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CANTON, Mass. (AP) — The mental competency of media mogul Sumner Redstone is at the center of a battle to be heard in a Massachusetts courtroom as Viacom's embattled chief executive seeks to be restored as a director and trustee to entities that control Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp...
NEW YORK (AP) — Shopping for a financial adviser? Make sure to do a background check first. A few quick internet searches can save you from handing over your money to a fraudster or someone who has racked up complaints from past customers. Running into someone with a less-than-...
SCOTRUN, Pa. (AP) — He was fired from one company, then another, then another. And still Anthony Diaz continued handling other people's money. The smooth-talking securities salesman affiliated with 11 different investment firms in 15 years, getting booted from five of them and...
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York State Police investigator says a woman accused of fatally sabotaging her fiancé's kayak on the Hudson River told an investigator she removed a plug on his kayak and manipulated his paddle. Authorities say Angelika Graswald removed a drain plug from...
WASHINGTON (AP) — New government numbers offer a mixed snapshot of progress for the nation's schoolchildren — with worrisome figures on how many students miss school, stubborn disparities on discipline, but encouraging strides in cutting the overall number of suspensions. The...
LAKEWOOD, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old Ohio boy who called 911 from inside a car to report that she was driving drunk has been convicted of child endangering and driving violations. Cleveland.com ( http://bit.ly/1X7z0h8 ) reports Lakewood police stopped the...
NEW YORK (AP) — In a surprise appearance, Beyonce delighted a glittery fashion crowd Monday evening, showing up unannounced to accept the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Fashion Icon award. Usually, organizers announce the name of the Fashion Icon winner well in...
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities are investigating a series of fires set in and around a Seattle homeless encampment along Interstate 5 known as the Jungle. The Seattle Fire Department said on Twitter investigators have determined that eight fires, including one in a vacant building...
HONOLULU (AP) — A woman who was driving a vehicle when it plunged off a Maui cliff is charged with second-degree murder in the death of her twin, who was in the passenger's seat. Prosecutors say Alexandria Duval, who is also known as Alison Dadow, intentionally caused the death...