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Swiss bank probed in connection with Malaysia fund scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:20am

The Swiss attorney general's office has opened criminal proceedings against a Swiss bank in connection with a probe into suspected embezzlement of a Malaysian state investment fund.

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 11:50pm

The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:51pm

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees.

Cleveland State mulls smaller arena to build more housing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:50pm

Cleveland State University is considering whether to replace the school's 13,000-seat arena with a smaller facility to allow for construction of additional on-campus housing.

MMA comes to heartland of Thai kickboxing

Chris Lines, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:50pm

Of all the various fighting styles that combine to create the burgeoning sport of Mixed Martial Arts, it is Thai kickboxing which is at the core of the new discipline. Yet it has taken until this week for Thailand to host its first major MMA event.

Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:40pm

The Massachusetts Senate is set to begin debate on a $39.5 billion state budget plan that increases spending on local schools and public higher education.

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:40pm

The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.

South Dakota Indian hospital threatened with funds cutoff

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:22pm

The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City — the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months.

Detroit muscle cars aren't so strong in crash tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:12pm

Muscle cars may look cool, but they don't offer the best protection in a crash.

Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific

Mari Yamaguchi and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 9:50pm

Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific.

The Latest: Peace Corps to set up programs in Vietnam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 8:50pm

The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam (all times local):

Vegas business linked to Panama Papers firm drops clients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 6:40pm

A Nevada business linked to the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers leak has paid a state fine and dropped its clients.

Clinton: Trump could 'bankrupt America' like his companies

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 6:40pm

Hillary Clinton said Monday that Donald Trump's economic policies would lead to lower wages, fewer jobs and more debt — warning unionized workers that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee could "bankrupt America like he's bankrupted his companies."

Planned Parenthood defunding measure wins final passage

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 6:30pm

Planned Parenthood should lose its Medicaid financing if the organization starts performing abortions in Louisiana, state lawmakers have agreed.

South Dakota sales tax goes up next week to 4.5 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 6:30pm

The South Dakota Department of Revenue is reminding residents and businesses that the state's sales tax is set to go up next week.

Argentina and Brazil agree to mediate in Venezuela crisis

Debora Rey, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 6:01pm

Brazil and Argentina will work together to help find a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, Brazil's acting foreign minister said Monday.

Puerto Rico unveils budget that includes $200M debt payment

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 5:50pm

Puerto Rico's governor unveiled a stark budget Monday that sets aside more than $200 million for a critical bond payment as the U.S. territory sinks into a deep economic crisis.

'Gigantic' corporate tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters

Kristena Hansen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 5:40pm

A massive $2.8 billion annual corporate tax hike is likely headed to Oregon voters in November, a move that could create the most aggressive tax climate for big business of any state in the nation.

Electric carmaker to start moving to North Las Vegas

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 5:11pm

Electric carmaker Faraday Future said Monday it will move heavy equipment and a handful of employees early next month to North Las Vegas, where the upstart company is planning a 3 million-square-foot manufacturing plant.

Court reinstates lawsuits alleging collusion by big banks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 5:01pm

Lawsuits against 16 of the world's largest banks alleging they colluded to manipulate the primary benchmark for global short-term interest rates have been reinstated by a federal appeals court that found Monday that a judge had rejected the litigation too quickly.