Author: Caroline Biscotti

Ronaldo: Vegas incident ‘consensual in nature‘

Ronaldo: Vegas incident ‘consensual in nature‘

American teacher Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in June 2009, saying she was paid $375,000 (£275,000) in a later out-of-court settlement. Ronaldo initially described the allegation made last week as “fake news”, and has now said in a statement that “what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature”. The statement, issued through lawyer Peter […]

Market forces put America‘s recycling industry in the dumps

Market forces put America‘s recycling industry in the dumps

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — America‘s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill. Mountains of paper have piled up at sorting centers, worthless. Cities and […]

Japan urges Myanmar to conduct credible Rohingya probe

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Myanmar‘s leader Tuesday that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving tensions in the country‘s Rakhine state. Abe told a joint news conference after holding talks with Aung San Suu Kyi that Japan will support efforts by Myanmar to accommodate Rohingya who return […]

Mexico‘s Pemex: 2 new wells have 180 million barrels 3P oil

Mexico‘s Pemex: 2 new wells have 180 million barrels 3P oil

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico‘s state-owned oil company says two wells in shallow Gulf of Mexico waters have found about 180 million barrels of proven, probable and possible oil and gas reserves. The Manik well is about 52 miles (85 kilometers) offshore, and the Mulach is about 11 miles (17 kilometers) offshore. In April, Manik found two separate reserves, and […]

Objections blunt momentum for foreign lobbying law overhaul

Objections blunt momentum for foreign lobbying law overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — A push to give the Justice Department more enforcement authority over the lucrative and at times shadowy world of foreign lobbying is stalled amid opposition from pro-business groups, nonprofits and privacy advocates. Organizations that range from the influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers have raised objections to legislation that would […]

Mexico suspect: I would ‘continue killing women‘ if freed

Mexico suspect: I would ‘continue killing women‘ if freed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican man who confessed to killing at least 10 women says he would kill again if freed because he hates women. A video posted on social media Tuesday showed the suspect replying to questions from a doctor at a police station. Authorities have only identified the man as Juan Carlos but confirmed the authenticity of […]

APNewsBreak: Chilling call made to wife of ex-Interpol boss

LYON, France (AP) — The call came at night and was chilling. “You listen, but you don‘t speak,” the man on the other end said. “We‘ve come in two work teams, two work teams just for you.” In her first one-on-one interview since her husband‘s disappearance in China, the wife of the former head of Interpol described the threatening phone […]