USA inches up to ranks first on the Financial Secrecy Index

The United States of America (USA) has climbed from the second rank held by it two years ago to top the list of countries in the Financial Secrecy Index (FSI-2022), which was released today. According to Tax Justice Network (TJN), which issues this bi-annual index, the USA dramatically expanded the gulf between itself and the …

1 killed, 4 hurt in California church shooting; suspect detained

One person was killed and four others were critically wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon at a church in a suburban Southern California community where the majority of residents are seniors, officials said. The shooting was reported shortly before 1.30 pm at Geneva Presbyterian Church in the city of Laguna Woods. Police say the suspect …

2 dead, 3 hospitalized in Houston market shooting: Sheriff

Two people were killed and three more were taken to a hospital with injuries after a shooting Sunday at a bustling Houston flea market, authorities said. The shooting at the open-air market arose from an “altercation” that involved at least two guns and all five of the people, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. …

10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack police call hate crime

A white 18-year-old wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, killing 10 people and wounding three others Saturday in what authorities described as “racially motived violent extremism.” Police said he shot 11 Black and two white victims before surrendering to authorities in a …