Sackler family protecting $1B using Swiss accounts

By Danielle Haynes Sept. 13 (UPI) — The Sackler family has transferred $1 billion from Purdue Pharma, a pharmaceutical company they own, to their own bank accounts to avoid relinquishing the funds amid legal action over the company’s involvement in the opioid crisis, the New York attorney general office said Friday in a court filing. Attorney […]

China adds U.S. agricultural products to tariff-exempt list

A Keokuk County, Iowa, farmstead is pictured with soybeans in the foreground and silos, a barn and out buildings in the back. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo Sept. 13 (UPI) — The Chinese government said Friday it will add American-made soybeans and other agricultural products to its list of items exempt from new punitive […]

Hundreds arrested worldwide in cyber scam crackdown

Sept. 11 (UPI) — Hundreds of people were arrested worldwide during a four-month operation targeting scammers who hijack wire transfers for profit, federal authorities said. The Justice Department announced Tuesday that 281 people were arrested worldwide, including 167 people in Nigeria, 74 people in the United States, 18 in Turkey and 15 in Ghana during Operation reWired. […]

Airstrikes on Iran-backed groups in Syria kill 18

1 of 4 Spanish U.N peacekeepers patrol the Lebanese side of the Lebanese-Israeli border in the southern village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency said Monday that Israel’s air force attacked a Palestinian base in the country’s east near the border with Syria. Lebanese President Michel Aoun told […]

Dorian topples crane, knocks out power in eastern Canada

1 of 14 An unidentified man raises his arms in the winds from Hurricane Dorian along the Halifax harbor in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP) TORONTO (AP) — Dorian arrived on Canada’s Atlantic coast Saturday with heavy rain and powerful winds, toppling a construction crane […]

Hong Kong leader fully withdraws contentious extradition bill

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) A large crowd of protesters under umbrellas leave an anti-government rally in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on August 18. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI | License Photo Sept. 4 (UPI) — After it led to months of often violent protests, Hong Kong’s contentious extradition bill was finally withdrawn Wednesday by leader Carrie Lam. Officially withdrawing the […]