NEW YORK | Visa, Mastercard in new settlement of credit card fee suit

NEW YORK — Visa and Mastercard say they and several banks will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions. Visa says it’s paying $4.1 billion and Mastercard is paying about $900 million. The two companies say they’ve already set aside money to cover … Continue reading NEW YORK | Visa, Mastercard in new settlement of credit card fee suit

Louisiana News: LAFAYETTE, United States Attorney announces efforts to increase violent crime prosecutions in Acadiana

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that local efforts to increase violent crime prosecutions in the Acadiana area are having a substantial impact. Mr. Joseph’s focus on violent crime is part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing effort to increase targeted prosecutions of violent crime through the Project Safe Neighborhoods … Continue reading Louisiana News: LAFAYETTE, United States Attorney announces efforts to increase violent crime prosecutions in Acadiana

Pennsylvania News: ERIE, Adebola Mejule, Leader of Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

ERIE, Pa. – A New York resident has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months in jail on his conviction of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Adebola Mejule, 58, of Hempstead, New York. According to … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: ERIE, Adebola Mejule, Leader of Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

AMES, Iowa | The Latest: Champion golfer died after suffering stab wounds

AMES, Iowa — The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa (all times local): 9:25 a.m. A criminal complaint says a top amateur female golfer from Spain died after being repeatedly stabbed by a homeless man at a course near her … Continue reading AMES, Iowa | The Latest: Champion golfer died after suffering stab wounds

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Hundreds line up for food, water, tarps in NC

WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Latest on flooding in areas affected by Florence (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Still stranded by Florence’s floods, Wilmington, North Carolina, residents are lining up by the hundreds for free food, water and tarps as officials try to open new routes to one of the state’s largest cities. Workers began handing out … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Hundreds line up for food, water, tarps in NC

NEW YORK | The Latest: US markets shrug at US-China trade war

NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Wall Street, which has anticipated rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China, took the latest volley of tariffs in stride. Gains in technology, energy and consumer-focused companies outweighed losses in utilities and elsewhere. Apple, which has an exemption to the … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: US markets shrug at US-China trade war

WASHINGTON | DeVos play not meant as ‘cartoon or lampoon,’ producer says

WASHINGTON  — Guns in schools to protect students from grizzly bears? Betsy DeVos endured yet another rocky confirmation hearing in the Senate to become education secretary — this time on a theater stage. In a play performed on Monday at Washington’s Arena Stage theater, about a dozen student actors from local high schools posed as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DeVos play not meant as ‘cartoon or lampoon,’ producer says

NEW YORK | Sloan Foundation programmer to receive honorary book award

NEW YORK— If you’re a fan of “Hidden Figures” and Margot Lee Shetterly’s story of three black female mathematicians’ contributions to the space program, you should thank in part the efforts of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “We made a grant to Margot Lee Shetterly when she was unknown,” said Doron Weber, a vice president … Continue reading NEW YORK | Sloan Foundation programmer to receive honorary book award