Missouri man cleared in 1997 sex case by DNA evidence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals for a conviction of a 1997 sexual assault of a teenage girl has been cleared of the crime after retesting of genetic evidence excluded him as a suspect.


'Like bombs': Bankrupt company's air bags still out there

Takata's lethally defective air bags proved to be the company's undoing Monday. But it could take years to get the dangerous devices off the road in the U.S. and around the world.


  • Written by By TOM KRISHER, DEE-ANN DURBIN and MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

New Trump rules on Cuba travel leaves winners and losers


President Donald Trump’s new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they’re losing business.

  • Written by By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and BETH J. HARPAZ , Associated Press