A driver for the popular taxi-hailing service Uber faces sexual assault charges after a passenger reported that he attacked her instead of driving her home from a bar, authorities said on Wednesday. Patrick Aiello, 39, a sixth-grade social studies teacher in North Charleston, South Carolina, was booked into jail on Monday on felony charges of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct, according to Charleston County Jail records. The 23-year-old woman told police that she and a male friend had requested an Uber driver for a ride home from a beachfront bar in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, near Charleston, late Sunday evening, according to an arrest affidavit.
By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's presidential front-runner wants to settle a financially hobbling suit with bondholders, woo new investors, cut inflation and could revise energy subsidies to put the country's fiscal house in order, his economic advisor said. Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli may represent the party of outgoing President Cristina Fernandez, whose currency and trade controls have slowed the economy, but his policies may veer away from hers if he wins the October election. A shift toward orthodoxy could help untangle Argentina's relationship with the global bond market and attract foreign companies eager to exploit the country's natural resources.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University Of Illinois trustees plan to begin the process of firing Chancellor Phyllis Wise rather than accept her resignation and pay her a $400,000 bonus she had negotiated. President Timothy Killeen instead plans to assign her to an advisory position reporting directly to him.
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed demonstrators rallied in Southeast Texas to protest the arrest and jail-cell death of a black woman arrested after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop.
"I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare," Carter, 90, said in a statement. The Carter family has a history of pancreatic cancer, including his parents, two sisters and younger brother Billy Carter.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief has fired the head of the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic over the force's handling of dozens of misconduct allegations, including rape and killing.