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2ND LD: Japan economy suffers worst slump in January-March qtr+

May 19, 2009 5:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS, 3RD LEAD TO FOLLOW)Japan's economy suffered a record contraction in the first three months of 2009, struck by weakness in both external and domestic demand amid the economic crisis, the government said Wednesday.The Japanese economy, as measured by...

Mayor calls governor a liar, NV

May 19, 2009 5:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Reno Mayor Bob Cashell said Tuesday that Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons was lying when he said he'd support a gas tax increase if approved by the voters.Cashell is angry that Gibbons has said he'll veto the legislation authorizing the Washoe County Commission to increase the motor...

In Idaho, stress map outlines recession, ID

May 19, 2009 5:48 pm | by JESSIE L. BONNER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Crissy Gipe is a young mother trying to hold her family together through the recession in Council, a former timber town that has become a skeleton of itself.With the bills piling up, the utility shut-off notices arriving, her husband laid off since November and her own work...

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2ND LD: New patient confirmed in Shiga Pref., H1N1 flu cases at 196 in Japan+

May 19, 2009 5:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OSAKA, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO IN 2ND, 3RD GRAFS)A new patient infected with the new H1N1 influenza strain was confirmed in Shiga Prefecture on Wednesday in the first case detected outside Osaka and Hyogo prefectures, bringing the total number of people infected in Japan to 196.The...

Enid lawmaker won't keep pushing stem cell bill, OK

May 19, 2009 5:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Enid lawmaker says he won't continue his attempt to push a proposal that would provide funding for adult stem cell research.Republican Rep. John Enns says he made his decision after the state Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust voted earlier this week to provide $5.5 million...

Murder charge tossed against Del. shooting suspect, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 5:32 pm | by RANDALL CHASE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The murder case against a man charged in a shooting two years ago at Delaware State University that left one student dead and another injured will be dismissed because prosecutors withheld key evidence, a judge ruled Tuesday.Loyer Braden, 20, of East Orange, N.J., had been...

Colo. gov vetoes bill changing workers lockout law, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 19, 2009 5:27 pm | by P. SOLOMON BANDA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has vetoed a bill that would have given unemployment benefits to workers locked out during labor disputes, citing ongoing talks between union representatives and grocery store chains.A labor contract between the grocery store chains — King Soopers, City...

Metal Storm Launches New MAUL(TM) Weapon

May 19, 2009 5:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.metalstorm.com () —Metal Storm Limited (ASX: MST) (PINKSHEETS: MTSXY).Metal Storm Incorporated (MSI) has announced today that it is launching its latest lightweight weapon system, the GLH1851 Multi-shot Accessory Under-barrel Launcher (MAUL(TM)), at the International Infantry and Joint...

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LEAD: New patient confirmed in Shiga Pref., new flu cases at 196 in Japan+

May 19, 2009 5:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OSAKA, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)A new patient of the H1N1 influenza strain was confirmed in Shiga Prefecture on Wednesday in the first case detected outside Osaka and Hyogo prefectures, bringing the total number of infected people in Japan to 196.The patient in Shiga is a man in his 20s...

HL:NB Opposition calls on auditor to probe controversial wine price hikes@

May 19, 2009 5:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's Opposition is calling on the auditor general to investigate a controversial wine price hike at NB Liquor.Tory Leader David Alward said Tuesday he is, "prepared to file a formal request" for the auditor to look into reports that NB Liquor increased many wine prices...

BECK for May 19, 2009 - Part 2

May 19, 2009 5:11 pm | by Glenn BeckAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Commissioners OK Washington County budget, MD

May 19, 2009 5:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Commissioners have approved a total $347.6 million budget for fiscal year 2010, which starts July 1.The commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to approve the operating and capital budgets.There were last-minute amendments to cut borrowing, set aside more...

Colo. governor: Lockout law didn't help unemployed, 4th Ld-Writethru, CO

May 19, 2009 5:01 pm | by STEVEN K. PAULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Colorado union workers say they're angry with Gov. Bill Ritter for vetoing a bill that would have given unemployment benefits to employees locked out during labor disputes.Workers said Wednesday the governor gave grocery chains an unfair advantage in contract talks by barring them...

Accelerator Client von Expand Networks bietet branchenweit erste Appliance-ahnliche Leistung

May 19, 2009 4:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20. Mai 2009-- Expand Networks www.expand.com, fuhrender Anbieter von WAN-Optimierungslosungen zur Konsolidierung und Virtualisierung von Unternehmensniederlassungen, kundigte heute seinen neuen Mobile Accelerator Client (MACC) mit der einzigartigen "HIVE-Technologie"...

Officials urge calm amid Japan swine flu outbreak, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 19, 2009 4:55 pm | by ERIC TALMADGE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KOBE, Japan (AP) — Officials in western Japan urged millions of people in two of the country's largest cities to remain calm Wednesday but take precautions to slow an outbreak of swine flu that has already sickened at least 251 people.A health official, meanwhile, said a 16-year-old girl in Tokyo...

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