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US bans second Malaysian palm oil giant over forced labor

The U.S. said it will ban all shipments of palm oil from one of the world’s biggest producers after finding indicators of forced labor and other abuses on plantations that feed into the supply chains ...

Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies

They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children. Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a top coo...

Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies

They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children. Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a top coo...

Minnesota could free man serving life in child's 2002 death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s pardon board on Tuesday will consider freeing a Black man sentenced to life in prison as a teen in a high-profile murder case that has raised questions about the integri...

Malaysian palm oil giant counters sexual harassment claims

One of the world’s largest palm oil companies said allegations of sexual harassment on one of its plantations already had been withdrawn and the case closed when it looked into an Associated Press sto...

Legal panel: Free Minneapolis man jailed for life as teen

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A national panel of legal experts recommended the immediate release of a Black man who was sentenced to life in prison as a teenager nearly two decades ago. The p...

Legal panel: Free Minnesota man jailed for life as a teen

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A national panel of legal experts recommended the immediate release of a Black man sentenced to life in prison as a teenager nearly two decades ago. The panel also...

Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

SUMATRA, Indonesia (AP) — The 16-year-old girl describes how her boss raped her amid the tall trees on an Indonesian palm oil plantation that feeds into some of the world’s best-known cosmetic brands....

Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

SUMATRA, Indonesia (AP) — With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls – and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss raped ...

US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

An official from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday the agency will detain shipments of palm oil and its products from FGV Holdings Berhad in Malaysia after a wide range of labor abuse ...

US senators demand action after AP exposes palm oil abuses

Lawmakers said Friday that the U.S. government needs to ban the import of products made with child or forced labor after an Associated Press investigation found widespread exploitation in the palm oil...

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government...

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — An invisible workforce of millions of laborers from some of the poorest corners of Asia toil in the palm oil industry, many of them enduring various forms of exploitation, ...

Former AP newsperson Ali Kotarumalos dies in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Ali Kotarumalos, a journalist who reported on major news events in Indonesia for The Associated Press for more than three decades, has died. He was 68. He d...

Doctors try pressurized oxygen chambers in COVID fight

As a New York University medical researcher who works once a week in an emergency room, Dr. David Lee had the luxury of time to think like a scientist while also treating coronavirus patients whose lu...