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Top Puerto Rico officials resign in group chat scandal that ensnares governor

Two of Puerto Rico's top government officials resigned on Saturday following the publication of a bombshell group chat in which Governor Ricardo Rossello and his closest allies exchanged controversial messages that have led to widespread ca...

Top Puerto Rico officials resign in group chat scandal that ensnares governor

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Top Puerto Rican officials resign amid group chat scandal Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Saturday that his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat....
07:30, 2019-07-14

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló rejects calls to resign over profanity-laced chat Puerto Rico’s embattled governor on Monday continued to reject calls for his resignation over a lengthy profane, vulgar and homophobic chat he participated in with close advisors on an encrypted app -- and that was later leaked to investigative reporters....
18:45, 2019-07-15

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello faces calls to resign over leaked chat Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello is under pressure to resign after leaked online private group chats between he and close associates were revealed over the weekend....
04:15, 2019-07-16

More Puerto Rico protests planned as governor resists calls to resign Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns were stolen in a raid on police firearms center....
01:45, 2019-07-19

Democratic presidential hopefuls call for Puerto Rico’s governor to resign Former housing secretary Julián Castro became the first candidate to say Gov. Ricardo Rosselló should resign, a position later joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren....
21:45, 2019-07-20

Puerto Rico governor fights calls to resign amid violent protests A peaceful demonstration that drew thousands to the streets of San Juan on Monday turned hostile in the evening when protesters and police clashed, injuring 21 law enforcement agents, officials said....
01:45, 2019-07-17

U.S. lawmakers demand Puerto Rico governor resign as protests roil island Several U.S. Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers on Friday demanded Puerto Rico's governor step down over offensive chat messages, as thousands on the Caribbean island staged a seventh day of protests to seek his resignation....
10:45, 2019-07-20

MLB players call on Puerto Rico governor to resign over leaked text messages Several Major League Baseball players on Wednesday called for the governor of Puerto Rico to resign after hundreds of leaked documents between the governor and other officials featured homophobic and sexist language....
17:45, 2019-07-18

Yadier Molina, Alex Cora, And Others In Baseball Call For Puerto Rico Governor To Resign Over Leaked Chats Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, and a few other baseball players today have called for Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign after his exposed texts revealed him making sexist and nasty remarks about other government officials and public figures....
01:30, 2019-07-18

Protests in Puerto Rico show no sign of stopping as thousands take to the streets demanding governor resign over leaked text messages AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo Thousands of protesters have jammed streets in San Juan since Saturday, calling on Governor Ricardo Rossello to step down after the leak of a raft of controversial and vulgar text messages between him and his closest allies. The massive and at times violent prote...
09:15, 2019-07-19

Puerto Rico's governor goes AWOL as protesters gather outside his residence, US officials call to step down Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló official resident remains under siege as hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered this week outside the La Fortaleza that serves as the governor’s official residence....
16:45, 2019-07-20

’Chatgate’ scandal threatens to doom Puerto Rico's governor: 'I think Ricardo Rosselló has lost legitimacy' Thousands of protesters marched in the capital for a third day Monday to call for Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation.        ...
14:30, 2019-07-16

'Ricky, resign!' Puerto Rico's famous musicians lend voice to surging protesters Young artistssuch as Bad Bunny and iLe have emerged as figureheads in the largest protests in the island’s historyOn Wednesday afternoon, as 100,000 Puerto Ricans lined the grounds of the capitol, crowds surged in anticipation, snapping thin reels of yellow string designed to separate them from a ma...
10:15, 2019-07-21

Fed up Puerto Ricans protest, demanding governor resign A feeling of outrage is rippling across Puerto Rico as people say they’re fed up with neglect from Washington and the U.S. territory’s own government...
19:30, 2019-07-17

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign Thousands of people in Puerto Rico have marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan, carrying the U.S. territory’s flag and chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign...
05:01, 2019-07-18

Puerto Rico: Protesters demand governor's resignation The leak of sexist and homophobic texts sent by Governor Ricardo Rossello sparked outrage on the island. His government has also been accused of corruption and mishandling of the aftermath of hurricane Maria....
15:00, 2019-07-18

Puerto Rico police clash with protesters over Gov. Ricardo Rossello scandal Puerto Rican police clashed with demonstrators late Monday over Gov. Ricardo Rossello's refusal to give up power, in the wake of a leaked chat log that's tainted his administration....
18:15, 2019-07-16

Puerto Rico governor faces calls for impeachment over chats Puerto Rico's embattled governor came under growing pressure to resign or be impeached on Friday after the leak of hundreds of vulgar and offensive chat messages, as the Caribbean island's trade unions staged another protest march in San Juan....
01:00, 2019-07-20

Trump rips governor of Puerto Rico, San Juan mayor President Trump on Thursday ripped the embattled governor of Puerto Rico, joining a growing chorus of critics that includes entertainer Ricky Martin and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora. The commander-in-chief also took a shot at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, whom he has feuded with since Hurric...
22:01, 2019-07-18

Puerto Rico police clash with protesters against governor's homophobic texts Teargas and rubber bullets used to disperse huge demonstration following leak of Ricardo Rosselló sexist slursThousands of protesters in Puerto Rico have clashed with riot police, as volleys of teargas and rubber bullets were used to disperse a mostly peaceful protest that descended into chaos just ...
11:45, 2019-07-18

Thousands marched on Puerto Rico governor’s residence demanding he quit The march on Governor Ricardo Rossello's official San Juan residence was the latest in a week of sometimes violent protests over the messages attacking political adversaries, some of which were misogynistic and homophobic....
07:45, 2019-07-20

Puerto Rico: top US politicians join chorus calling for governor's resignation Ricardo Rosselló under pressure over abusive chat messagesNew big protest planned outside mansion on Friday nightSupport for Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, continued to plunge on Friday, as influential members of Congress followed senior figures in his New Progressive party in calling for...
05:45, 2019-07-20

Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight....
21:15, 2019-07-16

Police Fire Tear Gas to Quell Protests Over Puerto Rico’s Governor A day of protests turned raucous in Puerto Rico and the police fired tear gas to hold back a crowd demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló....
05:30, 2019-07-16

Puerto Rico: thousands protest governor's sexist and homophobic texts Ricardo Rosselló resisting calls to resign over leaked messagesRicky Martin and other performers join crowds on streets of San JuanAccompanied by some of Puerto Rico’s most famous performers, thousands of people marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for the em...
08:15, 2019-07-18

Puerto Rico protesters stand up to vulgar texts, alleged corruption, and years of scandal Puerto Rico is bracing for a massive protest Monday calling for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. Vulgar and misogynistic text messages from him spurred thousands of Puerto Ricans to demonstrate in the capital San Juan on Friday and Saturday, the Associated Press reported. There were smaller gath...
01:15, 2019-07-21

Royal Caribbean cancels Puerto Rico stop over protests sparked by political scandal "You may have been looking out your window or surveying your surroundings on the pool deck and noticed we were almost in San Juan" and turned around, the cruise line wrote passengers....
21:30, 2019-07-17

UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight....
03:00, 2019-07-17

Puerto Rico: protesters urge governor to quit after leak of homophobic messages Thousands march against Ricardo Rosselló after chats revealed sexist language and anti-gay remarks about singer Ricky MartinThousands of protesters have marched in Puerto Rico’s capital city for a third day to call for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló after sexist private chat messages w...
19:45, 2019-07-16

Puerto Rico governor apologizes for calling Melissa Mark-Viverito a ‘whore’ Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló — whose administration has been roiled by a corruption probe – has apologized for calling former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito a “whore” and telling a federal board overseeing the island’s finances to “go f— yourself.” Rosselló made the comm...
16:15, 2019-07-12

Puerto Rico: thousands flood streets in push to oust governor – in pictures Photographer Angel Valentin accompanied our reporter Oliver Laughland to capture the growing protests in Puerto Rico against Governor Ricky Rosselló. The street demonstrations have been sparked by leaked text messages showing the US territory’s top official using misogynistic and homophobic slurs wi...
20:45, 2019-07-18

Lawmakers call for Puerto Rico's governor to step down amid widespread protests on island Congressional lawmakers are siding with Puerto Ricans calling for the Carribean island's besieged Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign amid days of demonstrations and confrontations between protestors and police. ...
06:15, 2019-07-20

Former Puerto Rico government officials arrested in corruption probe Two former high-ranking Puerto Rico government officials were among six people arrested and charged with conspiracy and other crimes in connection with millions of dollars in federal education and Medicaid funds, U.S. law enforcement officials said on Wednesday....
03:15, 2019-07-11

PR Protests: Why Daddy Yankee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ricky Martin Are Protesting the Puerto Rico Governor Demonstrators are calling for Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló's resignation after publication of sexist, homophobic, and macabre text messages....
08:15, 2019-07-20

'Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda joins protests against Puerto Rico's governor 200 people rallied in Manhattan to demand resignation of Puerto Rico's governor. Leading them? "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.        ...
00:15, 2019-07-19

Puerto Rico's Government Is Corrupt as Hell, and It's Hurting Regular Puerto Ricans Today, the FBI arrested two former senior officials who served with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, along with four other suspects in a corruption scandal, according to the Washington Post. The scandal has led to calls for Rosselló’s resignation....
06:30, 2019-07-11

Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Plan Is Almost Done, and It Could Start a Fight The island territory is preparing to present its complete restructuring plan for its $124 billion debt. Court challenges are almost certain, but if the plan survives it could be a road map for troubled states....
00:00, 2019-07-15

Gallup: 2 in 3 Americans support statehood for Puerto Rico While most Americans have consistently opposed making Washington, D.C., an official state, a new survey Thursday showed a good majority do favor giving Puerto Rico statehood....
19:15, 2019-07-18

Embattled Puerto Rico gov apologizes for profane tirade Puerto Rico’s governor has apologized for profanity-laced comments he made in a private chat to describe a former New York City government official and a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances...
21:15, 2019-07-12

Puerto Rico Is on the Brink of Full-Blown Revolt The last decade in Puerto Rico has been a constant stream of disaster and oppression, from the U.S. government’s unelected fiscal control board and the austerity it imposed on the territory to Hurricane Maria and that same government’s utter failure in recovery efforts in its aftermath....
16:45, 2019-07-18

43 states, Puerto Rico sue drugmakers in generic price fixing Attorneys general in 43 states and Puerto Rico have filed a joint lawsuit accusing drugmakers of fixing prices for generic drugs used to treat arthritis, diabetes and other ailments....
16:15, 2019-05-21

Rivian will repurpose used EV batteries for solar power in Puerto Rico Rivian is known for pushing the boundaries of battery tech. Not only is the startup working on the first all-electric pickup for the US market, it's also planning "Rivian-to-Rivian" charging, which will allow its vehicles to charge each other, and it......
21:30, 2019-06-14

Mammoth Energy Stands By Its Work in Puerto Rico Following Investigation Mammoth Energy said it is standing by the work that one of its subsidiaries did in Puerto Rico after hurricane damage. U.S. government authorities are looking into the company’s dominance in bringing power back to the island....
14:45, 2019-06-07

Six men charged in connection with 2011 murder of New Jersey man in Puerto Rico Investigators say the defendants allegedly killed Maurice Spagnoletti because he canceled an inflated contract to provide janitorial services to Doral Bank....
23:30, 2019-05-31

1-year-old dies in fall from cruise ship in Puerto Rico Authorities say a 1-year-old girl apparently slipped from her grandfather’s hands and fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico...
22:00, 2019-07-08

Ex-Met Angel Pagan rescued after boat capsizes in Puerto Rico Former Mets outfielder Angel Pagan survived a scare when a boat he was on off the coast of Puerto Rico was flipped over by a 15-foot wave. Pagan, former Mets minor leaguer Orlando Roman and a 16-year-old minor were on board when the vessel capsized on Cibuco Beach on Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, accordin...
03:15, 2019-05-30

Puerto Ricans protest to demand Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign Thosands of people marched to the governor's residence in San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 17, 2019 chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign.        ...
15:45, 2019-07-18

U.S. top court takes on Puerto Rico financial oversight board dispute The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether members of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board were lawfully appointed in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's restructuring of about $120 billion of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's debt....
03:00, 2019-06-21

Puerto Rico oversight board reaches deal over retiree pensions Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board said on Wednesday it reached a deal to restructure more than $50 billion in unfunded pension liabilities that includes cuts for some of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's retired government workers....
03:30, 2019-06-13

Lightning strikes Southwest flight traveling from Baltimore to Puerto Rico Federal aviation officials say a Southwest Airlines passenger flight from Baltimore was struck by lightning during journey to San Juan, Puerto Rico.        ...
15:15, 2019-07-09

Pilot arrests 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico A Delta Air Lines pilot arrested a passenger on board a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after the man shouted "I am God" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police said on Wednesday....
18:45, 2019-07-03

Puerto Rico board asks court for more time on members' appointments Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to extend a July 15 deadline for its members to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, citing concerns that missing it could harm an ongoing restructuring of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's debt....
00:30, 2019-06-19

Retirees defy Puerto Rico govt, get pension deal with board A group of retired public employees has defied Puerto Rico's government and reached a deal with a control board overseeing the island's finances as it works to restructure more than $50 billion in pension liabilities....
18:15, 2019-06-12

Lawsuit targets alleged Puerto Rico power company corruption SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances has filed a lawsuit to recover what it calls massive fraudulent payments made by the island’s power company to fuel suppliers for more than a decade. The lawsuit was filed Sunday against fuel companies...
22:30, 2019-06-30

Former MLB outfielder Angel Pagan rescued after boat capsizes in Puerto Rico Ex-Giants, Mets, Cubs speedster Angel Pagan was one of three men aboard boat hit by 15-foot wave off coast of Puerto Rico.        ...
01:15, 2019-05-30

Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama design PANAMA CITY (AP) — Nike won’t release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama noted one of its traditional designs was used. A Nike statement Tuesday says that “we apologize for the inaccurate representation of the design orig...
02:45, 2019-05-22

Puerto Rico faces tougher scrutiny over federal Medicaid funding U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for heightened scrutiny of Puerto Rico's Medicaid program as the bankrupt territory seeks increased federal healthcare funding while it deals with repercussions from a government corruption scandal....
00:30, 2019-07-18

U.S. lawmakers advance bill to boost Puerto Rico Medicaid funding A bill that would give Puerto Rico a substantial boost in federal Medicaid funding advanced out of a U.S. House subcommittee on Thursday after lawmakers agreed to work on stricter safeguards for the money in the wake of a government corruption scandal in the island territory....
01:45, 2019-07-12

Puerto Rico promises tax breaks in attempt to lure ‘family offices’ Watch out, Connecticut. Heads up, New Jersey. And New York had better pay attention, too. Puerto Rico is coming after one of your lucrative industries — the ultra-high net-worth financial advisory business, also known as “family offices.” In late February, I’m told, Puerto Rico invited representativ...
15:45, 2019-05-23

Trump signs $19 billion disaster relief bill and says Puerto Rico 'should love' him The delayed legislation will send funds to the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico and to states damaged by hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and earthquakes....
20:45, 2019-06-06

Puerto Rico oversight board enters agreement to address debt claims Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board said on Sunday it has entered into an agreement with bondholders to provide "a framework for a plan of adjustment" to address $35 billion of claims against the U.S. territory....
03:15, 2019-06-17

Protesters clash with police in rally against Puerto Rico leader Ricardo Rossello Growing demonstrations in Puerto Rico turned violent late Wednesday as thousands in the street demanded the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello stemming from disparaging messages that were leaked to the public....
16:15, 2019-07-18

$3.7 million in cash discovered in abandoned boat in Puerto Rico, Border Patrol says Authorities followed a boat to the island’s coast and found five duffel bags containing $3.7 million in cash.        ...
14:15, 2019-07-09

Toddler takes fatal plunge from cruise ship in Puerto Rico: reports A one-and-a-half year-old girl died Sunday after falling from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico, local reports said. The toddler was being held by her grandfather when she slipped out of his arms and plunged from the 11th floor of the “Freedom of the Seas,” to the concr...
13:45, 2019-07-08

Royal Caribbean cancels Puerto Rico cruise stop amid protests A Royal Caribbean cruise ship opted to skip a Puerto Rico call as San Juan protests against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló continue.       ...
04:00, 2019-07-17

Thousands of Puerto Ricans march in in San Juan, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign Many older protesters went home before nightfall as chanting young people filled Old San Juan’s Totem Plaza and the first few blocks leading up to the 16th century fortress where the governor resides.        ...
13:00, 2019-07-18

Thousands of Puerto Ricans march in San Juan, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign Many older protesters went home before nightfall as chanting young people filled Old San Juan’s Totem Plaza and the first few blocks leading up to the 16th century fortress where the governor resides.        ...
15:45, 2019-07-18

Statehood push for DC, Puerto Rico part of Dems' 'full-bore socialism,' McConnell says House Democrats' attempts to grant statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico amount to “full-bore socialism” -- which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he cannot abide....
15:30, 2019-06-19

Puerto Rico's oversight board strikes $35 billion restructuring deal with commonwealth's bondholders The agreement, which is on the framework for the plan of adjustment, provide for more than a 60% average haircut for all $35 billion, a 36% haircut on pre-2012 general obligation or "GO" bonds, and a 27% haircut on public authority bonds that carry a constitutional guarantee on payment....
10:30, 2019-06-17

A toddler died after falling from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico An American toddler fell to her death on Sunday from the deck of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a spokesman for the local Port Authority said....
08:30, 2019-07-09

US briefing: Trump crowd chants 'send her back', Puerto Rico and Kevin Spacey Thursday’s top story: Trump crowd turns ugly as more than 100 Democrats vote against attempt to impeach. Plus, why the lesson of Notre Dame is not to rely on billionairesGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
12:30, 2019-07-18

Child dies after fall from Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico By Elisha Fieldstadt A little girl died after falling off a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, authorities said. The 1-and-a -half-year-old plunged from the 11th floor of a Royal Caribbean “Freedom of the Seas” ship Sunday while it was docked in San Juan, Telemundo PR reported. The network repo...
18:30, 2019-07-08

Protesters Highlight Gay Rights, Puerto Rico, Immigration as Trump Relaunches Campaign in Florida (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Opponents of President Donald Trump’s reelection announcement Tuesday in Florida are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform in what organizers say will be a public rebuttal to the president’s policies. Orga...
02:15, 2019-06-19

Executive director of Puerto Rico's Oversight Board defends proposed restructuring deal The executive director of Puerto Rico's Oversight Board is standing by the restructuring agreement with a portion of bondholders to address $35 billion of Puerto Rico's debt....
19:45, 2019-06-17

Royal Caribbean cruise ship cancels Puerto Rico stop amid violent protests A Royal Caribbean International cruise ship reportedly skipped a scheduled stop in Puerto Rico Tuesday amid violent protests against the governor in the commonwealth’s capital. “In light of current unrest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we have canceled today’s call to San Juan,” Owen To...
04:45, 2019-07-17

Bolsonaro tight-lipped as minister faces calls to resign over Lula scandal Sérgio Moro had ‘totally inappropriate’ links with prosecutorsMoro jailed Bolsonaro’s top rival, Lula, before Brazil electionBrazil’s justice minister is facing growing calls to resign after a series of politically explosive leaks that some observers believe could have a profound effect on Brazilian...
01:00, 2019-06-12

Secret Border Patrol chat is not first time a group has violated Facebook policies The company’s strategy of pushing interactions within closed-member groups is increasingly clashing with its capacity to monitor those that break rules against hate speech and harassment, critics say....
22:30, 2019-07-05

Tillis defends Acosta from calls to resign amid Epstein scandal: 'Has been a great secretary' Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said the effort to remove Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta from office is a political ploy and claimed he'd vote to confirm him again, even after learning all the current facts about the Jeffrey Epstein case. ...
23:00, 2019-07-11

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Says the Game of Thrones Hate Upset the Cast's Group Chat Ready to feel bad, internet? You made the Game of Thrones cast sad. The end of the HBO drama was somewhat controversial in terms of whether it was good or not. It currently sits at a 58%......
07:45, 2019-07-16

Pelosi, Schumer Call on Secretary Acosta to Resign for His ‘Unconscionable’ Role in Jeffrey Epstein Scandal The two leading Democrats in Congress are calling on President Trump’s Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, to resign over his role in billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking scandal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted her call for Acosta’s resignation Monday evening, and Senat...
19:15, 2019-07-09

Thousands of Puerto Ricans gather to demand governor's resignation Thousands of Puerto Ricans gathered Wednesday in the commonwealth capital of San Juan to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, the second mass demonstration against the embattled leader this week....
08:15, 2019-07-18

Flight crew restrains 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico Delta Air Lines flight attendants restrained a passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after he shouted "I am God!" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday....
06:00, 2019-07-04

UPDATE 2-Flight crew restrains 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico Delta Air Lines flight attendants restrained a passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after he shouted "I am God!" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday....
00:15, 2019-07-04

Riding horses and banging drums, Puerto Ricans demand that governor quit Thousands of Puerto Ricans, led by protesters on horseback and with some banging drums and singing, marched on the governor's residence on Friday demanding that he resign over hundreds of vulgar and offensive leaked chat messages....
03:15, 2019-07-20

Daddy Yankee joins chorus of Puerto Rican celebrities calling for governor's resignation Univision's Premios Juventud award show Thursday turned into a platform for celebrities to call for the resignation of the embattled governor of Puerto Rico....
22:45, 2019-07-19

Shooting poses Virginia governor’s first test since scandal VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is facing his first major test of leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him out of office four months ago. The Democratic governor appears determined to project that he’s up to the task and has been active in helping respond t...
11:15, 2019-06-03

Puerto Rican officials indicted in sweeping corruption probe Two former members of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration were indicted Wednesday on bid-rigging and corruption charges — prompting the chair of the House committee overseeing the territory to call for the governor’s ouster, according to a report. The arrests come just a month a...
10:30, 2019-07-11

Justin Fairfax 'seriously' considering a run for governor, says sexual abuse scandal raised his profile Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax is "seriously" mulling a run for the commonwealth's highest office and suggested that the multiple sexual misconduct allegations have helped raise his profile....
20:30, 2019-06-21

Top Border Officials Condemn ‘Highly Inappropriate’ Secret Facebook Group Lawmakers, some of whom were the targets of offensive posts and threats within the group, amplified their criticism of the Customs and Border Protection agency....
21:15, 2019-07-02

Officials Knew About Border Agents' Secret Facebook Group for Years Earlier this week, an investigation by ProPublica revealed a secret Facebook group where Border Patrol agents mocked migrant deaths, posted sexist memes about legislators, and made racist comments. Since then, Department of Homeland Security acting secretary Kevin McAleenan has said he would investi...
03:30, 2019-07-04

Surprise move by Rocky View County officials sees Stop the Stench group’s battle end, for now A relentless fight over a stench in the air, one that some Rocky View County residents have been pursuing for close to six months, came to an end on Tuesday morning....
03:30, 2019-06-12

2022 World Cup investigation ensnares ex-UEFA boss Michel Platini; police probe ties to Nicolas Sarkozy Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said Tuesday....
18:00, 2019-06-18

Group That Includes TPG Is on Shortlist of Bidders for Group of Asian Hospitals A consortium that includes American private-equity firm TPG Capital is one of three shortlisted bidders for a $2 billion collection of Asian hospitals owned by Columbia Pacific Management....
06:15, 2019-07-05

We're The Staff of Jalopnik, Let's Chat We made it past Memorial Day, and that means one thing: from now until Labor Day (maybe a bit after that, honestly) summer Fridays are in full effect. That means you aren’t really doing any work on afternoons like these. I know we sure as hell aren’t! Instead of pretending to work, let’s chat....
04:45, 2019-06-01

How to Use Valve's New Steam Chat App Steam has mainly been a gaming marketplace for PC games over the years, but Valve appears to be doubling down on the platform’s social aspects with its newly launched Steam Chat messaging app for Android and iOS....
21:45, 2019-05-22

Now there's a dedicated Steam Chat app for Android and iOS Last year Valve released Steam Chat for the desktop, and now its messaging service is fully mobile with a dedicated app for Android and iOS. Naturally, it cribs the desktop version's features, including: Friends List - See who's in game or online a......
11:15, 2019-05-22

Go chat yourself with Facebook’s new Portal companion app Ignoring calls that it’s creepy, Facebook is forging onward with its Portal smart display. Today Facebook quietly launched iOS and Android Portal apps that let owners show off photos on the screen without sharing them to the social network, and video call their home while they’re out. ...
11:45, 2019-05-29

Instagram intros new chat sticker in Stories, here is how to use it Instagram has just announced a new function that will be available in Stories starting today – the sticker chat. The new feature will allow friends and followers to start conversations from within Stories by tapping on a new icon above a story.With the new sticker option, Instagram users can request...
23:30, 2019-07-02

Valve launches Steam Chat app for Android and iOS After bringing Steam Link app to gamers and the option play all games from their Steam library on mobile phones, Valve releases another app that's meant to modernized Steam chat experience. The new Steam Chat mobile app is now available for free on both Android and iOS platforms via Google Play Stor...
05:45, 2019-05-23

The Latest: Mnuchin to hold 1-on-1 chat with PBOC Gov. Yi FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the meeting of financial leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (all times local): 1:50 p.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he plans to speak one-on-one with China’s central bank governor about trade. Mnuchin said Saturday that he would hold...
07:30, 2019-06-08

Dad's animated chat with babbling son goes viral Video of Clarksville comedian DJ Pryor conversing on the couch with his baby boy quickly drew well over a million shares on Facebook after two days.        ...
06:45, 2019-06-07

Google brings Dialogflow bot support to Hangouts Chat Google today said its Dialogflow bots engine can now make automated bots for G Suite's Hangouts Chat and interact with GitHub's open source Hubot.Read More...
01:15, 2019-06-20

Critical flaw in WordPress live chat discovered Security researchers have discovered a critical flaw in WordPress Live Chat Support which can be exploited by an attacker without the need for valid credentials.Over 50,000 websites have installed the WordPress plugin designed to provide websites with a free way to offer live chat support to their v...
02:00, 2019-06-12

Watch Elon Musk and Todd Howard's E3 chat at 3PM ET It's the final day of E3 2019 and for some reason, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is chatting on stage about "games, cars, space and everything in between" with Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard. Musk has a clear interest in games -- he even wr......
23:15, 2019-06-13

How Jack Nicklaus chat changed everything for Patrick Cantlay DUBLIN, Ohio — Eight years ago, they met for the first time. Two years ago, they met again. Both times Patrick Cantlay met Jack Nicklaus were special, memorable and useful moments. In 2011, Cantlay was the recipient of the Jack Nicklaus Award as the top collegiate freshman golfer after his eye-poppi...
10:45, 2019-06-03

De Ligt 'wanted to join Juventus even before Ronaldo chat' "Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt had made up his mind to join the Serie A champions even before Cristiano Ronaldo asked him about a potential move to Italy, the teenager said on Friday."...
14:15, 2019-07-19

Michael Chang: ‘I chat with Ivan when I see him. But never about the French Open’ Thirty years on from his Paris triumph, the 1989 champion on underarm serving, toppling Lendl and how Tiananmen Square tinged success with sadnessIt is one of the most iconic moments in tennis history. Michael Chang, a young American playing only his fifth grand slam event, was cramping in the final...
16:15, 2019-05-23

Man had ‘father-son’ chat with dying son before fatal stabbing, prosecutors say A Texas dad shot his son, had a heart-to-heart chat with him as he was dying — and then stabbed him to death, prosecutors said. Sherman Shirley Fricks, 68, was arrested at his home in Deer Park on Sunday after police found Sherman Palmer Fricks, 27, with multiple gunshot and stab wounds. Cops and pa...
21:45, 2019-06-04

Mexican president pitches universal internet in chat with Zuckerberg Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, inviting the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal internet access in Mexico....
01:45, 2019-06-19

They are going to leave Facebook: A chat with social networkers Revolution Populi Famed Yale professor David Gelernter and investment banker Rob Rosenthal field questions about Revolution Populi, their startup effort to build a blockchain-based alternative to Facebook. Will the desire to control our personal information prompt us to abandon the giants that control today's Interne...
23:00, 2019-07-16

Facebook to unveil new versions of Portal video chat devices this autumn Facebook Inc plans to release new versions of its Portal video chatting devices this autumn, the company's vice president of AR/VR, Andrew Bosworth, said during an interview at the Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona....
04:15, 2019-06-11

PlayStation Preview update brings 16-player parties and chat transcription PlayStation 4 gamers could soon have access to bigger party sizes. In a blog post by Sony, the company announced it was testing a number of new updates to the Party function, including improved audio quality, better network connectivity and increased......
14:30, 2019-06-04

EVE Online Feels Empty After In-Game Event Hides Players In Chat Parts of EVE Online have changed radically in the last week, altering the way that some people play the game. Typically, when a player’s ship enters a star system, they’re added to a shared chat channel called “Local.” This channel provides a list of every player who is in the star system, as well a...
21:30, 2019-07-18

Mexican president pitches universal internet in chat with Facebook's Zuckerberg Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, inviting the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal internet access in Mexico....
05:30, 2019-06-19

Agora.io lets game developers embed video chat in Unity games Agora.io, a voice and video streaming platform, announced that game developers can now easily embed high-quality video chat in their Unity games.Read More...
09:30, 2019-06-21

Ubisoft Will Ban Players Who Crashed Rainbow Six Siege Matches By Spamming Chat Symbols Ubisoft just fixed an exploit that was allowing Rainbow Six Siege players to force their opponents to lag by filling up the game’s chat window with random symbols. Players who abused it to get an advantage in the competitive shooter will be temporarily banned....
05:00, 2019-07-11

Ocasio-Cortez leads critics of video showing Ivanka Trump G20 chat First daughter attempts to talk with May, Macron and moreNew York Democrat laments damage to ‘diplomatic standing’The French government on Saturday released a brief clip of a discussion at the G20 summit in Osaka involving four world leaders – and Ivanka Trump. Related: Ivanka Trump says stepping in...
22:45, 2019-06-30

Piers Morgan leaps to Ivanka Trump's defence over awkward video of G20 chat PIERS Morgan has defended Ivanka Trump after a video showing her awkwardly trying to enter a conversation with Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron went viral....
17:45, 2019-07-01

UPDATE 1-German property group DIC Asset to buy German Estate Group German property group DIC Asset has agreed to buy German Estate Group (GEG) for 225 million euros ($253 million) in cash from real estate investor TTL and private equity firm KKR, the companies said on Wednesday....
12:00, 2019-06-05

German property group DIC Asset to buy German Estate Group German property group DIC Asset has agreed to buy German Estate Group for 225 million euros ($253 million) in cash from real estate investor TTL and private equity firm KKR, the companies said on Wednesday....
09:15, 2019-06-05

"If He Is Honest..." BS Yeddyurappa Says HD Kumaraswamy Must Resign BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa's comment comes after Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy declared on Friday that he would seek a trust vote on the floor of the house and asked the Speaker to "fix a time"...
15:00, 2019-07-14

Theresa May announces she will resign on 7 June Prime minister to leave Downing Street, drawing three-year tenure to a closeToday’s political developments - live updatesTory leadership race: the favourites to replace MayAnalysis: May never had a grip on the crown that fell into her lapTheresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party a...
16:15, 2019-05-24

Mississippi leaders: Lawmaker should resign if he hit wife JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor and two other top Republicans say a state lawmaker should resign if he punched his wife. Second-term Republican Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale was arrested last weekend and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. George County sheriff’s depu...
21:00, 2019-05-22

| Italian PM says will resign if coalition squabbles persist Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says he is ready to resign unless the two parties in the governing populist coalition - the League and the Five Star Movement - stop squabbling....
01:15, 2019-06-04

Three British ministers set to resign if Johnson becomes PM: The Times Three British cabinet ministers are set to resign the day Boris Johnson, if as expected, becomes Britain's next prime minister, The Times newspaper reported on Thursday....
02:30, 2019-07-19

Christine Lagarde To Resign As IMF Chief In September Christine Lagarde will resign from the International Monetary Fund on September 12 as she awaits final word on her nomination to the presidency of the European Central Bank, she announced Tuesday....
18:00, 2019-07-16

British minister Gove will not resign: BBC reporter Michael Gove, Britain's environment minister and a high-profile Brexit supporter, will not follow his colleague Andrea Leadsom and resign, a BBC reporter quoted him as saying on Thursday....
13:15, 2019-05-23

Sri Lanka Muslim gov't leaders resign over allegations Sri Lankan Muslim politicians holding top government positions have resigned, saying they want to enable the government to investigate allegations against some of them on links to Islamic extremist militants....
19:00, 2019-06-03

Schumer calls for Labor Sec to resign over Epstein Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and a growing list of Democrats say Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta should resign for his role in a 2008 plea deal that let Jeffrey Epstein escape prison time for allegedly molesting dozens of teenage girls. (July 9)        ...
23:45, 2019-07-09

Police create 'chat benches' to combat loneliness One English police department is tackling elderly isolation with “chat benches”. Buzz60’s Sean Dowling has more.        ...
16:30, 2019-07-17

British PM Theresa May to resign next month over Brexit gridlock British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Friday she will resign next month, following three years of failing to solidify a deal to leave the European Union....
12:30, 2019-05-24

Tennessee’s embattled House speaker to resign in August NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s embattled House speaker has announced he’ll resign from his leadership position on Aug. 2 after a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus amid a scandal over explicit text messages. The move is unprecedented in Tennessee’s modern political...
00:15, 2019-06-05

Gillibrand on calling for Al Franken to resign: 'I was not going to remain silent' Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand defended her call in 2017 for former Minnesota Senator Al Franken to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations, saying during a Fox News Town Hall Sunday she chose not to “remain silent” on the issue....
12:45, 2019-06-03

UK ministers could resign in battle over suspending parliament: BBC reporter Some British cabinet ministers could resign on Thursday to vote to block Theresa May's successor as prime minister from suspending parliament, the political editor of BBC's Newsnight program said....
02:45, 2019-07-18

36 UP Congress Leaders Resign As Election Fallout Spreads As many as 36 office-bearers of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee resigned from their posts on Saturday continuing the spate of resignations in the party following its Lok Sabha election debacle....
21:15, 2019-06-29

Theresa May under pressure to resign after Brexit compromise shot down British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure Wednesday to scrap a planned vote on her Brexit blueprint - and to resign - after her attempt at compromise got the thumbs-down from both her own Conservative Party and opposition lawmakers....
15:30, 2019-05-22

Congress UP, Odisha Chiefs Resign From Party Posts: Updates In the wake of the Congress' poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, state party president Raj Babbar has sent his resignation to Rahul Gandhi. Mr Babbar has taken responsibility for......
12:15, 2019-05-24

Mexico minister of environment and natural resources offers to resign Mexico's minister of environment and natural resources Josefa Gonzalez Blanco Ortiz Mena presented her resignation to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador after causing a delay to a commercial flight, the office of the president said Saturday....
01:15, 2019-05-26

All 9 of Sri Lanka’s Muslim Ministers Resign, as Bombing Backlash Intensifies The resignations were in response to a hunger strike by a Buddhist monk who said he would fast until he died unless one of the ministers, as well as two Muslim governors, were removed from office....
01:15, 2019-06-04

Sheriff overseeing troubled Ohio county jail to resign CLEVELAND (AP) — A sheriff who oversees a troubled county jail in Cleveland says he plans to resign this summer for personal reasons. Clifford Pinkney became Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County’s first black sheriff when he was appointed in August 2015. A county spokeswoman says PinkneyR...
17:30, 2019-05-25

Russian reporters resign after co-workers fired over Putin story The entire political staff at one of Russia’s most prominent newspapers resigned Monday in protest against its billionaire publisher — who reportedly ordered the firing of two journalists after they wrote an article about President Putin’s close allies. The mass walkout included a ...
14:45, 2019-05-21

Jharkhand Congress Chief Becomes 4th State Party President To Resign Taking responsibility of the party's debacle in the recently held Lok Sabha elections, Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Ajoy Kumar Monday resigned from his post....
07:15, 2019-05-28

Moldova caretaker govt to resign but demands an early vote A caretaker Democratic Party-led government in Moldova says it will resign in order to end a power struggle that has heightened political tensions in the impoverished ex-Soviet republic....
22:45, 2019-06-14

Britain's Hammond 'prepared to resign' over May's spending plans: ITV, citing PA British finance minister Philip Hammond is "prepared to resign" over Prime Minister Theresa May's legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association....
07:01, 2019-06-18

Rahul Gandhi Likely To Resign At Congress's What-Went-Wrong Meet Today The top leadership body of the Congress will meet today to discuss what went down for them in the national election after the National Democratic Alliance, powered by the pan-India campaign of Prime......
05:45, 2019-05-25

Will Resign As Legislator, Says Suspended Congress Leader Roshan Baig In more trouble for the coalition government in Karnataka hit by a flurry of resignations by legislators, disgruntled Congress leader R Roshan Baig, who was suspended last month for his "anti-party"......
03:15, 2019-07-09

UK finance minister Hammond to resign on Wednesday over no-deal Brexit Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign on Wednesday before his expected sacking by the favourite to become Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, takes office....
13:15, 2019-07-21

Time To Fix Accountability; Sack Not Resign: Congress' Pramod Tiwari All those who are responsible should give their resignation and Rahul Gandhi should remain as the party president, said Congress leader Pramod Tiwari....
14:45, 2019-05-28

Hong Kong protesters march demanding leader resign Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding that the city's leader completely withdraw an extradition bill and step down. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has only suspended the bill and refused to apologize for promoting it....
15:01, 2019-06-16

The Latest: Lawmaker asked to resign if abuse charge true LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching his wife (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Mississippi’s House speaker says a state lawmaker should resign if he punched his wife in the face. Republican Speaker Philip Gunn says he has tried to contact Republican Rep. ...
02:45, 2019-05-22

Jersey Shore fire chiefs too unqualified to keep positions, resign The ax got brought down Monday in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, on some of the local fire department’s top brass — who reportedly “lacked the proper certifications for incident command” and were too unqualified to keep their positions. Three officials — a fire chief and tw...
12:00, 2019-07-09

Israelis call for education minister to resign over gay conversion remarks Hundreds protest in Tel Aviv after Rafi Peretz says gay conversion ‘therapy’ worksHundreds of demonstrators have called on Israel’s new education minister to resign after the far-right politician said he supported gay conversion “therapy” and had even attempted it himself.Ministers and other politic...
04:00, 2019-07-16

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers suspended 1 game by NFL for marijuana arrest The NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers one game for a violation of the league's policy on substance abuse.       ...
23:45, 2019-06-14

Puerto Ricans Are Furious at Their Dumb Government Only days after several former top officials in Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration were arrested on corruption charges, the island’s Center for Investigative Journalism published hundreds of pages of Telegram messages between Rosselló and top officials. The chats contained profane in...
03:30, 2019-07-15

House Speaker Pelosi calls for Acosta to resign over Epstein deal U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for President Donald Trump's Labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, to resign amid renewed concerns over his handling of sex abuse charges involving wealthy U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein....
14:30, 2019-07-09

George Conway renews attacks on Trump, calls on president to resign White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband unleashed another series of tweets on Friday, blasting President Trump for his "incompetence" and calling on him to resign after, at the last minute, he backed away from strikes on Iran....
20:30, 2019-06-21

Nancy Pelosi calls for Labor secretary to resign over Epstein deal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign for negotiating a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein that allowed the multimillionaire financier to spend a little more than a year in jail on sex crime charges. “@SecretaryAcosta must step down,” Pelosi wrote on Twitter late Mo...
16:30, 2019-07-09

Congress Worker Threatens Suicide Over Rahul Gandhi's Decision To Resign A Congress worker threatened to commit suicide by trying to hang himself from a tree outside the party's headquarters in Delhi if Rahul Gandhi does not take back his resignation as party president....
16:15, 2019-07-02

Hong Kong Leader Apologizes Amid Mounting Pressure to Resign Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam issued a public apology Tuesday amid a spiraling political crisis, stopping far short of demands from demonstrators that she completely cancel a controversial extradition bill, exonerate protesters and resign from her post as the city’s chief executive. The former B...
13:15, 2019-06-18

Senator Warren asks former FDA chief Gottlieb to resign from Pfizer board U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren urged former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to immediately step down from Pfizer Inc's board, three months after his departure from the health regulator....
21:15, 2019-07-02

"Act Or Resign": Upendra Kushwaha Attacks Nitish Kumar Over Child Deaths Former Union Minister and RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha today said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is responsible for the deaths of children due to encephalitis in Muzaffarpur and demanded his resignation....
23:45, 2019-06-23

Hong Kong leader suggests end to extradition bill, refuses to resign Amid violent demonstrations protesting an extradition bill, Hong Kong’s leader Wednesday refused to say the bill would be withdrawn but said it would not be reintroduced, according to a report....
22:15, 2019-06-20

Hong Kong protesters begin rally demanding leader resign Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding the city's leader step down and completely withdraw an extradition bill. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has only suspended the bill and refused to apologize for promoting it....
09:45, 2019-06-16

Adam Schiff encourages intelligence leaders to consider 'the example of Secretary Mattis' and resign House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff predicts two top officials will resist President Trump's move to declassify intelligence related to the Russia investigation....
02:30, 2019-05-28

Theresa May Will Resign as British Prime Minister After Failing to Deliver Brexit Theresa May will resign as leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on June 7, she announced on the steps of 10 Downing Street on Friday morning. She will remain Prime Minister until a new leader is chosen by her party, in a contest which will begin the following week and conclude some ti...
12:01, 2019-05-24

RICO Offers a Powerful Tool to Punish Executives for the Opioid Crisis The conviction of leaders at Insys on racketeering charges was a significant step toward imposing substantial penalties on corporate officials for contributing to a national epidemic....
04:30, 2019-05-24

Ingenious Abandoned Jungle City of Guayabo de Turrialba in Costa Rico South and Central America have many amazing archaeological sites, some of which were left behind by pre-Columbian peoples and cultures who left no written records. ...
09:30, 2019-07-10

Thousands gather for Puerto Rican Day Parade along Fifth Avenue Thousands of revelers were living la vida loca along Fifth Avenue on Sunday during the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Parade Grand Marshal and PR native Ricky Martin led the colorful Manhattan party, waving the Puerto Rican flag from his float and grinning widely as he gave a thumbs-up. The King of Latin ...
07:15, 2019-06-10

An Iowa agency director emailed Tupac lyrics to 4,300 employees. He was asked to resign Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven routinely sent messages to employees lauding the late rapper Tupac Shakur.        ...
16:30, 2019-07-17

Hong Kong Activist Walks Free, Calls On Pro-Beijing Leader To Resign Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong called on the city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam to resign after he walked free from prison on Monday, as historic anti-government protests rocked the city....
10:30, 2019-06-17

Massive Protest in Prague Calls for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to Resign (PRAGUE) — The biggest anti-government protest in Prague since the 1989 pro-democratic Velvet Revolution is underway as Czechs urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign. Protesters came to the capital from all corners of the Czech Republic to attend Sunday’s demonstration, the most mass...
04:00, 2019-06-24

Warren calls on ex-FDA chief Gottlieb to resign from Pfizer board, says it 'smacks of corruption' "This kind of revolving door influence-peddling smacks of corruption, and makes the American people rightly cynical and distrustful," Warren said in a July 1 letter to Gottlieb....
19:45, 2019-07-02

AOC ‘runs away’ from opponent Rich Valdes at Puerto Rican Day Parade US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "ran away" when potential Republican opponent Rich Valdes tried to confront her at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan, Valdes supporter Curtis Sliwa said Sunday....
04:00, 2019-06-10

De Blasio to ditch Puerto Rican Day parade to campaign in Iowa Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to ditch his own city’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade — so he can campaign in corn country as part of his long-shot 2020 presidential campaign. The 62nd annual procession up Fifth Avenue — billed as “America’s largest cultural celebration&#...
22:30, 2019-06-06

British Prime Minister Theresa May resists pressure to resign over tattered Brexit deal Amid a feverish mood as rumors and plots swirled through Parliament, Conservative lawmakers set up a showdown meeting with Theresa May for Friday.        ...
04:01, 2019-05-23

Hong Kong protest: freed pro-democracy activist calls for HK leader Carrie Lam to resign Hong Kong's most prominent student activist today demanded the territory's leader resign as he was released from prison — and immediately joined fresh protests against a controversial bill allowing extradition to China....
14:15, 2019-06-17

Puerto Williams, Chile now world's southernmost city, not Ushuaia, Argentina Puerto Williams, a growing hamlet draped in snow-covered peaks on the remote southern tip of the South American continent, has been upgraded to the category of "city" by Chilean authorities, making......
22:45, 2019-05-29

De Blasio defends skipping Puerto Rican Day Parade to campaign in Iowa Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his decision to put his presidential aspirations ahead of his mayoral duties by stumping in Iowa Sunday instead of marching in National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. “When you’re running for president of United States this is always a challenge, t...
18:30, 2019-06-07

Tennessee’s House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign following a no confidence vote by his Republican caucus NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign following a no confidence vote by his Republican caucus. The post Tennessee’s House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign following a no confidence vote by his Republican caucus appeared first on ...
16:15, 2019-05-21

Amid calls to resign, Labor chief Alex Acosta defends deal with Epstein in 2008 Labor Secretary Alex Acosta said Tuesday prosecutors have more evidence against Jeffrey Epstein than he did a decade ago, when he gave the billionaire philanthropist and sex offender an immunity deal....
23:45, 2019-07-09

Puerto Ricans return to streets as Democratic hopefuls call for Rosselló's resignation Several Democratic presidential candidates called for Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's resignation as residents of the territory returned to the streets Saturday to protest disparaging text messages....
03:30, 2019-07-21

Lawsuit accuses Georgia of discriminating against Puerto Rican driver's license applicants A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a Puerto Rico-born man living in Georgia claims the state discriminates against driver's license applicants from the island territory by scrutinizing them more than other U.S. citizens....
06:30, 2019-07-04

Skeptics Washed Away As Lost Civilization Is Finally Identified By Puerto Rican Figures A collection of highly-controversial stone figures discovered in Puerto Rico are believed by some to have been created by members of the lost Ten Tribes ...
20:45, 2019-07-16

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen concedes defeat in general elections, says will resign Thursday. COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen concedes defeat in general elections, says will resign Thursday. The post Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen concedes defeat in general elections, says will resign Thursday. appeared first on LEX18.com....
00:00, 2019-06-06

Keep Ya Head Up: Iowa Official and Tupac Superfan Forced to Resign After Sending Mass Email Quoting the Rapper Jerry Foxhoven—his real name, not his rap name—was the director of Iowa’s social services agency. He was also a huge fan of late rapper Tupac Shakur and he reportedly let his workers know it....
03:45, 2019-07-18

Iowa agency director who hosted 'Tupac Fridays' for years asked to resign soon after mass rap lyrics email A 66-year-old Iowa state official was asked to resign last month days after he sent an agency-wide email to 4,300 employees highlighting lyrics from rap legend Tupac Shakur. ...
23:15, 2019-07-17

Lawsuit Claims Georgia Making Puerto Ricans Answer Bizarre Trivia Questions to Get a License Puerto Ricans are allegedly being subjected to illegal, baffling trivia questions to get their driver’s licenses in Georgia, with a lawsuit filed Tuesday claiming the state requires people from the U.S. territory to prove they are Puerto Rican by answering unusual questions....
18:15, 2019-07-03

In TV ad, VW owns up to emissions scandal to set new EV agenda VW's new TV spot, called “Hello Light,” is backed by the Simon & Garfunkel classic “The Sound of Silence.” It begins with a flashback of news reports of the 2015 scandal....
00:45, 2019-06-06

The Jeffrey Epstein scandal - podcast The financier Jeffrey Epstein is back in court on charges of the sex trafficking of minors. Vicky Ward and Ed Pilkington discuss his case. Plus: Aditya Chakrabortty wonders why the French super-rich who promised to donate to Notre Dame haven’t paid up yetJeffrey Epstein is a wealthy financier and on...
18:45, 2019-07-19

Ex-USC AD Haden investigated in admissions scandal Former Southern Cal athletic director Pat Haden is being investigated for a potential role in the national college-admissions cheating scandal that has involved several high-profile universities, including USC, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday....
07:15, 2019-06-06

Serco to pay £22.9m in fines over electronic tag scandal Serco, the outsourcing company, has agreed to pay £22.9m in fines and costs in a settlement with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) relating to its electronic tagging contract scandal....
14:01, 2019-07-03

Qatari Executive Is Charged With Corruption in I.A.A.F. Scandal Yousef al-Obaidly, chief of the beIN Media Group, was accused of making a payoff to secure hosting rights for the track and field world championships....
02:01, 2019-05-23

Austria goes on a law-passing spree after 'Ibizagate' scandal Austria's parliament has taken advantage of a weak caretaker government to pass long-awaited reforms. However, not everyone is happy with the speed and the cost of these news measures....
19:45, 2019-07-05

VW CEO says diesel scandal allegations unfounded, report says German prosecutors are investigating whether VW executives, including CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, should have made a regulatory disclosure to inform investors about the emissions cheating scandal in 2015....
21:15, 2019-05-31

| Hawks investigating coaching scandal at Bulls The Hawks are reportedly looking into allegations that some coaches at the Blue Bulls paid higher management to be appointed into their respective positions....
11:15, 2019-06-17

Psy summoned for questioning amid YG Entertainment scandal South Korean entertainment company YG Entertainment has been embroiled in an ongoing scandal allegedly involving tax evasion, bribery, and per the language of the current investigation “procuring prostitution services.” The investigation is so far-reaching that globally known K-pop star Psy has been...
23:30, 2019-06-28

33m polluting cars still on EU roads after Dieselgate scandal Analysis of EU commission figures found diesel cars clean up going at ‘snail’s pace’More than three quarters of the 43m cars tampered with in the Dieselgate emissions test cheating scandal are still on the road four years later.It will probably take another two years to recall the remaining 33m vehi...
00:15, 2019-05-29

How U.C. Will Change Its Admissions Process After the Bribery Scandal Friday: The University of California president, Janet Napolitano, discussed the shifts; a witness gave stunning testimony in the trial of a Navy SEAL; and Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid up....
19:15, 2019-06-21

Michael Jackson’s popularity endures, even after new scandal LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson was depicted as a child molester in the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” earlier this year, but the negative publicity hasn’t greatly diminished the King of Pop’s image. As Tuesday’s 10th anniversary of Jackson’s death approac...
21:15, 2019-06-23

SEC defends pace of VW lawsuit after emissions scandal The SEC says it was challenged by "long delays by VW in producing documents and other information." Volkswagen says it cooperated fully with the SEC investigation....
16:45, 2019-07-09

Another parent busted in college admissions scandal Federal prosecutors have busted yet another parent in the nationwide college admissions scandal, officials announced Friday. Tech executive Jeffrey Bizzack was nabbed for paying $250,000 to bribe his son’s way into the University of Southern California as a bogus volleyball recruit — and has a...
22:30, 2019-06-28

After a Scandal, the New Orleans Jazz Market Rises Again One of the city’s newest musical landmarks and its Grammy-winning jazz orchestra are pushing forward as two members of its original leadership team await trial for embezzlement....
00:15, 2019-05-29

Qatari Executive Is Charged With Corruption in I.A.A.F Scandal Yousef al-Obaidly, chief of the beIN Media Group, was accused of making a payoff to secure hosting rights for the track and field world championships....
17:45, 2019-05-22

Over 30 USC students probed in college admissions scandal More than 30 students at the University of Southern California are under investigation for their ties to the mastermind behind the sweeping college admissions scandal, according to a new report. The 33 students identified in USC’s own probe — all linked to college prep whiz William “Rick...
22:01, 2019-07-18

Contaminated blood scandal: Could some deaths have been prevented? Campaigners are giving evidence to an inquiry into the haemophilia treatments that infected thousands of people with HIV and hepatitis C in the 1970s and 80s...
19:15, 2019-05-21

Ibiza scandal: why has Austria's government collapsed? – video Austria is preparing for an election in September after a video from 2017 appeared to show the far-right vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, offering lucrative public contracts in exchange for campaign support. The country's coalition government, formed between the Freedom party and the Austri...
14:45, 2019-05-21

Czech PM to face no-confidence vote over subsidy scandal PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech coalition government led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis will face a parliamentary no-confidence vote over European Union subsidies paid to his former business empire. A preliminary EU report concluded the subsidies amounted to a conflict of interest because he still ...
13:45, 2019-06-18

Austria’s Kurz says emails linking him to scandal are fakes BERLIN (AP) — Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says emails suggesting his involvement in a scandal involving his previous coalition partners are fakes. Kurz said Monday experts found multiple inconsistencies to confirm they weren’t genuine, including the IP address, time stamps and em...
16:00, 2019-06-17

Analysis: Those in college scandal could still go to prison, despite first defendant skating Although the first defendant sentenced in the college admissions scheme got no prison, the case's uniqueness doesn't make it a great barometer.        ...
22:15, 2019-06-13

Another coach to plead guilty in college admissions scandal The former head coach of the University of Southern California women’s soccer team has agreed to plead guilty for his role in the nationwide college admissions scandal that has ensnared high-profile parents including Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, the feds announced Monday. Ali Khosroshahin, 49...
02:45, 2019-06-04

Argentine ex-official sentenced in money scandal at convent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A court in Argentina has sentenced a former government official to 6 years in prison for illicit enrichment after he tried to hide millions of dollars in cash at a convent. Former public works secretary José López was arrested in 2016 when he was trying to stash bags f...
22:00, 2019-06-12

The Jeffrey Epstein scandal has found its way into Israel's elections Jeffrey Epstein is suddenly the biggest name in Israeli politics. Six weeks into what was a quiet election campaign, the Jewish-American multi-millionaire, who was charged in New York with sex trafficking of minors on Monday, is now the focus of a war of words between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...
04:00, 2019-07-12

'Family Guy' Emmys ad pokes fun at college admissions scandal 'Family Guy' released an ad for Emmys consideration where the cartoon cast is photoshopped as a rowing team, making fun at the recent college admissions scandal....
02:00, 2019-06-05

Anthony Weiner complained about sex offenders in district before scandal Here’s another thing that gets a rise out of Anthony Weiner: other perverts. Long before the former Queens congressman earned himself a rap sheet for trading X-rated messages with a 15-year-old girl, he was getting hot and bothered about sex offenders living in the congressional district he represen...
05:00, 2019-05-28

Austria: Interim ministers sworn in after video scandal Austria's president has sworn in new, technocratic ministers to replace politicians from the far-right Freedom Party who left the government amid a scandal surrounding its leader, but it remains unclear whether Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will survive a no-confidence vote next week....
14:45, 2019-05-22

'Going to Ibiza' - Austria scandal sends '90s dance hit to number 1 While Austrian politicians have been in crisis mode since a video sting led to the collapse of the right-wing government, one song has become an unlikely anthem: the 1999 sing-a-long party hit "We're Going to Ibiza" by Dutch pop group Vengaboys....
16:45, 2019-05-22

The Latest: Charges dropped in Flint water scandal FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges dropped in the Flint water scandal (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Prosecutors say they’re dismissing all criminal charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal and starting the investigation over again. The eight people include former ...
20:15, 2019-06-13

Lee Daniels wishes he could believe Jussie Smollett, but is "beyond embarrassed" by the scandal Last week, a report claimed that Fox and the Empire writers were working to find a way they could bring Jussie Smollett back for the show’s final season, a reversal of prior claims that Smollett would not be returning to the show after he got cut from the end of the fifth season in the midst of the ...
04:15, 2019-06-12

Another ex-NCAA coach gets prison time in bribery scandal A Manhattan federal judge Friday meted out another prison sentence to a former NCAA Division I assistant basketball coach who copped to taking bribes to funnel college players to certain sports managers. This time it was a three-month sentence for Lamont Evans, 41, who admitted that, during his time...
03:45, 2019-06-08

Greek gov't lawmaker to leave politics over nepotism scandal A prominent lawmaker in Greece's governing Syriza party is withdrawing from politics following a nepotism scandal over the granting of a plum public sector job to her daughter....
22:30, 2019-06-07

Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet Read about the saga of Facebook's failures in ensuring privacy for user data, including how it relates to Cambridge Analytica, the GDPR, the Brexit campaign, and the 2016 US presidential election....
19:30, 2019-05-21

SEC defends pace of Volkswagen suit after emissions scandal The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday defended the pace of its investigation into Volkswagen AG after a judge had asked why the agency waited two years after a global scandal related to vehicle emissions to sue the automaker....
04:15, 2019-07-09

Judge to Decide First Sentence in College Admissions Scandal The sentencing of a former Stanford University sailing coach raises questions about the role of universities, who have been described as victims in the admissions scheme....
21:15, 2019-06-12

FCA issues £45.5m fine over HBOS Reading fraud scandal Bank of Scotland (BoS) has been fined £45.5m by the City regulator for failures to disclose suspicions of fraud at its scandal-hit Reading branch....
18:01, 2019-06-21

Deloitte fined £4.2m over Serco tagging scandal-era audit The accounting watchdog has fined Deloitte over £4.2m for its audit of financial statements by Serco at the time of its electronic tagging scandal....
10:01, 2019-07-04

Former UA Asst. basketball coach sentenced in bribery scandal NEW YORK – A former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of probation on Thursday for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal. Here’s more from Thursday’s sportscast:...
17:15, 2019-06-07

South Korean TV star resigns after spycam scandal Kim Sung-joon was allegedly caught photographing a woman in a subway station, the latest in a string of ‘molka’ incidentsA well-known South Korean broadcaster has resigned after allegedly taking photographs of a woman’s “lower body” without her knowledge, in the latest molka voyeurism scandal to hit...
07:45, 2019-07-09

Austria: All far-right ministers leave government after video scandal Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) says its ministers will step down from the Cabinet. The move came as Chancellor Kurz proposed the ouster of FPÖ member Herbert Kickl as interior minister after a video scandal....
22:30, 2019-05-21

Scandal-scarred Roy Moore announces new Senate bid, despite GOP protests Roy Moore, the scandal-scarred Republican who lost a 2017 bid for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, announced Thursday he will run again for Senate next year, despite President Trump and other conservatives in Washington insisting he can’t win....
22:45, 2019-06-20

I Love You, Now Die: behind the text suicide scandal that shocked America In an eye-opening new documentary, the story of the teenager accused of coercing her boyfriend to kill himself via text is brought to lightDocumentary film-maker Erin Lee Carr specializes in locating the real story behind what would otherwise be clickbait: her feature debut Thought Crimes analyzed t...
10:45, 2019-07-09

Carranza protégé once quit job in ‘mismanaged’ funds scandal He used sexual innuendo in front of students, and quit a former job after thousands of dollars meant for kids’ clubs vanished. Since September 2018, Abram Jimenez has served as “senior executive director for continuous school improvement” with the Department of Education — a plum gig with a $205,416...
08:00, 2019-06-16

Caught Up in the College Admissions Scandal: Stanford’s Boathouse A sailing coach pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the cheating and bribery scheme. A rowing coach was fired, but the university won’t say why....
01:00, 2019-07-18

Accountant in U.S. college admissions scandal to plead guilty An accountant who once worked for the mastermind behind the U.S. college admissions cheating and bribery scandal has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate in the ongoing investigation, federal prosecutors said on Friday....
02:30, 2019-06-01

U.S. SEC defends pace of Volkswagen suit after emissions scandal The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday defended the pace of its investigation into Volkswagen AG after a judge had asked why the agency waited two years after a global scandal related to vehicle emissions to sue the automaker....
01:45, 2019-07-09

The UK ambassador scandal will make diplomats think twice before hitting send Diplomacy was dealt a hammer blow this week, and Kim Darroch's sudden departure from Washington will have many diplomats wondering if they could be next....
16:15, 2019-07-12

Polish advocate for church victims resigns in scandal WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The founder and head of a Polish organization dedicated to helping victims of pedophile priests has resigned after allegations surfaced that he tried to extort money from a victim and demanded money from the producers of a documentary about clerical abuse. The foundation “...
10:30, 2019-05-30

1st defendant faces sentencing in college admissions scandal BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking more than a year in prison for a former Stanford sailing coach who admitted to participating in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme. John Vandemoer is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Boston federal court. He’s the first defendant to be se...
13:00, 2019-06-12

Serco to pay $24 million fine over electronic tagging scandal A division of Britain's Serco is close to securing a deal under which it will pay a 19.2 million pound ($24 million) fine that looks to draw a line under a long-running scandal over how it billed for electronic tagging contracts....
03:15, 2019-07-04

Three more parents plead guilty in college admissions scandal Three wealthy parents pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying bribes to boost their children's standardized test scores as part of a nationwide college admissions scandal....
05:00, 2019-05-23

How the Kennedy Dynasty Has Endured in the Wake of So Much Scandal and Tragedy No matter how old you are, you have never been without a Kennedy in your life. Not necessarily personally (although there are so many of them, whether they still have the last name or......
16:00, 2019-06-06

Former Peru President Arrested in U.S. as Part of Vast Bribery Scandal The ex-president, Alejando Toledo, is wanted on charges he got $20 million in bribes stemming from the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history....
23:45, 2019-07-16

‘Family Guy’ ribs college admissions scandal in Emmy ad campaign “Family Guy” has “earned” the right to take a tongue-in-cheek bite out of the college admissions scandal. Well, perhaps that’s debatable — but it doesn’t make the show’s 2019 Emmys “For Your Consideration” campaign any less wickedly humorous. The...
17:15, 2019-06-04

Exclusive: Banks face new challenges in Italian diamond scandal A long-running criminal probe into diamond sales by Italian banks has uncovered what prosecutors say is further evidence of corruption by officials at UniCredit, Italy’s largest lender, and smaller rival Banco BPM....
12:00, 2019-06-17

President Trump Urges Roy Moore Not to Run for U.S. Senate Again in Alabama After Scandal (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate in 2020, saying that Moore cannot win and the “consequences will be devastating” for his party and policies if Democrats retain the seat. Moore lost in the once-...
19:00, 2019-05-29

Ex-Stanford sailing coach faces sentencing in U.S. college scandal A former Stanford University sailing coach is set to become the first person to be sentenced in the U.S. college admissions scandal after admitting he agreed to help wealthy parents secure spots for their children at the school in exchange for bribes....
12:30, 2019-06-12

Prosecutors drop criminal charges in Flint water scandal Nearly four years since the City of Flint declared a state of emergency over the state of its water -- and three years after the first criminal charges were filed against government officials -- prosecutors on Thursday dismissed all pending criminal cases, pledging to start the investigation from sc...
09:45, 2019-06-14

Stanford's former sailing coach gets one day in prison for role in admissions scandal John Vandemoer admitted to agreeing to help students gain Stanford entry in exchange for money for his sailing programA former head sailing coach at Stanford has been sentenced for his role in a sweeping college admissions scam at elite US universities – but he will not face additional prison time.J...
01:45, 2019-06-13

She Was Face Of Spain's Stolen-Baby Scandal, Says She Wasn't Abducted Ins Madrigal, who last year became the face of a decades long child abduction scandal that still haunts Spain, has discovered that she was not among the estimated 30,000 babies stolen during the rule......
06:15, 2019-07-13

Scandal fails to dim scientists’ pursuit of gene-edited babies Six months after a Chinese scientist was widely scorned for helping to make the world’s first gene-edited babies, he remains out of public view and new information suggests that others may be interested in pursuing the same kind of work outside the United States. A fertility clinic in the United Ara...
11:15, 2019-05-30

‘Press Your Luck’ game show ‘scandal’ back in the spotlight “Press Your Luck” returns Tuesday night on ABC — 35 years after its infamous “scandal” when unemployed ice cream truck driver Michael Larson, wearing a thrift-store sports coat, won more than $110,000 in a seemingly random fashion. James Holzhauer’s recent 33-game run on “Jeopardy!” has turned...
08:30, 2019-06-11

Daughter of late Korean Air chairman returns to work following scandal The younger daughter of Korean Air Lines Co.'s late chairman, Cho Yang-ho, returned to two management positions at logistics-centered Hanjin Group on Monday, 14 months after she was forced to resign....
16:30, 2019-06-10

Why the Trump White House Is Caught Up in the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal In the years since Mr. Epstein was first accused of sexually abusing minors, one of Mr. Trump’s Cabinet officials has been accused of letting him off easy....
02:45, 2019-07-08

The Great Hack: the film that goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal This week, a Netflix documentary on Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time. Carole Cadwalladr, who broke the story and appears in the film, looks at the fallout – and finds ‘surveillance capitalism’ out of control Related: Arron Banks threatens Netflix over G...
06:45, 2019-07-21

Alex Acosta's connection to Jeffrey Epstein scandal explained Alex Acosta has been under fire in recent days for his involvement in a secret 2008 plea deal for wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was recently hit with new charges for alleged sex trafficking crimes. ...
17:30, 2019-07-12

FDA safety scandal: 50K hidden reports of heart device malfunctioning Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Md. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) The Food and Drug Administration allowed the maker of a faulty implantable heart device to secretly log 50,000 malfunction incidents, according to a series of investigations by Kaise...
20:45, 2019-05-21

Dominican judge sends 6 to trial in giant Odebrecht scandal SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A judge in the Dominican Republic has ordered a former Senate president, an ex-public works minister and four other people to stand trial in a bribery scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Judge Francisco Ortega Polanco’s ruling Frid...
07:15, 2019-06-22

Chapman University: Student had fake SATs in bribes scandal ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A private university in California says it determined one student linked to the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities may have submitted fraudulent SAT scores. Chapman University said Thursday it’s evaluating if any action is needed agai...
19:30, 2019-05-24

Austria's caretaker government assumes power after video scandal Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has vowed that his new Cabinet will probe the contents of the controversial video. But the government is already facing a no-confidence vote and may not survive next week....
21:00, 2019-05-22

Insurance executive pleads guilty in college admissions scandal Toby MacFarlane's daughter said in her college application essay that on the soccer and lacrosse fields she looked like "a boy amongst girls with my hair tied up, arms sleeveless, and blood and bruises from head to toe."...
01:15, 2019-06-23

Gabon president fires VP, forests minister over hardwood scandal Gabon's President Ali Bongo has fired his vice president and his forests minister, his office said on Wednesday, after hundreds of containers of illegally logged kevazingo wood that had been seized went missing....
18:15, 2019-05-22

Lawyers: Ex-NBA star Chuck Person was broke in NCAA scandal Lawyers for former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person said Tuesday the 13-year NBA veteran was broke and financially desperate when he joined a bribery conspiracy that cheated young athletes by steering them toward bribe-paying advisers and managers....
12:45, 2019-07-03

Riverside Church pastor set to receive $500K payout after sex toy scandal Riverside Church’s outgoing female pastor is set to receive an exit package worth at least half a million dollars — after leaving her job amid allegations she bought an employee an unwanted $200 vibrator while on a work trip, The Post has learned. The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler — who made...
01:15, 2019-07-13

How David and Victoria Beckham's Marriage Survived and Thrived After Scandal Internationally renowned pop star meets the planet's sexiest soccer player. What could go wrong? When Victoria and David Beckham got together more than two decades ago, they defined......
18:15, 2019-07-04

NYC beverage bigwig pleads guilty in college admissions scandal Big Apple beverage bigwig Gregory Abbott and his wife on Wednesday admitted to paying $125,000 to doctor their daughter’s college entrance scores as part of the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal — and now face time behind bars. Abbott, 68, the founder of food and drink distr...
03:45, 2019-05-23

Bosch pays 90-million-euro fine over diesel scandal The penalty may be significantly less than the ones handed out to Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, but auto parts supplier Bosch has become the latest big-name casualty of the "Dieselgate" scandal....
15:00, 2019-05-23

Feds eye ex-USC athletic director Pat Haden in college admissions scandal Investigators who are probing the college admissions cheating scandal are now eyeing former NFL quarterback Pat Haden — the one-time athletic director of the University of Southern California, a report said Wednesday. Prosecutors are looking into Haden’s relationship with William “Rick” Singer, the ...
04:15, 2019-06-06

The real-life college admissions scandal was even crazier than this novel predicted Most of the time, novelists turn in their manuscripts, complete edits and then hope that their book is well received once it makes its way into the bookstore displays and library shelves. And sometimes they receive a gift from the universe in the form of a breaking news alert. Such was the case for ...
05:00, 2019-07-07

Russian suspect in tainted oil scandal seeks asylum in Lithuania After huge amounts of Russian crude oil were found to be tainted, Russian authorities detained several suspects over the scandal. Roman Ruzhechko, the man charged with the alleged conspiracy, sought refuge in Lithuania....
22:45, 2019-07-19

FX collusion scandal reaches Australia, class action launched An Australian law firm filed a class action lawsuit on Monday against five major international investment banks accusing them of colluding to rig foreign exchange rates during 2008-2013 to jack up profits at the expense of businesses and investors....
08:00, 2019-05-27

Damaged in Scandal, Head of U.N. AIDS Agency Resigns Suddenly Michel Sidibé’s resignation came months after his leadership was impugned in a damning report about workplace harassment. He will become the health minister in Mali....
14:38, 2019-05-21

Report: Former Southern Cal AD Pat Haden being investigated in college admissions scandal Report: Federal investigators are examining ex-USC AD Pat Haden's potential role in the college-admissions scandal that rocked several universities.        ...
02:15, 2019-06-06

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Producer Charged in Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal (KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — “The Wolf of Wall Street” producer and stepson of Malaysia’s former prime minister pleaded not guilty on Friday to laundering $248 million from a state investment fund, becoming the third person in his family charged in the 1MDB scandal that helped e...
12:00, 2019-07-05

NYC’s scandal-plagued tech czar resigns in wake of network crash Mayor de Blasio’s tech czar resigned Friday following a damning Post report that he allowed the city’s official wireless network to crash in April despite federal warnings about a looming, Y2K-like software bug. “It’s been an honor to serve as DoITT’s Commissioner and Chief Informa...
22:45, 2019-06-14

Judge to sentence ex-Stanford sailing coach in college admissions scandal Former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer will become the first person sentenced in the wide-ranging college entrance scandal when he faces a federal judge in Boston Wednesday....
19:45, 2019-06-12

Ex-USC coach Tony Bland dodges prison for NCAA corruption scandal A former assistant coach for the University of Southern California basketball team who pleaded guilty to taking a bribe for steering players to a sports manager has avoided prison and was sentenced on Wednesday to just two years of probation. Tony Bland, the first of four NCAA Division I coaches set...
23:30, 2019-06-05

South Korea orders further arrests at Samsung Electronics over accounting scandal A South Korean court approved arrest warrants on Saturday for two executives at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over their alleged roles in a suspected accounting fraud at the biotech arm of Samsung Group....
21:30, 2019-05-24

Ex-Stanford sailing coach avoids prison in U.S. college admissions scandal A former Stanford University sailing coach avoided prison on Wednesday in the first sentencing to result from the U.S. college admissions scandal after admitting he took bribes to help children of wealthy parents gain admission to the school....
22:30, 2019-06-12

The British Steel scandal is a corporate disaster entirely made in the UK | Prem Sikka The government must stop appeasing the financial industry and start scrutinising corporations and their shareholdersThe collapse of British Steel Limited, with the potential loss of at least 5,000 jobs, has once again exposed deep fault lines in the government’s laissez-faire economic ideology and i...
18:15, 2019-05-24

Oxfam 'had culture of tolerating poor behaviour', sex scandal report finds Oxfam had a "culture of tolerating poor behaviour" and failed to report child abuse claims against its staff in Haiti, a damning report into the charity's sex scandal has found....
14:30, 2019-06-11

| China tightens rules on genetic research after designer-baby scandal China has announced regulations to curb the smuggling of human organs and tighten oversight on the use of human genetic materials in research months after a Chinese scientist caused a global outcry by claiming that he gene-edited babies....
08:30, 2019-06-13

City council appoints women to parks committee after sex harassment scandal A City Council committee overseeing the Big Apple’s parkland is finally getting female representation — but only after a Queens legislator resigned as chairman last month while admitting to sexually harassing a Council female staffer. Councilwoman Carlina Rivera (D-Manhattan) and Councilman Ad...
20:30, 2019-06-13

Michigan prosecutors say they’re dropping all charges against 8 people in Flint water scandal FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan prosecutors say they’re dropping all charges against 8 people in Flint water scandal. The post Michigan prosecutors say they’re dropping all charges against 8 people in Flint water scandal appeared first on LEX18.com....
20:15, 2019-06-13

Louvre drops Sackler name from museum wing amid OxyContin scandal The Louvre is bidding ‘adieu’ to the Sackler name. The renowned Paris museum scrubbed from one of its wings any mention of the billionaire family — principal owners of Purdue Pharma, the drugmaker behind OxyContin, the painkiller blamed in the deadly opioid epidemic. An Agence Fran...
10:15, 2019-07-18

Broadway legend’s daughter at center of wild Boris Johnson scandal Eve Leigh and her husband admitted Saturday that they called the cops Friday about the plate-smashing row between frontrunner Boris Johnson and his live-in gal pal, Carrie Symonds, and then tipped off the press....
05:30, 2019-06-24

Spanish football players arrested in Liga match-fixing scandal Several professional footballers have been arrested in Spain in relation to match-fixing. Spanish police have been investigating allegations of rigged games during the 2018-19 season....
15:30, 2019-05-28

Algerian ex-prime minster in court over Volkswagen-linked corruption scandal Four-time PM Ahmed Ouyahia has been questioned for a second time over alleged corruption involving the local partner of Volkswagen. He's the latest to face investigation as part of an army purge on the old ruling elite....
18:30, 2019-06-16

Ex-USC soccer coach and accountant plead guilty in college admissions scandal A former University of Southern California coach who took bribes to get students into the school and the accountant who made the scam look legitimate pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to racketeering conspiracy charges....
02:00, 2019-06-28

Lori Loughlin’s former co-star says she was 'a very driven person’ before college admissions scandal Pamela Donnelly first met Lori Loughlin on the set of “The Edge of Night” back in 1983 — and she was surprised by what she witnessed while filming the soap opera series....
12:15, 2019-06-06

An Arm of the World Bank Has Been Implicated in Latin America’s Biggest Corruption Scandal (BOGOTA, Colombia) — María Victoria Guarín was a key adviser on Colombia’s biggest-ever transportation project: a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) highway across mountainous terrain connecting the capital to busy Caribbean ports. As an investment officer for a World Bank unit, it...
12:00, 2019-07-02

California Lottery director resigns after reports of scandal, lavish spending The director of the California State Lottery resigned Friday, effective immediately, nearly a year after a letter to then-Gov. Jerry Brown accused the Lottery’s management team of public drunkenness and other unprofessional behavior during business trips....
14:45, 2019-06-09

Ex-Stanford sailing coach faces first sentence in college admissions scandal Federal prosecutors have recommended 13 months of prison for former Stanford sailing head coach John Vandemoer. He say probation is sufficient.        ...
21:15, 2019-06-11

Tech news roundup: Microsoft Office 365, Facebook scandal, and AI adoption This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a security warning from Microsoft, a rundown of the Facebook privacy scandal, and a look at the highest paying internships for 2019....
14:32, 2019-05-21

British conservationist named Gabon forests minister after wood scandal A British former Wildlife Conservation Society officer has been named Gabon's forests minister, after the last one was fired over a scandal in which hundreds of containers of illegally logged kevazingo wood went missing....
16:45, 2019-06-11

Infantino rejects criticism over FIFA handling of Afghan abuse scandal FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday strongly rejected criticism of the global ruling body's handling of the sexual abuse scandal in Afghanistan soccer from the coach of the country's women's team....
21:15, 2019-07-05

Canada's Trudeau regains momentum in election race after scandal: poll Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is regaining momentum after a damaging political scandal and could win a general election scheduled for October, a Nanos Research poll showed on Tuesday....
19:15, 2019-07-09

'Kill the problem': Leaders resign over Alabama mayor's homophobic Facebook post Two leaders of an Alabama city have resigned after their mayor posted on Facebook about "killing out" socialists and gay and transgender people.        ...
18:15, 2019-07-09

"Want President's Rule To End As Soon As Possible": J&K Governor Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday said his administration wants the President's Rule to end in the state at the earliest but the final call on the timing of assembly elections will......
15:45, 2019-05-22

Former Stanford sailing coach avoids prison in first sentence of college admissions scandal John Vandemoer is the first of the 22 defendants who pleaded guilty in the nation's sweeping college admissions scandal to be sentenced.        ...
06:45, 2019-06-13

Ex-USC soccer coach reverses course, agrees to plead guilty in college admissions scandal Ali Khosroshahin, a former women's soccer coach at USC, has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering charges for taking bribes from Rick Singer.        ...
22:45, 2019-06-03

CNN's Chris Cuomo calls Benghazi scandal a 'sham' during debate on Mueller probe CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a heated debate with two pro-Trump pundits about House Democrats' ongoing investigations into President Trump -- and injected the Benghazi controversy into the conversation, calling it a "sham."...
05:15, 2019-05-23

3 more wealthy parents plead guilty to paying bribes for better ACT, SAT scores in college scandal Gregory and Marcia Abbott and Peter Jan Sartorio are the 10th parents to plead guilty for bribes to improve their kids' ACT and SAT scores.        ...
22:30, 2019-05-22

Stanford Coach Avoids Prison in Admissions Scandal. Have Colleges Avoided Blame? The first sentencing in the scandal raised questions about culpability in the case and the role of universities, who have been described by prosecutors as victims....
06:15, 2019-06-13

Stony Brook president to lead Michigan State University after Nassar scandal Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a Harvard-trained doctor who has led Stony Brook University on Long Island for almost a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The biomedical researcher was chosen in an 8-0 vote by MSU’s...
23:00, 2019-05-28

Kylie Jenner Reveals What She Said to Jordyn Woods Right After the Tristan Thompson Cheating Scandal "Never in a million years" did Khloe Kardashian think that Jordyn Woods would hurt her. In this exclusive clip from Sunday's all-new Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the Good......
20:00, 2019-06-20

Austria's Sebastian Kurz faces no-confidence vote in wake of Ibiza scandal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is preparing to fight a no-confidence vote in his leadership. His bid to sack the far-right interior minister over a corruption sting has triggered a damaging backlash....
22:30, 2019-05-21

College admissions scandal: Parents say payments to ringleader weren't bribes Defense attorneys of parents charged in the 'Varsity Blues' case say Rick Singer told parents their money would go to school programs, not bribes.        ...
08:15, 2019-06-04

Lori Loughlin digs in — and 7 more surprises and takeaways in college admissions scandal What we've learned so far in the historic case against wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their children into college.        ...
13:00, 2019-06-10

The Google-Genius copyright scandal reveals a much bigger problem for the internet giant A report earlier this week revealed how Genius, a site filled with song lyrics, was able to catch Google copying its content to display directly on the main Search results page. Google, meanwhile, explained what happened, placing the blame on the lyrics partner that it relies on for those lyrics. Ho...
05:45, 2019-06-20

Ex-NBA star Chuck Person avoids prison time in NCAA corruption scandal Former NBA star Chuck “The Rifleman” Person avoided prison time after pleading guilty to taking bribes as an NCAA coach to steer student-athletes to a financial adviser, with the judge blaming Person’s charitable nature for his downfall. Person wept as Manhattan federal court Judge Loretta Preska se...
00:15, 2019-07-18

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ producer charged with money laundering in 1MDB scandal Malaysia on Friday charged one of the producers of the film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and stepson of the former prime minister, with money laundering, alleging he misappropriated $248 million linked to state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Riza Aziz, a co-founder of the Hollywood producti...
19:15, 2019-07-05

‘He’s a Good Man’: Jim Jordan Finds Support at Home in Ohio State Abuse Scandal An investigation at Ohio State University revealed that coaches had inklings of a team doctor’s sexual abuse. But Representative Jim Jordan’s denials are assuaging his constituents....
21:45, 2019-06-02

She became the face of Spain’s Franco-era stolen-baby scandal. Her family says she wasn’t abducted. The woman found her biological relatives with help of a DNA database and learned that she had been voluntarily put up for adoption and was not among the estimated 30,000 babies stolen during the rule of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco....
01:15, 2019-07-13

Ex-Stanford coach John Vandemoer receives one day in prison for college admissions scandal Former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer will spend one day in prison, a federal judge in Boston determined Wednesday, for his role in a wide-ranging college admissions scandal....
23:45, 2019-06-12

Austrian Chancellor moves to dismiss interior minister amid corruption scandal Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has recommended that the nation's far-right interior minister be dismissed amid a corruption scandal that could dent the hopes of populist parties across the continent just days before European parliamentary elections....
17:30, 2019-05-21

Ex-Stanford sailing coach avoids prison time in college admissions scandal Stanford University's former sailing coach, who received hundreds of thousands of dollars for his program in exchange for helping prospective students get recruited to the elite school as athletes, was sentenced Wednesday to two years of supervised release by a federal judge in Boston....
02:30, 2019-06-13

Meghan King Edmonds Jokes About Being Pregnant Amid Husband Jim's Cheating Scandal Meghan King Edmonds is maintaining her sense of humor and concentrating on spending time with her kids amid husband Jim Edmonds' cheating scandal. The 34-year-old Real Housewives of......
22:45, 2019-06-22

Judge to sentence ex-Stanford coach John Vandemoer in college admissions scandal Former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer on Wednesday will become the first person sentenced in the wide-ranging college entrance cheating scandal, when he faces a federal judge in Boston....
22:15, 2019-06-12

Bill Maher admits Hillary Clinton 'committed obstruction of justice' in email scandal "Real Time" host Bill Maher made a stunning admission on Monday night when he said he thought former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "committed obstruction of justice" with the email scandal. ...
16:00, 2019-06-11

BuzzFeed News issued cease-and-desist letter from woman in Tony Robbins scandal BuzzFeed News has been accused of using illegal and unethical means to obtain some information used in its recent bombshell accusing self-help guru Tony Robbins of sexual wrongdoings, according to a cease-and-desist letter obtained by Fox News -- but BuzzFeed is standing by its reporting. ...
03:00, 2019-05-23

Austria’s Government Collapses Over Video Scandal Involving Purported Niece of Russian Tycoon (VIENNA) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called time Monday on his coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party after its leader was shown on video appearing to offer favors to a purported Russian investor. Kurz said he was seeking the removal of the country’s interior mini...
14:45, 2019-05-21

Daimler's stock drops as diesel scandal cuts profit for Mercedes' parent company Share's of German automaker Daimler fell almost 4% in Monday trading after the company said Sunday that profits for the second quarter would be hurt by troubles from its Mercedes-Benz brand and downgraded its earnings forecast for the the full year....
19:00, 2019-06-27

Napa vineyard owner, NYC attorney plead guilty in college admissions ACT, SAT cheating scandal Gordon Caplan and Agustin Huneeus Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to paying bribes to Rick Singer to have Mark Riddell cheat for their kids on the ACT, SAT        ...
23:00, 2019-05-21

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Producer, Riza Aziz, Is Arrested in Malaysia Fund Scandal Mr. Riza, whose stepfather is a former prime minister of Malaysia, faces money-laundering charges in the disappearance of billions from a government fund....
15:45, 2019-07-04

Bella Thorne Calls Out Whoopi Goldberg for Her "Awful" Views on Nude Photo Scandal Bella Thorne is not impressed with Whoopi Goldberg right about now. Earlier this week, The View moderator and her co-hosts including Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain got into a......
00:45, 2019-06-19

"Tristan Admitted It!" See How Khloe Kardashian Found Out About the Jordyn Woods Cheating Scandal in New Promo The moment KUWTK fans have been waiting to see is finally here. The Jordyn Woods, Tristan Thompson cheating scandal comes to light in next Sunday's brand new episode of Keeping Up......
05:30, 2019-06-17

Lance Armstrong says he 'wouldn't change a thing' about doping scandal that cost him 7 Tour de France titles Lance Armstrong says he “wouldn’t change a thing” about using performance-enhancing drugs to win seven Tour de France titles only to have them stripped away years later....
20:30, 2019-05-24

CORRECTS: Michigan State chooses Stony Brook president as next leader in wake of Nassar scandal EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — CORRECTS: Michigan State chooses Stony Brook president as next leader in wake of Nassar scandal. (Corrects APNewsAlert to remove extraneous letter from Stoney) The post CORRECTS: Michigan State chooses Stony Brook president as next leader in wake of Nassar scandal appeared...
17:00, 2019-05-28

College admissions scandal: Harvard fires coach who sold home to athlete's father The head fencing coach received nearly double the assessed value on his home when he sold it to a future athlete's father.        ...
01:45, 2019-07-10

Drug Company to Pay Just $15.4 Million Over Doctor Bribery Scandal Involving Medicine That Brings in $1 Billion a Year Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced today that the company expects to pay $15.4 million in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department after allegations that Questcor Pharmaceuticals, which Mallinckrodt acquired in 2014, had bribed doctors and their staff to prescribe an incredibly expensive dr...
23:45, 2019-06-05

Khloe Kardashian Reveals the One Thing Jordyn Woods Didn't Say After the Tristan Thompson Cheating Scandal Jordyn Woods may or may not have apologized to Khloe Kardashian after the Tristan Thompson scandal. But she definitely didn't do it right away. "Now she's like, 'It......
10:00, 2019-06-24

Rubberneckers, rejoice: Gangster Capitalism covers the celebrity college admissions scandal in unflattering detail Adulting, the latest comedy podcast premiere from WNYC Studios, allows listeners to explore the difficulties of growing up while laughing your ass off along the way. Recorded live at Union Hall in Brooklyn, co-hosts Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos get to know the crowd right from the intro, elicit...
22:15, 2019-06-03

Felicity Huffman's daughter graduates high school amid college admissions scandal Sophia Grace, 18, graduated from the Los Angeles High School of the Arts Monday and her proud parents were on hand to celebrate the milestone.        ...
03:45, 2019-06-12

William H. Macy Prepares for Daughter's High School Graduation Amid College Admission Scandal William H. Macy got into the graduation spirit on Wednesday afternoon as he picked up some congratulatory balloons at a local grocery store in Los Angeles. The balloons and other......
10:30, 2019-05-30

Khloe Kardashian Finally Breaks Down Over the Tristan Thompson, Jordyn Woods Cheating Scandal: Watch! The dramatic aftermath continues. Khloe Kardashian is still reeling over the Tristan Thompson, Jordyn Woods cheating scandal in this exclusive and explosive sneak peek at part two of the......
10:00, 2019-06-24

Felicity Huffman's co-stars Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette speak out on college scandal Felicity Huffman's "Otherhood" co-stars are breaking their silence on her involvement in the nation's largest college admissions scandal.        ...
02:45, 2019-07-20

Khloe Kardashian Hopes the Cheating Scandal Will Make Jordyn Woods & Tristan Thompson "Better" People Khloe Kardashian has been put through the wringer. In this exclusive clip from Sunday's season finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the Good American boss opens up about what......
19:15, 2019-06-27

The Latest: Oklahoma governor says more rain a concern OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says more rain in the forecast is a big concern with parts of the state already flooded following severe weather that’s blamed for at least three deaths aft...
17:45, 2019-05-22

Wisconsin governor says Foxconn is again likely to miss job targets Gov. Tony Evers reveals that the Foxconn manufacturing complex planned in Wisconsin is likely to continue falling short of the threshold required to begin receiving billions of dollars in state incentives, even after production begins next year....
16:15, 2019-07-09

There Are No Abortion Providers in Guam — the Governor Wants That to Change (HONOLULU) — Lourdes Leon Guerrero vigorously defended abortion rights as she campaigned to become the first female governor of Guam. She won, but now no doctors are willing to perform the procedure she fought so hard to defend. The last abortion provider in the heavily Catholic U.S. territory...
19:45, 2019-06-07

Rio governor says 'only a matter of time' before he becomes Brazil president The far-right governor of Rio de Janeiro state, who has likened drug dealers to terrorists and Nazis while advocating snipers in helicopters to shoot them dead, said on Tuesday "it is only a matter of time" before he becomes president of Brazil....
03:45, 2019-07-17

Probe inconclusive on governor’s racist yearbook pic NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A law firm investigating a racist picture of a man in blackface standing next to someone in Ku Klux Klan clothing on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page says it’s unable to determine whether the governor is in the picture. Investigators on behal...
17:45, 2019-05-22

Maine governor OKs ban on gay conversion therapy for minors AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Janet Mills has signed a bill banning gay conversion therapy for minors. With Mills’ action Wednesday, Maine joins 16 other states and the District of Columbia that have banned the practice. Conversion therapy aims to change a person’s sexual orientation ...
20:30, 2019-05-29

Turkmenistan’s leader makes his son provincial governor ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The son of Turkmenistan’s president has been appointed as governor of a key province, fueling speculation the leader of the energy-rich Central Asian nation is setting stage for a political dynasty. Serdar Berdymukhamedov was named the governor of Ahal province in...
20:30, 2019-06-18

Blast kills three in Syria's Sweida: governor A rigged motorcycle exploded in Syria's Sweida city, which the government controls, killing three people and injuring seven others on Wednesday night, an official there said....
10:01, 2019-07-04

A second candidate for Mississippi governor says he won’t meet alone with women “Appearances are important,” Bill Waller Jr., former chief justice of the state supreme court, told Mississippi Today. His statement comes after a fellow candidate, state Rep. Robert Foster, refused to let a female reporter ride along with his campaign....
16:45, 2019-07-17

Tennessee governor: Lawmaker should address allegations NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says it’s “past time” for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct to address the allegations publicly. Lee issued the statement Thursday after declining for months to answer questions about what should be done in response to the claim...
23:45, 2019-05-23

Turkmenistan's leader makes his son provincial governor The son of Turkmenistan's president has been appointed as governor of a key province, fueling speculation the leader of the energy-rich Central Asian nation is setting stage for a political dynasty....
23:15, 2019-06-18

W.Va. governor’s companies faced with tax issues in 2 states BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) — A real estate company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family has avoided a tax sale in Virginia by paying more than $400,000, while a county attorney in Kentucky says he’s planning to sue the family’s coal company for unpaid taxes. Floyd County Attorn...
02:15, 2019-06-14

Jailed former governor says he bought votes for Rio Olympics A jailed former governor of Rio de Janeiro state has told a judge he paid about $2 million for the votes of International Olympic Committee members to award the Brazilian city the 2016 Summer Games       ...
23:15, 2019-07-04

Arizona Mayor to Nike: We Still Want You, Even If Governor Doesn't The mayor of Goodyear, Ariz., said local officials still wanted Nike Inc. to open a factory in the city after the governor of the state pulled his support for the project in protest of the sneaker giant’s decision not to sell a shoe featuring an early American flag....
23:30, 2019-07-03

A fertility clinic is under fire after a woman gave birth to 2 other couples’ babies, but the scandal may be a symptom of a larger issue Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters Two couples are suing a California fertility clinic after an embryo mixup led one of them to have one of the others' baby. There are plenty of gaps in the fertility clinic industry, which may contribute to errors. There's no way to know how often such problems occur,...
01:15, 2019-07-12

Trump labor secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid Epstein plea deal scandal – live Acosta was under fire for having granted Jeffrey Epstein immunity from federal prosecution in 2008, following sex trafficking ring investigationSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.02pm BST Representative Veronica Escobar, a Democrat in El Paso, just testified before the House ove...
17:15, 2019-07-12

Jada Pinkett Smith didn't want to interview Jordyn Woods after the Kardashian-Thompson cheating scandal That Jordyn Woods interview on Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk" on the Khloe Kardashian-Tristan Thompson cheating scandal almost didn't happen.        ...
21:45, 2019-06-27

Judge: Prosecutors drop involuntary manslaughter charges against former Michigan health chief in Flint water scandal FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Judge: Prosecutors drop involuntary manslaughter charges against former Michigan health chief in Flint water scandal. The post Judge: Prosecutors drop involuntary manslaughter charges against former Michigan health chief in Flint water scandal appeared first on LEX18.com....
20:15, 2019-06-13

Turkish lira weakens 2.1% after cenbank governor dismissed The Turkish lira was 2.1% weaker against the dollar on Monday after President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the central bank governor, laying bare differences between them over the timing of interest rate cuts to revive the recession-hit economy....
10:45, 2019-07-08

Florida governor: Meeting in Israel didn’t violate law TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says a lawsuit filed by an open government watchdog group that challenges a meeting he held with the state’s Cabinet in Israel is frivolous. DeSantis and Florida’s three independently elected Cabinet members met Tuesday in the state Capi...
19:30, 2019-06-04

Hawaii Governor Declares Emergency In Maui For Wildfires Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke......
11:01, 2019-07-13

Alaska lawmakers near showdown with governor over education cuts Alaska lawmakers were heading for a showdown with Governor Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday to try and stop his bid to slash spending on higher education - a move the state's main university has warned could force it into bankruptcy....
14:15, 2019-07-10

California governor declares state of emergency after second earthquake Gavin Newsom warns residents to be wary of new tremors Damage from 7.1 quake could be worse, agency chief saysCalifornia governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency and warned residents to be wary of new tremors on Saturday, after the southern part of the state was hit by a second significan...
20:30, 2019-07-06

Louisiana governor says storm named Barry is 'going to be a tough one' Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards voiced concerns Friday on "The Story with Martha MacCallum" that residents would not take Tropical Storm Barry seriously, even though it is expected to become a full-blown hurricane by the time it hits the Louisiana coast on Saturday morning....
05:15, 2019-07-13

Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfire Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that has forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billowing over nearby beaches....
08:15, 2019-07-13

California governor signs bill for $21 bln wildfire fund California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state's other investor-owned utilities cover liabilities arising from future wildfires caused by their equipment....
02:15, 2019-07-13

California governor won’t free Manson follower Van Houten SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has overruled a parole board’s decision to free Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten. Newsom said Monday that the 69-year-old inmate shouldn’t be released. She’s spent nearly half a century in prison and received reports o...
02:15, 2019-06-04

Ex-soldier David Hurley becomes Australian governor-general Former soldier David Hurley has been sworn in as Australia’s governor-general a day before Parliament resumes for the first time since the May 18 election...
05:45, 2019-07-01

Former radio host engaged to Minnesota lieutenant governor MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan says she is engaged to a former Minnesota Public Radio host who lost his morning show in 2018 after he disclosed their relationship. Flanagan tweeted Sunday morning about her engagement to Tom Weber. She said that she is “so excited to spend...
19:45, 2019-06-30

After Another Mass Shooting, Another Virginia Governor Tries to Change Gun Laws Gov. Ralph Northam called a special legislative session to address gun violence after a gunman killed 12 people on Friday at the municipal center in Virginia Beach....
02:15, 2019-06-05

After Amartya Sen's Remarks On "Jai Shri Ram", Meghalaya Governor's Reply Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Sunday slammed Nobel laureate Amartya Sen over his remark that "Jai Shri Ram" sloganis used nowadays to beat up people across the country and it has no association......
08:15, 2019-07-08

Pennsylvania governor says state won't use tax dollars to restart refinery Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf does not support using taxpayer dollars to help save the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex from permanent closure, the governor's spokesman said on Wednesday....
00:00, 2019-07-11

Erdogan Dismisses Governor of Turkey's Central Bank President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed the governor of Turkey’s central bank, sparking fresh investor concerns over the independence of an institution that has strained to combat runaway inflation....
17:15, 2019-07-07

Louisiana governor: Abortion ban decision wasn’t political BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, says he’s not concerned about losing support among his party’s voters because of a strict abortion ban he signed into law. The Louisiana governor says he knows some people were disappointed tha...
00:15, 2019-06-19

Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court....
15:00, 2019-05-21

Texas governor OKs budget with $1M gun storage safety effort AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a spending bill that includes a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage. The Republican signed a $250 billion two-year budget Saturday without any line-item vetoes. It includes money for the Texas Department of Public Safety to p...
20:00, 2019-06-16

The Latest: Sen. Kaine applauds governor’s gun-control call VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on plans by Virginia’s governor to call a special legislative session on gun control (all times local): Noon: Sen. Tim Kaine is applauding Gov. Ralph Northam’s call for a special legislative session to change Virginia’s gun laws. The Democrat f...
19:30, 2019-06-04

Louisiana lawmakers send new abortion ban to governor’s desk BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have passed a strict new abortion ban prohibiting the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant. The bill bars abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. There are no exceptions for pregnancies f...
01:45, 2019-05-30

Louisiana’s Democratic Governor Signs State’s Abortion Ban Into Law (BATON ROUGE, La.) — Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. With his signature,...
13:45, 2019-05-31

Republican Maryland governor Larry Hogan will not run against Trump Leading hope of party never-Trumpers extinguishedGovernor does not rule out post-Trump run in 2024The hopes and dreams of Republicans opposed to Donald Trump took a heavy blow on Saturday, as Maryland governor Larry Hogan said he would not run against the president for the party’s nomination. Relate...
00:00, 2019-06-02

Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfires Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billowing over nearby beaches....
10:00, 2019-07-13

Georgia's governor fills insurance post after indictment Georgia's governor has appointed an Atlanta-area police chief to head the state's insurance commission after the previous commissioner was indicted on federal charges....
02:30, 2019-06-13

Governor’s Office: Support Exists For Pension Bill FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– On July first, many groups will face a huge pension cost spike if lawmakers don’t pass a new bill in special session. Governor Matt Bevin has been working for weeks now trying to get votes needed to pass the bill and his office said they now have what they need. ...
22:30, 2019-06-20

Pennsylvania governor opposes tax dollars for refinery restart Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf does not support using public funds to help save the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex from permanent closure after a massive fire last month, the governor's spokesman said on Wednesday....
02:15, 2019-07-11

California governor proposes a $21 billion wildfire fund California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed helping utilities create a fund of up to $21 billion to compensate future victims of wildfires sparked by the companies' equipment or employees, an aide said on Friday....
06:45, 2019-06-22

Hurriyat Ready For Talks, Says Jammu And Kashmir Governor The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is much improved now and the Hurriyat is ready for talks, Governor Satya Pal Malik has said. The "temperature is lower," the Governor declared at a programme in......
12:00, 2019-06-23

Fla. governor signs bill allowing AVs with no human operator Under the new Florida law, which takes effect July 1, a fully autonomous vehicle meeting all insurance requirements may operate without a human occupant or operator....
23:00, 2019-06-13

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says $1.6 billion in teacher raises are coming in a deal driven by classroom unrest and Republicans who sharply changed course on public education ahead of 2020. The announcement Thursday would make Texas the latest state — and now the largest — to pour mo...
23:45, 2019-05-23

California governor proposes safety steps for utilities SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to throw a financial lifeline to California’s biggest electric companies dealing with the results of disastrous wildfires — but only if the companies agree to concessions such as tying executive pay to safety. The plan announced Friday w...
22:15, 2019-06-21

Tokyo governor says Olympics worth the cost, Paralympics key Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Thursday defended the cost of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games, saying the Paralympics in particular would build a legacy by creating better accessibility for Japan's rapidly aging society....
18:00, 2019-07-18

"Glad RBI Governor Has Shakti In His Name": Anand Mahindra After Rate Cut The policy rate cut for a third time this year by the powerful Monetary Policy Committee under the leadership of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has won praise from industrialist Anand Mahindra - along......
13:15, 2019-06-06

Health executive says he bribed Arkansas governor’s nephew LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former health care executive has admitted to taking part in a conspiracy to bribe a former Arkansas lawmaker who is also the governor’s nephew. Robin Raveendran pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds. The ...
22:00, 2019-06-12

A candidate for governor says a female journalist can’t shadow him — unless she brings a man along Robert Foster, who wants to be Mississippi's top elected official, says he promised his wife he'd follow the Billy Graham rule. A Mississippi Today reporter says she just wants to do her job....
00:15, 2019-07-11

Oklahoma governor surveys damage from tornado that killed 2 EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has toured the area where two people were killed by a tornado over the weekend, saying it was “unbelievable that anybody could survive.” Stitt traveled Monday to El Reno, a city about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City that was ...
22:15, 2019-05-27

Rio governor: rising police killings ‘normal,’ will continue Amid a soaring number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro, the state’s tough-talking governor says it is “normal” for the rate to increase and it will likely keep going up during his administration...
06:15, 2019-07-17

Oh God This Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor Thing Might Actually Happen When President Donald Trump announced that world-class bullshit artist Sarah Huckabee Sanders was leaving his administration, he said he hoped Sanders would fill her father’s terrible shoes as governor of Arkansas someday....
16:45, 2019-06-19

Mexican president's party looks set to win two state governor races Mexico's president is expected to score comfortable wins in Sunday's state elections in the first test of his popularity since taking office, with preliminary results and an exit poll showing his party taking both governorships up for grabs....
07:01, 2019-06-03

Maine legislators OK assisted suicide; bill goes to governor AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Legislature has passed a bill to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. The Democratic-led Maine Senate voted 19-16 Tuesday in favor of the bill. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ office says she not yet taken a position. The Death With Dignity National Center and the...
19:30, 2019-06-04

Pennsylvania governor wants to tie nuclear bailout to joining RGGI Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf asked Republican lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize the state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) as part of a nuclear bailout deal, according to reports from local media and analysts....
18:30, 2019-06-19

Governor wants Pennsylvania to join greenhouse gas reduction program Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf asked Republican lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize the state to join a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in several Northeastern U.S. states, according to a report from the Associated Press....
22:15, 2019-06-19

Maine governor signs rules to finally allow pot sales AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has signed a law setting up a legal framework for the sale of recreational marijuana to adults. Her office said Thursday that the law will take effect in mid-September. Maine voters approved of legalizing marijuana in a public vote in 2016, but...
00:45, 2019-06-28

Kylie Jenner Breaks Her Silence on Tristan Thompson, Jordyn Woods Cheating Scandal in Explosive KUWTK Promo We're finally getting an intimate and personal look at the emotional aftermath of the Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods cheating scandal. A just-released mid-season trailer for......
08:45, 2019-05-24

The rise of Rick Singer: How the mastermind of college admissions scandal built an empire on lies, exploited a broken system By the time Rick Singer began bribing college coaches and test proctors, he had been lying about his own resume and business dealings for years.        ...
00:00, 2019-06-20

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law banning red-light traffic cameras in the nation’s second-largest state. Abbott tweeted Saturday that he signed off on the ban, which takes effect Sept. 1. Such cameras take images of vehicles entering intersections when red...
00:00, 2019-06-03

Lack of abortion access troubles Guam’s 1st female governor HONOLULU (AP) — Lourdes Leon Guerrero vigorously defended abortion rights as she campaigned to become the first female governor of Guam. She won, but now no doctors are willing to perform the procedure she fought so hard to defend. The last abortion provider in the heavily Catholic U.S. territory re...
11:45, 2019-06-07

Iowa governor OK after chest pains prompt trip to hospital DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was taken to a hospital after experiencing chest pains but has returned to work at the Capitol. The governor’s office released a statement saying Reynolds noticed chest pains early Thursday and was taken to a hospital emergency room “out of ...
23:30, 2019-06-06

Mystery of racist photo in governor’s yearbook left unsolved NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s rocky progress to redemption didn’t get much of a boost Wednesday after a month’s long investigation failed to determine whether he appears in a racist yearbook picture that almost destroyed his political career. A law firm hired by...
09:45, 2019-05-23

Mississippi Governor Candidate: Woman Reporter Cannot Cover His Campaign Alone JACKSON, Miss. — A Republican candidate for Mississippi governor says he would not let a woman journalist follow him while campaigning unless she was accompanied by a male colleague — and now he’s trying to raise campaign money based on that because he says the “liberal media...
07:30, 2019-07-11

Alaska governor prevails over lawmakers in clash over his spending cuts Alaska's governor prevailed on Wednesday in a showdown with lawmakers trying to reverse his bid to slash higher education spending by 40%, a move the state's main university has warned would force it into financial ruin....
02:15, 2019-07-11

California governor signs bill for $21 billion wildfire fund California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state's other investor-owned utilities cover liabilities arising from future wildfires caused by their equipment....
00:45, 2019-07-13

Bengal Governor Briefs PM, Amit Shah On "Ground Situation" Bengal Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi discussed the ground situation in Bengal with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah in Delhi today. The Centre has expressed deep concern over......
16:15, 2019-06-10

Wyoming's Governor Allegedly Cussed Out a Female Mayor in a Meeting Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon allegedly swore and physically intimidated Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr with what she called “profane and misogynistic” behavior in a meeting today, according to Reuters. Both Gordon and Orr are Republicans....
19:30, 2019-06-04

After massacre, Virginia governor takes on Republican legislature over gun control Virginia's Democratic governor on Tuesday called for a special legislative session to consider new gun control laws following a massacre of 12 people, but a top Republican lawmaker immediately pushed back on a plan he called "hasty and suspect."...
22:15, 2019-06-04

Virginia governor demands action on guns after mass shooting Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state capitol this summer to take up a package of gun-control legislation....
23:45, 2019-06-04

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs chemical castration bill into law Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that requires anyone convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child under 13 years of age to undergo chemical castration treatment....
08:15, 2019-06-11

Montana governor says he’s open to idea of supporting Keystone XL pipeline Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday during an online meeting about climate change that he's open to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline "if it's done right,'' a departure from other Democratic presidential candidates who condemn the proposed oil line from Canada as an environmental threat....
21:45, 2019-07-01

Missouri Governor Signs Legislation Banning Abortions at 8 Weeks On Friday, Missouri Gov. Michael L. Parson signed controversial legislation banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Exceptions are provided for medical emergencies but not for incest or rape....
23:45, 2019-05-24

Alaska lawmakers weigh governor’s call for new session venue WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — When Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called a special session in his hometown of Wasilla, some agreed with him that a change of venue would be good for lawmakers struggling to finish their work. Others cited logistical and security concerns. The wait is on to see if the House and Se...
07:45, 2019-06-20

Ex-Rio governor Sergio Cabral: Paid $2M for votes to win 2016 Olympics The former governor of Rio de Janeiro has told a Brazilian court he paid $2 million in bribes to buy votes at the International Olympic Committee to win the 2016 Summer Olympic Games....
17:00, 2019-07-05

UPDATE 2-Governor wants Pennsylvania to join greenhouse gas reduction program Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf asked Republican lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize the state to join a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in several Northeastern U.S. states, according to a report from the Associated Press. An analyst at Height Capital Markets in Washington sai...
00:00, 2019-06-20

Washington Governor signs bill to allow composting human bodies Enlarge / Mockup of a future Recompose facility. (credit: MOLT Studios) This week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill to allow the composting of human remains within the state. It is the only state in the US—and possibly the only government in the world—to explicitly allow "natural organ...
00:45, 2019-05-27

Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation....
21:15, 2019-05-24

Former Rio governor admits to paying $2m in bribes for 2016 Olympics – video A jailed former governor of Rio de Janeiro state told a judge on Thursday that he paid about $2m for the votes of International Olympic Committee members to award the Brazilian city the 2016 Summer Games. Sérgio Cabral said he paid $1.5m in bribes through intermediaries to the former president of th...
23:15, 2019-07-05

Alaska’s governor is trying to destroy its universities. The state may never recover | Cas Mudde Mike Dunleavy wants to cut the Alaskan university system by $130m – a staggering 41% of its budgetWe rarely devote much attention to what happens in the largest state of the US. No, not Texas – Alaska, which is bigger, geographically, than the next three states combined (Texas, California and Montan...
17:15, 2019-07-06