SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois voters were set to nominate potential successors Tuesday for ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, once a rising Republican star who resigned amid questions about his use of taxpayer and campaign funds for worldwide travels and the "Downton Abbey"-styled redecoration of his congressional office.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents.
A South Korean court on Tuesday rejected a US hedge fund's request to block the sale of treasury stocks by construction firm Samsung C&T, clearing the path for the $8.0 billion merger of two Samsung affiliates. The planned merger, which would see Cheil Industries acquire Samsung C&T Corp through an all-stock deal, is the latest in a series of moves by Samsung's founding Lee family to boost control over the conglomerate ahead of a generational power transfer. The US hedge fund, Elliot Associates, which holds a 7.12 percent stake in Samsung C&T, has opposed the merger, arguing that it "significantly undervalues" the construction firm's stock.