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Obama, first lady review library design proposals

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 12:10pm

President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists.

Head of Maui hospitals stepping down before privatization

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:40am

The head of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is stepping down as the collection of Maui hospitals transitions to new private owners.

The Latest: Kansas budget fix includes extra hospital funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:30am

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

Michigan didn't issue fines in many asbestos violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:30am

Michigan's state worker safety agency didn't issue fines in the majority of asbestos abatement cases where it found serious violations during the past seven years, and not one company was fined the maximum $7,000, a newspaper reports.

Greetings from Asbury Park, opening first hotel in 50 years

Shawn Marsh, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:10am

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.

Kenya officials: Death toll of collapsed building up to 20

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:10am

Kenyan rescuers continued searching for survivors Sunday of a residential building in a low income area that collapsed Friday, as officials said the death toll has risen to 20 and 73 people remain missing.

Synthetic narcotics spark new look at drugged- driving laws

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:51am

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.

Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:50am

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

County hospital struggling with youth mental health crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:40am

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:30am

A hospital can deny unemployment benefits to a former employee who objected to receiving a flu vaccine, according to a recent ruling from the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:30am

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.

Tupelo schools are told to plan for special-needs student

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

State education officials are requiring the Tupelo school district to develop a plan for how it will meet the physical and educational needs of a student who has cerebral palsy.

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.

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.

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.