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Study: Bangladesh must do more to protect garment workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:03pm

A new survey says that five years after a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured conditions for the workers toiling in the country's huge apparel industry have improved but much remains to be done.

Aimed at China, Trump's tariffs are hitting closer to home

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:59pm

President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home.

Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

Josh Lederman and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:59pm

It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country's image.

Asian shares advance as US bond yields push dollar higher

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:13pm

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as a surge in U.S. bond yields pushed the value of the dollar higher against other major currencies.

Former Christie allies to argue for bridge case reversals

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:07pm

The traffic scandal that dragged down former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations will write another chapter on Tuesday as two former associates facing prison for their roles seek to convince a federal appeals court their convictions should be overturned.

Top GOP gubernatorial candidates focus on vision in debate

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:05pm

Idaho's top Republican governor candidates gave voters three distinct options to choose from during their second televised debate, which included plenty of jabs at each other's campaign tactics.

Judge faces punishment for sex acts in courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:03pm

Massachusetts' highest court will meet to consider the punishment for a judge who admitted to having a relationship with a courthouse employee that included sexual encounters in his chambers.

Arizona governor pushes for teacher pay deal as strike looms

Bob Christie and Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:13pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushed lawmakers Monday to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week.

Chipmaker SK Hynix reports 64 percent jump in 1Q earnings

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:53pm

SK Hynix Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit has surged 64 percent over a year earlier thanks to robust memory chip prices that offset slowing growth in the mobile sector.

Thousands protest against Nicaragua government, urge calm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:11pm

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans marched Monday in the capital to protest government repression and call for peace after several days of violent demonstrations set off by a social security overhaul.

Feds widen safety probes of Ford, VW and Nissan vehicles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:49pm

The U.S. government's highway safety agency is expanding three investigations for brake and air bag troubles that could affect more than 2.3 million vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen and Nissan.

Judge: Enbridge Line 3 project should follow existing route

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:47pm

Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company's preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday.

Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:43pm

A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.

Owner of Provo Daily Herald buys Ogden Standard-Examiner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:19pm

The owner of the Provo Daily Herald is purchasing the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden.

Judge asked to reject pipeline protester's evidence request

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:09pm

The government is asking a federal judge to reject a request for evidence to be returned to a New York City woman who suffered a serious arm injury in an explosion while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.

Damaged cables, pipelines in Great Lakes waterway inspected

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:40pm

Officials say a remotely operated underwater vehicle is getting a close-up look at electric cables damaged by what Michigan's attorney general has called a tugboat anchor strike in a channel connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

Kansas welfare chief seeks more money for preventing abuse

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:29pm

Kansas' top child welfare official on Monday proposed $24 million in additional spending over three years and said her agency needs to hire dozens of workers who are not licensed social workers to conduct investigations into reports of abuse and neglect.

Appeals court sides with states over fuel economy standards

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:28pm

The federal government can't delay plans to more than double penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards, an appeals court said on Monday in siding with five states.

The Latest: Environmental groups oppose Enbridge ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:21pm

The Latest on Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 replacement (all times local):

Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:15pm

First, Jared Kushner's big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it's the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey.