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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal securities regulators filed civil fraud charges Monday against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over recruiting investors to a high-tech startup before becoming the state's top prosecutor. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday announced a roughly $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The government accused the bank of misleading investors about the quality of its...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday announced a $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The deal resolves state and federal probes into the sale of shoddy mortgages before the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual strain of virus-like hacker software that exploits computer server vulnerabilities — without requiring human interaction — is a leading example of a new generation of "ransomware," according to a new report by Cisco Systems Inc. Hackers use such...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two 19-year-old women who were Southern University students and members of the school's athletic program were killed during a shootout early Sunday outside a Baton Rouge apartment complex, police and university officials said. Police arrested one of two...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. officials dealt with the fallout of the government's once-secret "Cuban Twitter" program, they had one thing on their side: notorious delays in the federal Freedom of Information Act. The government didn't have copies of the documents, which formed the...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Rural Nevadans suing to block the Obama administration's greater sage grouse protection plan say a trail of internal government documents they cite in a new federal court filing shows politics was the driving force behind a pre-determined policy that flies in...
DENVER (AP) — A new Colorado law allowing medical marijuana use at public schools is getting a second look Monday in a House committee. The current law allows students who need medical marijuana to use edible pot at public schools — as long as the school districts agree. No...
SEATTLE (AP) — When pondering how to keep low-level drug offenders out of jail, officials in Albany, New York, faced a challenge: How could they pay for a case manager to coax addicts onto the straight and narrow, sometimes by tracking them down on the streets? The money turned...