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What's today's $5 billion banking settlement about?

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:21pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four giants of global banking agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in fines to regulators and plead guilty to manipulating the global currency market....
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Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets - a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution....
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Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:34pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative state to do so since 1973 if the measure becomes law....
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1 dead in Burundi unrest; leader delays parliamentary vote

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:11pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi police fired live bullets, tear gas and tossed a grenade Wednesday to disperse hundreds of protesters angry over the president's bid for a third term in office. One soldier died while trying to stop the police barrage, a captain said....
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Obama calls climate change an 'indisputable' security threat

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:54pm
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. On Wednesday, he added national security....
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Israeli prime minister calls off West Bank bus segregation

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:19pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday canceled a plan that would have banned Palestinian laborers from riding on the same buses with Jewish settlers in the West Bank, just hours after it was announced - an embarrassing about-face that reflected the tensions enveloping Israel's new government....
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WWI hero's lost Purple Heart is being returned to grandson

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:41pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Six years before he died in a car crash, Daniel W. Quinlan was among the 138 World War I veterans to receive the first Purple Heart medals issued by the U.S. military....
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Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya; makers not known

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:32pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- By taking a wrong turn in a dry riverbed in Kenya, scientists discovered a trove of stone tools far older than any ever found before. Nobody knows who made them - or why....
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Cops: Woman attacked elderly beau with hacksaw, model plane

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:47pm
SPRING MILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania woman in "an outrage of jealousy" attacked her 82-year-old boyfriend with a hacksaw and a model airplane....
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Federal complaint dismissed over Florida boy's circumcision

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:44pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An attorney for a Florida woman who sought to make a constitutional case out of her fight to prevent her son from being circumcised withdrew his federal lawsuit Wednesday, signaling a likely end to move the fight out of state court....
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Man arrested in Italy for Tunisia Bardo attack was migrant

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:17am
ROME (AP) -- A Moroccan man arrested in Italy on suspicion he helped organize the attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum had been ordered to leave Italy after having arrived a month earlier with other migrants on a smugglers' boat, authorities said Wednesday....
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Balancing act for House Democratic Leader Pelosi on trade

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Now Obama's top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot....
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For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:19am
PARIS (AP) -- Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and - in at least one case - a searing debate on how much the American government should be allowed to spy on their own citizens....
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Large stuffed tiger atop SUV generates 911 call

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:15am
CAMAS, Wash. (AP) -- The sight of a stuffed tiger - a very large stuffed tiger - lashed to the top of an SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real....
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What you need to know about the Takata air bag recall

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:38am
DETROIT (AP) -- A recall of air bags made by Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. now has the dubious distinction of being the largest in U.S. history....
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Amid criticism, Clinton sticks to low-key campaign strategy

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:38am
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- During two days of campaigning this week in Iowa, Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't make a formal speech. She answered questions from reporters, but only for five minutes. Pressed by a moderator at her own event to say where she stood on a trade pact that's dividing her party, she steered clear....
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Critics slam HBO drama 'Game of Thrones' for rape scene

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:30am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A U.S. senator is among those condemning a rape scene on HBO's "Game of Thrones."...
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Use of video visits for inmates grows, along with concerns

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:37am
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) -- Four-year-old William Cole saw his father's face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen....
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Freed from reef off Bermuda, cruise ship awaits inspection

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:45am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A cruise ship carrying nearly 3,500 passengers and crew spent the early hours of Wednesday anchored off Bermuda after being grounded on a reef close to the British island....
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AP PHOTOS: Peruvians seek relief from ills at the seaside

AP Top Stories - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:44am
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- They arrive at Lima's coast shortly before dawn and wade into the Pacific Ocean, seeking relief from the ailments doctors have been unable to cure....
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