A Florida man was shot dead in a confrontation with law-enforcement officers who were questioning him about a triple murder two years ago that has been linked to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, according to two officials familiar with the matter.
Accounting changes that would require companies to report more of their leases as assets and liabilities may encourage businesses to structure shorter-term rental agreements that could hamper the ability of lessors to predict cash flows, according to Fitch Ratings.
A Texas patent-licensing company that demands royalties from businesses for simply scanning a document was sued by Vermont in what the state said is the first such consumer-protection lawsuit in the U.S.
A New Jersey businessman who cooperated with prosecutors in a U.S. probe of offshore tax evasion avoided prison for conspiring with five HSBC Holdings Plc bankers to hide Indian bank accounts from authorities.
The U.S. should consider new laws to let American companies better defend themselves against cyberattacks from Chinese-based hackers, said a commission led by two former advisers to President Barack Obama.
A court ruling that cast doubt on the authority of its director has hampered the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, slowing some enforcement, impeding recruitment of a second-in-command and delaying joint ventures with the states, people briefed on the agency’s work said.
Gerard Depardieu, the French actor just awarded Russian citizenship, praised his “special relationship” with Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov as he started filming a movie in the mainly Muslim Russian region.
The deadly clashes in Kenya’s Tana River region last year were sparked by competition over natural resources and the perpetrators must be punished, according to a government-appointed panel investigating the violence.
It’s hard to feel comfortable with the Barack Obama administration’s aggressive pursuit of national security leaks. Last week, the Justice Department acknowledged seizing phone records from Associated Press reporters in connection with a leak concerning a 2012 counterterrorism operation in Yemen. This week, we learned that Fox News correspondent James Rosen’s e-mail was examined to track down unauthorized disclosures about North Korea. In this case, the Justice Department went so far as to call the reporter a “co- conspirator.”