• ABC: Settlement reached in ‘pink slime’ defamation lawsuit

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — ABC says it has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a more than $1 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company’s lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed “pink slime.”

  • Making Ivanka Trump shoes: Long hours, low pay and abuse

    GANZHOU, China (AP) — A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe.

    Updated: 3:50 am

  • Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up New Jersey’s bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks, a case that could lead other states to seek a share of the lucrative market.

  • Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The little restaurant isn’t much to look at. It’s across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise apartment buildings sprawl in every direction. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window. A dirty mop stands in the corner. The walls are painted a vomitous green.

  • After Greek and Icelandic, is French the next trendy yogurt?

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s Greek yogurt, Icelandic yogurt and Australian yogurt. Now, the U.S. maker of Yoplait is hoping to revive its declining sales by marketing yet another culture in the yogurt section.

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

    Takata’s lethally defective air bags proved to be the company’s undoing Monday. But it could take years to get the dangerous devices off the road in the U.S. and around the world.

  • 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.

  • Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

    Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.

  • Honda denies covering up dangers of Takata air bags

    DETROIT (AP) — Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered them up.

  • Indiana crackdown on opioids sparks more pharmacy robberies

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As the nation’s opioid epidemic intensified, Indiana cracked down on over-prescribing doctors and “pill mills” catering to people with addictions. The state also took aim at doctor-shopping — the practice of visiting multiple physicians to score more painkillers.