Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prisonPHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina. He was 87.
Turkey: Istanbul nightclub attacker confessed after capture
ISTANBUL (AP) ? The accused perpetrator of a New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul has confessed and his fingerprints are a match, Turkish authorities said Tuesday. They identified him as an Uzbek national who trained in Afghanistan and staged the attack for the Islamic State group.
Scotland must have choice on independence if Brexit wishes ignored: SturgeonBy Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The British government's plan for leaving the European Union is "economically catastrophic" and Scotland must have the option of voting for independence if its views on Brexit are rejected, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. Sturgeon, who leads the pro-independence devolved government, was speaking after British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled Britain would quit the European Union single market and impose immigration limits whilst seeking fair trade deals across the globe. Sturgeon said Scots, who voted by a clear majority against leaving the EU in last June's referendum, were now more likely to want independence.
Hip-hop podcast host charged in fatal NYC concert shootingNEW YORK (AP) ? A hip-hop podcast host has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a popular New York City concert venue last year that left a rapper's bodyguard dead and two people wounded.
Vilsack takes job with dairy industry after leaving USDAWASHINGTON (AP) ? Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is taking a job at the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
Patricia Cornwell settles lawsuit against financial advisers
Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul: military
By Isabel Coles and John Davison MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul and army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city's north, officials said during the day on Tuesday. On Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the military had begun "movement" against Islamic State in the west of Mosul without specifying what action was being taken there. Three months after the start of the U.S.-backed campaign, Islamic State has been driven out of about three quarters of the eastern districts of its Iraqi stronghold, ceding large areas along the Tigris River, which bisects Mosul from north to south.
CBO: Premiums, uninsured up under 2016 GOP health law repeal
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill Congress passed last year scuttling President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, lawmakers' nonpartisan budget analyst estimated Tuesday in a report underlining the GOP's risks in its fresh push to dismantle and replace the health law.
Academy of Country Music Awards moves to T-Mobile ArenaNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? The Academy of Country Music Awards is moving its annual show to the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
BMW, UK car industry say Britain needs to keep tariff-free EU trade
By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should retain tariff-free access to the European Union's single market, Germany's BMW said on Tuesday, while a UK car industry body called for participation in the EU's customs union to hold onto trade after Brexit. In a major speech on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain would leave the EU's single market and cannot remain a full member of its tariff-free zone but will seek unfettered trade with the bloc.