Stephen Wright, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 1:20am
Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group says will help prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country's carbon emissions if properly implemented.
Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 12:11am
A modest asphalt court that served as a nursery for a unique style of volleyball played by Chinese immigrants across the country now stands in the way of development, touching off a battle over preservation.
Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 10:15pm
Ikea's U.S. division is offering longer parental leave to employees who are new parents, following similar overtures from tech companies like Netflix as it strives to keep good workers in an improving job market.
Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 10:00pm
It's a rare moment of public reckoning for South Korea's most powerful business leaders and possibly the worst day for Samsung's billionaire heir, courtesy of the country's biggest political scandal in years.
Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 10:00pm
The truth of New Delhi's toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her 3-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year. She bought air purifiers for her home. When a thick, gray haze turned the view outside her home into a scene from a bad science fiction film last month, she bought pollution masks.
China has urged Washington to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Barack Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment as a security risk.
Rolling Stone magazine urged a federal judge on Monday to overturn the verdict of a jury, which found that the publication and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator with their botched story about a gang rape on campus.
In a story Dec. 4 about developments in the dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously in several separate items that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that it wouldn't grant an easement for the project. The Army issued the decision to not approve the easement at this time.
Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | Posted Dec 5th - 6:10pm
Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies they're now being chosen to lead.