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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):

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.

Qatar bank says some leaked customer data may be accurate

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

Qatar's largest bank has acknowledged that some purported customer data disclosed online may be authentic and says it has hired an outside expert to review potential vulnerabilities to its computer systems.

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.

Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:30am

The Brussels Airport is reopening its departure hall for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks on March 22.

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.

The Latest: Berkshire investors reject climate change report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 6:40pm

The Latest on Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting, where tens of thousands of people have listened to CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk business for several hours (all times local):

Kentucky State University employees file discrimination suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 2:30pm

A fired employee and a demoted employee at Kentucky State University have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against President Raymond Burse.

Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 2:24pm

Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.

Competition heats up among Des Moines specialty grocers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 2:10pm

Three new specialty food stores have opened in the Des Moines area since last fall, joining an already competitive grocery market and a string of established grocers in Iowa that sell ethnic, gourmet and health-conscious food.

Virginia Military Institute announces tuition increases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:20pm

Tuition is going up at the nation's oldest state-supported military college.