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Deutsche Bank signs $7.2 billion deal with U.S. over risky mortgages

A Deutsche Bank logo adorns a wall at the company's headquarters in FrankfurtBy Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank has signed a $7.2 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the government agency said on Tuesday. Deutsche's agreement represents the largest resolution for the conduct of a single entity in misleading investors in residential mortgage-backed securities, the department said in a statement. "Deutsche Bank did not merely mislead investors: it contributed directly to an international financial crisis," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in the statement.

01/17/2017 - 04:04 PM


In Price's Ga. district, what happens after health repeal
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Carla Dent is a restaurant owner who steers her employees to federal health insurance exchanges. Eden Purdy helps poor and working-class Georgians navigate the health care marketplace. Bryson Boech is a grocery cashier recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, what the insurance industry calls a pre-existing condition.
01/17/2017 - 04:03 PM


Trump Interior nominee would review Obama's limits on oil drilling

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke arrives for a meeting at Trump Tower in New YorkBy Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Department of the Interior, Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, said during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday that he would review President Barack Obama’s moves to limit oil and gas drilling in Alaska and some other parts of the country if confirmed. "Yes," he said in response to a question from Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska about whether he would review drilling limits on federal land in her state as head of the department. "The president-elect has said that we want to be energy independent.

01/17/2017 - 04:02 PM


The Latest: Senate Democrats urge Trump not to fire Cordray

In this Jan. 15, 2016, photo, the U.S. Capitol frames the backdrop over the stage during a rehearsal of President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony in Washington. Some two dozen House Democrats plan to boycott Trump’s inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST):

01/17/2017 - 04:01 PM


UnitedHealth looks beyond insurance to help fuel 4Q growth

UnitedHealth looks beyond insurance to help fuel 4Q growthThe nation's biggest health insurer made most of its money in the fourth quarter by selling things other than health insurance. UnitedHealth Group's Optum division, which manages prescription drug plans, ...

01/17/2017 - 04:00 PM


Italy convicts 8 South Americans in deaths from 1970s-80s
ROME (AP) — A Rome court on Tuesday convicted eight former South American political and military leaders in the disappearance and deaths of 23 people of Italian origin during the crackdown on leftists and intellectuals by the region's military dictatorships.
01/17/2017 - 03:59 PM


Exclusive: Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks - spy agency

FILE PHOTO - A sign is pictured outside the CSIS headquarters in OttawaBy Ethan Lou CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document seen by Reuters. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) warning last May highlights an additional risk for the energy sector, where opposition to pipelines has ramped up in Canada, home to the world's third-largest oil reserves, and the United States. In the document, which features speaking notes prepared for a CSIS briefing with energy and utilities sector stakeholders, an unidentified official specifies a threat from foreign state-owned firms looking for confidential information about investments or takeovers.

01/17/2017 - 03:58 PM


The Latest: All 8 high court justices to attend inauguration

FILE - This Oct. 18, 2015 file photo shows Sam Moore at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington. Moore, of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soul duo Sam and Dave, has been added to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony. He will perform at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 19. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

01/17/2017 - 03:58 PM


Islanders fire coach Jack Capuano in his seventh season

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano reacts after the Colorado Avalanche scored a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. The struggling islanders fired Capuano on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, ending his tenure in the middle of its seventh season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)The struggling New York Islanders fired coach Jack Capuano on Tuesday, ending his tenure in the middle of its seventh season.

01/17/2017 - 03:56 PM


Tomlin: Brown "foolish" to livestream postgame locker room

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown's opted to livestream on social media after a taut playoff victory over Kansas City.

01/17/2017 - 03:55 PM


Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the USWal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 ...

01/17/2017 - 03:55 PM


Trump Commerce nominee Ross to divest assets worth up to $209 million
Wilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Commerce Secretary, has pledged to divest assets worth about $77 million to $209 million and resign his corporate board seats, but the billionaire investor intends to retain his interests in mortgage lending and transoceanic shipping.
01/17/2017 - 03:53 PM


Top NATO general echoes Trump's 'obsolete' criticism
BRUSSELS (AP) — A top NATO general is conceding that parts of the military alliance need to be brought up to date following U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's claim that NATO is "obsolete."
01/17/2017 - 03:50 PM


Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, a woman weeps as election results are reported during Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night rally in the Jacob Javits Center glass enclosed lobby in New York. As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration as president, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what’s to come in the next four years. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what's to come in the next four years.

01/17/2017 - 03:50 PM


Torn ACL ends season for Creighton star Maurice Watson Jr.

Creighton's Maurice Watson Jr. (10) winces in pain after injuring his knee in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton point guard and national assists leader Maurice Watson Jr. will miss the rest of the season because of a major knee injury.

01/17/2017 - 03:47 PM


Chicago, LA, Hamburg join in John Neumeier's 'Orphee'
NEW YORK (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and Germany's Staatsoper Hamburg are collaborating with the Joffrey Ballet for the first time on a new production of Gluck's "Orphee et Eurydice" by choreographer John Neumeier.
01/17/2017 - 03:46 PM


Utility plans vote on New York offshore wind project
A New York utility is set to vote later this month on a plan to construct an offshore wind farm off eastern Long Island. The Long Island Power Authority says the 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm 30 miles ...
01/17/2017 - 03:45 PM


Markets cheer, EU wary as UK PM May signals 'clean Brexit'

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gestures as she delivers a speech on leaving the European Union at Lancaster House in London, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)LONDON (AP) — Britain's future outside the European Union became much clearer Tuesday: It's so long to the single market, goodbye to the European Court of Justice and farewell to the freedom of movement for workers.

01/17/2017 - 03:43 PM


Senate Democrat leader attacks Price on ethics charge

Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price (R-GA) announces the House Budget during a press conferenceBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services may have broken the law by making a stock purchase just before he introduced legislation that would have benefited the firm, the Senate's leading Democrat charged on Tuesday. A confirmation hearing for Tom Price, a Republican congressman and orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, was scheduled for Wednesday before the Senate health committee. If confirmed, he would be a key player in carrying out Trump's plans to overhaul Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

01/17/2017 - 03:40 PM


Pence promises big investment in infrastructure

Vice President-elect Mike Pence walks through the halls of Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President-elect Mike Pence is pledging to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure.

01/17/2017 - 03:39 PM


Obama gives $500 million to climate fund over GOP objections
WASHINGTON (AP) — With just three days left in office, the Obama administration has doubled an initial $500 million commitment to a fund that helps nations fight climate change.
01/17/2017 - 03:38 PM


University of California's Napolitano in hospital for cancer

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gives her farewell address at the National Press Club in Washington. The University of California said President Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, is undergoing treatment for cancer and is hospitalized with complications. The Office of the President said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, that Napolitano was diagnosed last August. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing treatment for cancer and was hospitalized Tuesday with complications, the school system said.

01/17/2017 - 03:38 PM


Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack

FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., following the a mass shooting. Audio recordings of 911 calls released Tuesday, Aug. 30, by the Orange County Sheriff's Office show mounting frustration by friends and family members who were texting, calling and video-chatting with trapped patrons of the Pulse nightclub where Omar Mateen opened fire in June. A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter. The official says Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in the San Francisco area and is due in court Tuesday in California. She's facing charges in Florida including obstruction of justice. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to face charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49 people dead.

01/17/2017 - 03:34 PM


Airport shooting suspect blamed 'mind control,' IS ties

FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Esteban Santiago is taken from the Broward County main jail as he is transported to the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale's airport, he walked into an FBI office in Alaska telling authorities the government was controlling his mind and that he was having terroristic thoughts. Authorities say such walk-ins are a daily occurrence around the country. Assessing whether the people are reporting a credible threat or whether they need medical help is extremely difficult and drains already-stretched law enforcement resources. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport told investigators initially he was under government mind control and then claimed to be inspired by Islamic State websites and chatrooms, authorities said at a hearing Tuesday.

01/17/2017 - 03:34 PM


Tajani elected president of European Parliament

Italian parliament member and candidate for the presidency Antonio Tajani delivers his speech before the vote for the presidency of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. The European Parliament picks a success to its outgoing socialist President Martin Schulz. Unlike previous occasions the race is still open as the legislature meets. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)BRUSSELS (AP) — Antonio Tajani of the EPP Christian Democrat group was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday in a daylong polling series during which he defeated his socialist opponent.

01/17/2017 - 03:33 PM


Cowboys delay talk of Romo's future, likely knowing answer

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo smiles on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Those closest to Romo on the Cowboys aren’t ready to discuss the future of the Dallas quarterback, probably because they know the likely final answer. After 156 games, 34,183 yards passing and 248 touchdowns, Romo’s career in Dallas appears over after he lost the job he held for 10 years to rookie sensation Dak Prescott following a preseason back injury. The question is, what’s next. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Those closest to Tony Romo on the Cowboys aren't ready to discuss the future of the Dallas quarterback, probably because they know the likely final answer.

01/17/2017 - 03:30 PM


Quarter of Republicans would keep Obamacare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

FILE PHOTO - Applications are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act in Jackson MississippiBy Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) - About a quarter of U.S. Republicans do not want to see Obamacare repealed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. Trump and his fellow Republicans, who control Congress, have promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, but a majority of Americans, including 25 percent of Republicans polled, do not want it to be repealed. Only one in five Americans would repeal the law immediately, the poll found.

01/17/2017 - 03:26 PM


Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Prisoners use makeshift shields as riot police fire rubber bullets during a rebellion at the Alcacuz jail near the northeastern city of Natal on January 17, 2017Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members. The governor of the surrounding Rio Grande do Norte state, Robinson Faria, said authorities were working to stop the prisoners escaping from Alcacuz. The Natal massacre raised fears that the wave of violence could spread across the country -- including to the crime-plagued metropolis of Rio de Janeiro.

01/17/2017 - 03:26 PM


Orlando shooter's wife charged in relation to attack

Police and investigators work near the area of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on in Orlando, Florida June 12, 2016The widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was formally charged Tuesday with a terror-related offense and obstruction of justice. The two-count indictment states that Noor Salman, who was arrested Monday in northern California, aided and abetted her husband's attempt to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, namely the Islamic State group.

01/17/2017 - 03:24 PM


Trump, Brexit uncertainty hit stocks and dollar, gold jumps

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New YorkU.S. stocks and the dollar fell while gold rose on Tuesday as investors looked for safety after President-elect Donald Trump said the U.S. currency was too strong, while sterling jumped as Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would quit the European Union single market when the country leaves the EU. Wall Street was weighed down by the financial sector, and U.S. Treasury prices gained on concerns about Trump's planned protectionist trade policies. Ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration, investors were beginning to question whether Trump would be able to follow through on pro-business pledges such as corporate tax cuts, infrastructure spending and lighter regulation.

01/17/2017 - 03:17 PM


Senate Democrats ask Trump attorney general pick to recuse himself from Russia probes

Sessions testifies during his confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney generalBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nine Democratic senators asked President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions, on Tuesday to recuse himself from any FBI or Justice Department investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The request was signed by every Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel responsible for confirming Sessions' appointment. It comes amid growing concern in the U.S. Congress about what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded was hacking and other actions by Russia during the election campaign aimed at tilting the November vote in Trump's favor, and about potential personal or financial connections between Trump associates and Moscow.

01/17/2017 - 03:15 PM


Nearly 50 House Democrats vow to boycott Trump inauguration

In this Jan. 15, 2016, photo, the U.S. Capitol frames the backdrop over the stage during a rehearsal of President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony in Washington. Some two dozen House Democrats plan to boycott Trump’s inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON (AP) — The roster of House Democrats planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration grew to about 50 on Tuesday in a protest of the New York businessman's policies and his repeated criticism of legendary civil rights activist John Lewis.

01/17/2017 - 03:12 PM


The Latest: White House acknowledges Obama can't close Gitmo

White House press secretary Josh Earnest listens as President Barack Obama speaks at his final daily press briefing, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's final days in office (all times local):

01/17/2017 - 03:10 PM


University of California: President Janet Napolitano, ex-Homeland Security secretary, in hospital for cancer treatment
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California: President Janet Napolitano, ex-Homeland Security secretary, in hospital for cancer treatment.
01/17/2017 - 03:04 PM


Airlines increase on-time arrivals, reduce canceled flights

Airlines increase on-time arrivals, reduce canceled flightsThe chances that your flight will be on time and won't get canceled appear to be looking up. The federal Department of Transportation reported Tuesday that 86.5 percent of U.S. flights in November arrived ...

01/17/2017 - 03:03 PM


Antonio Tajani of Christian Democrats group is elected head of the European Parliament
BRUSSELS (AP) — Antonio Tajani of Christian Democrats group is elected head of the European Parliament.
01/17/2017 - 03:02 PM


Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.
01/17/2017 - 03:02 PM


Recovered SpaceX rocket arrives in Port of Los Angeles

People photograph the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster as it makes it's way into the port of Los Angeles Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, 2017. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, Jan. 14 and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago. (Chuck Bennett/The Daily Breeze via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first stage of a SpaceX rocket that landed on a platform floating in the Pacific Ocean after a weekend launch has arrived in the Port of Los Angeles.

01/17/2017 - 03:00 PM


Nigerian air force kills 50 and wounds 120 in northeast: MSF

Injured people are comforted at the site after a bombing attack of an internally displaced persons camp in RannBy Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's air force killed 50 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the northeast on Tuesday, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said. The military said the strike had targeted Boko Haram. MSF said the strike occurred in Rann in Borno state, the epicentre of the jihadist group's seven-year-old bid to create an Islamic caliphate.

01/17/2017 - 03:00 PM


Schumer to Trump: Don't fire U.S. consumer agency's head

Schumer speaks with reporters after the weekly Senate Democratic caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on WashingtonOne of the most powerful Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday pressed President-elect Donald Trump to keep the consumer financial watchdog agency's current director, as rumors about a possible termination and replacement swirled. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters that Trump will break his campaign promise of "standing up for workers and consumers against the rigged system" if he fires the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) director, Richard Cordray, after taking office on Friday. "If Trump intends to keep any of his promises and un-rig the system, he would keep Rich Cordray," the senator from New York said in a phone call with reporters.

01/17/2017 - 02:58 PM



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