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New York Rep. Grimm indicted on federal fraud, tax charges

New York Rep. Michael Grimm was indicted Monday on 20 counts of fraud and other charges relating to a Manhattan restaurant he owned and operated, accused by federal prosecutors of evading the IRS and making over $1 million in revenue "disappear."<p>The Republican congressman, who is a former FBI …

Pfizer preparing £60bn bid for AstraZeneca

Pfizer has set the stage for a battle to buy Britain's AstraZeneca after the US drugs group said it was willing to pay almost £60bn to secure the biggest foreign takeover of a UK company.<p>The world's biggest drug company went public with its interest in AstraZeneca after the UK company rejected a …

Nigeria: surging bloodshed strains 'marriage of irreconcilables'

UNGWAN GATA/ABUJA Nigeria (Reuters) - When Fulani raiders carrying rifles, machetes and clubs stormed his village one night last month, Pius Nna was stunned to see his teenage nephew among them.<p>A man and a girl walk on a street in Bakin Kogi, Zango kataf, Kaduna State, March 22, 2014. Picture taken …

The GOP's bad boys

The bad boys of the Republican Party are back, and it’s causing big problems for Speaker John Boehner.<p>Not since the days of the Jack Abramoff scandal a decade ago have so many House GOP lawmakers garnered this many scandalous headlines in such a short a period of time. And while it hasn’t altered …

North Korea ups rhetoric after Obama visits South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea expressed outrage Monday over a rhetorical attack on President Park Geun-hye by the North Korean government …

DNA test: Remains from airstrike in Yemen not those of al Qaeda bomb-maker

The remains of a Saudi national killed in airstrikes in Yemen earlier this month are not those of a wanted al Qaeda bomb-maker, according to multiple sources in Saudi Arabia who were briefed on the matter.<p>DNA tests conducted by Saudi officials showed that the remains were not those of Ibrahim …

British PR man found guilty of indecent assaults

LONDON (AP) — Max Clifford, once one of the most powerful figures in the British entertainment world, was found guilty Monday of eight counts of …

Ontario PCs to ask Auditor-General to probe teachers’ union payments

Ontario's Progressive Conservative opposition is calling for the Auditor-General to investigate $3.74-million in secret payments the Liberal government made to teachers' unions over the past seven years.<p>MPP Lisa MacLeod said on Tuesday she will table a motion in a legislative committee directing …

US Capitol police investigating threats made against Sen. Reid

U.S. Capitol Police are looking into threatening statements made against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.<p>A police spokesman declined to give further details Monday, citing an ongoing investigation.<p>Reid, D-Nev., has been an outspoken critic of Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who has thwarted U.S. …

Videos capturing ferry's final moments fuel fresh outrage over ship's fate

In one video, the captain of the sinking South Korean ferry scrambles to safety. In another, stranded passengers panic.<p>"Wow, it's tilting a lot. We're tilting to this side. Can't move," one says.<p>"You think I'm really going to die?" another cries.<p>The two recordings fueled fresh outrage Monday over …

Grimm seeks leadership talks

New York Rep. Michael Grimm — who was indicted on Monday on 20 federal criminal charges — is quietly trying to line up private meetings with House Republican leaders to discuss his political situation, according to lawmakers and aides.<p>Grimm has asked for a one-on-one meeting with House Majority …