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  • US cracks down on companies moving overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration cracked down Monday on so-called tax inversions, aiming to curb a spate of American companies shifting overseas in an attempt to shirk paying U.S. taxes. New regulations from the Treasury Department will make inversions less lucrative by barring...

  • Amnesty blasts China's torture tool industry

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday....

  • SEC giving $30M, biggest whistleblower award yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving its biggest award yet, about $30 million, to a whistleblower who provided key information that led to an enforcement action in a fraud case. The agency announced the award Monday. It was the SEC's 14th whistleblower award under...

  • Appeals court reinstates NY NatWest-Hamas lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday reinstated a lawsuit in which victims of terrorist attacks in Israel accused the National Westminster Bank of supporting Hamas, just hours before a Brooklyn jury ruled against a bank in a similar case. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

  • Pro-casino group ramping up campaign spending

    BOSTON (AP) — A casino-financed group seeking to defeat a November ballot question to repeal the state's expanded gambling law is ramping up its campaign spending. The Coalition to Protect Massachusetts Jobs spent $702,000 from Sept. 1-15, according to the group's most recent campaign finance...

  • New Hampshire Republican Party adds 'personhood' to official platform

    The platform now states: "Support the unborn child's fundamental right to life and establish that, in NH law, personhood begins at conception."

  • SEC giving $30M, biggest whistleblower award yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving its biggest award yet, about $30 million, to a whistleblower who provided key information that led to an enforcement action in a fraud case. The agency announced the award Monday. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Treasury: New tax changes to stop inversions

    In a highly anticipated executive action, Lew said the Treasury Department was taking "initial steps that we believe will make companies think twice" about moving their headquarters abroad for tax purposes.

  • Critics pour another $2.4M into bottle bill fight

    BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of a proposed expansion of the state's bottle deposit law have poured another $2.4 million into a campaign to defeat the November ballot question. The opponents, which includes supermarkets and the Washington-based American Beverage Association — had already spent $5.4...

  • Car crashes into Orange County pie shop; 4 injured

    LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Four people are injured after an 88-year-old woman crashed her sedan into a Southern California restaurant during the lunch rush hour. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi says Monday that the female driver was hospitalized with minor leg injuries after...

  • Guatemala emergency measures after deadly clash

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in a central municipality where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes. The "state of prevention" allows temporary restriction of freedom of movement and the right to gather and protest. Media...

  • Torrential rains have battered West Texas

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Torrential rains from the remnants of Hurricane Odile have battered West Texas, and police said Monday they were investigating whether the death of a woman in El Paso was related to the flooding. Rainfall amounts across Texas in the past week have ranged from 2 inches to...

  • Long Island cop hurt in traffic stop; 2 in custody

    HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say two suspects are in custody after a police officer was struck by a car he had attempted to pull over. The car then fled the scene. Suffolk County Police say the injured officer was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital. His condition was...

  • Maryland panel meets on pretrial reform

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — District of Columbia officials appeared before a Maryland commission on Monday to outline the benefits of making changes to the bail hearing process. The Maryland commission is weighing how to reduce the burden on court commissioners who decide whether someone is detained....

  • Prosecutors seek time to review ex-lawmaker's past

    CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors asked a federal judge Monday for more time to look into the background of a former Illinois state representative who pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Storino said a decades-old allegation may affect a potential plea bargain...



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