FIFA officials arrested in U.S., Swiss corruption cases
Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer.
Rick Santorum launching second White House run
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said.
Heavy rains hit Texas as death toll rises from floods
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Storms dumped rain on parts of Texas of Wednesday, bringing more runoff to swollen waterways that spilled their banks this week in places such as Houston, where floods have left five people dead and caused chaos in the fourth most-populous U.S. city. At least 18 people have been killed in Texas and Oklahoma from storms that started over the Memorial Day weekend and led to record floods, destroying hundreds of homes, sweeping away bridges and stranding more than 2,000 motorists on roads. The death toll in Texas was set to rise with numerous people still missing and thunderstorms pelting the already flood-hit cities of Houston and Austin.
Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge
A U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the information to boost advertising revenue. In a decision late Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California said people who sent emails to or received emails from Yahoo Mail subscribers since Oct. 2, 2011 may sue as a group under the federal Stored Communications Act for alleged privacy violations. Holders of non-Yahoo Mail accounts accused Yahoo of copying and then analyzing their emails, including keywords and attachments, with a goal of creating "targeted advertising" for its subscribers, in addition to detecting spam and malware.
Appeals court rules with states challenging Obama's immigration action
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was dealt another setback on Tuesday when a U.S. appeals court refused to lift a block put in place by 26 states that argued Obama overstepped his authority. By a 2-1 vote that could pave the way to a Supreme Court ruling, the judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Obama's executive action should remain on hold pending further judicial proceedings. The decision further delays Obama's immigration order, which was first blocked by a Brownsville, Texas lower court judge in February.
Bernie-mania! Sanders launches 2016 campaign
The 73-year-old former Burlington mayor and independent senator is beloved by Vermonters.
Appeals panel won't lift hold on Obama immigration action
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately.
What would White House be like without a dog?
Every president since Theodore Roosevelt has had a dog in the White House, and almost certainly the next one will, too —unless it’s Bernie Sanders.
Cleveland, Justice Department announce police settlement
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland officials and the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced their settlement over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the city's police department.
Joint Chiefs Chairman says U.S. blindsided by fall of Mosul
Gen. Martin Dempsey admits in a new documentary that the Pentagon did no contingency planning for the Islamic State advance.