Police have arrested a university chemistry professor who allegedly sold "millions of US dollars" worth of psychoactive drugs over the internet to clients in the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia, state media reported yesterday.
Mainland investors have taken little comfort from Beijing's efforts to stop the stock market meltdown, and hundreds of billions of yuan in support from brokerages and mutual funds will give stocks little more than a small lift, according to analysts.
China's state-owned dam builders are failing to keep their promises to protect the planet when developing hydropower projects abroad - increasing the threat of environmental and social problems, according to a new study by green group International Rivers.
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol's grounds, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery. A bill to banish the flag from the State House grounds to a museum easily passed a third and final 36-3 vote in the Senate. It was headed to the state House of Representatives, which voted to bring it to the floor for debate on Wednesday.
Legislation requiring universities in New York state to adopt a uniform affirmative sexual consent policy was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday. The so-called "yes means yes" standard defines sexual consent between people as an affirmative, conscious and voluntary understanding to engage in sexual activity. Because we let it go on too long," Cuomo said at New York University, where he spoke to a crowd of the bill's supporters.
Authorities searched the Indiana home of Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, about two months after the executive director of his foundation was arrested on federal child pornography charges. Fogle, well known from his appearances on Subway television commercials, was detained for a time outside his home in Zionsville, a suburb northwest of Indianapolis, as law enforcement agents removed electronics from the house, local news outlet WTHR reported. It was not clear whether Fogle, a father of two, is a target of what authorities have said is a joint investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement officials.
The most senior security policy adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron told a committee of the Houses of Parliament on Monday that it was highly unlikely that there would be any British military intervention in Syria.