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CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) – An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress. With Thomas wildfire flames burning behind it, a Christmas Tree stands as a lone sentinel in the
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – A Colombian judge sentenced a former vice-minister of transport to five years and two months in prison on Tuesday after the ex-official admitted to taking millions of dollars in bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Gabriel Garcia Morales, who served under former President Alvaro Uribe, accepted $6.5 million in pay-offs to help
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Princes William and Harry joined the cast of the new film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” in which the royal brothers both play small roles, on the red carpet at the film’s European premiere in London on Tuesday. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the European Premiere of
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(Reuters) – Wall Street stocks were higher on Tuesday afternoon with the biggest boost from the financial sectors as investors bet on strong economic growth a day ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s widely-expected hike in interest rates. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) waves to the media as she walks on
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday’s attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City’s busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi and self-described supporter of Islamic State, was also charged in a criminal complaint filed
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela said on Tuesday it would start a criminal investigation into powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, in an escalation of a purge of alleged corruption that has resulted in the arrest of dozens of oil executives. FILE PHOTO: Venezuela’s representative to the United Nations Rafael Ramirez is seen as he attends
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Virtual currency bitcoin dipped slightly from the previous session’s record highs on Tuesday, after a month of whirlwind and volatile gains leading up to the launch of bitcoin futures on the weekend. A Bitcoin (virtual currency) coin is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France,
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(Reuters) – Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after reaching an agreement with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) over the charges against him, the agency said on Tuesday. File photo: Britain Boxing – Billy Joe Saunders v Artur Akavov WBO World Middleweight Title – Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against a Bangladeshi man, accusing him of using a weapon of mass destruction in Monday’s bombing of a Manhattan commuter hub. Akayed Ullah, 27, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization,
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