- EU drug agency: Ecstasy is making a comeback among the young Updated: May-31-16 5:23 am
LISBON, Portugal - Ecstasy is becoming popular again in the European Union, with online sales and targeted marketing helping to drive the revival among a new generation of users, the EU drug agency said Tuesday.
- Scandal-hit Volkswagen sees profits fall in 1st quarter Updated: May-31-16 5:16 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - German automaker Volkswagen saw net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year as it grappled with a costly scandal over cars it had equipped to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
- Forthcoming lawsuit seeks to block addiction center Updated: May-31-16 5:08 am
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - A group of residents from Springfield's Mill Street neighborhood are filing suit in an attempt to block the proposed Western Massachusetts Correctional Addiction Center from moving in.
- Wal-Mart seeks overseas success by going native in China Updated: May-31-16 1:48 am
SHENZHEN, China - Zhong Guoyan sifted through piles of fish at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, one of China's largest cities. She studied the fins, to make sure they were bright red and firm. She peered at the eyeballs - were they bulging?
- New Zealand plans to remove logos from cigarette packs Updated: May-31-16 12:17 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand on Tuesday announced it will push ahead with plans to force tobacco companies to remove their logos from cigarette packs and enhance graphic health warnings.
- Company opening kidney dialysis clinic in Aberdeen Updated: May-30-16 7:31 pm
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - A company with kidney dialysis clinics in Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Rosebud is opening a facility in Aberdeen.
- Brazil's transparency chief quits over corruption probe tape Updated: May-30-16 7:23 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Leaked recordings of heavyweight politicians discussing Brazil's sprawling kickback scandal caused more headaches for acting President Michel Temer on Monday, with a new tape forcing his anti-corruption minister to quit.
- Conservationists aiming to protect river sue to stop homes Updated: May-30-16 6:16 pm
PHOENIX - Conservation groups are suing to block the development of a massive master-planned community in southern Arizona in the hopes of protecting the last major free-flowing river in the Southwest.
- Burkina Faso provisionally frees ex-ruling party head Updated: May-30-16 3:32 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - A military tribunal in Burkina Faso says it has provisionally released the chairman of the country's former ruling party pending further investigations into a short-lived September coup.
- Indiana county's newly merged E-911 center not fully staffed Updated: May-30-16 3:16 pm
CROWN POINT, Indiana - A northwestern Indiana county facing a state mandate to consolidate its emergency dispatch operations is still struggling to gets its call center fully staffed more than a year into that merger.
- State to consider privatizing youth detention centers Updated: May-30-16 2:45 pm
KENAI, Alaska - The state is seeking contractors to look into the feasibility of privatizing four of its juvenile detention facilities.
- Romania charges 77 doctors in bribery case Updated: May-30-16 12:29 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian prosecutors say they have charged dozens of doctors with taking bribes after a pharmaceutical company paid for vacations for them in India in exchange for promoting anti-cancer medicine to patients.
- Texas trying revamped sex offender treatment program Updated: May-30-16 10:10 am
LITTLEFIELD, Texas - 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.
- Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids' sports Updated: May-30-16 9:27 am
WASHINGTON - 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.
- Former Zurich Insurance CEO Martin Senn kills himself Updated: May-30-16 7:12 am
GENEVA - 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.
- Tampa company could be a model for real estate investors Updated: May-30-16 3:02 am
TAMPA, Florida - Two years ago, a new Tampa company called RE-710 declared bankruptcy to halt foreclosure of nearly 50 homes it was renting out for thousands of dollars.
- The Latest: Day of firsts for Hamilton, Rossi and Truex Updated: May-29-16 10:41 pm
The latest on motorsport's busiest day, with Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix followed by the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 (all times local):
- Father about baby dead in hot car: 'She was my everything' Updated: May-29-16 8:16 pm
GRENADA, Mississippi - A man charged with killing his 8-month-old daughter by leaving her in a hot car says the baby "was my everything."
- Navajo Mine owner to research possible methane leaks Updated: May-29-16 4:37 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - Researchers will look at whether methane is escaping from Navajo Mine.
- Pocatello company proposes Potlatch wood pellet mill Updated: May-29-16 12:59 pm
POTLATCH, Idaho - A Pocatello-based company wants to operate a wood pellet plant in northern Idaho that has been closed since 1981.
- Wahpeton marketing campaign gets update Updated: May-29-16 12:57 pm
WAHPETON, North Dakota - A marketing campaign for Wahpeton has gotten an update.
- Device, drug firms spent $3.8M in Treasure Valley in 2014 Updated: May-29-16 12:32 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Robert Wechsler calls himself "the Rain Man of epilepsy for Idaho." A neurologist who specializes in seizure disorders, Wechlser also says that because of his work with the pharmaceutical industry, he is something of a "hired gun ... who comes in and talks about a drug."
- Plan for state Route 167 span to be footbridge falls through Updated: May-29-16 11:01 am
PUYALLUP, Washington - Coming soon to a website near you: 91-year-old bridge for sale. As is. You haul.
- In Covington, saving the past 1 film strip at a time Updated: May-29-16 10:58 am
COVINGTON, Kentucky - The basement of the 150-year-old Ice House in Covington is about the closest you can get to time travel.
- Kuwait food firm Americana says deal off to sell big stake Updated: May-29-16 8:34 am
KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait Food Company says a planned deal involving the sale of a majority stake in the company has been called off after the parties involved failed to reach an agreement.