Days after deal with UAE, anti-Netanyahu protests resume

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night, resuming their calls for the embattled leader to step down de...

Mexico sanctions 1,040 immigration officers for corruption

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said Friday more than 1,040 immigration officers have been referred to the internal affairs office or forced to quit after they w...

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___ US retail sales rise for 3rd month but slowdown expected WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their retail purchases by 1.2% in July, with solid gains in appli...

Judge refuses to reconsider GM lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

A federal judge in Detroit said Friday that he will not reconsider his July dismissal of General Motors’ racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. U.S. District Judge P...

Former test administrator to plead guilty in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme that has ensnared wealthy parents across the U.S., fed...

Guatemala prosecutors raid 26 properties in graft case

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala raided 26 properties and detained seven people Wednesday in connection with a 2014-2015 corruption case that helped lead to the resignation of former pre...

Mexico: Odebrecht allegedly paid for slick 2012 campaign

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans were inundated by a slick, expensive ad campaign on behalf of front-running presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto for the 2012 election, but few then suspected who is n...

Mexico probing alleged bribes in ex-president's campaign

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s former president and finance secretary are squarely in the sights of the country’s attorney general, who said Tuesday that his office is investigating the alleged use of br...

2 Taiwanese soldiers arrested for stealing 6,000 masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese soldiers have been arrested for allegedly stealing 6,000 medical masks while they were supposed to be helping to boost mask production at the early stages of...

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___ McDonald’s sues ousted CEO, alleging employee relationships CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald’s is suing Steve Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropri...

Fiat Chrysler calls GM's bribery allegations 'preposterous'

DETROIT (AP) — Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are “preposterous” and read like a script from a “third-rate spy movie,” FCA lawyers wrote in court d...

Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Hospitals and schools, then shattered and bent water pipes, then the crater that once was Lebanon's port. The rebuilding needs of Lebanon are immense, but so is the qu...

Thousands throng central Jerusalem in anti-Netanyahu protest

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators thronged the streets near the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in central Jerusalem on Saturday night, in a renewed show of strength ...

Taiwan court scraps bail for lawmaker in bribery scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent legislator Chao Cheng-yu (趙正宇) will be detained after all as the Taipei District Court on Saturday (Aug. 8) scrapped an earlier favorable bail decision in the ...

Brazil police make raids in alleged hospital corruption case

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Federal Police said Thursday they have carried out a series of raids against business executives and government workers suspected of involvement in a hospital bribery s...