Erika Kinetz, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 4:56am
Global airlines are obeying Beijing's demands to refer to Taiwan explicitly as a part of China, despite the White House's call this month to stand firm against such "Orwellian nonsense." The Associated Press found 20 carriers, including Air Canada, British Airways and Lufthansa, that now refer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers Chinese territory, as a part of China on their global websites.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was grilled for more than four hours Tuesday over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him, while the country's new anti-graft chief said investigations into the case were suppressed by intimidation during Najib's rule.
Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 4:14am
Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to spend $2.3 billion acquiring an additional 60 percent stake in EMI Music Publishing, home to the Motown catalog and contemporary artists like Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams.
David Crary, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 4:06am
Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities.
Colleen Barry, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 3:42am
The prospect of a populist government in Italy, the eurozone's third-largest economy, has spooked European partners and investors who fear its euroskeptic, budget-busting program could shake the region's cohesion and undermine its growth.
Six Flags Great America, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 3:37am
Mardi Gras Hangover. The largest of its kind in the world, Mardi Gras Hangover delivers the ultimate thrill, as riders experience multiple moments of weightlessness and hang-time while suspended upside down 100 feet above the ground. Riders will fly forwards and backwards on a gigantic loop while soaring up and down this massive structure.
Kathleen Foody and Colleen Slevin, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 12:19am
The owner of a South African hunting company was indicted this month in Colorado by federal prosecutors, who accuse the man of bribing Zimbabwean government officials while guiding a Colorado tourist on a hunt for elephants and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the U.S.
Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 12:14am
Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week planned to vote Tuesday on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees.