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US defends $1.9B deal with British banking giant

December 12, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton, addresses a news conference, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle a New York based-probe in connection with the laundering of money from narcotics traffickers in Mexico, U.S. authorities announced Tuesday. He is joined by...

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Stocks edge higher; Dow boosted by McDonald’s

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, after the surprise resignation of Italy’s prime...

AP source: HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle probe

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE — In a July 30, 2012 file photo people walk past a logo of HSBC headquarters in Hong Kong . HSBC, the British banking giant, will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States, a law...

Cowboys player death raises question of safety net

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Dallas Cowboys players hang their heads during a moment of silence honoring teammate Jerry Brown who was killed in an automobile accident prior to an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)...

Government investigating makers of cellphone apps

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This handout image provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows the cover of the FTC’s “Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade” guide. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating an unspecified number of software...

Ariz. Powerball jackpot winner’s name released

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Jerry Meltzer, a neighbor of Matthew Good, walks back into his home after speaking about his now famous neighbor Matthew Good, Monday Dec. 10, 2012, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. The second winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot is the 37-year-old Good,...

Pot legalized in Colo. with gov’s proclamation

December 11, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, people attending an Amendment 64 watch party celebrate after a local television station announced the marijuana amendment’s passage in Denver. Using marijuana for recreational use is now effectively legal in...

Same-sex couples in Wash. state start wedding vows

December 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Chase Lawrence, right, and Chris Henry embrace after being wed in front of friends on Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2012, at a friend’s home near Medical Lake, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland) SEATTLE (AP) — Scores of same-sex couples...

Obama, Boehner meet to discuss ‘fiscal cliff’

December 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 6. 2012, photo, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is surrounded by, from left, his wife Elizabeth, and daughters Emily and Julia, as he speaks to supporters at an election night victory rally at the Cabana Restaurant on Tuesday,...

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says team is grieving

December 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A fan holds a sign for Dallas Cowboys player Jerry Brown who was killed in an automobile accident during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Keating) CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cowboys bowed...