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Royal Bank of Scotland fined $4.9B for housing bubble role

August 15, 2018 (STL.News) Royal Bank of Scotland will pay a $4.9 billion fine to settle allegations it misrepresented the types of mortgages it sold to investors during the housing bubble that ultimately led to the 2008 financial crisis. The Justice Department said in a statement Tuesday that the penalty is the largest it has … Continue reading Royal Bank of Scotland fined $4.9B for housing bubble role

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together, even as cleanup from the first continues with no letup. A White House meeting would be a dramatic extension of legitimacy … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

SAN DIEGO | More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away. The Justice Department reaffirmed in a court filing that it has identified 2,551 children who … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Scaramucci says Trump must ‘reverse course’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says President Donald Trump must waste no time in disavowing his Helsinki press conference comments, where Trump appeared to doubt U.S. intelligence and accepted Vladimir Putin’s denials of Russian election … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Scaramucci says Trump must ‘reverse course’

HELSINKI | What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

HELSINKI — The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into Monday’s meeting in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may be … Continue reading HELSINKI | What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

SAN DIEGO | US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department, on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500 children age … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.| Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the black teen. Not long after that, Duke University scholar Timothy Tyson said, he turned … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala.| Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | APNewsBreak: Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till’s slaying in … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | APNewsBreak: Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying