TOKYO | Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandal

TOKYO — Nissan’s board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations. Monday’s meeting comes amid an unfolding scandal that threatens the Japanese automaker’s two-decade alliance with Renault SA of France and its global brand, as well as highlighting shoddy governance at the manufacturer … Continue reading TOKYO | Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandal

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distorted reality in expanding probes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump keeps changing his story in the swirling investigations into Russia election interference and hush money payments to women who say they had affairs with him. He insists that payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal during the 2016 campaign were “private transactions” and that any … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distorted reality in expanding probes

WASHINGTON | Investors seeking tax breaks skip poverty-stricken areas

WASHINGTON — A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration’s Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn’t that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the program seeks to revitalize. New York-based Cadre, in which Kushner still holds at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Investors seeking tax breaks skip poverty-stricken areas

BERLIN | Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

BERLIN— Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday. The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said the government had agreed to payments … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

TOKYO | Nissan to replace chairman arrested on financial charges

TOKYO — Nissan’s board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations. Monday’s meeting comes amid an unfolding scandal that threatens the Japanese automaker’s two-decade alliance with Renault SA of France and its global brand, as well as highlighting shoddy governance. Ghosn and another … Continue reading TOKYO | Nissan to replace chairman arrested on financial charges

LOS ANGELES | Back in the game: Foles leads Eagles past Rams 30-23

LOS ANGELES— Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles hope they’re about to make another late-season run that begins with another big road win over the Rams. Foles took over for Carson Wentz and passed for 270 yards, and Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 30-23 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Back in the game: Foles leads Eagles past Rams 30-23

NEW YORK  | Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

NEW YORK  — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows “toxic,” picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and “misinformation,” plucked by Dictonary.com. Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large, told The … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

ATHENS, Greece | Bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station, no one hurt

ATHENS, Greece— A powerful bomb exploded outside private Greek television station Skai, causing extensive damage but no injuries. Police said the blast occurred at 2:35 a.m. Monday outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in a coastal area near Athens after telephoned warnings prompted authorities to evacuate the building. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Armed far-left … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station, no one hurt