Two U.S. banks — JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup — are on the list of banks targeted by the EU fines. At more than $2 billion, the largest fine ever issued by the European Union in such a case came after a two-year investigation into banks' collusion.
The latest ADP National Employment Report says private employers added 215,000 jobs last month, making it the strongest month for job growth since one year ago. And in October, America's trade gap narrowed on the strength of record exports to China, Canada, and Mexico.
Mexican authorities have issued a public alert and are conducting a wide search for the white Volkswagen truck, which had been heading to a disposal facility.
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The investigation into the Bronx train crash that killed four people Sunday will continue without the direct involvement of the rail employees union. The move came after the union's leader told the media that the train's engineer "basically nodded" moments before a catastrophic derailment.
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Hassan al-Laqis, identified as a veteran commander with expertise in technology and intelligence, was reportedly shot in a parking lot outside his home. Hezbollah is blaming Israel for the killing, but Israeli officials denied the claim.
The government's thumbs down of the proposed trade agreement has sparked widespread anger and street protests that have threatened to topple President Viktor Yanukovych.
The company's Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the satellite into a geostationary orbit.
The bill would cut benefits and push back the retirement age for younger workers in an effort to close a $100 billion shortfall. The governor has said he will sign it, but the state's public employee unions bitterly oppose it.
Despite naysayers, Todd Mills stuck to his guns and eventually saw a hard-shell taco splattered with neon-orange cheese dust become a staple in the country's fast-food scene.
In testimony before Britain's Parliament, Alan Rusbridger tells lawmakers that about 58,000 files obtained from Snowden, or "about 1 percent," have been published by the paper.
During Seattle's 34-7 win over New Orleans, the home team's fans went wild. They stomped so hard that a nearby seismometer's needle moved. Meanwhile, the noise at CenturyLink Field was louder than a jet engine.
Four people were killed and more than 60 were injured when the commuter train derailed Sunday. Investigators say they've found no problems with its brakes. They reported earlier that it entered a curve going 82 mph — more than 50 mph more than the speed limit.
A South African diving team expecting to find only bodies three days after the vessel sunk instead located the ship's cook, Harrison Okene, alive.
The finding adds more confusion to the case, because two other teams — Swiss and Russian — came to different conclusions.
Jang Song Thaek, who was close to Kim Jong Un's late father, was reportedly dismissed from a top post on the country's key military committee. Two of his aides are said to have been executed.
Today, the city of Baltimore unveiled what could be one of the most entertaining of crosswalks.