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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
Updated at 7:19 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.

Updated at 7:04 AM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) " Rick Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the crisis over lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. Democrats, especially those running for president, have pointed to his...

Updated at 6:55 AM

ROME (AP) " Pope Francis has begun a seven-day trip that will take him first to Havana, Cuba, then to Mexico.

Updated at 6:51 AM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) " South Sudan's president has appointed his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as first vice president in a possible government of national unity, a presidential spokesman said Friday.

Updated at 6:31 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " Lamar Odom made his public return at brother-in-law Kanye West's New York Fashion Week show on Thursday.

Updated at 6:27 AM

MUNICH (AP) " Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the use of ground troops in the Syrian conflict could result in world war.

Updated at 5:49 AM

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) " A surfing competition touted as one of the most hazardous sporting events in the world takes place Friday.

Updated at 5:43 AM

BURNS, Ore. (AP) " The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. But in the end, they surrendered without a shot being fired, leaving behind a vandalized federal property that...

Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 4:50 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural...

Updated at 4:29 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said.

Updated at 4:14 AM

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) " A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are...

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