Yum Brands avoided state taxes for 3 years

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The Louisville-based parent of such companies as Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell paid no net corporate income taxes to states over the past three years, even as more…

New Orleans struggles to stem homicides

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Two days had passed before the family of Brenting Dolliole learned that he was dead. When his battered body was found by the police, on the Saturday after more…

Beijing offered military base at Seychelles

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The small Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles, strategically located near both the Gulf of Aden and the Somali coast, hosted an unusual three-day ceremonial visit by an more…

Obama fumes as Senate blocks his consumer pick

by -NO AUTHOR- -- President Obama isn't backing down after Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked his nominee from becoming the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. "I just want to more…

Voters flee Obama's party in key swing states

by -NO AUTHOR- -- President Obama's uphill battle to re-election is getting steeper. A report released today by the centrist think-tank Third Way showed that more than 825,000 voters in eight key more…