Congress bans import of forced labor products

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.

  • Written by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.

  • Written by BY KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing "smelly waste."

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

No charges filed against Tennessee officers who killed man

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The district attorney's office will not file charges against six Tennessee police officers who fatally shot a black man after authorities say he threatened a child and an officer.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

  • Written by JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press