Stories by Sue Pleming

  • Report says Nike workers face abuse in Indonesia

    Workers at factories contracted by Nike in Indonesia often suffer verbal and sexual abuse and complain of forced overtime and poor health care, says a report released on Thursday that was funded by the world's leading athletic shoe and clothing maker.

  • Web sites act as host for extremist plots

    Extremist groups, including Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden's network, are using popular web sites to post encrypted messages to their agents plotting guerrilla activities, security sources said on Tuesday.

  • Bush nominee Chavez withdraws from cabinet

    Linda Chavez, whose nomination as President-elect George W. Bush's labor secretary was dogged by reports that an illegal alien had lived and worked in her home, withdrew her bid on Tuesday, complaining that "search and destroy" tactics had driven her out.