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China Trash Ban Creates Crisis for US Recyclers

China Trash Ban Creates Crisis for US Recyclers

A Chinese ban on many types of foreign garbage, implemented this year, has created a crisis for the worldwide recycling industry, which is now searching for new markets for its scrap. As Mike
China Trash Ban Creates Crisis for Recyclers

China Trash Ban Creates Crisis for Recyclers

Just less than $6 billion worth of U.S. waste was sent to China last year to be converted into packaging and products, and then shipped back to the United States and other markets. Scrap recyclers had
China’s Trade Surplus With US Widens

China’s Trade Surplus With US Widens

China’s trade surplus with the United States rose to $24.58 billion in May, from $22.15 billion in April, according to Chinese customs data published Friday.China’s export growth in May was 12.6
Analysts: US Military Moves in South China Sea Little Help to Vietnam, Philippines

Analysts: US Military Moves in South China Sea Little Help to Vietnam, Philippines

U.S. B-52 bombers sent over the disputed South China Sea this week will, for lack of a broader foreign policy, fall short of empowering smaller countries to resist China’s maritime sovereignty claims,
Friends, Fans Mourn  Death of Fashion Designer Kate Spade

Friends, Fans Mourn Death of Fashion Designer Kate Spade

Kate Spade, a popular designer and founder of the iconic and accessible brand Kate Spade New York, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on this week. Her death shocked fans and friends who

Suicide Rates Are Up 30 Percent Since 1999, CDC Says

New submitter Austerity Empowers writes: Amidst all the name calling and straw man arguments about the overall health of America, sometimes it helps to look at data from people who sacrificed
Trump Calls for Russia's Reinstatement to G-7

Trump Calls for Russia's Reinstatement to G-7

Russia should be invited back to the summits of leading advanced countries, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for the Group of Seven meeting in Canada.Trump,
Trump Not Inviting NBA Champions to White House

Trump Not Inviting NBA Champions to White House

Whichever team wins the NBA championship, President Donald Trump says he won't be inviting them to the White House.LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Found Dead in France

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Found Dead in France

American TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61. CNN
Barbara Bush Remembered on What Would've Been 93rd Birthday

Barbara Bush Remembered on What Would've Been 93rd Birthday

Former President George H.W. Bush is remembering his wife, Barbara Bush, on what would've been her 93rd birthday.He tweeted on Friday about how she loved helping others. He said knowing there are so
StoryCorps: Me and You

StoryCorps: Me and You

A mother tells her adopted son a long-held secret from her past that led to her decision to adopt a child. The pair talk about how they’ve loved and supported each other and the son’s fear about what
Smartly dressed man walks up to homeless person and kicks him in the head

Smartly dressed man walks up to homeless person and kicks him in the head

The assault took place in broad daylight but no-one did anything to help.
US Asks Pakistan to Facilitate Afghan-Taliban Peace Talks

US Asks Pakistan to Facilitate Afghan-Taliban Peace Talks

The United States has confirmed it is asking Pakistan for help in facilitating the Afghan government's direct peace talks with the Taliban insurgency.After months of strained relations and disruption
Town Paints Rainbow Crosswalk to Promote Inclusion

Town Paints Rainbow Crosswalk to Promote Inclusion

A New Jersey town has a crosswalk painted in permanent rainbow striped colors to show LGBT pride doesn't just happen in June.Maplewood on Thursday unveiled the statement at the intersection of Valley
New Hampshire's Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill Signed

New Hampshire's Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill Signed

Governor Chris Sununu, a Republican, signed bills Friday to protect transgender people from discrimination and ban therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of minors.The
Al-Shabab Hits US-Somali Outpost; One American Killed

Al-Shabab Hits US-Somali Outpost; One American Killed

One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four were wounded when al-Qaida-linked militants attacked an outpost still under construction Friday in southwestern Somalia.The attack, about 50
US Company Says It Didn't Know if Workers Used Fake Papers

US Company Says It Didn't Know if Workers Used Fake Papers

An Ohio gardening company where immigration agents arrested 114 workers this week in one of the largest workplace raids in the U.S. in recent years says it doesn't know if workers used fake documents
Trump: First Lady Had 'Big Operation,' Can't Fly for a Month

Trump: First Lady Had 'Big Operation,' Can't Fly for a Month

President Donald Trump on Friday amped up the mystery surrounding his wife Melania's recent hospitalization for a kidney condition, revealing that she had had a "big operation" that lasted close to
Sheryl Sandberg Uses Facebook's Woes as Lesson for MIT Grads

Sheryl Sandberg Uses Facebook's Woes as Lesson for MIT Grads

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg didn't shy away from her company's ongoing privacy scandal in a Friday commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Instead, she turned it into
Senate Unveils Farm Bill, Leaves Food Stamps Alone

Senate Unveils Farm Bill, Leaves Food Stamps Alone

The Senate Agriculture Committee on Friday released a bipartisan farm bill that makes mostly modest adjustments to existing programs and, unlike the House version of the bill, doesn't pick a fight