Law enforcement officials throw a flurry of red cards at the world soccer establishment, charging nine top FIFA officials and five others with conspiracy and corruption for actions that span several decades.
The 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means President Barack Obama’s executive action deferring deportation of certain immigrants will remain locked up in court for the foreseeable future.
The criminals stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 U.S. taxpayers as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds. The perpetrators “are not amateurs,” an IRS official says.
FIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Sepp Blatter to a fifth term Friday, based on statements in recent months issued by continental confederations, despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine soccer officials this week by the U.S. government.
A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican. Before the indictment handed down Thursday, Hastert was remarkable for being a little-known state lawmaker from suburban Chicago who eventually rose to the third-highest office in the land.