08/21/14 01:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The deal calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to...
By Mark Flatten | 08/20/14 11:39 AM
An Iraq war veteran says she lived through the patient care and retaliation scandals now plaguing the VA -- barely. Fourth in a five-part series.
By Richard Pollock | 08/20/14 08:20 PM
Guatemala's shadowy human smuggling network is run by a highly sophisticated organization that more closely resembles a corporation with a profit-sharing program than a ragtag band of criminals.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/20/14 08:02 PM
West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.
08/20/14 09:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The state's Tenant Protection Unit said Wednesday that a major New York City landlord was under investigation over allegations it forced Asian-American tenants to leave their rent-regulated apartments. The unit subpoenaed Marolda Properties in a probe into claims the company...
08/20/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion 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. One of the officials, who...
08/20/14 07:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar. Inflated figures make sensational headlines...
08/20/14 01:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors...
08/20/14 10:15 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart. Brothers walked away from...
08/20/14 09:45 AM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 65-year-old Omaha businessman has been given six months behind bars and must pay restitution for failing to forward taxes he'd withheld from his employees' paychecks. Federal prosecutors say Randall Thompson must serve three years of supervised release after he leaves...
By Mark Flatten | 08/19/14 11:32 AM
A fatal chain of events unfolds after California man seeks treatment for a sore on his toe. The third in a five-part series.
08/20/14 12:15 AM
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the service started Wednesday on its website, www.safercar.gov. Drivers can key in their...
08/20/14 12:15 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said...
08/19/14 07:00 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation sent to the governor's desk Tuesday intends to crack down on people who try to make immigrants pay unnecessary fees for driver's licenses. Under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, California will start issuing licenses to immigrants in the U.S....
By Kelly Cohen | 08/19/14 06:19 PM
From September 2009 through October 2011, Medicare and Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, were falsely billed for more than $20 million worth of prescriptions for the costly medicines.
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