Sanders Sweeps; Belgium Arrests Terror Suspect: Saturday Wrap

  • Brexit forces add ex-HSBC chief to list of supporters
  • American Airlines pilot suspected of trying to fly drunk

Here are highlights of Saturday’s top breaking news stories:

Senator Bernie Sanders won the Washington state and Alaska Democratic caucuses for the U.S. presidential race and was expected to win in Hawaii as well. The victories give him some claim to a boost in momentum though they won’t put much of a dent into Hillary Clinton’s lead in delegates. 

Belgium confirmed the arrest of a suspect who’s believed to be the man in the cream-colored jacket from the Brussels Airport surveillance video, as the country stayed in virtual lockdown following the terrorist attack earlier in the week. Authorities persuaded organizers of a demonstration/vigil for the attack victims to cancel it, fearing security resources would be stretched too thin. The Brussels airport now won’t open until at least Tuesday, though an initial engineering analysis found the terminal buildings hit by the explosion are structurally sound.

An American Airlines pilot was detained at a security checkpoint on suspicion of being drunk as he tried to get to a morning flight assignment in Detroit. 

“Brexit” supporters in the U.K. got a big name on their side when former HSBC Holdings CEO Michael Geoghegan signed onto a list of 250 business executives backing the push to leave the EU.

The U.S. government expanded the scope of a whistle-blower lawsuit against Novartis in which it claims the Swiss drugmaker wined and dined doctors at high-end restaurants and sports bars to get them to prescribe its drugs.

Iran brushed off the U.S. indictments of seven hackers who were said to have worked with Iranian authorities to systemically target U.S. stock markets and banks starting in 2011.

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