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Trump Treasury nominee Mnuchin to defend banking record to senators
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, will defend his banking record in the aftermath of the financial crisis on Thursday and sell senators on why he should be given stewardship of the U.S. financial system. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, hedge fund manager and Hollywood film financier, would be the first Wall Street veteran to head the Treasury Department in eight years. In prepared testimony for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, Mnuchin said accusations that his OneWest Bank was a "foreclosure machine" after the housing bubble burst were untrue and politically motivated.
Policeman rescues injured owl in road; 2nd time in 3 monthsWHATELY, Mass. (AP) ? A Massachusetts police sergeant is being credited with rescuing an injured owl for the second time in three months.
Gambia president-elect plans inauguration in Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? Gambia's president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no word from longtime leader Yahya Jammeh on the day that his mandate expired.
World stocks slip as investors eye European Central Bank
TOKYO (AP) ? World stocks were mostly lower Thursday ahead of comments from the European Central Bank's president and after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signaled more interest rate increases in the months to come.
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Syrian activists say IS has killed 12 captives in PalmyraBEIRUT (AP) ? The Islamic State group has killed 12 people it held captive in Syria's ancient Palmyra by shooting and beheading them, with some of the slayings carried out in the city's second-century Roman amphitheater, activists said on Thursday.
Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing. ...
S. Koreans' ties with Samsung are lifelong, often conflicted
The family smartphones? An assortment of Samsung Galaxies. The flat-screen TV that illuminates the living room? A Samsung SUHD, with the brand name sparkling on the nameplate. The maker of the digital ...
Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collectionJERUSALEM (AP) ? The National Library of Israel says it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts.