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  • Corruption Currents: Jho Low Denies New 1MDB Charges

    A former FIFA executive said he was offered large bribes in return for his vote to award the 2018 World Cup, U.S. court documents show in his plea. (Guardian, AFP). Israeli banks are feeling the effects of the latest bribery allegations in the probe of ...

    blogs.wsj.com 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • What Goes Into Planning A Presidential Funeral

    Former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president, will be buried in Texas on Thursday after lying in state and being remembered at several memorial services. One of those services on Wednesday was attended by President Donald Trump, ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Saudi-Funded Lobbyists Paid For 500 Nights At Trump DC Hotel Right After Election

    Saudi Arabia-funded lobbyists paid for rooms at President Donald Trump's Washington hotel within a month of the 2016 presidential election and kept coming back, racking up more than 500 nights in three months, The Washington Post reported, citing ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Corruption Currents: Uruguay Denies Asylum to Former Peruvian Leader

    Pakistan plans to pass a new whistleblower law to help collar corrupt politicians. (AP). General Anticorruption. New York state is investigating abuses in small-business lending. (Bloomberg). China extradited a corruption suspect from the European ...

    blogs.wsj.com 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer To Retire After Rose Bowl

    The team alternated expected blowout wins with puzzling play that included a pair of one-point wins (Penn State, Maryland) and a closer-than-expected win over a struggling Nebraska team. A shocking blowout loss at unranked Purdue on Oct. 20 pushed ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Elijah Cummings Wants Brian Kemp To Testify In Washington About Voter Suppression

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the incoming chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is interested in calling Gov.-elect Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) in to testify about allegations that he aided his own campaign by engaging in voter ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Trump's Truce With China; Remembering George HW Bush; WSJ's CEO Council Begins

    Incoming Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland will also appear on Tuesday, as will British ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch. We'll have regular updates as well as video clips from the event at our live coverage page. You can also follow ...

    blogs.wsj.com 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Democrats Have Their Package Of Reform Bills In Hand. Here's How It All Came Together.

    That process has been led by Rep. John Sarbanes, a six-term congressman from Maryland who became a fierce advocate of campaign finance reform after growing frustrated with the way political candidates are pressured to raise money from big donors.

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Marriott says up to 500 million Starwood Hotels customers affected by hack

    Attorneys filed a lawsuit in a Maryland federal court within hours of the disclosure which seeks class-action status for customers whose data was exposed in the breach. The complaint accuses Marriott of negligence as well as deceptive and unfair trade ...

    venturebeat.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Maryland High School Football Players Allegedly Assaulted Teammates With Brooms

    Four football players from Damascus High School in Damascus, Maryland, have been charged with first-degree rape after allegedly sexually assaulting younger teammates with broomsticks in a hazing incident last month. The accused players ― all 15 years ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Despite A Big Setback, Progressives Increase Their Leadership Clout In New Congress

    Steny Hoyer (Md.) defeated outspoken Iraq War critic Jack Murtha, and the famously transactional centrist Rahm Emanuel, then an Illinois congressman, was elected caucus chair. Still, Lee's defeat is a stinging one for the left-leaning activists ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Capital Journal Newsletter: Democrats' Rift; Trump's China Options; White House Rebuked in Yemen Vote

    sitting down for an interview. On Tuesday come more interviews, including discussions with national security adviser John Bolton, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) and more. We will have full coverage of the event next week, ...

    blogs.wsj.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Elon Musk Ducks Out Of One Los Angeles Tunnel But Pursues Another

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has scrapped plans for a high-speed passenger tunnel under the West side of Los Angeles but is moving ahead with a similar proposal across town designed to whisk baseball fans to and from ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Ivanka Trump Says 'Lock Her Up' Doesn't Apply To Her

    Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) announced last week that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee plans to look into the matter. In her interview with ABC, Trump also addressed mounting tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border, including U.S. Border ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Ford Is Still Receiving Death Threats, Kavanaugh Is Back To Coaching Basketball

    Kavanaugh, who was confirmed to the highest court in the land last month, was spotted this past weekend coaching his youngest daughter's 12-and-under basketball team at an annual Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) tournament in Hyattsville, Maryland, ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • 'Proud' Chinese Geneticist Says Another Baby-Gene Editing Volunteer Is Pregnant

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese scientist at the center of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited babies said on Wednesday he is proud of his work and revealed that another volunteer is pregnant as part of the ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Police: Reports of active shooter at Walter Reed

    See More. Police: Reports of active shooter at Walter Reed. Police are responding to reports of an active shooter situation at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Source: CNN · CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on ...

    CNN 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Trump Threatens To Cut 'All GM Subsidies' Following Company Layoffs

    “Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “Nothing being closed in Mexico & China. The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get!” ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • The Progressive Caucus Has A Chance To Be More Influential Than Ever

    as CPC co-chair, also founded a separate Medicare for All PAC to support candidates who back single-payer health care and plans to make it a major force inside the party ahead of the 2020 elections. .... Jamie Raskin (Md.), a CPC member, is battling Rep.

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago
  • Jon Tester Was Donald Trump's Top Target. Here's How He Survived.

    The day President Donald Trump called on Montana Sen. Jon Tester to resign, the senator was working on his farm in Big Sandy. It's the same farm where his grandfather settled in 1912 and the same farm where Tester lost three fingers on his left hand to ...

    www.huffingtonpost.com 8 months, 3 weeks ago