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Attorney: Accusations against Texans QB based on lies

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on Monday accused the 22 women who have filed lawsuits alleging they were sexually assaulted or harassed by the NFL player duri...

Police ask for help identifying Portland, Oregon, rioters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters who smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set fires during demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, caused significant damage, and authorities urged downtown business...

1 Texans QB accuser drops suit, citing privacy, security

HOUSTON (AP) — One of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment has dropped her case, citing privacy and security concern...

Chilly weather doesn't dampen UK joy at lockdown easing

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to “behave responsibly” as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant patios and beer gardens reopened after months of lockdown. ...

Judge orders one accuser of Texans QB Watson to be ID'd

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered that the name of one of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment must be made p...

Sun, tribal owners add Native American images to jerseys

While many teams have been moving away from using Native American names and symbols, the Connecticut Sun have added them to their jerseys as a way to honor the heritage of the team's tribal owners. ...

Xinjiang cotton boycott leaves Western brands reeling

The latest China-versus-the-West dispute is getting ugly. On Wednesday, Chinese state television started blurring the names of Western brands worn by reality show contestants. The measure was a veiled...

Nike suspends sponsorship of Deshaun Watson amid allegations

Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Deshaun Watson amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the Houston Texans quarterback. “We are deeply concerned by ...

Some Olympic uniforms liable to contain Xinjiang cotton: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese textile company that sources cotton from Xinjiang will be producing clothing for the next two Olympic games, though the company denies the gear will come from th...

China says H&M changed online map after criticism

Chinese regulators on Friday (April 2) said H&M has agreed to change a “problematic map” online following government criticism, adding to pressure on the Swedish retailer amid a confli...

Even with pretax profits, many big companies pay zero US tax

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as President Joe Biden is pushing to raise taxes on companies to help pay for his infrastructure plan, a report from a Washington policy group is highlighting how many of them pay...

Business Highlights

___ March hiring accelerated to 916K, yet many jobs remain lost WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a...

H&M closes 20 stores in China amid Xinjiang cotton controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M was forced to close 20 stores in China following local uproar over its stance on Xinjiang cotton, reports said Wednesday (March 31). ...

H&M slips to loss, pledges to rebuild trust in China after backlash

H&M reported a quarterly loss on Wednesday (March 31) and said that it was dedicated to regaining the trust of shoppers in China following a recent backlash there after comments it made last year ...

Chinese man returning H&M goods seen sporting Nike sneakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the thick of a nationalistic boycott of H&M and Nike products, Chinese netizens are scoffing at a shopper for sending highly mixed signals about his patriotic buyin...