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MetLife fined $20M for variable annuities switches

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:59

WASHINGTON (AP) — MetLife has been fined $20 million by Wall Street’s policing body for misleading customers in switching them from variable annuities contracts into more expensive ones. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said Tuesday the decision was its largest fine related to variable annuities, popular yet complex investments that have grabbed the attention of […]
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MetLife fined $20M for variable annuities switches

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:59

WASHINGTON (AP) — MetLife has been fined $20 million by Wall Street’s policing body for misleading customers in switching them from variable annuities contracts into more expensive ones. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said Tuesday the decision was its largest fine related to variable annuities, popular yet complex investments that have grabbed the attention of […]
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Immigrant family detention center granted child-care license

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:57

HOUSTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border has received a temporary residential child care license, amid discussions over whether the federal government will keep using such facilities. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokesman Patrick Crimmins said Tuesday the agency granted the six-month […]
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Immigrant family detention center granted child-care license

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:57

HOUSTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest detention centers for families caught crossing the southern U.S. border has received a temporary residential child care license, amid discussions over whether the federal government will keep using such facilities. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokesman Patrick Crimmins said Tuesday the agency granted the six-month […]
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US ends Ford pickup probe without seeking recall

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:55

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into power brake assist failures in Ford F-150 pickup trucks without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says an analysis of complaints and testing showed that even in worst-case situations, the trucks can be stopped with a moderate increase in brake pedal […]
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US ends Ford pickup probe without seeking recall

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:55

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into power brake assist failures in Ford F-150 pickup trucks without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says an analysis of complaints and testing showed that even in worst-case situations, the trucks can be stopped with a moderate increase in brake pedal […]
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‘Happy Together’ copyright dispute in NY top court

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:14

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court has agreed to rule on a case pitting the owner of The Turtles’ 1960 hit “Happy Together” against Sirius XM Radio. The issue is whether the copyright owners of recordings made before 1972 have a common law right to make radio stations and others pay for their […]
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‘Happy Together’ copyright dispute in NY top court

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:14

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court has agreed to rule on a case pitting the owner of The Turtles’ 1960 hit “Happy Together” against Sirius XM Radio. The issue is whether the copyright owners of recordings made before 1972 have a common law right to make radio stations and others pay for their […]
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Pasco firm expands recall of frozen veggies linked to listeria

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:12

Seven people have been hospitalized in three states with listeria poisoning that may be linked to frozen vegetables processed at a Pasco plant. Two of the people have died, though their deaths were not caused by the infection, health officials said.
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Pasco firm expands recall of frozen veggies linked to listeria

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:12

Seven people have been hospitalized in three states with listeria poisoning that may be linked to frozen vegetables processed at a Pasco plant. Two of the people have died, though their deaths were not caused by the infection, health officials said.
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Guantanamo workforce to include SC National Guard unit

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:11

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Military police from South Carolina are on tap to join U.S. forces operating the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. National Guard spokeswoman Col. Cindi King said Tuesday that about 100 soldiers with the 131st Military Police Co. in Beaufort (BYOO-fort) have been told to prepare […]
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Guantanamo workforce to include SC National Guard unit

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:11

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Military police from South Carolina are on tap to join U.S. forces operating the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. National Guard spokeswoman Col. Cindi King said Tuesday that about 100 soldiers with the 131st Military Police Co. in Beaufort (BYOO-fort) have been told to prepare […]
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Ohio man accused of killing 3 women told police of his rage

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:10

CLEVELAND (AP) — A recording shows an Ohio man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags told police during an interrogation that he strangled two of them during fits of rage. Prosecutors played the conversation with 38-year-old Michael Madison as his Cleveland jury trial nears the end of testimony. Madison […]
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Ohio man accused of killing 3 women told police of his rage

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:10

CLEVELAND (AP) — A recording shows an Ohio man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags told police during an interrogation that he strangled two of them during fits of rage. Prosecutors played the conversation with 38-year-old Michael Madison as his Cleveland jury trial nears the end of testimony. Madison […]
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Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over fatal beating by New Orleans police

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:08

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit’s claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman’s fatal beating by police. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling Monday allows Raymond Robair’s relatives to proceed with their claims that the city and former police superintendent Eddie Compass are […]
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Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over fatal beating by New Orleans police

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:08

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit’s claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman’s fatal beating by police. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling Monday allows Raymond Robair’s relatives to proceed with their claims that the city and former police superintendent Eddie Compass are […]
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Department says it lacked access probing inmate’s death

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:59

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials say they were unable to complete a thorough investigation into the death of a mentally ill Virginia inmate because they didn’t have enough authority to access certain records and interview key employees. Virginia’s inspector general issued a report last month calling for changes in the handling of mentally ill […]
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Department says it lacked access probing inmate’s death

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:59

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials say they were unable to complete a thorough investigation into the death of a mentally ill Virginia inmate because they didn’t have enough authority to access certain records and interview key employees. Virginia’s inspector general issued a report last month calling for changes in the handling of mentally ill […]
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UN rights experts criticize Chinese law on foreign NGOs

NBA - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:58

BERLIN (AP) — U.N. human rights experts have called on China to repeal a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision. The U.N. experts said in a statement released in Geneva on Tuesday that they fear the law “can be wielded as tools to intimidate, and even suppress, […]
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UN rights experts criticize Chinese law on foreign NGOs

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:58

BERLIN (AP) — U.N. human rights experts have called on China to repeal a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision. The U.N. experts said in a statement released in Geneva on Tuesday that they fear the law “can be wielded as tools to intimidate, and even suppress, […]
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