Report: Iran detains members of 3 modeling networks

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has carried out its latest series of arrests targeting online modeling, part of the hard-line group's efforts to confront what it sees as Western mores seeping into the Islamic Republic. The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Saturday that the arrests took place in Iran's central Markazi province. It did not elaborate…
Watchdog groups sue federal agency over NRA’s alleged campaign coordination ‘scheme’

Watchdog groups sue federal agency over NRA’s alleged campaign coordination ‘scheme’

A pair of legal groups sued the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, seeking to compel the agency to enforce the law amid what they allege is mounting evidence that the National Rifle Association has engaged in “an elaborate scheme … to unlawfully coordinate with candidates it supports for federal office,” including with the 2016 presidential…

Michael Cohen heads to prison in Trump hush-money scheme

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and all-around fixer for President Donald Trump, is scheduled to begin serving a three-year prison sentence Monday for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on Trump's behalf. Interested in Russia Investigation? Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on…

China says it has been informed of the arrest of a Chinese woman at...

Chinese diplomats have been informed of the arrest of a Chinese woman at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club over the weekend and are providing her with consular services, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston had been notified of the March 30 arrest, had gotten…
Amazon says founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, giving her a separate stake in the online shopping giant

Amazon says founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie,...

Amazon said Thursday that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, who will end up with a stake in the online shopping giant worth more than $35 billion. In a tweet, MacKenzie Bezos said she is giving Jeff Bezos all her interest in The Washington Post, the newspaper that he…
Trump gets rare support from some Democrats on US-China trade war

Trump gets rare support from some Democrats on US-China trade war

With the world's two largest economies on the brink of an all-out trade war, President Donald Trump continues to insist that the U.S. is in a better position than China. Some Democrats acknowledge the president's position but disagree with his approach. "The president is right to counter China," Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia said…
The 64-year-old driver was hospitalized and treated for facial injuries.

The 64-year-old driver was hospitalized and treated for facial injuries.

Two teenage boys were arrested and accused of throwing a rock from the side of a Kentucky roadway, seriously injuring a driver, authorities said. William Wehner, 64, was driving on KY-237 in Burlington on Saturday night when a large rock was thrown through his windshield, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office. Wehner was seriously…
US deporting more and more people to Eritrea – which it says tortures its citizens

US deporting more and more people to Eritrea – which it says tortures its...

As the U.S. remains locked in a debate over asylum seekers from Central America, lawyers and advocacy groups say they are seeing an alarming uptick in deportations to the African nation of Eritrea -- a country that President Donald Trump's government acknowledges arbitrarily imprisons and tortures its own citizens. The plight of Eritrean refugees, while…
Uber passenger shot dead by ‘companion,’ gunman at large: Officials

Uber passenger shot dead by ‘companion,’ gunman at large: Officials

An Uber passenger was shot dead by a "companion" on Friday, sparking a manhunt for the gunman in the Houston area, authorities said. The shooting unfolded when the driver picked up the male victim, who went to sit in the rear passenger side of his SUV, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a news…
Fire at zinc processing plant prompts evacuations amid concerns over air quality

Fire at zinc processing plant prompts evacuations amid concerns over air quality

Residents near a zinc processing plant in North Carolina were forced to evacuate early Monday morning after the facility caught fire. Flames broke out at the American Zinc Products facility, formerly known as Horse Head, in Mooresboro on Sunday night, near the state line between North and South Carolina. A few hours later, the emergency…

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