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SEC giving $30M, biggest whistleblower award yet

Posted: 09/22/2014 - The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving its biggest award yet, about $30 million, to a whistleblower who provided key information that led to an enforcement action in a fraud case.

GM recalling 221,558 sedans for fire risk

Updated: 09/22/2014 - General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire.

Three missing Afghan soldiers found trying to enter Canada

Updated: 09/22/2014 - The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared this weekend during a training exercise on Cape Cod have been found trying to cross the border into Canada near Niagara Falls, sources said Monday.

U.N. General Assembly to discuss war on extremists this week

Posted: 09/21/2014 - A brutal terrorist organization that calls itself a state but lacks recognition from any government will take center stage when more than 140 heads of state and government convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week.

More than 1K people search for missing UVa student

Posted: 09/21/2014 - Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago.

Man jumps White House fence, sparks brief evacuation

Posted: 09/20/2014 - A man jumped over the White House fence and ran for several seconds toward the executive mansion on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama and his daughters departed for the weekend.

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Posted: 09/18/2014 - Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

California wildfire shows explosive growth

Posted: 09/18/2014 - An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.

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