- Congress bans import of forced labor products Updated: Feb-12-16 3:19 am
A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.
- The Latest: FBI chief says encryption blocks investigations Updated: Feb-09-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):
- Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel Updated: Feb-08-16 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing.
- Coast Guard rescue stations in SC, Oregon open till 2018 Updated: Feb-04-16 11:00 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - U.S. Coast Guard helicopter search-and-rescue stations on the Oregon and South Carolina coasts will remain open at least until 2018.