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  • Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said "shattered lives" and contributed to

    July 15, 2014

  • Bill would speed removals of Central American kids WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Texas lawmakers announced legislation Monday to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids from the U.S.-Mexico border, as Washington searched for a solution to the growing crisis. The bill by Sen. John Cornyn,

    July 15, 2014

  • Peace Corps allowing its applicants more choice WASHINGTON (AP) — The Peace Corps will begin allowing applicants to choose the countries and programs where they want to serve as part of an update to the international service organization's application process. Previously, applicants could only ide

    July 15, 2014

  • In Seattle, delivering legal pot illegally SEATTLE (AP) — William "Jackrabbit" Large pulls his SUV onto the side of a downtown Seattle street, parking behind an Amazon Fresh delivery truck and carrying a product the online retailer doesn't offer: marijuana. The thin, bespectacled Large is a d

    July 15, 2014

  • Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show. An American

    July 15, 2014

  • INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping railroad safety rules WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules. Billions of dollars are riding on how these ru

    July 14, 2014

  • Obama may hold fix to flood of immigrant kids WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border without waiting for what is likely to be a contentious and lengthy Congress

    July 14, 2014

  • His agenda in gridlock, Obama relishes roadshow WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome to Barack Obama's split-screen presidency. On one side: a confident Obama making campaign-style stops around the country and ridiculing his political opponents to the delight of cheering supporters. On the other side: an inc

    July 14, 2014

  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause CHICAGO (AP) — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal elect

    July 14, 2014

  • Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers. John

    July 14, 2014

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