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  • The findings appear to contradict a recent review by the Education Department that found that four of the nation's biggest loan servicers— Navient, Great Lakes, PHEAA and Nelnet— complied with a law aimed at protecting military personnel in the "vast majority of cases" between 2009 and 2014.. Dorie Nolt, a spokeswoman at the Education Department, said the...

  • Chris Christie that will allow Cooper University Hospital to take over emergency medical services in the city. "We are extremely disappointed that Governor Chris Christie signed the controversial Emergency Medical Services bill," Virtua President and CEO Richard P. Miller said in a statement. Currently, Virtua provides paramedics, while the Newark- based...

  • WASHINGTON— A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said she was disappointed with last week's...

  • CENTENNIAL, Colo.— A second defense expert testified Tuesday that the Colorado theater shooter was so mentally ill that he couldn't tell right from wrong at the time he opened fire on a packed auditorium, killing 12 people and injuring 70.. James Holmes suffered from schizophrenia and delusions and met the legal definition of insanity at the time of the 2012...

  • NO. 2 US HOUSE DEMOCRAT HOYER SAYS SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO RESTRUCTURE PUERTO RICO DEBT.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Jon Corzine and other former executives and directors at MF Global Holdings Ltd have reached a $64.5 million settlement of litigation in which investors sought to hold them responsible for the now-defunct futures brokerage's 2011 bankruptcy. The preliminary all-cash settlement was disclosed in a Tuesday court filing, and requires...

  • MILFORD, Conn.— CORRECTS: Subway says it's suspending relationship with spokesman Fogle amid investigation.

  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina— New charges for Charleston shooting suspect: 3 counts of attempted murder related to survivors.

  • Puerto Rico's non-voting delegate in the U.S. Congress has called for legislation that would allow Puerto Rico to access the same bankruptcy laws available to other municipalities, as has Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla. "Congress and the Obama administration need to partner with Puerto Rico by providing real support and tools so that...

  • NEW YORK— With the start of New York's medical marijuana program still months away, patents and caregivers of children with neurological conditions gathered outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office to demand early access to the drug. "We don't want any more patients in New York state wondering what medical marijuana access could do to save their child's life," said...

  • Puerto Rico passed the so-called Recovery Act last year to give certain public corporations, with around $20 billion in debt, the ability to restructure financially in an orderly process. Puerto Rico is currently struggling with a total debt load of around $72 billion, which it says it is unable to pay. The Recovery Act was struck down by a federal court in Puerto...

  • Puerto Rico passed the so-called Recovery Act last year to give certain public corporations, with around $20 billion in debt, the ability to restructure financially in an orderly process. Puerto Rico is currently struggling with a total debt load of around $72 billion, which it says it is unable to pay. The Recovery Act was struck down by a federal court in Puerto...

  • "Besides being irrational and arbitrary, the exclusion of Puerto Rico's power to authorize its municipalities to request federal bankruptcy relief should be re examined in light of more recent rational-basis review case law," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said in a ruling late on Monday.

  • NEW YORK— A New York state judge on Monday overturned the conviction of a former Goldman Sachs programmer for stealing confidential computer code— three years after a federal appeals court overturned his conviction on similar charges. State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser said in his ruling prosecutors didn't prove as required by state law that...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri's tax collection agency soon will need to notify affected businesses when there are changes in sales tax policy once a bill signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Kraus said business owners have complained that the Department of Revenue or courts sometimes change policy on items for which sales tax should be charged.

  • July 6- A U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of an Illinois man who prosecutors said made nearly $1.2 million trading on inside information about mergers involving clients of Citigroup Inc, where his brother-in-law worked. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirmed the conviction of Bassam Salman, who was sentenced in April...

  • WASHINGTON— Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections. Last month's Supreme Court decision upholding the statute's federal subsidies, which help millions of Americans afford health care, shattered the GOP's best chance of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will return as a partner at the law firm he had left to become the nation's top law enforcement official, his new employer said in a statement. Holder, who led the Justice Department from 2009 to 2015 and was one of President Barack Obama's longest-serving cabinet members, will return to Covington& Burling,...

  • HOUSTON— A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after losing ownership of his suburban Houston store in bankruptcy, Jeremy Alcede spent nearly seven weeks in jail for refusing a federal judge's order to share with the new owner the...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The $6.7 billion state budget may be in place, but Maine lawmakers don't get to clear off their desks just yet. While they plowed through nearly all of the remaining bills on their to-do list last week, lawmakers will be hauled back to Augusta later this month thanks to Gov. Roger Katz that's designed to force LePage to release more than $11 million in...