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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. bankruptcy trustee says he hopes checks from a $338 million settlement fund for victims of an oil train derailment that killed 47 people in Canada can be mailed in a month or two.
A detained Malaysian lawyer has gone on a hunger strike after being arrested over his involvement in efforts to expose a scandal rocking Prime Minister Najib Razak's government. Matthias Chang was arrested on Thursday under a tough domestic security law that allows detention for up to a month without trial. Chang had been representing Khairuddin Abu Hassan, a former ruling party member who was detained last month under the same security law after he launched a global campaign to highlight alleged graft by Najib.