwestern Resources Corp.: Plan of Arrangement Update

May 20, 2009 6:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Southwestern Resources Corp. (TSX: SWG) ("Southwestern" or the "Company") announces that, further to its news releases dated March 24 and May 12, 2009 regarding the Arrangement Agreement between the Company and Hochschild Mining plc ("Hochschild") dated March 23, 2009 (the "Arrangement Agreement")...

La. House panel halts traffic camera plan, LA

May 20, 2009 6:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A House committee has blocked a plan to regulate red light cameras and divert their traffic ticket money from local to state government.Local government officials from Jefferson, Lafayette and East Baton Rouge parishes lobbied against the measure. They said money raised by...



May 20, 2009 6:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONCTON, N.B. — Ticket number 520132 was the unofficial winner of $100,000 in the Atlantic Lottery Corp. Tag draw Wednesday.

Lecture in NCKU Business Editors/Education Editors

May 20, 2009 6:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

News Editors/Education EditorsTAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2009-- With a generous gift of NT$ 100 million from Dr. Bruce CH Cheng, Chairman of Delta Electronics, the groundbreaking ceremony of the most pioneering green building in National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), also probably the...

Nebraska lawmakers debate the cost of judges, NE

May 20, 2009 6:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State lawmakers wound up working late to resolve a spat over whether the state can afford to add a judge in Lancaster County.The debate was sparked Wednesday by a last-minute change in a bill (LB35) making numerous changes to the court system. The bill's introducer wanted to...

Post office ends 24-hour counter service, IL

May 20, 2009 6:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will cease round-the-clock service at its last 24-hour post office windows in the country, located in downtown Chicago.Officials with the U.S. Postal Service say they don't have enough customers to justify keeping the post office staffed all night with...

EPA administrator tours Wyoming wind farm, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:28 pm | by BOB MOEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The relatively nascent U.S. wind industry can help propel the country out of its economic doldrums and bring energy independence, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said.With about a dozen large turbines whirring in a light breeze around her, Jackson...

Mayor Nagin discusses recovery, race in speech, 2nd Ld-Writethru, LA

May 20, 2009 6:23 pm | by BECKY BOHRER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mayor Ray Nagin said in his last State of the City address that New Orleans is regaining its footing after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. But he appealed Wednesday night for unity to continue the push forward following the 2005 storm."We must all come together and heal our...

of Directors Determines That Revised Proposal from Vista Equity Partners is a Superior Proposal Business Editors

May 20, 2009 6:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- SumTotal(R) Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMT), the market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has determined that a revised proposal received today from Vista Equity Partners...


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