NRA turmoil creates rift among big donors

Business Nov 11, 2019

NRA turmoil creates rift among big donors

Joe Olson was once such a passionate supporter of the National Rifle Association that he pledged to bequeath millions of dollars from his estate to the gun organization upon his death. But the steady drip of investigations and misspending allegations and a shakeup at the ...

World / Politics Nov 6, 2019

FBI arrests Puerto Rico senator and 7 more in corruption probe

FBI agents in Puerto Rico have arrested Sen. Abel Nazario and seven other people as part of an investigation into corruption. FBI spokeswoman Limary Cruz said that the U.S. Attorney's Office would issue more details soon. She declined further comment. Puerto Rico Senate President Thomas Rivera ...

Iraqi protesters block port; security forces kill one, wound over 90

World Nov 3, 2019

Iraqi protesters block port; security forces kill one, wound over 90

Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday, security and medical sources said, as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass anti-government protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port. Protesters have been congregating in ...

Protests rattle the postwar order in Lebanon and Iraq

World Oct 26, 2019

Protests rattle the postwar order in Lebanon and Iraq

Tens of thousands of people, many of them young and unemployed men, thronged public squares and blocked main streets Friday in the capitals of Iraq and Lebanon in unprecedented, spontaneous anti-government revolts in two countries scarred by long conflicts. Demonstrators in Iraq were beaten back ...

Trump's company may sell controversial Washington hotel

World / Politics Oct 26, 2019

Trump's company may sell controversial Washington hotel

President Donald Trump's company said Friday it is exploring the sale of its landmark Washington hotel after nearly three years of ethics complaints and lawsuits accusing him of trying to profit off the presidency. The Trump Organization says it will consider offers to buy out ...

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong appears in court for corruption retrial

Asia Pacific Oct 25, 2019

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong appears in court for corruption retrial

Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong appeared in court on Friday for his retrial on the corruption allegations that partially fueled the explosive 2016 scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea's then-president to prison. "I feel deeply sorry for worrying many people," Lee ...