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WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners.They are selling or have sold nearly n ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five people sued the federal government Thursday alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their citizenship and green card applications.The lawsuit filed by ...more

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BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army ...more

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By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York said it is an open question whether the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission treats drivers fairly in hearings over whether to revoke their licenses. U.S. District ...more

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most state workers likely spells the end of the three-year legal fight over Gov. Scott Walker's signature initi ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight.The agency says its propos ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator previously charged with bribery pleaded not guilty Thursday to a new charge of racketeering and to previously filed counts of accepting and soliciting bribes in exchange for exerting his influence in Sacr ...more

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease as the death toll from the worst recorded outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presi ...more

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WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected Thursday to significantly scale back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.The decision would allow only a narrow set of Medicaid patients to ...more