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Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 5:30am

Employees at giant construction firm, the Saudi Binladin Group, have set fire to more than seven company buses to protest a reportedly large round of looming layoffs and not being paid their salaries for months.

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.

Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:50pm

For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect.

Senate candidate paid relative $170K for past campaign work

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:51am

An Indiana Senate candidate who has railed against out-of-control government spending paid his brother-in-law nearly $170,000 to manage the finances of his congressional campaign. The relative worked as a car salesman and actor but had no experience rounding up political donations.

Gibraltar pushes for airport to be under EU aviation laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:50am

Gibraltar's authorities have joined air-travel industry leaders in calling for the small British territory on Spain's southwestern tip to be included in the European Union's laws governing European aviation.

State Rainy Day Fund to restore library, senior center cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:40am

Budget cuts of about $1 million each to Arkansas libraries and for senior citizen centers will be restored with money from the state's Rainy Day Fund, according to legislative leaders.

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:31am

Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.