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CHICAGO (AP) — A major study says the richest Americans live at least 10 years longer on average than the poorest, but the gap isn't as wide in many communities, especially affluent, highly educated cities. The research emphasizes that income plus where you live help determine...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Exactly how 32 American lobsters wound up in Swedish waters isn't clear. But because some of them were wearing the rubber bands that are put on lobsters' claws in captivity, many suspect the shellfish had been exported to Europe and then either escaped...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top health officials say the more they learn about Zika, the scarier the virus appears and they still need more money to fight the mosquitoes that spread it — and for research into vaccines and treatments. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal regulators filed civil securities fraud charges Monday against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton over allegations that he deceived investors, the same claim that brought a felony indictment that has rocked the tea party-backed Republican's first 16...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Exactly how 32 American lobsters wound up in Swedish waters isn't clear. But because some of them were wearing the rubber bands that are put on lobsters' claws in captivity, many suspect the shellfish had been exported to Europe and then either escaped...
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...