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Senegalese troops move toward Gambia borders amid crisis
Gambia headed toward a showdown between longtime President Yahya Jammeh and the opposition president-elect who insists he will take office, as troops from neighboring Senegal were seen moving toward the ...
Justices leery expanding right to sue top officialsWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Supreme Court sounds leery of expanding the right to sue high-ranking officials in a case that dates to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Oregon strength coach suspended after players hospitalized
The University of Oregon suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a series of intense workouts last week.
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Renegade Colombia rebel killed in clash: FARC
Colombia's FARC rebels on Wednesday said one person was believed killed in fighting last week between their forces and renegade members opposed to a historic peace deal with the government. The violence threatens to disrupt efforts by leaders of the communist rebels and the government to push through a peace accord to end a nearly 53-year conflict. "There was an armed confrontation between units of this bloc and a squad led by Alexander Mojoso, who resolved to abandon our ranks on the grounds that he disagrees with the current peace agreement between President Juan Manuel Santos's government and the FARC," it said.
Obama holds farewell press conference
US President Barack Obama will give his final presidential press conference Wednesday, a traditionally mild-mannered ritual given fresh political weight by the rocky handover to Donald Trump. The outgoing Democratic leader had vowed a smooth transition of power to the Republican Trump, but the reality has been a little more tricky. The 44th and 45th presidents have traded barbs in public and the incoming administration has faced a momentous challenge to staff-in in time for Friday's first day at work.
Ex-president George H.W. Bush recovering in hospital after breathing problems
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been in a Houston hospital since Saturday after experiencing shortness of breath, a family spokesman said on Wednesday. Bush, who at 92 is the nation's oldest living ex-president, has "responded very well to treatments" at the Houston Methodist Hospital, spokesman Jim McGrath said in an email to Reuters. Bush is the father of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
JPMorgan agrees to $55 million settle of mortgage discrimination complaint: source
JPMorgan Chase & Co has agreed to pay $55 million to settle a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against minority borrowers by allowing mortgage brokers to charge them more for home loans, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The U.S. Justice Department complaint, filed in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, accused the bank of willfully violating the U.S. Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act between 2006 and 2009 and showing "reckless disregard" for the rights of at least 53,000 African-American and Hispanic borrowers. "We?ve agreed to settle these legacy allegations that relate to pricing set by independent brokers," JPMorgan spokeswoman Elizabeth Seymour said.