Spain court grants $1.7 billion compensation for oil spill

World 12/20/18, 11:34

Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that the captain and the insurer of the Prestige oil tanker must pay more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in compensation for Spain's biggest environmental disaster, when the vessel sank in 2002.The court said ...

Police raid home of Brazil cabinet minister in graft probe

Tech 12/19/18, 14:13

Brazilian Federal Police raided the home of Science and Technology Minister Gilberto Kassab Wednesday following accusations that he received millions in bribes from the JBS food company between 2010 and 2016.Prosecutors said they suspect that the minister may have received ...

APNewsBreak: Feds eye move to regulate legal sports betting

Sports 12/19/18, 13:01

The federal government would regulate sports betting nationwide under a bill to be introduced Wednesday.Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, told The Associated Press he and Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah will introduce the Sports Wagering Market ...

Uber loses UK case on worker rights, expected to appeal

Business 12/19/18, 12:56

Uber pledged Wednesday to challenge a U.K. Court of Appeal decision that drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed employees, a verdict that has potentially wide-ranging implications for the rapidly growing gig economy and the rules that govern ...

Ethics complaints against Kavanaugh dismissed

Politics 12/18/18, 16:03

A panel of judges has dismissed ethics complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The judges say the complaints must be dismissed because they were filed under a federal law that does not apply to Supreme Court justices. That's the ...

After judge’s ruling against Obamacare, what happens now?

Business 12/17/18, 14:15

A federal judge's ruling would, if upheld, wipe away the entire Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama and twice sustained by the Supreme Court. Judge Reed O'Connor's opinion was issued late Friday and supporters of ...

Explains: Sri Lanka crisis persists despite court ruling

World 12/14/18, 08:13

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has declared President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament unconstitutional. Sirisena's opponents and rule-of-law activists hailed the unanimous ruling, but it did not end a months-long political stalemate that has kept Sri Lanka without a functional ...

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court says president’s actions unlawful

World 12/13/18, 08:38

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis.A seven-judge bench of the highest court ...

Update: Supreme Court delays arguments after Bush death

Politics 12/02/18, 16:42

The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Flowers and mementoes lay near a plaque honoring former President George H. W. Bush at a makeshift memorial across from Walker's Point, the Bush's summer home, ...

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