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Space Exploration Supports President Obama's Nomination of Bolden and Garver to Head NASA Business Editors/Political Writers/Science Writers

May 23, 2009 10:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 23, 2009-- "The Coalition for Space Exploration is pleased that President Obama has named retired Gen. Charles Bolden as NASA administrator and Lori Garver as deputy administrator. Bolden is a strong and experienced leader who will balance the priorities of the...

Man sues book in Wash. over most-litigious crown, WA

May 23, 2009 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An inmate known by the nickname of "Johnny Sue-nami" has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking an injunction to stop the Guinness Book of World Records from naming him as the person who has filed the most lawsuits in the history of mankind.Jonathan Lee Riches filed his...

Wis. lawmakers approve transfer to fund lawyers, WI

May 23, 2009 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's budget-writing committee has approved transferring $1 million from the state Justice Department to give assistant district attorneys and public defenders raises.Rep. Corey Mason, D-Racine, made the proposal. He says the raises are crucial for retaining quality...

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ND hay stocks down dramatically, ND

May 23, 2009 10:26 am | by BLAKE NICHOLSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota ranchers are trying to rebound from a string of disasters: drought last year that shriveled their pastures and hayland followed by heavy winter snow, then spring flooding that turned roads and fields to mud.Hay supplies already low from last year's dry weather...

Gender discrimination bill approved, NV

May 23, 2009 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill barring discrimination based on sexual orientation was signed into law Friday by Gov. Jim Gibbons.Under SB207, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission would be required to investigate complaints filed by those reporting such discrimination. The measure was sponsored by...

Kuwait: 18 swine flu-infected US troops have left, 3rd Ld-Writethru, MED

May 23, 2009 10:20 am | by DIANA ELIAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Eighteen U.S. soldiers infected with swine flu have recovered after treatment on an American base in Kuwait and left the country, a Kuwaiti health official said Sunday."They were treated and they have fully recovered," said Youssef Mandakar, deputy head of Kuwait's public health...

City cemetery rejects request to fly Mexican flag, UT

May 23, 2009 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EPHRAIM, Utah (AP) — A cemetery board has rejected a proposal to fly a Mexican flag alongside the banners of other nations in Ephraim's city cemetery.Flags from the United States, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland are already displayed in a monument at the central Utah cemetery.The...

Daugaard to leave Children's Home this year, SD

May 23, 2009 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard said he'll leave his job as executive director of the Children's Home Society later this year to focus on his run for the state's top office.Daugaard, second in command to Gov. Mike Rounds since 2002, said he's seeking the Republican...

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Partisan gridlock grips Texas Legislature, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 23, 2009 10:14 am | by JAY ROOT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said Saturday he is trying to forge a compromise to break up the partisan gridlock that is gripping the Texas Legislature.Straus has been largely absent from the House speaker's rostrum as Democrats continue to block controversial election law...

Recovery Map) Treatment Tracking Software from Silicon Valley-Based MedicalMine to Be Unveiled At Autism One Conference in Chicago May 24, 2009 Business Editors/Health/Medical Wr...

May 23, 2009 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 23, 2009-- MedicalMine, Inc. announced today that ChARMTracker, a web-based application for autism treatment management, will debut nationally on Sunday, May 24, at the Autism One Conference in Chicago. ChARM is the first internet-based system available in...

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Coast Guard still searching for missing officer, MS

May 23, 2009 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Coast Guard has changed rescue efforts for a missing Ocean Springs police officer to a search and recovery mission.Authorities say 32-year-old officer Stephen Bond has been missing since May 17 when the boat he and four others were in capsized in the Gulf of...

Shasta Co. to begin budget-saving inmate release, CA

May 23, 2009 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The Shasta County Sheriff's department has issued 25 layoff notices and will begin releasing 150 jail inmates to address a budget shortfall of more than $3 million.Sheriff Tom Bosenko says 47 jobs have been cut in all, including 26 positions that already are vacant.He plans...

State reviews energy bonding rules amid downturn, WY

May 23, 2009 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — State regulatory officials are taking inventory of oil and gas company bonding and money to deal with abandoned wells in light of the sharp downturns in energy prices.The economic environment is particularly precarious for small-sized coal-bed methane producers in the Powder...

Saloon sues over smoking ban, MT

May 23, 2009 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — The owners of The Virginian Saloon and three nonprofit groups are suing to block the Teton County Health District's smoking ban.The lawsuit filed Friday hopes to undo the smoke free air rule going into effect Saturday.The lawsuit asks 9th District Court Judge Nancy Guthrie...

Uncertain NASA gets familiar former astronaut boss

May 23, 2009 9:58 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) — The nation's turbulent space program will be run by one of its own, a calming well-liked former space shuttle commander.President Barack Obama on Saturday chose retired astronaut Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden to lead NASA. He also named former NASA associate administrator Lori Garver as...

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