- Investment bank agrees to pay $25M in penalties
San Antonio Express-News, Wednesday - 03/12/2014 - 12:50 PM
Federal prosecutors say a New York-based investment bank and broker-dealer has agreed to pay $25 million in penalties for misleading customers when it came to trading in residential mortgage-backed securities. The U. S. attorney's office in Hartford announced Wednesday that as part of the non-prosecution agreement Jefferies LLC will pay up to $11 million in restitution to victims and up to $4.2 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- More choices, more rides bring transit renaissance
San Antonio Express-News, Tuesday - 03/11/2014 - 07:32 AM
With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a new report. The number of rides taken on public buses, trains and subways has fully recovered from a dip during the Great Recession.  with services restored following economy-driven cutbacks, ridership appears set to resume what had been a steady increase. The association's numbers don't mean that the average U.
- AP PHOTOS: Afghan women boxers eye 2016 Olympics
Associated Press, Tuesday - 03/11/2014 - 04:25 AM
A few yellow lamps light up the cavernous, sparsely furnished room in Kabul Stadium where Afghanistan's young female boxers train, hoping to become good enough to compete in the 2016 Olympics.
- Report: Syrian Health Care on Brink of Collapse
ABCNews, Monday - 03/10/2014 - 12:45 PM
Charity: Syrian health system on brink of collapse, relies on 'brutal' practices to save lives
- US: Obama, China agree on Ukraine sovereignty
San Antonio Express-News, Monday - 03/10/2014 - 12:05 PM
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed on the need to reduce tensions in Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula, the White House said, as the U. S. seeks Beijing's backing for efforts to isolate Russia. The White House, in a readout of Obama and Xi's call, said the two leaders "agreed on the importance of upholding principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity, both in the context of Ukraine and also for the broader functioning of the international system." U.
- In China, Brutality Yields Confessions of Graft
ABCNews, Sunday - 03/09/2014 - 05:22 PM
China Communist Party abuses officials into confessions as part of anti-corruption efforts
- BAE report says Ukraine has faced cyberattacks
Associated Press, Sunday - 03/09/2014 - 02:33 PM
Ukraine was repeatedly attacked by sophisticated cyberspies as tensions between pro-Russian and Western-leaning factions escalated in recent months, according to a report from U. K.-based defense contractor BAE Systems.
- Interpol: Database not checked pre-Malaysia flight
Associated Press, Sunday - 03/09/2014 - 09:00 AM
Interpol says no country checked its database that held information about two stolen passports that were used to board an ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people on board.
- Dems, GOP test fall strategy in Florida House race
San Antonio Express-News, Sunday - 03/09/2014 - 08:56 AM
Voters in this stretch of beach towns and retirement communities provide the first 2014 campaign test of whether Democrats can counter GOP attacks on the president's health care overhaul by accusing Republicans of threatening popular benefit programs for the elderly. Democrat Alex Sink and her allies in the spirited race to replace the late Rep.
- Revolutionary opera director Gerard Mortier dies
Associated Press, Sunday - 03/09/2014 - 08:54 AM
Gerard Mortier, the Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who worked tirelessly to bring the art closer to the public, has died. He was 70.
- Bombings kill 9 civilians in Afghanistan
Kansas City Star, Sunday - 03/09/2014 - 06:49 AM
Officials say bombings killed nine Afghan civilians in a volatile southern province.
- NKoreans Cast Votes, but Govt Decides for Whom
ABCNews, Saturday - 03/08/2014 - 11:21 PM
NKorean voters cast ballots in nationwide elections, but outcome is pre-determined