• 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.

  • 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.

  • Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump greenlighted the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a “great day for American jobs” and siding with energy advocates over environmental groups in a heated debate over climate change.

  • AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials said, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.

  • 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.

  • City sues owners of decaying Pontiac Silverdome

    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The city of Pontiac is suing the owners of the decaying Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Detroit for violations of building, safety and zoning codes.

  • Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S., overcoming objections from some business interests and a last-minute delay ordered by the Trump administration.

  • Correction: Radioactive Lab-Indictment story

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story March 17 about a Kansas man accused of tainting a lab with radioactive waste, The Associated Press misstated the name of an organization he founded. Ahmed el-Sherif founded the American Muslim Council of Greater Kansas City. The words “Kansas City” were mistakenly left off in the original story.