FIFA Officials Arrested On Corruption Charges; Face Extradition To U.S.

FIFA Officials Arrested On Corruption Charges; Face Extradition To U.S.

Swiss authorities began an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may



Cleanup and Search Continues in Wimberley, Texas

Cleanup and Search Continues in Wimberley, Texas

Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area. In central Texas, the search continued for people missing in deadly flooding. (May 26)

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FIFA Officials Held On Corruption Charges

FIFA Officials Held On Corruption Charges

Several top FIFA officials have been arrested in Switzerland on corruption charges, according to reports.

Islamic State terrorist's wife and young family want to come back to Australia

Islamic State terrorist's wife and young family want to come back to Australia

The wife and five children of a senior Islamic State fighter are attempting to return to Australia from Syria, according to a report. Convicted terrorist Khaled Sharrouf, 33, fled Australia in December 2013 and his family — a wife, two teenaged girls and three young boys — followed. He

This adorable baby seal is a long way from home

This adorable baby seal is a long way from home

Following in the tradition of Babe and Finding Nemo, one young animal has found himself on an adventure — a long, long way from home. On Tuesday, a baby fur seal was found at a cattle farm in Bletchley, South Australia — more than 35 kilometres from the coast — with authorities ab

US court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

US court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

WASHINGTON: A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans rejected a request from the Obama administration that it lift an injunction barring

Kit Siang: Should Najib continue as PM?

Kit Siang: Should Najib continue as PM?

DAP calls for halt to 11MP debate so a two-day debate can be held instead to ascertain how much support Najib Razak has in Parliament.

Justice Dept. to charge FIFA officials with corruption

Justice Dept. to charge FIFA officials with corruption

The U.S. Justice Department plans to announce corruption charges against senior officials at FIFA, the world's soccer governing body, law enforcement officials say. Up to 14 people are expected to be charged Wednesday based on an indictment in federa...

Azealia Banks Starring in 'Coco' Movie, Directed by RZA

Azealia Banks Starring in 'Coco' Movie, Directed by RZA

Lionsgate and its Codeblack Films division have tapped hip-hop artist Azealia Banks to star as the title character in music drama “Coco” with RZA directing. The role marks Banks’ feature film debut. She unveiled her first album, “Broke With Expensive Taste,” last ye

Girl battles cancer with friend, mom shares heartwarming photo

Girl battles cancer with friend, mom shares heartwarming photo

NEW YORK (ABC News) - A snapshot of a young cancer patient has gone viral after the girl's mother posted the picture on Facebook. Maliyah Jones is just 5 years old but as already been battling neuroblastoma for nearly three years, according to a Facebook page run by her mother, Tazz Jones. Earlier

Married couple of 59 years welcomes 100th grandchild

Married couple of 59 years welcomes 100th grandchild

QUINCY, Ill. (WLS-TV) -- A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild. Leo and Ruth Zanger of Quincy have 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The birth of great-grandson Jaxton Leo on April 8 to grandson Austin and his wife A

Georgia Salpa gets some last minute beauty treats before walking down the aisle this Saturday

Georgia Salpa gets some last minute beauty treats before walking down the aisle this Saturday

The model has planned a top secret wedding to millionaire businessman Joe Penna in Italy this weekend

Uber just found another way to anger Mexico City's taxi drivers

Uber just found another way to anger Mexico City's taxi drivers

Taxi drivers in Mexico City are going on strike today, so naturally the people over at Uber decided to offer free rides.The publicity-hungry company made the announcement on their Mexico City blog -- promising their customers that they wouldn't allow a little labor dispute interfere with their servi

Amnesty International accuses Hamas of torturing, killing Palestinians in new report on Gaza conflic...

Amnesty International accuses Hamas of torturing, killing Palestinians in new report on Gaza conflic...

Amnesty International accused Hamas militants Wednesday of abducting, torturing, and carrying out summary executions of Palestinians during last year's conflict in the Gaza Strip. 

Krauthammer: Immigration win 'a problem' for Republicans

Krauthammer: Immigration win 'a problem' for Republicans

Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that the federal appeals court ruling that refused to lift a temporary hold on the president's executive actions on immigration is "a problem" for Republicans.

Today in Movie Culture: Redneck Avengers, 'Mario Kart: Fury Road,' 'Spaceballs' Cosplay and More

Today in Movie Culture: Redneck Avengers, 'Mario Kart: Fury Road,' 'Spaceballs' Cosplay and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   When you try to watch The Avengers on mute and read the characters' lips, you get Redneck Avengers:   With a new disaster movie out this week, Honest Trailers destroys the heck out of Arma

Who’s the greatest NBA player of all time?

Who’s the greatest NBA player of all time?

Who do you got in the greatest player ever debate?

Vegas police deny probe into B.B. King poison claims

Vegas police deny probe into B.B. King poison claims

Los Angeles (AFP) - Las Vegas police denied they are probing claims that B.B. King was poisoned, after coroners said they were investigating but had no evidence so far of foul play.King died aged 89 on May 14 in Las Vegas, where he lived while he kept up a gruelling schedule of tours that ended only

Cleveland Cavaliers sweep Hawks to reach NBA finals

Cleveland Cavaliers sweep Hawks to reach NBA finals

Cleveland (AFP) - LeBron James advanced to his fifth-straight NBA finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 118-88 rout of the Atlanta Hawks and a sweep of the Eastern Conference finals.Once again James carried the Cavs on his back, finishing on Tuesday with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven ass

Houston submerged as wild weather kills at least 28 in US, Mexico

Houston submerged as wild weather kills at least 28 in US, Mexico

Houston (AFP) - Torrential rain left much of central Texas swamped after savage weather killed at least 28 people in the United States and Mexico, and Houston's mayor warned more deadly flooding could be in store.The southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma, and northern Mexico, have borne the brunt

Why Networks Are Going for Broke This Summer

Why Networks Are Going for Broke This Summer

For decades, the broadcast networks took the idea of summer vacation quite literally—programming reruns and other filler content from June through mid-September, much to the frustration of advertisers. Those days are finally over, as broadcasters follow the lead of cable and, more recently,

Geocaching Offers an Exclusive Tour of Its Seattle Outpost

Geocaching Offers an Exclusive Tour of Its Seattle Outpost

If the Jetsons had imagined hide-and-seek, geocaching would be it. By heading outside and using GPS, seekers track down geocaches—most often logbooks—all over the world, leave their mark (or username) and rehide for the next seeker. And it’s catching on: When Geocaching launched

Extradited accused murderer in WA court

Extradited accused murderer in WA court

A MAN who was extradited from NSW to face a murder charge in Western Australia has appeared briefly in court.

Thieves steal tax info from 100,000 in US

Thieves steal tax info from 100,000 in US

THE IRS has launched a criminal investigation after tech-savvy thieves obtained the personal details of 100,000 US taxpayers through an online service.

Nearly indestructible virus to be used to treat diseases

Nearly indestructible virus to be used to treat diseases

Stephen FellerCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 26 (UPI) -- Scientists discovered how the SIRV2 virus survives in very harsh environments and hope it will help them find new ways of using gene therapy to cure disease.

Cleveland Cavaliers eliminate Atlanta Hawks, advance to NBA Finals

LeBron James clapped his hands, pumped his fist and jumped up and down with joy on the Cavaliers bench for much of the fourth quarter.

Information on 100,000 US Taxpayers Stolen, IRS Says

Thieves used an online service provided by the Internal Revenue Service to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. Officials said the information included tax returns and other tax information on file with the IRS. The IRS said the thieves acce

Small Oasis on Kabul's Outskirts Provides Relief From Security Tensions

When people in Kabul want to get away from the city and relax, many choose Qargha Lake, a small resort on the outskirts of Kabul.    On Fridays, the traffic stretches for kilometers.  Groups of young men, couples and families make their way to the lake on cars and motorcycles as street vend

Libyan PM Thani Unharmed in Assassination Attempt

Abdullah al-Thani, Libya's internationally recognized prime minister, survived an apparent assassination attempt Tuesday. A government spokesman said unknown gunmen fired at the prime minister's car after he left the parliament building in the eastern city of Tobruk. The prime minister was

State Department Spokesman Discusses Rezaian Trial

U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke discusses the Jason Rezaian trial, now underway in Tehran.

Yemeni Man Pleads Guilty of Conspiring With al-Qaida

A Yemeni national has pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court in New York of conspiring to murder Americans and of providing material support to a terrorism organization. According to court papers, Saddiq al-Abbadi left Yemen for Iraq to fight against U.S. troops from late 2005 to early 2007.

WMNOVergnault published Workers skip meals to stretch pay packets

One in three workers worries about how to stretch their pay packet until the end of the month – with some people even skipping meals to make their money go further, according to research. Asked what steps they take to save money ahead of pay-day, two-fifths (40%) of people hunt out reduced

VIDEO: Stormont 'in dangerous position'

Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford says the Stormont institutions are in a very dangerous position after nationalists killed off the Welfare Reform Bill in the assembly.

Inquiry into 'serious' abuse claims

"Very serious allegations" of child abuse in the 1980s and 1990s are investigated by police in Staffordshire.

'Coasting' schools improvement plan

A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England is expected to be announced in the Queen's Speech.

Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'

A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.

New laws promised in Queen's Speech

An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy are to be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.