Daily Archives: May 10, 2018

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Mystery, a faux pas, wordy Breyer

Spring is the season of mystery at the Supreme Court. Continue reading

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Philippine top judge, Duterte’s critic, ousted by colleagues

The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country’s authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow magistrates that she and hundreds of protesters called unconstitutional and a threat to democracy. Continue reading

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Critic’s jailing shows hushed dissent since ’08 China quake

A decade after a massive earthquake devastated parts of China’s Sichuan province, an outspoken critic of the government’s response is languishing in jail, his health deteriorating. Continue reading

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Trump’s instinct in Korea crisis and elsewhere is ‘go big’

The way President Donald Trump sees it, why go for a solid single when you can swing for a home run? Continue reading

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Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson cuts $30M check to GOP amid Dems’ ‘blue wave’ fears

Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has committed to a $30 million cash infusion for a House Republican group, a move that will boost GOP chances of fighting off energized Democrats in the midterm elections. Continue reading

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Jury recommends life with parole in Oklahoma family killings

A jury that convicted the younger of two Oklahoma brothers in the fatal stabbings of their parents and three siblings still needs to decide whether he should have a chance of being paroled. Continue reading

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FEC votes to allow congressional candidate to use campaign funds for child care

The Federal Election Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to allow a Democratic New York congressional candidate to earmark campaign funds for child-care expenses, a move considered a “game changer” for mothers eyeing a run for office. Continue reading

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Woman whose Great Danes were seized faces little jail time

A woman found guilty of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion is scheduled to be sentenced on animal cruelty charges. Continue reading

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3 adults, 4 children found dead on property in Western Australia

Three adults and four children were found dead in Western Australia early Friday in what authorities were calling the country’s worst mass slaying in more than two decades. Continue reading

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Argentines haunted by memories of crisis oppose IMF’s help

It seemed like a collective moan could be heard across Argentina as President Mauricio Macri uttered three words that many in this country associate with the worst of times: International Monetary Fund. Continue reading

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The Latest: Philippine top court votes to oust chief justice

The Latest on the removal of the chief justice of the Philippines (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Continue reading

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Guatemala asks Swedish, Venezuelan ambassadors to leave

Guatemala asked Venezuela and Sweden on Thursday to remove their ambassadors from the Central American country, accusing them of interfering in its internal affairs. Continue reading

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Seoul to re-examine arrival of North Korean women

South Korea says it will look closer into the circumstances surrounding the arrival of a dozen North Korean restaurant workers in 2016 after a television report suggested some of the women might have been brought to the South against their will. Continue reading

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Australian police find 7 dead with gunshot wounds

Police say seven people have been found dead with gunshot wounds at a property near the town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest. Continue reading

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Protesters warn democracy at risk if Filipino justice ousted

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters have massed in front of the Philippine Supreme Court to rally for the chief justice ahead of an expected vote by fellow justices on a petition to oust her in a move she calls unconstitutional. Continue reading

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Rio police recreate murder scene of black councilwoman

Nearly two months after a black councilwoman was shot and killed in Rio de Janeiro, police are recreating the murder scene in hopes of discovering clues about who did it. Continue reading

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Florida deputy helps save ‘unresponsive’ baby, rushes him to hospital, authorities say

A sheriff’s deputy in Florida helped save a baby’s life after a mother said her son was “unresponsive,” authorities said. Continue reading

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5 people killed in explosion at hotel in northwest Pakistan

Police say an explosion at a hotel has killed five people from one family and wounded two other people in northwest Pakistan. Continue reading

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Hope, anger for relatives of S. Koreans kidnapped by North

North Korea’s release of three American detainees is both hopeful and disheartening for the relatives of hundreds of South Koreans abducted by the North. Continue reading

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Now is a terrible time to buy a phone

Even in the fast-paced world of tech, where companies are constantly one-upping each other to be on the bleeding edge, you’re bound to hit a lull now and then. Continue reading

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