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Interactive exhibits among highlights of updated Ford museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:01am

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is reopening soon in Michigan after months of renovations.

Recording raises questions about Brazil transparency chief

Ms/Jr, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:50am

Leaked recordings of conversations are causing yet more headaches for Brazil's acting President Michel Temer.

Rehabilitation agency says budget cuts will trim services

Jeff Amy and Nassim Benchaabane, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:40am

Another Mississippi government agency says that state budget cuts beginning July 1 are likely to cause service reductions.

The Latest: Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:40am

The Latest on a tentative agreement to end a strike by nearly 40,000 Verizon workers (all times local):

North Dakota ballot measure pits family vs. corporate farms

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:31am

North Dakota's hog and dairy industries are hoping voters will bless state lawmakers' decision to allow non-family corporations to own operations, but it could be a tough sell in a state that has safeguarded its family farming heritage for nearly a century.

Barge traffic makes a resurgence on the Missouri River

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:31am

The Missouri River is slowly resuming its role as a transportation corridor for commodities such as grain, scrap metal and fertilizer, but proponents of the barge industry acknowledge they're still swimming upstream against a perception that the river is not reliable enough to be profitable.

Texas trying revamped sex offender treatment program

Betsy Blaney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:31am

Outside of a struggling West Texas town, about a mile from the high school, sits a one-story brick building, its perimeter fencing topped with razor wire. Since last fall, it's been home to some of Texas' most violent sex offenders.

Portland, Beaverton schools reject usual reading approach

Betsy Hammond/Oregonlive, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:10am

Portland Public Schools, searching for a new way to teach young students to read and write after years of struggle, has decided to go it alone.

Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:10am

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs, nearly 11 percent in raises over four years and the first contract for Verizon wireless store workers, a union said Monday.

West Virginia University newspaper reducing printing days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:50am

West Virginia University's more than century-old newspaper will stop printing newspapers five days a week, instead printing three days a week and striving for daily online content.

EU, Mexico officially launch update of free trade deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:50am

The European Union and Mexico have launched talks to update a free trade agreement that one EU official says has already led to a rise of over 250 percent in goods traded between them.

Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids' sports

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:31am

Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm.

Czech government again approves ban on smoking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:00am

The Czech government has again approved a smoking ban in restaurants.

Jordan heads into elections by fall as parliament dissolved

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:50am

Jordan is heading into parliamentary elections by September, after King Abdullah II dissolved the current legislature.

Turkey hopes it can mend ties with Russia soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:30am

A top Turkish government official expressed hope that Turkey and Russia can mend relations soon, adding that neither country is in a position to "sacrifice" ties.

Former Zurich Insurance CEO Martin Senn kills himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:20am

Switzerland's Zurich Insurance Group says former chief executive Martin Senn, who ran the company for six years until last December, has killed himself. The incident comes three years after the company's then-chief financial officer also killed himself.

Eurozone economic sentiment improves for second month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 4:41am

Economic confidence is up in the 19 European countries that use the euro, a survey showed Monday, thanks in particular to greater optimism among consumers that has led to a pickup in inflation expectations.

Sky high: NYC 'trophy apartment' could list for $250 million

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:00pm

Billionaires' Row.

Gibraltar fears border with Spain could close if UK quits EU

Harold Heckle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:40pm

Gibraltar could find its access to the single European market blocked by a hostile Spanish government if the United Kingdom were to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum next month, the chief minister of the tiny British territory on Spain's southwestern tip said Sunday.

Access Health CT helping 18,000 enrollees find new plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:21pm

Connecticut's health insurance marketplace is helping up to 18,000 people who no longer qualify for Medicaid health coverage to enroll in private insurance plans.