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Wells Fargo chairman, two directors to step down amid continuing fallout from sham accounts scandal

Stephen Sanger, the chairman of Wells Fargo & Co., will step down from the board of the embattled bank effective Jan. 1 and will be replaced by former Federal Reserve official Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Duke, the bank announced Tuesday.<p>Two other long-serving directors, Cynthia H. Milligan and Susan G. …

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Voter Fraud

Disney sued for allegedly spying on children through 42 gaming apps

Disney says ‘we look forward to defending this action in court’<p>A federal class action lawsuit filed last week in California alleges that the Walt Disney Company is violating privacy protection laws by collecting children’s personal information from 42 of its apps and sharing the data with …

Privacy

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli calls securities fraud conviction 'a witch hunt of epic proportions'

Businessman Martin Shkreli, once dubbed the “most hated man in America” for raising prices for critical drugs, was found guilty Friday of two counts of securities fraud and one of conspiracy in a federal court in Brooklyn.<p>The baby-faced and gutter-mouthed 34-year-old, often known as "Pharma Bro,” …

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LAPD officer at center of cadet scandal charged with sexual assault of 15-year-old girl

The Los Angeles police officer at the center of a scandal roiling the department’s cadet program has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who was a cadet, prosecutors announced Friday.<p>Robert Cain, 31, was charged Thursday with two counts each of oral copulation of a person under …

Crime
Health Care

​Fugitive Los Angeles hospital worker caught after 11 years

Los Angeles police say a hospital worker charged with sexually abusing patients has been captured in his native Guatemala after more than a decade on …

How a Malaysian Money Scandal Ensnared Leonardo DiCaprio, Miranda Kerr, and Martin Scorsese

The 1MDB financial scandal has forced Oscar-winners and models to return millions in gifts from a notorious Hollywood party boy. And more stars may soon be linked to the case.<p><i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>, itself a risky investment, almost wasn’t made. That’s right: Every banker bro’s favorite cinematic …

What we know about the leaked NSA report on Russia

Reality Winner, a government contractor accused of leaking top secret National Security Agency intelligence on Russia’s alleged interference in last …

Granddaughter who alleged rape cover-up is awarded $2 million in Trinity Broadcasting Network lawsuit

An Orange County jury Monday, June 5 awarded $2 million in damages to the granddaughter of late televangelist Jan Crouch, finding that the minister …

HBO invests in its own cinematic take on Bernie Madoff, but it still doesn’t pay off

Something about the Bernard Madoff investment scandal, which occurred almost nine years ago alongside the near-unraveling of the American economy, is still too big to fathom or, at least, remains too raw to produce a satisfying TV movie.<p>Now we have two attempts to compare and contrast: Barry …

Robert DeNiro

Rich Coverup ▶ SocialCurrentSee

Monday, July 10, may well come and go without any news breaking for the #SethRich case. That would be a pity. Numerous sites on social media are …

Wells Fargo may have created 1.4 million more unauthorized accounts than we thought, attorneys say

Wells Fargo & Co. may have opened as many as 3.5 million unauthorized checking, savings and credit card accounts over the last 15 years — far more than originally reported by the bank and federal regulators, according to a new estimate from attorneys representing bank customers.<p>For months, the …

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Native Americans

Union College is investigating racy, 'inappropriate' scavenger hunt

A women’s athletic team at Union College in N.Y. is being investigated for the proliferation of a “profane scavenger hunt” in which points were awarded for committing racy acts, according to the student newspaper, <i>The Concordiensis</i>.<p>Having sex on the campus ice rink, for example, earned a participant …

NASA audit: New spacesuit years from ready despite $200M investment

CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA is years from having a new spacesuit ready for deep space exploration missions despite spending nearly $200 million on the project over the past decade, space agency auditors reported Wednesday.<p>The total includes nearly $81 million of unclear value to future spacesuit designs, …

A Chilling Threat of Political Violence in Portland

Activists threatened to drag local Republicans off a parade route if they weren’t excluded from a local celebration. Organizers cancelled the entire event in response.<p>On the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated, perhaps 3 million Americans took to the streets in peaceful protest to register their …

Republican Party

Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OAS

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government announced Wednesday it will go ahead with its threatened withdrawal from the Organization of American States, the regional body whose leader has been one of the fiercest critics of embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro.<p>The move came on the …

Venezuela

What North Korean Defectors Think Of North Korea | ASIAN BOSS

North Korea

California politics updates: The rush to push back against Trump's offshore drilling directive

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:<p>California has been building up regulations and legislation for decades that could dash Trump's offshore drilling hopes.<p>Here's where California's GOP members of Congress …

New York Towns, Cities Follow AG’s Order to Adopt Illegal Alien Sanctuary Laws

Weeks after the chief law enforcement official in New York State issued “legal guidance” to help municipalities provide sanctuary for illegal …

Immigration

U.S. bank regulator was suspicious about Wells Fargo's sales practices but did little about it

The nation’s top bank regulator knew about problems with Wells Fargo & Co.’s sales practices as far back as 2010, but did little to put an end to the bank’s abuses, an internal agency review has concluded.<p>The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said its oversight of the San Francisco bank was …

Man dragged off United flight has concussion, will file suit, lawyer says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The passenger forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight this week has a concussion and broken nose, his attorney told reporters Thursday, adding that the 69-year-old physician will file a lawsuit.<p>Already, attorneys have filed a chancery motion asking that all evidence in the case be …

Policing

ISIS claims responsibility for Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt

<b>(CNN) —</b> Egypt's President says he will declare a state of emergency after two deadly bombings targeted Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday.<p>ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were aimed at a vulnerable religious minority on one of the most important days on the Christian …

Terrorism

Beaten to death for being a dairy farmer

<b>An Indian Muslim died of his injuries after a group of men transporting cattle were attacked by members of a suspected cow protection vigilante group. BBC Hindi's Nitin Srivastava travelled to the victim's village in the northern Indian state of Haryana.</b><p>Villagers jostle to get a glimpse of the …

India

Chattanooga bus driver to be arraigned in crash that killed 6 children

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Tennessee school bus driver involved in a bus crash that killed six children last year will be arraigned Friday.<p>Six children between ages 6 to 10 died while more than a dozen others were injured in the crash in Chattanooga in November.<p>Driver Johnthony Walker faces various charges, …

Crime

Five bodies found and hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya

Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, a Spanish aid organisation said on Thursday.<p>Proactiva Open Arms, one of several groups operating in the area, said it was notified that an …

Refugees