Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? The Army has started the process of launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing of the Missouri River in North Dakota, though a federal judge could stop the effort.
US announces $5.3 bn settlement with Credit Suisse
US authorities on Wednesday announced a $5.28 billion settlement with the European banking giant Credit Suisse, adding to the list of loose ends being wrapped up as Washington prepares to install a new president. Wednesday's settlement with Credit Suisse confirms the announcement the bank made last month that it had reached an agreement with Washington over its role in the sale of the kind of toxic securities that led to the global financial crisis of 2008. The US Justice Department had announced a similar deal with the German lender Deutsche Bank on Tuesday.
GM to pay $1M penalty for ignition switch accounting troubleGeneral Motors will pay the federal government a $1 million civil penalty for violating accounting rules involving the company's deadly ignition switch scandal. The penalty, announced Wednesday as a settlement ...
Over 200 football clubs 'impacted' in sex abuse scandal
The number of football clubs who have been brought up in the historic sex abuse inquiry which has rocked the sport has risen by 100 in the past month to 248 in figures released on Wednesday. The clubs range from Premier League to amateur level and the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) are at pains to point out that does not mean they are under investigation but have been 'referenced when information is submitted'. Last month the NPCC revealed that four of the clubs were from the Premier League although none were named.
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Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row
Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said Wednesday, raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change. Temperatures spiked to new national highs in parts of India, Kuwait and Iran, while sea ice melted faster than ever in the fragile Arctic, said the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Taking a global average of the land and sea surface temperatures for the entire year, NOAA found the data for "2016 was the highest since record keeping began in 1880," said the announcement.
Mexican resort area reels from back-to-back shootings
Cancún (Mexico) (AFP) - A tranquil Mexican seaside region reeled Wednesday from two shootings that left nine people dead and shattered the peace in a beach resort area beloved by US and European tourists. Mexico's so-called "Mayan Riviera" had largely avoided the major drug-related violence plaguing other regions. The gunfight came just a day after three foreigners and two Mexicans died in a shooting at an electronic music festival in the seaside town of Playa del Carmen.
Target cuts profit, sales outlook after bumpy holiday season
NEW YORK (AP) ? Target cut its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook after sluggish holiday traffic in its stores and weak sales in key areas like electronics and food offset a surging online business.