Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas

NEW YORK (AP) — Danica Lause manufactured knitted hats in China for four years and struggled the whole time. "I was unable to achieve the level of quality control our brand requires ...

9 deer at famed park in Japan die after eating plastic bags

TOKYO (AP) — Nine deer at a famed park in western Japan have died recently after swallowing plastic bags. Nara Park has more than 1,000 deer and tourists can feed them special sugar-...

New Zealand to slap hefty fines on businesses providing single-use plastic bags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Zealand's ban on single-use plastic shopping bags officially came into effect on Monday (July 1), and the government will impose hefty fines on businesses that con...

Budget brinksmanship leaves last-minute bills in doubt

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Legislature inserted some pet policy objectives into hundreds of pages of just-unveiled budget legislation with the annual fiscal-year d...

‘Joints will be separated’: Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, retold

GENEVA (AP) — The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince's of...

Missouri woman to spend life in prison after plea agreement

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman will spend the rest of her life in prison after admitting that prosecutors had evidence to convict her of killing a mentally disabled man in what authorities believe ...

Four-year-old girl found living in deplorable housing conditions in Taiwan's Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A four-year-old girl was found living in deplorable housing conditions with four generations of her family in Miaoli City (苗栗市) after her kindergarten teacher discovered c...

Maine bans single-use plastic grocery bags by Earth Day 2020

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is banning single-use plastic bags in grocery check-out lines by April 22, 2020. House Democrats said Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill Monday w...

Canada to ban single-use plastics

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. Trudeau says a science-based review will determine which products to ban. ...

Official: Canada to announce ban on single-use plastics

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government plans to announce it is moving to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. A senior government official said late Sunday that Prime Minister J...

Police: 3 students had thousands of fentanyl pills on campus

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in a small city on the U.S.-Mexico border say three students were arrested Wednesday for possessing fentanyl pills on campus, including one who had over 3,000 pills with her. ...

30 dead deer found at Utah landfill starved, died of disease

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials have determined that more than 30 deer found near a landfill in northeastern Utah died from starvation, diseases and other causes. The Division o...

AP WAS THERE: 1979 Chicago American Airlines crash kills 273

CHICAGO (AP) — Decades after American Airlines Flight 191 crashed moments after taking off from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, it remains the deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history. ...

Enough plastic already! HK celebs say no to pollution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Celebrities in Hong Kong were showered with plastic waste for a video intended to discourage people from using disposable plastic products. The “Enough Plastic&rd...

Mexico City passes ban on plastic bags, utensils

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City lawmakers have passed a ban on plastic bags, utensils and other disposable plastic items to take effect at the end of 2020. The city of more than 9 mil...