Arrested, missing China activists spark criticism of Trump


SHANGHAI (AP) — The arrest and disappearance of three labor activists investigating a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump shoes in China prompted a call for her brand to stop working with the supplier and raised questions about whether the first family's commercial interests would muddy U.S. leadership on human rights.

  • Written by ERIKA KINETZ , Associated Press

Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief's communications.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

A pushback by investors over executive pay at Mylan

Put off by what they see as exorbitant pay for Mylan executives, some big pension funds are attempting to block the re-election of a number of board members, including Chairman and former CEO Robert Coury, who received $100 million last year.


S. Korea's new leader orders probe of US missile launchers


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Calling it a "very shocking" incident, South Korea's new president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn't told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope with North Korea's nuclear threat.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM , Associated Press

Senators criticize Trump's proposed cuts to rural programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators from rural states are criticizing President Donald Trump's proposed budget, saying it would have "significant negative impacts" on rural America.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press