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AP source: Govt, JPMorgan reach tentative deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has tentatively agreed to pay $13 billion to settle allegations surrounding the quality of mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a person familiar with the negotiations between the bank and the federal government said Saturday.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 October 2013

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Tom Foley, 'an unusually civil politician,' dies

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Tom Foley was born in 1929, the year of the great stock market crash, and grew up in Spokane during World War II. These experiences shaped his viewpoint during a long political career, which culminated with him becoming the first Speaker of the House to hail from west of the Rocky Mountains.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 October 2013

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Stepmom of teen accused in Fla. bullying arrested

 

The stepmother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a Florida girl prior to her suicide was arrested and charged with child abuse after a video depicting the woman beating a boy was posted on Facebook, a sheriff said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 October 2013

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Obama nurtures his faith away from the spotlight

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 October 2013

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killers registered as felons after their escape

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As authorities search for two convicted killers freed by bogus paperwork, questions linger about who created the legitimate-looking documents that exposed gaps in Florida's judicial system.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 October 2013

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Wedding planning on a deadline for NJ gay couples

Couples who have dreamed for years, even decades, of being able to legally wed in New Jersey are getting their wish after the state Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay a lower-court order for the state to recognize same-sex marriages starting Monday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 October 2013

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Activists: Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels assaulted a checkpoint in a pro-government suburb of Damascus on Saturday, setting off a suicide car bomb that killed 16 soldiers, activists said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 October 2013

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Deadly Halloween tableau too realistic for some

MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) — One man lies on his stomach on the driveway. Blood is splattered along the garage door that smashed his head and presumably killed him. Another man lies a few feet away, run over by a truck.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013

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