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Lawmakers Question Price Hikes For Leukemia Drug

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:35:00 -0400

The pharmaceutical company Ariad raised the price of a leukemia drug multiple times during a four-year period even as reports of serious cardiovascular side effects mounted.

California Investigates Whether Wells Fargo Committed Criminal Identity Theft

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:39:00 -0400

The bank has come under fire since acknowledging that employees, trying to meet sales targets, opened millions of accounts without customer authorization.

White House Report Calls For Safer Natural Gas Storage

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:20:00 -0400

The October 2015 leak at the Aliso Canyon plant in Los Angeles, which displaced 8,000 families, shows that U.S. gas storage infrastructure is old and requires improvement, say federal officials.

Retired Marine General Pleads Guilty To Lying In Leak Investigation

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:42:00 -0400

James E. Cartwright, once known as President Obama's favorite general, admitted to misleading FBI investigators looking for the source of a leak about covert operations.

TripAdvisor Stops Selling Tickets To Many Wildlife Attractions

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:31:00 -0400

The travel website has been under pressure from animal welfare groups to help raise awareness among wildlife tourists about the impact of tourist-animal interaction.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Resigns Amid Scandal

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:37:00 -0400

The bank chief stepped down after facing withering criticism about employees meeting sales quotas by opening accounts for customers who never requested them.

Comcast Fined $2.3 Million For Improperly Charging Customers

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:29:00 -0400

Federal regulators say Comcast charged customers for gear and services they didn't order. Officials say the fine is the largest civil penalty assessed against a cable operator.

Feds Will Press Criminal Contempt Charges Against Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:55:00 -0400

Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces a misdemeanor charge of defying a court order to stop racial profiling of Latinos suspected of being in the U.S. illegally.

Samsung Permanently Powers Down Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:24:00 -0400

Last month the tech giant recalled 2.5 million phones after some were catching fire or exploding. After reports that the replacements are dangerous, too, the company is permanently ceasing production.

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Election Year Cyber-Meddling

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:34:00 -0400

The Obama administration says it is confident that Russia is responsible for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and accuses Moscow of trying to interfere with U.S. elections.

New Jersey Commuter Train Was Speeding Before Crash

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:07:00 -0400

The train was traveling at twice the speed limit as it entered Hoboken Terminal, according to a preliminary examination of video and data records recovered from the wreckage.

World's Oldest Man Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah 100 Years Late

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:37:00 -0400

Two world wars and the Holocaust derailed Yisrael Kristal's bar mitzvah celebration until he turned 113 years old. His family held the ritual for him this week in Israel.

Retired Marine Receives A Double Arm Transplant

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:21:00 -0400

Then-Sgt. John Peck lost all four limbs to an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2010. He is reported to be the second war veteran to receive a double arm transplant.

Pope Francis Surprises Survivors In Italian Earthquake Sites

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:44:00 -0400

Pope Francis made an unannounced visit Tuesday to the central Italy zone still recovering from a deadly August temblor. Amid ruins, he told residents, "There is always a future."

U.S. To Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire Talks Are Suspended

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:34:00 -0400

The State Department says the agreement reached with Russia in early September was undermined by the Russian and Syrian assault on Aleppo and "intensified attacks against civilian areas."