Gun industry, suicide prevention forge unlikely alliance
LAS VEGAS (AP) ? It's a difficult topic to discuss, fraught with politics and social stigma, and an even tougher one to fix: people who kill themselves with a gun. But now two unlikely allies ? the gun industry and a leading suicide prevention group ? are coming together to tackle it.
May puts Britain on course for 'hard' Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit blueprint on Tuesday, announcing for the first time that Britain will leave Europe's single market in order to control EU immigration. In a highly-anticipated speech, May warned the EU against imposing harsh terms on Britain's divorce from the bloc after more than four decades of membership. EU leaders have insisted single market membership means accepting free movement -- a key issue in Britain's shock June referendum vote to become the first country to leave the 28-member group.
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Deutsche Bank signs $7.2 billion deal with U.S. over risky mortgages
By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank has signed a $7.2 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the government agency said on Tuesday. Deutsche's agreement represents the largest resolution for the conduct of a single entity in misleading investors in residential mortgage-backed securities, the department said in a statement. "Deutsche Bank did not merely mislead investors: it contributed directly to an international financial crisis," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in the statement.
In Price's Ga. district, what happens after health repealROSWELL, Ga. (AP) ? Carla Dent is a restaurant owner who steers her employees to federal health insurance exchanges. Eden Purdy helps poor and working-class Georgians navigate the health care marketplace. Bryson Boech is a grocery cashier recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, what the insurance industry calls a pre-existing condition.
Trump Interior nominee would review Obama's limits on oil drilling
By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Department of the Interior, Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, said during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday that he would review President Barack Obama?s moves to limit oil and gas drilling in Alaska and some other parts of the country if confirmed. "Yes," he said in response to a question from Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska about whether he would review drilling limits on federal land in her state as head of the department. "The president-elect has said that we want to be energy independent.
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UnitedHealth looks beyond insurance to help fuel 4Q growth
The nation's biggest health insurer made most of its money in the fourth quarter by selling things other than health insurance. UnitedHealth Group's Optum division, which manages prescription drug plans, ...
Italy convicts 8 South Americans in deaths from 1970s-80sROME (AP) ? A Rome court on Tuesday convicted eight former South American political and military leaders in the disappearance and deaths of 23 people of Italian origin during the crackdown on leftists and intellectuals by the region's military dictatorships.
Exclusive: Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks - spy agency
By Ethan Lou CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document seen by Reuters. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) warning last May highlights an additional risk for the energy sector, where opposition to pipelines has ramped up in Canada, home to the world's third-largest oil reserves, and the United States. In the document, which features speaking notes prepared for a CSIS briefing with energy and utilities sector stakeholders, an unidentified official specifies a threat from foreign state-owned firms looking for confidential information about investments or takeovers.