May 6, 2016

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Survey reveals highest level of bribery in Middle East

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service. The poll by Transparency International also found that courts have Read More…

Jellyfish Lake in Palau losing namesake

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The big question at Palau’s Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish? Part of a UNESCO World Heritage area, the saltwater lake has long been a source of wonder for tourists, who have delighted in snorkeling among the millions of golden jellyfish that can fill the water as thick as corn Read More…

‘Hamilton’ a safe bet as Tony nominations announced

NEW YORK — Expect another glorious day for “Hamilton” as Tony Award nominations are announced. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop-flavored musical about the first U.S. treasury secretary is expected to earn a clutch of Tony nominations Tuesday. Just how many is the big question. “The Producers” and “Billy Elliot” share the record for the most Tony nominations, Read More…

Even after historic upset, Leicester players train after partying

LEICESTER, England — Even being the first championship winners in Leicester’s 132-year history didn’t get the jubilant players out of training on Tuesday. After partying late into the night, the squad had to swiftly swap beers for bibs as they resumed training, preparing for the final two games of one of the most astonishing seasons Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, May 2

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What is driving immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship In interviews, many say the fear of Donald Trump becoming president is a motivating factor for longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship in order to vote. 2. Migrant Read More…

Naturalization applications leap amid fears of Trump presidency

MIAMI — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American. Ospina has spent almost half his life in the U.S. after emigrating from his native Colombia, becoming eligible for citizenship in 1990. But with Donald Trump Read More…

Migrant children kept out of school by districts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala’s highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher. Instead, the 16-year-old spends most days alone in the Read More…

Mystery solved? Australian claims Bitcoin founding

LONDON — An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, apparently ending one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world. BBC News said Monday that Craig Wright told the media outlet he is the man previously known by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Read More…

Governor says Puerto Rico won’t make $370 million in debt payments

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico’s government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory’s spiraling public debt crisis. Garcia said Sunday that he had issued an executive order suspending payments Read More…

Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. The phone rang with a last minute order as Chris Willard tended to a large pot of Thai-style soup with fresh ginger, vegetables and thin-sliced beef. It was a special meal for a Read More…