Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela defended his country’s financial reputation and reiterated Panama’s commitment to greater transparency Tuesday in the wake of the leak of millions of documents that show ties between world leaders and a Panamanian law firm that specializes in setting up shell corporations.
Arizona Sen. John McCain pleaded with a fellow Republican, Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, on the Senate floor Thursday to withdraw his objection and allow a vote on Eric Fanning to be Secretary of the Army. But Roberts wouldn’t budge, again citing his opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposal to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and transfer its detainees to U.S. sites, including, potentially, Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
The House of Representatives approved, by a rare unanimous vote of 419-0, a bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas that would prohibit the government from obtaining private emails without a warrant.
A global leak of documents that offers details about offshore investments by some of Brazil’s top elected officials is landing like “an atomic bomb” on some of the very legislators undertaking impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.
Cuba is reportedly Airbnb’s fastest-growing market. Since embarking on cozier relations with Cuba leader Raúl Castro 15 months ago, the Obama administration has been eliminating stiff regulations on travel and commerce, which has expanded opportunities for Americans to visit the island.
Apple’s decision to refuse the FBI’s demand to unlock the iPhone of San Bernadino shooter Syed Farook, which Apple CEO Tim Cook has portrayed as a principled stand to protect the data of all iPhone users, is also likely to be good for business, analysts of the hotly competitive cell phone market said Thursday.
Republican Rep. Hal Rogers, Kentucky’s most senior lawmaker in Congress, told top leaders in the House of Representatives that he opposes any legislation that would remove oversight of the nation’s airspace from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The federal government spent tens of millions of dollars to build MidAmerica St. Louis Airport two decades ago, but in recent years has not been as willing to help the struggling facility promote new air service.
Seven years after President Barack Obama signed legislation that makes it easier for women to challenge discriminatory pay in court, South Carolina remains one of only four states in the country without equal pay protections.
Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal producer, will sell its stake in a southern Illinois power plant that was supposed to be a showcase for “clean coal” technology but instead has become emblematic of the economic challenges facing the industry.
Temple Terrace, Fla. resident Elizabeth Foster recently found an alligator swimming in her pool. With the help of a trapper, the alligator—dubbed "Loch Ness" by Foster—was safely removed from her property two hours later.
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