Sep 4, 2014

Madoff's last surviving son, Andrew, dies

Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff’s last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, years after turning his father in and insisting he had been duped like the rest of the world into believing history’s most notorious Ponzi king was an honest financier. Andrew Madoff, 48, ...

Sep 4, 2014

Tsingtao at lagerheads with foreign brewers

China’s most famous beer and probably its biggest global brand, Tsingtao has survived colonialism, civil war and Communist revolution. Now, it is relying on Japanese investment to help negotiate slowing growth and intensifying foreign competition. Set up by German brewmasters in 1903, Tsingtao Brewery ...

Sep 1, 2014

Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

A significant aftershock from last weekend’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California’s wine country. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.2 tremor struck 5 miles (8 km) south of the city of Napa just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Thomas Brocher, director of USGS’ Earthquake ...

Aug 22, 2014

Venezuela proposes fingerprinting grocery shoppers

Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread. President Nicolas Maduro says a mandatory fingerprinting system is being implemented at grocery stores to combat food shortages by keeping people from buying too much of a single item. He calls it an ...

Aug 19, 2014

Jackie Chan's son detained in Beijing drug bust

Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan’s actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China’s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. Jaycee Chan, 32, was detained last Thursday together with the ...

FedEx indicted on new criminal charges in online pharmacy case

Aug 16, 2014

FedEx indicted on new criminal charges in online pharmacy case

FedEx Corp. faces a new charge of conspiring to launder money in a U.S. criminal case over the company’s drug deliveries for rogue online pharmacies despite warnings from law enforcement. The latest indictment, filed in court on Friday, said FedEx accepted payment from several ...

Islamic State using Mosul Dam to help fund caliphate

Aug 12, 2014

Islamic State using Mosul Dam to help fund caliphate

Islamic State militants who last week captured the Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest, had one demand for workers: Keep it going. Arriving in their Toyota pickup trucks, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and wearing a patchwork of military uniforms, robes and turbans, jubilant militants from ...