• Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

  • Bettman: Concessions needed for NHL to go to Olympics

    CHICAGO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday.

  • US stocks mostly higher ahead of uncertain health care vote

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Hospital stocks soared in response, while companies that stand to benefit from other Trump proposals faltered.

  • NHL asked for decision on Olympics by end of April

    The NHL may be nearing a deadline to decide whether to allow the world’s best hockey players to participate in the Winter Olympics next year in South Korea.

  • Coal ash: ‘Why in the world would we be importing it?’

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America’s utilities are struggling to dispose of.

  • Lippi leads China over SKorea 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Marcello Lippi earned his biggest win since taking over as coach of China’s national soccer team, leading his squad to a 1-0 victory over South Korea on Thursday in a World Cup qualifier.

  • 5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

    LONDON (AP) — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a “sick and depraved terrorist attack.”

  • US stocks slip further as steep losses for banks continue

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a shaky start, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Wednesday as technology and industrial companies rose. Banks fell with interest rates as the market came off its biggest loss in five months.

  • Philippines seeks China’s clarification on shoal plans

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines says it has asked China to clarify its reported plans to build an environmental monitoring station on a disputed shoal.

  • Seoul believes N Korea’s latest missile test ends in failure

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, three days after the North claimed a major breakthrough in its rocket development program.