U.S. Political News: Representatives Wagner, Castro Introduce Southeast Asia Strategy Act

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), co-chairs and co-founders of the Congressional Caucus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), introduced the Southeast Asia Strategy Act to enhance U.S. engagement in Southeast Asia and assure critical partners in the region of the United States’ strong support. “To date, … Continue reading U.S. Political News: Representatives Wagner, Castro Introduce Southeast Asia Strategy Act

Missouri News: Kansas City Woman, Tanisha Williams, Pleads Guilty to Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MO – A woman pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service resulting in $182,410 in fraudulent refunds being issued. Tanisha Williams, 40, of Kansas City, Missouri pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Court Judge Greg Kays to filing a false claim … Continue reading Missouri News: Kansas City Woman, Tanisha Williams, Pleads Guilty to Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme

LONDON | Aston Martin valued at $6.7 billion in IPO pricing

LONDON— Aston Martin Lagonda, the maker of James Bond‘s favorite sports car, plans to raise as much as 1.27 billion pounds ($1.67 billion) when it sells shares to investors for the first time. The luxury carmaker says it will sell a 25 percent stake for between 17.50 pounds and 22.50 pounds a share, valuing the … Continue reading LONDON | Aston Martin valued at $6.7 billion in IPO pricing

LONDON | Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner among Man Booker finalists

LONDON — Three U.K. authors, two Americans and a Canadian are finalists for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. The shortlist announced Thursday includes two first novels: U.K. poet Robin Robertson’s verse novel “The Long Take” and “Everything Under” by British writer Daisy Johnson. At 27, Johnson is the youngest-ever Booker finalist. The American finalists … Continue reading LONDON | Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner among Man Booker finalists

NAGA, Philippines | New landslide kills 15, buries houses in Philippines

NAGA, Philippines — A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 15 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help. The slide surged down on about 30 houses in two rural villages after daybreak in Naga city in Cebu … Continue reading NAGA, Philippines | New landslide kills 15, buries houses in Philippines

LAREDO, Texas | Relatives: Texas victims more than the troubles they endured

LAREDO, Texas— Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn’t home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children do better than she had. All of these women, bound by difficulties in life, met an eerily similar death: They were shot in the … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Relatives: Texas victims more than the troubles they endured