Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations
Health / International News

Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations

GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following a recent war crimes lawsuit and allegations from over 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year. The men’s anguished descriptions of their abuses come nearly a decade after Sri … Continue reading

Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil
Business / Education / International News / Local / National / Politics / U.S. News

Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — While their country has become a daily source of headlines and political intrigue in the United States, most Russians are watching the drama over President Donald Trump’s relationship with Moscow with resignation, even indifference. Russian media, state-owned and private, chronicle Trump’s troubles matter-of-factly. Regular citizens generally care little about them. Many share … Continue reading

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator
International News

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s political crisis deepened sharply on Thursday with corruption allegations that threatened to topple the president, undermine reforms aimed at pulling the economy from recession and leave Latin America’s largest nation rudderless. Stocks plunged, both chambers of Congress cancelled sessions and President Michel Temer’s office canceled his planned activities Thursday … Continue reading

Ritz’s office backed app deal without bidding
Campus Life / Education

Ritz’s office backed app deal without bidding

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz’s office approved a lucrative technology contract that state government officials said should have been subject to competitive bid, benefiting a company that later gave one of her key aides a senior job. Documents and emails provided to The Associated Press show state officials who review contracts were … Continue reading