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WASHINGTON | Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

WASHINGTON — The nation’s second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday. The personal information of nearly 79 million people — including names, birthdates, Social Security numbers and medical IDs — was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

BEIRUT | IS militants abduct scores of civilians in eastern Syria

BEIRUT  — The Islamic State group stormed a settlement for displaced people in eastern Syria and abducted scores of civilians in the latest attack by the extremists on civilians, a U.S.-backed Syrian force and a war monitor said on Saturday. The area in Syria’s eastern Deir el-Zour province has been witnessing days of intense clashes … Continue reading BEIRUT | IS militants abduct scores of civilians in eastern Syria

BATON ROUGE, La. | APNewsBreak: Louisiana pays $149K to settle harassment suit

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana is paying $149,075 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Secretary of State Tom Schedler that was filed by one of his former employees. Schedler will personally pay $18,425 on top of the taxpayer-financed amount. Details of the settlement were provided Thursday to The Associated Press by the Division … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La. | APNewsBreak: Louisiana pays $149K to settle harassment suit

Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team

Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team. The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong’s cheating says he’s building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out of Canada. He says … Continue reading Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team

TOKYO | Musk to workers: Perform for profit, prove ‘naysayers wrong’

TOKYO — Tesla founder Elon Musk is telling his employees to work hard on the last day of the quarter to prove “the naysayers wrong.” In a Sept. 30 email, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, Musk said the electric car maker is nearing profitability. The commission had filed a lawsuit … Continue reading TOKYO | Musk to workers: Perform for profit, prove ‘naysayers wrong’

SAN FRANCISCO | Tesla, Musk settle gov’t suit for $40M; Musk to stay CEO

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk have agreed to pay a total of $40 million and make a series of concessions to settle a government lawsuit alleging Musk duped investors with misleading statements about a proposed buyout of the company. The settlement allows Musk to remain CEO of the electric car company … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Tesla, Musk settle gov’t suit for $40M; Musk to stay CEO

Michigan News: Schuette – Food for the Poor Agrees to Pay $300,000 to Settle Allegations of Deceptive Charitable Solicitations

LANSING, MI – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette yesterday announced his Charitable Trust Section has reached a settlement with Food for the Poor, a large Florida-based charity that solicits nationwide, to settle allegations of deceptive charitable solicitations. Last December, Schuette alleged that Food for the Poor’s mailings overstated its efficiency when it told donors that … Continue reading Michigan News: Schuette – Food for the Poor Agrees to Pay $300,000 to Settle Allegations of Deceptive Charitable Solicitations

Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley, Attorneys General Coalition, Reaches $148 Million Settlement with Uber over Data Breach

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that he, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached an agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers. Uber learned in November 2016 … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley, Attorneys General Coalition, Reaches $148 Million Settlement with Uber over Data Breach