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Federal Judge Slaps $1.3 Billion Fine On Bank Of America

Posted: 07/30/2014 - A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments.

US, Europe Impose Tough New Sanctions On Russia

Posted: 07/29/2014 - President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.

Authorities Say Soldiers Get $92M In Debt Relief

Updated: 07/29/2014 - North Carolina and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down the company and provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel.

Deal To Improve Veterans' Health Care Costs $17 Billion

Posted: 07/28/2014 - A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Plane Crash Kills Beachgoer

Updated: 07/28/2014 - An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday.
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Another American Diagnosed With Ebola In Liberia

Posted: 07/27/2014 - An official with a North Carolina-based aid group says another American health care worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same West Africa medical compound where an American doctor became infected with the often deadly disease.

Lightning Hits14 In California

Posted: 07/27/2014 - Thunderstorms are quite rare in Southern California, but people living in Southern California got a stark reminder today of how ferocious they can be. Fourteen people were struck by lightning.

Baby Dies After Being Left In Hot Car In Kansas

Posted: 07/26/2014 - A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday.

Rockets Hit Israel As Hamas Rejects Truce

Updated: 07/26/2014 - The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war.

House Passes Congressman Jones' Resolution On Iraq

Updated: 07/25/2014 - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution introduced by 3rd District Republican Congressman to prohibit the deployment of U.S. armed forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without congressional authorization.

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