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Settlement with US Department of Justice centres on allegations that bank ‘robo-signed’ thousands of foreclosure documents without reviewing paperwork<p>HSBC has been fined $470m (£325m) for “abusive mortgage practices” in relation to the 2007-2009 housing crisis in which millions of people lost their …

New York State

Germanwings crash: recovery effort resumes as Alps disaster remains a mystery

French air investigators were urgently examining a black box cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Germanwings Airbus A320 as the retrieval effort resumed on the mountainside where the aircraft crashed in the southern Alps, killing all 150 people on board.<p>Investigators said they were puzzled as to …

Airplanes

Inside the enigma: The tech behind an escape room

In some ways we're getting people to live a video game or live a movie.<p>Matt Lee -- The Enigma Room<p>"As mainstream as it's become...there is still that magical nature to some tech, especially when you use it in unexpected ways."<p>Matt Lee -- The Enigma Room

Puzzles

The Evolution of King James

LeBron explains how he transformed himself into a ruthlessly efficient scoring machine<p>Just a few months after his 28th birthday, LeBron James is on …

Kobe aims to play in opener

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Stitches removed, out of a cast and with nearly six weeks of rehabilitation under his belt since surgery to repair a torn …

The Excitement Void Between a Spurs-Heat and a Spurs-Pacers NBA Finals

It's a dangerous question, a question that's crossed many minds and dared to fly from loose lips around the NBA since the Miami Heat dropped Game 4 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers.<p>No, not "what was the deal with that woman who collapsed after Lance Stephenson's …

Chinese hackers 'access sensitive US weapons systems'

Designs for some of the United States’ most important and sensitive weapons systems have been “compromised” by Chinese hackers according to a confidential report.<p>The document, which was provided to the Pentagon by the Defence Science Board, an influential advisory body, said that more than …