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Court: OK to deny benefits to worker who objected to vaccine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:20am

The Kansas Court of Appeals says a hospital can deny unemployment benefits to a former employee who objected to receiving a flu vaccine.

County hospital struggling with youth mental health crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:20am

Health officials in Coos County say suicide attempts and other mental health crises in children are increasing, but the local hospital is struggling to meet the need.

Qatar bank says some leaked customer data may be accurate

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:10am

Qatar's largest bank acknowledged Sunday that some personal customer data that was leaked online may be authentic, and said it has hired an outside expert to review potential vulnerabilities to its computer systems.

Greetings from Asbury Park, opening first hotel in 50 years

Shawn Marsh, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:41am

In the Jersey shore city that gave Bruce Springsteen's debut album its name, owners of the first new hotel to open there in more than 50 years hope they can convince locals and tourists alike that what was once considered a slum by the sea is now a destination with a bright future.

Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:30am

Under extra security, the Brussels Airport reopened its departure hall Sunday for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in March.

Synthetic narcotics spark new look at drugged- driving laws

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:21am

Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend's car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and killing her. That driver had inhaled aerosol dust cleaner moments before to get high, and prosecutors say he was impaired enough to be charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:10am

A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.

The Latest: Company says ads respect consumers' privacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:10am

The Latest on a U.S. senator's call for an investigation into the practices of an outdoor advertising company in New York (all times local):

Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:00am

Employees at the Saudi Binladin Group, a construction giant, have set fire to more than seven company buses in the latest protest by disgruntled staff over not being paid salaries for months and a large round of reported layoffs.

For some, Chicago State a flawed but final shot at a degree

David Mercer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 8:50am

The state budget stalemate and last week's more than 300 layoffs are only the latest problems for Chicago State University. The mostly black school has a long history of troubles.

St. George man allegedly defrauded group that helps disabled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 8:30am

A human resource officer is accused of defrauding a St. George company that provides group home services to people with autism and other disabilities.

James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 6:21am

Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path.

Iraq says oil exports, revenues increase in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 4:40am

Iraq says April crude oil exports have increased by 2.3 percent from the previous month, filling cash-strapped coffers amid an acute economic crisis.

Science of addiction holds promise for fight

Katie Santich, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:10am

He was 40 years old, a father of three and an Orlando house painter, clean and sober for eight years. One night last summer, he climbed into his truck, stuck a needle in his arm and injected himself with what would be his final dose of heroin.

The Latest: Kansas House delays debate on budget plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:10pm

The Latest on the Kansas Legislature (all times local):

Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:10pm

Venezuela's president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation.

China's April manufacturing activity weaker than expected

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:30pm

China's manufacturing activity was weaker than expected in April, according to a survey by an industry group.

Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm unique

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:40pm

Berkshire Hathaway's idiosyncrasies were on display this weekend, as tens of thousands of people filled an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for several hours Saturday at the conglomerate's annual meeting.

Uber, blind riders reach settlement over service animals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:10pm

Uber and advocates for the blind have reached a lawsuit settlement in which the ride-hailing company agrees to require that existing and new drivers confirm they understand their legal obligations to transport riders with guide dogs or other service animals, an advocacy group announced Saturday.