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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...
With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures and coastal heritage sites around the world are under threat. Some sites and artifacts could become submerged. Scientists, historic preservationists,...
Caskets crushed into the same grave, others buried outside cemetery grounds, hundreds of families unable to find loved ones — what happened at Galilee Memorial Gardens in suburban Memphis, Tennessee, is horrifying but not all that rare. Nationwide, lawsuits have been filed and...