Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 1871)

Study: Banks to blame for over 800,000 unnecessary foreclosures

By Paul Kiel ProPublica Over the past several years, we’ve reported extensively on the big banks’ foreclosure failings. As a result of banks’ disorganization and understaffing — particularly at the peak of the crisis in 2009 and 2010 — homeowners were often forced to run a gauntlet of confusion, delays,…

UN: New generation of secret British courts could conceal torture collusion

The new generation of secret courts proposed by the government could suppress evidence of British collusion in torture, according to the chief UN official responsible for investigating wrongdoing by security and intelligence agencies. Concern about the government’s plan – contained in the justice and security bill – was expressed by…

Poll: Distrust of Americans spreads beyond Middle East

American influence on the world stage is being sapped by widespread distrust of US intentions, not just in the Middle East and south Asia but also among traditional European allies, according to a survey of global opinions. Suspicion of America outweighed faith in its good intentions by large margins in…

Egyptian protesters tore down U.S. embassy flag

Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators angered by a film deemed offensive to Islam tore down the US flag during a protest at the embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, an AFP photographer reported. Nearly 3,000 demonstrators, most of them hardline Islamist supporters of the Salafist movement or football fans, gathered at the…

Report: Cost of health insurance in U.S. rose 4 percent last year

The cost of health insurance in the United States rose only moderately over the past year, in part because of President Barack Obama’s health care reform, according to a report published Tuesday. The cost increase was four percent, higher than the 2.3 percent inflation rate, but considerably slower than in…

News Corp. names new technology chief

News Corp announced Tuesday it has named Paul Cheesbrough as chief technology officer, developing the digital strategy for the media-entertainment giant headed by Rupert Murdoch. Cheesbrough has been chief information officer for News International, where he led technology strategy and delivery, for digital products. He previously worked at the Telegraph…

UBS whistleblower gets $104 million reward for reporting Swiss bank fraud

US authorities have awarded former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld a $104 million reward for blowing the whistle on the Swiss bank’s tax fraud, a whistleblowers group said Tuesday. “This is believed to be the largest reward ever given to an individual whistleblower in the United States and the first major…

Polish exorcism boom leads to launch of ‘Egzorcysta’ magazine

With exorcism booming in Poland, Roman Catholic priests have joined forces with a publisher to launch what they claim is the world’s first monthly magazine focused exclusively on chasing out the devil. “The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the course of 15…

British police: Naked Prince Harry photos not as ‘inappropriate’ as they appear

Photographs of Prince Harry nude in a Las Vegas hotel room were not as they appeared, Britain’s top police officer said on Tuesday. The prince made headlines around the world when the images of him frolicking nude with an unidentified naked woman in a VIP hotel room were published on…

Sloths catch some rest in a Costa Rica sanctuary

They often arrive in bad shape — hit by cars, zapped by high-voltage wires as they climb trees, or orphaned because superstitious locals have killed their moms. But life gets sweet once the gates open at Costa Rica’s sloth sanctuary, one of few in the world specializing in the study…

Google+