In a letter smuggled out of Egypt’s Tora Prison over the weekend, a leading figure in the 2011 uprising who was recently jailed for protesting the current military-backed government, reported that prisoners are routinely tortured.
China’s authorities are juggling public grief and anger over the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner with what they really want high in the public mind: the current session of the National People’s Congress.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested and is being held as a suspect in the deaths of a Cañon City woman and her two children. The suspect, Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle, is described as a family friend of the victims, said Sgt. Shannon Byerly, a Cañon City Police Department spokesman.
A consortium including Blackstone Group LP and TPG is preparing to bid roughly $5.5 billion this week for engineering and manufacturing company Gates Global Inc., said people familiar with the matter, in what would be one of the largest recent private-equity buyouts.
A bill that would place ride-sharing companies such as UberX and Lyft under limited state regulation passed out of the Senate on Monday, though concerns remain about where drivers' private insurance ends and commercial coverage begins.