Scandal

Politics • American
Argentinean congressman quits after live sex scenes streamed during late-night congress session
Argentinean congressman quits after live sex scenes streamed during late-night congress session
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After starring in a streamed sex scene during a late-night Congress session Thursday, Argentinean congressman Juan Emilio Ameri has resigned.

In a letter addressed to the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Ameri said: "Given the fact of public knowledge, I am writing to you to apologize for my conduct during the remote special session on September 24 of this year. It was in no way my intention to disrespect this Honorable House, my fellow deputies and deputies, nor to the Salta people who elected me"

Politics • European
Former Spanish king Juan Carlos is in the United Arab Emirates
King Emeritus Juan Carlos I
King Emeritus Juan Carlos I Credit: א (Aleph) (Creative Commons Attribution 2.5)

The Spanish royal palaced confirmed that former king Juan Carlos I has been living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since August 3. His whereabouts have been unknown since he left Spain amid a corruption investigation.

The finances of the former king are under scrutiny. Juan Carlos denies any wrongdoing and has said he is available if prosecutors need to interview him.

Transportation • Cars & Automobiles
Volkswagen loses first German 'dieselgate' case
Person holding black Volkswagen steering wheel
Person holding black Volkswagen steering wheel Credit: Julian Hochgesang

Germany's top civil court has ruled that Volkswagen must pay compensation to a motorist who had bought one of its diesel minivans fitted with emissions-cheating software. The ruling sets a benchmark for about 60,000 similar cases in Germany.

The company promised "appropriate offers" to those affected. In a statement, Volkswagen said: "Now aims to soon bring these cases to a close in agreement with the plaintiffs,"

Law
Actress Lori Loughlin agreed to serve prison time as part of a plea deal in the college admission scam

“Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to serve prison time as part of a plea deal in the college admissions bribery case, according to court papers filed Thursday.

Loughlin agrees to serve two months in jail while her husband, Giannulli, has agreed to serve five months. The plea deal still needs to be approved by the judge this Friday.