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Author: 0 South Korean Prosecution to Request Arrest of Former President Park

The allegations related to him, if proven, are expected to add momentum to the prosecutors' ongoing investigation of Park, possibly encouraging them to file for her arrest warrant early next week. Choi Soon-Sil, Park's secret confidante at the heart of the scandal, is already on trial for forcing top local firms to "donate" almost $70 million to non-profit foundations she allegedly used for personal gain.

Finance Amazon to Collect Sales Tax in Most States Starting April 1st
Author: 0 Amazon to Collect Sales Tax in Most States Starting April 1st

If you live in Alaska, Delaware, Oregon, Montana or New Hampshire, you need not worry, because these states don't require Amazon to collect sales tax. CNBC reports that starting April 1st, Amazon is going to start collecting sales tax in the states of Maine, New Mexico, Idaho, and Hawaii. However, Amazon's move leaves many online retailers still not charging sales tax, which brick-and-mortar retailers have long argued is a major competitive headwind.

Finance This Skyscraper Could Ruin New York's Skyline
Author: 0 This Skyscraper Could Ruin New York's Skyline

The radical design, which at this time is only a vision, does more than just look impressive. The architecture studio Oiio recently released a proposal for a unusual U-shaped New York City skyscraper it says would be the longest building in the world .

Finance Obama Comes Out to Defend His Health Care Law
Author: 0 Obama Comes Out to Defend His Health Care Law

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Channahon. Not all Michigan Republicans were for the repeal. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan removed the "Obamacare" replacement following numerous Republicans sharing their disapproval of the bill.

Finance De Blasio And Cuomo Stay Quiet About Preet Bharara's Dismissal
Author: 0 De Blasio And Cuomo Stay Quiet About Preet Bharara's Dismissal

A fired federal prosecutor returned to his office on Monday to say his goodbyes and tell the staff of one of the highest-profile groups of prosecutors in the nation to keep up their good work. Sessions' decision to include Bharara's name on the list of 46 resignations of holdovers from the Obama administration surprised Manhattan prosecutors.

Author: 0 Commodities: Crude trades sideways as traders look to Opec's Sunday meeting

And Saudi Arabia's commitment to reduce production under the accord with other OPEC and non-OPEC countries reached towards the end of 2016 creates a tension with its customer-focused strategy. The EIA said Wednesday that stockpiles rose another 4.5 million barrels last week. Nationwide, the number declined by 3 million barrels. The nation's crude output has climbed to 9.1 million barrels a day, the most since February previous year.

Finance Disney Board Extends Iger Contract
Author: 0 Disney Board Extends Iger Contract

Iger has led The Walt Disney Company to unprecedented success during his 11 years as CEO, driving Disney to new creative heights, expanding the Company's global reach, fostering technological innovation, and delivering year-after-year of record financial results", he continued.

Finance Insurance Companies Could Profit From Fewer Customers Under GOP Plan
Author: 0 Insurance Companies Could Profit From Fewer Customers Under GOP Plan

And UnitedHealth said last April, back when Hillary Clinton was still leading Donald Trump in many presidential polls , that it was planning to get out of most ACA insurance exchanges by this year. The program's future is of concern to Dr. J. Mario Molina , the CEO of Molina Healthcare, which has 3 million Medicaid members and almost 1 million customers on Obamacare exchange plans.

Finance Blackstone Exits SeaWorld In $429M Stake Sale
Author: 0 Blackstone Exits SeaWorld In $429M Stake Sale

The purchase, which is expected to be finalized in the second quarter of this year, will make Zhonghong the largest shareholder in SeaWorld, with the possibility of raising its stake to 24.9 percent. But their reputation has been tainted by several scandals and by the fierce opposition of environmental organizations. In 2010, the ponytail of a trainer at SeaWorld was grabbed by a killer whale and dragged her underwater to her death.

Finance President Trump pretends to drive 18-wheeler
Author: 0 President Trump pretends to drive 18-wheeler

Trump's lackluster (or, to borrow a phrase from the president, low-energy) reaction to the defeat is all the more striking given the indignation and gloating that carried him to the White House. He'd already had a super fun day playing with big-rigs and didn't need anyone to rain on his parade. It's probably too soon to say whether Trump's magical trucker cosplay will rise to the level of Bush's infamous flight suit mishap , or Michael Dukakis's ill-fated tank photo op .

Finance Trump retaliates on House Freedom Caucus
Author: 0 Trump retaliates on House Freedom Caucus

But the vote was postponed after administration officials fell short. The delay was announced after Trump, who ran for president as a master deal-maker, failed to close the deal with a group of fellow Republicans in the first major legislative test of his presidency.

Finance Bulgaria's early parliamentary elections under way
Author: 0 Bulgaria's early parliamentary elections under way

Three other parties were projected to win at least four percent of the votes and qualify for the parliament: the rightist United Patriots coalition, with 8.8 percent; the Party for Rights and Freedoms of ethnic Turks with 7.7 percent; and newcomers Volya with 4.6 percent.

Author: 0 New Home Sales Rose 6.1% in February

Over on the servicing side, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 189,911 foreclosure prevention actions in 2016, bringing the total number of troubled homeowners helped since the September 2008 conservatorships to more than 3.8 million.

Finance 3 cops suspended for clicking selfies with acid attack victim
Author: 0 3 cops suspended for clicking selfies with acid attack victim

However, her ordeal did not end there, moments later women constables from the Uttar Pradesh Police took selfies with the victim which later went viral. As per the complaint, two persons forced her to drink acid around 10.30 am on Thursday, police said. A Satish Ganesh, IG ( Lucknow Zone), named the three constables "harsh" and guaranteed action against them.

Finance Venezuela's President Maduro seeks UN's help to increase medicines supply
Author: 0 Venezuela's President Maduro seeks UN's help to increase medicines supply

He did not clarify what kind of assistance he was seeking or if the United Nations had agreed to offer assistance, but he said the United Nations possessed the expertise to normalize the supply and distribution of medicine in the country. Economic crisis in Venezuela has entered yet another desperate phase as the OPEC member country is now experiencing fuel shortages. Meanwhile, on Friday, the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS) has said that it would hold a meeting on 28 ...

Author: 0 Mountain Home airman killed supporting Operation Inherent Resolve

Col. Paul Tower, commander of the 332nd, according to the Air Force statement. "How do we measure the impact someone's love has on others?" The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Finance Electronics Ban Raises Questions at European Commission
Author: 0 Electronics Ban Raises Questions at European Commission

The ban is needed because "terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks", according to the TSA. Particularly camera men, DJs, business travellers with work laptops, musicians etc are all likely to be rightly concerned about their valuable electronics being checked in.