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Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. (...)
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Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. (...)
Categories: Politics

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach. (...)
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Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. (...)
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Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. (...)
Categories: Politics

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach. (...)
Categories: Politics

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach. (...)
Categories: Politics

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say. (...)
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BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billion. (...)
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Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach. (...)
Categories: Politics

As US airstrikes in Iraq grow, details stay thin

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — America has returned to war, of a sort, in Iraq with airstrikes that have intensified in recent days against Islamic State militants. But details about the execution of this limited campaign, which so far includes no reported U.S. ground combat, are thin. (...)
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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say. (...)
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Laughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:55pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financial products. (...)
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US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday. (...)
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US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday. (...)
Categories: Politics

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday. (...)
Categories: Politics

News Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committees

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Party-controlled campaign committees and outside groups faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. Highlights: (...)
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US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday. (...)
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Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. (...)
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GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:11pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged Sullivan as an outsider in a state where relationships and roots matter. (...)
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