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Governor: Puerto Rico won't make $420 million debt payment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 4:20pm

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico's government will not make a $420 million bond payment due Monday, after a failure to negotiate a legal or political solution to the U.S. territory's public debt crisis.

Arkansas budget bill boosts Human Services, school funding

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 4:01pm

Arkansas' public schools, child welfare system and Medicaid program are set to receive funding increases while additional money is being tucked away for unexpected needs under a proposed $5.3 billion state budget unveiled Sunday.

Latest: Hundreds of May Day demonstrators take to LA streets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 3:01pm

The Latest on May Day marches across the U.S. (all times local):

Proposal would require insurance coverage for Lyme Disease

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:31pm

Massachusetts lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would require insurance companies to provide coverage for doctor-prescribed Lyme Disease treatments.

College student starts business recycling dorm fridges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:00pm

A college student appalled at the dorm furnishings his roommates were leaving behind his freshman year has started a booming business recycling mini refrigerators.

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

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:01pm

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.

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.

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.

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.