• US lawyer: US entitled to seize Iran-tainted skyscraper

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says the U.S. government jumped to false conclusions in deciding that a New York skyscraper was secretly run by Iran.

  • Company curbs sale of panels used on burned London high-rise

    LONDON (AP) — American cladding maker Arconic said Monday it is discontinuing global sales of one type of composite paneling for use on high-rise buildings following the deadly fire at a London apartment tower as Britain’s government sought to manage a burgeoning fire safety crisis.

  • UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegations

    CAIRO (AP) — With soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region. But the quiet expansion of its military footprint is drawing a different kind of attention to the Gulf federation as it wades into some of the region’s messiest conflicts.

  • Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait and wait

    BOSTON (AP) — Danielle Ramos’ student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

  • World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year’s World Food Prize announced Monday.

    Updated: 12:25 pm

  • New Mexico land commissioner cites fresh water crisis

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top land manager says parts of eastern New Mexico are in crisis mode as the Ogallala Aquifer is depleted.

  • Detroit strikes $4.3M deal to acquire land for pathway

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit officials say they expect to begin design and construction on a 7.5-mile railroad property this fall to complete a bike and pedestrian pathway around the city.

  • London’s fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

    LONDON (AP) — The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.

  • Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

    Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.

  • China sentences 16 from Australia’s Crown Resorts to prison

    SHANGHAI (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company to nine to 10 months in prison on Monday after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges, the company and an Australian official said.