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1 hr ago | Detroit Free Press

BofA reaches $17B settlement in mortgage-backed securities case

Bank of America has reached a record $17-billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures, Banking, Financial Services, CitiMortgage, Citigroup

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

This Jan. 8, 2003 file photo shows a reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton, right, and a modern human version of a skeleton, left, on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York.


Related Topix: New York

9 hrs ago |

Girl Power: New Girl Scout camps help to rethink professions

Empowering young girls and building courage, confidence and character in them is the Girl Scouts of the USA way.


Related Topix: IGN Entertainment, Fox Interactive Media, Fire, Agriculture, Science

13 hrs ago | Business Journal

Macy's will pay up in shopper-profiling probe

Macy's Inc. has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its Herald Square store, the Associated Press reports.


Related Topix: Retail, Bloomingdales, Federated Department Stores, Cincinnati, OH

17 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

This June 20, 2014 file photo shows the Rikers Island jail with the New York skyline in the background.


Related Topix: Prison, New York, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NYC took quick precautions after in-custody death

But compared to the violent aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, the fallout from the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York now seems notable for what's been absent: no guns pointed at raging protestors, no billows of tear gas, no lengthy delay in revealing an officer's name, no National Guard troops.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Drug czar promotes updates to northern border plan

The nation's acting drug czar promised more coordination with Canada on drug trafficking issues Tuesday and highlighted his northern border strategy by touring an area in North Dakota where authorities say heroin and other drugs are being pushed by motorcycle gangs and Mexican cartels.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate, North Dakota, Control Group


In AP interview, Paul Ryan discusses fathera s struggle with alcohol, death at family home

At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Family, Kids, Mitt Romney, Iowa

Evening Sun

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson set for DC Comics film

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to decide between superhero Shazam and his arch-nemesis Black Adam.


Related Topix: Dwayne Johnson, Publishing, Media, DC Comics, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Salt Lake City, UT


Cianci charity spends fraction of assets on kids

A charity set up by former Mayor Buddy Cianci to provide college scholarships has amassed hundreds of thousands of dollars but gives out just a few thousand per year in grants and most of its spending is on expenses other than scholarships.


Related Topix: Tax


Elderly man unharmed after crashing car into backyard pool

An 85-year-old man was unharmed Saturday after he crashed his car into a backyard pool, authorities said.


Related Topix: Altadena, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Protests in sympathy with Ferguson target NYPD

Protesters gathered outside the New York Police Department's Times Square location Monday night, expressing sympathy for protesters demanding arrests in the Ferguson, Mo.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

A Castro breaks tradition with 'no' vote in Cuba

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, gave the thumbs-down to a workers' rights bill that she felt didn't go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.

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Related Topix: Cuba, AL, Raul Castro, Fidel Castro, Gay/Lesbian, University of Denver

WTEN-TV Albany

News Minute: Here's the latest New York news from The Associated Press

The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week says he feels sorry for the two people accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing his daughters.


Related Topix: Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music

ABC News

Ebola Outbreak Worsens With Missing Patients, US Scare

The Ebola outbreak continues to spiral out of control amid reports of looting at a Liberian health center and the isolation of a traveler from Sierra Leone here in the U.S. The virus has killed at least 1,145 and sickened 982 more, according to numbers released Friday by the World Health Organization.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHEC-TV Rochester

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week said he feels sorry for the two people accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing his daughters.


Related Topix: St Lawrence County, NY

Evening Sun

Father of abducted NY Amish girls sorry for suspects

The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week said he feels sorry for the two people authorities say kidnapped and sexually abused his daughters.


Related Topix: Oswegatchie, NY, Hermon, NY, Howells, NY, St Lawrence County, NY

WBOC-TV Salisbury


In this Aug. 8, 2014 photo, bottles of former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci's pasta sauce sits on the shelf at a grocery store in Providence, R.I. PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped ... (more)


Related Topix: Providence, RI

Groton Landmark

Smokey Robinson, still writing, duets with friends

After five decades in show business, the man who shaped Motown with instantly recognizable hits like "My Girl" and "Tears of a Clown" says he can't stop writing.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Smokey Robinson, Motown

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Iraqi forces reclaim control of Mosul Dam

Iraq's army spokesman says security forces and Kurdish fighters have taken back the strategic Mosul Dam, the country's largest, from Islamic militants who captured it less than two weeks ago.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Opinion


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