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Malaysia's Najib gets new powers amid planned protests over fund scandal

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak will get sweeping security powers on Monday amid planned protests calling for his resignation over U.S. allegations that millions of dollars from a state fund wound up in his personal bank account.

Seth Meyers explains how Hillary Clinton mishandled her latest email scandal

When it comes to email controversies, Seth Meyers doesn't think Hillary Clinton is doing so well. After being called out by the FBI for her use of a private server when Clinton was Secretary of State, a new email leak shows that theShow More Summary

California Messed Up Its 'Baby Bar' and Traumatized Test Takers

News has gotten out that California's State Bar bungled the administration of its "baby bar" exam, adding to growing list of horror stories and scandals that hound the bar exam experience. This makes you wonder just how bad things can get before a reputation team is hired to burnish the......

Sandusky Scandal Still Casts Shadow at Penn State

Penn State coach James Franklin sees an improved team in Happy Valley — and a program that can't escape the shadow cast by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Outgoing DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz booed at Florida delegation breakfast amid email scandal

The outgoing chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz,  was booed at her home state's delegation breakfast on Monday, after thousands of email were leaked online that appeared to show the committee conspiring...Show More Summary

EU working with consumer groups to pressure Volkswagen for compensation

BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe's Commissioner for Justice is working with EU consumer groups to pressure Volkswagen to compensate clients in Europe as it has in the United States over the diesel emissions scandal. The German carmaker...Show More Summary

Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention

Tougher to clean up and shine, however, is the state's political image, tarnished by recent political corruption cases that have implicated many Democrats across the state. —In June, a longtime Philadelphia congressman, Chaka Fattah,...Show More Summary

Malaysia's Najib unmoved after U.S. lawsuits linked to 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Although U.S. prosecutors say billions of dollars were stolen from a state investment fund that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak founded and oversaw, his government was unmoved on Thursday by the allegations.

Call for Malaysia PM to step down over 1MDB scandal

US officials allege $1bn siphoned from Malaysia state fund and used as "personal bank account" to buy luxury assets.

US To Seize $1 Billion In Embezzled Malaysian Assets Which Goldman Sachs Helped Buy

The last time we wrote about the long-running saga of the scandalous collapse and constant corruption at the Malaysian state wealth fund, 1MDB, which also happened to be an unconfirmed slush fund for president Najib, was a month ago when we learned that the NY bank regulator was looking into fundraising by the fund's favorite bank, Goldman Sachs. Show More Summary

Trump Helped New Jersey GOP Pay Legal Fees

“With the help of Donald Trump, the New Jersey Republican State Committee has paid its legal fees connected to the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal,” the Newark Star Ledger reports. “Campaign finance reports released Tuesday show the Republican State Committee [...]

VW emissions scandal involved top execs, lawsuits claim

In a new fallout in the Volkswagen emissions scandal, lawsuits filed by three states claim top executives were involved with creating so-called "defeat devices." Software helped hundreds of thousands of so-called "clean diesel" cars pass tests in the U.S. Show More Summary

Lawsuit claims VW executives are to blame for emissions scandal

New York and Massachusetts are suing VW for breaking the states' environmental laws. Continue reading Lawsuit claims VW executives are to blame for emissions scandal Lawsuit claims VW executives are to blame for emissions scandal originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Volkswagen Execs Charged With Covering Up Dieselgate Evidence In State Lawsuits

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Civil lawsuits filed in New York, Maryland and Massachusetts allege that top Volkswagen executives, including ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn, covered up evidence related to its massive Dieselgate scandal, reports Reuters. As a result, Volkswagen could be fined hundreds of millions of dollars or more. Read more...

States Sue VW Over Emissions Scandal, Name CEO in Cover-Up

Attorneys general from New York, Massachusetts and Maryland announced lawsuits today against Volkswagen and its affiliates, Audi and Porshe, for selling cars equipped with illegal “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests and then trying to cover up the scam. When the investigation was getting under way in late 2015, numerous employees, tipped off by a […]

NY Attorney General Schneiderman launches lawsuit against Volkswagen for emissions fraud

In the latest development in the ongoing Volkswagen emissions scandal, the state of New York just slapped VW with a lawsuit for deliberately installing emissions cheating devices in diesel cars. At a press conference today in New York City, Attorney General Eric T. Show More Summary

The Republicans' Disastrous Day One

The Trump campaign botched the vice-presidential rollout, insulted a key state’s popular governor, saw chaos erupt on the convention floor, and ended with a plagiarism scandal.

Huzzah! Finally, A Nice Sleazeball Sex Scandal To Lighten Things Up, Whew!

Gosh, it seems like FOREVER since yr Wonkette has gotten to DC-gossip about some legislator getting his ween where it don’t belong, so thanks, Tennessee! The Volunteer State served up a doozy of a point-and-laugh experience late last week, when we were all too busy freaking out about horrific tragedy to properly take notice. A

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