Farhad Azima, a Kansas City charter airline executive and big-league political donor, showed up in the Panama Papers after setting up an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands. In an interview, the Kansas Citian says his image as a shady character is baseless.
An Associated Press investigation has documented 345 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and mid-February.
The squeeze began after The Associated Press revealed that intruders hop fences, slip past guardhouses and crash cars through gates at the nation's busiest airports far more often than the public realizes. Since publication of that investigation last spring, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has clamped down on the release of information about airport perimeter breaches. But using litigation and public records requests, the AP is now able to document 345 breaches dating to 2004 at 31 major U.S. airports, including dozens of previously undisclosed incidents. Due to secrecy, that is still an undercount. Here are some questions and answers on AP's reporting:
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies began their summit Thursday by visiting Ise Shrine, the most hallowed site for Japan's indigenous Shinto religion — one of many aspects of the gathering that dovetail with Abe's long-term diplomatic and political agenda.
Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing rate increases averaging 13 percent for 2017 Florida plans sold on the exchanges created under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to federal officials, but that won't necessarily mean big consumer price hikes.
Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."
A Turkish celebrity who lived the high life as he enabled Iran to overcome U.S. sanctions and deceive the United States and the international banking system for years is a flight risk and shouldn't get bail, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Kansas City is closing this month after 36 years, forcing the mental health community and the many people who have relied on the organization for help to find other programs and services to fill the gap.
Concerns about National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Kansas City closing
6-month-old girl becomes youngest water skier in the world
Kansas City police shoot woman after long standoff in park
New plan for Metcalf South property includes Lowe’s store