Legacy Reverse Mortgage Lenders to Provide Reverse Mortgages Regardless of Government Shut Down

(i-Newswire) Monday marked the first government shutdown since 1996. Many government entities are affected, including the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) which oversees the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, or HECM, the federal government’s [...]

Critically ill Mandela returns home after 3 months in hospital

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who had been hospitalized for nearly three months after suffering a recurrence of a lung infection, returned to his Johannesburg home on Sunday but will continue to receive [...]

Obama to make statement on Syria at 1:15 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House on Saturday afternoon to address the situation with regards to Syria, U.S. officials said, a day after the government released a report [...]

Ban to meet with UN Security Council powers over Syria crisis

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will meet with ambassadors from China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States on Friday after cutting short a visit to Europe over the escalating [...]

U.S. sends envoy to N. Korea to seek release of jailed American

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government will send a senior official to North Korea this week to seek the release of a Korean American man who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after being convicted of plotting to overthrow the [...]

Dutch Prince Friso dies 18 months after ski accident in Austria

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- Dutch Prince Johan Friso, who remained in a coma for one-and-a-half year after being critically injured in an avalanche in western Austria, died Monday after suffering unexpected complications, the royal [...]

Death toll from N. Korean floods hits 33 amid food, clean water concerns

PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll from severe floods in the western region of North Korea has risen to at least 33, the government and aid workers reported on Friday amid increasing concerns about food security and illnesses [...]

Obama to nominate Koskinen to head IRS after tax scandal

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday announced his intent to nominate John Koskinen as the next head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), taking over the agency that came under after after several employees [...]

Belgium’s King Albert II abdicates in favor of son Philippe

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BNO NEWS) -- Belgium's King Albert II abdicated the throne Sunday after nearly two decades as head of state, saying he has become too old and frail to continue carrying out the largely ceremonial role, and allowing his eldest [...]

Mexican authorities arrest Zetas drug cartel leader

NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Miguel Angel TreviƱo Morales, the leader of the "Los Zetas" drug cartel and one of the most wanted men in the country, was captured in northern Mexico on Monday, the government announced. Two other cartel [...]