Wells Fargo to Pay $1B to Settle Customer Abuse Charges

VOA American banking giant Wells Fargo has agreed to pay federal regulators $1 billion to settle charges that it failed to identify and avert problems related to its mortgage and auto lending operations. The bank has admitted it sold unwanted or unnecessary
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Americans Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

By ShareAmerica Americans this month are observing Holocaust Remembrance Day — or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew — in honor of the victims of the Nazi era and to commit themselves to help prevent future genocides. In Washington, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on April 10 was surrounded by portraits of Holocaust survivors, (more...)

Shooting at YouTube HQ in California Wounds at Least 3, Female Suspect Dead

A woman opened fire at YouTube's headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, sending employees scrambling into the street and at least three victims to local hospitals before taking her own life, police said. Police did not release any further information on the suspect or speculate on her motives for the (more...)

Russian Shopping Mall Fire Kills 64; No Alarms Reported

With the fire alarms silent and staff reportedly nowhere to be seen, a fire at a shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the first weekend of the school recess killed 64 people in eastern Russia. The fire at the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a (more...)

State, Federal Investigators Take Over Florida Bridge Collapse Probe

The death toll stood at six Friday in the collapse the day before of a pedestrian bridge under construction on the campus of Florida International University. The number was expected to climb as searchers dug through rubble, where several cars remained buried. Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Maurice Kemp said the primary (more...)

Trump Proposes Banning Devices that Make Some Guns More Lethal

VOA Steve Herman After recommending a ban on devices that can make firearms more lethal and calling for stronger background checks on gun buyers, U.S. President Donald Trump is hosting a "listening session" Wednesday at the White House with students, parents and teachers who have been victimized by mass (more...)

76 Killed in Crash of Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team

At least 71 people were killed when a plane carrying members of a Brazilian soccer team crashed late Monday near Medellin, Colombia. The death toll was lowered from earlier reports of at least 76. Among the six survivors on the plane were three members of the Chapecoense soccer team, at least (more...)

13 Killed in California Tour Bus Crash

A tour bus traveling along a California highway slammed into a tractor-trailer early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring at least 31 others. The bus, operated by USA Holiday, was returning to Los Angeles from the Red Earth Casino in Thermal, California, Jim Abele, a chief of the California Highway Patrol (more...)

Earthquake Hits Central Italy, at Least 73 Dead

VOA A strong earthquake shook central Italy just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday causing extensive damage to three cities near the epicenter and killing at least 73 people, including children, according to unofficial numbers given by Italian media. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.2 with an epicenter about 10 kilometers (more...)

Obama: ‘No Clear Evidence’ Orlando Mass Killing Directed from Overseas

VOA Ken Bredemeier U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday there is "no clear evidence" that the shooter who carried out the biggest mass killing in the country's history at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was directed by an overseas terrorist group. "It appears the shooter was informed by extremist (more...)

Hundreds of Children Sexually Abused by Priests in Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

Jurors issue report that details cover-up taking place over decades A statewide investigating grand jury has determined that hundreds of children were sexually abused over a period of at least 40 years by priests or religious leaders assigned to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's (more...)

Death Toll at 27 From Mali Hotel Assault

VOA News Malian army spokesmen say the death toll from Friday's assault on a hotel in the capital stands at 27 people, including two gunmen who carried out the attack. Journalist Katarina Hoije, reporting for VOA from Bamako, says it is not clear if there was a third gunman in the attack (more...)

IS Supporters Use Social Media to Celebrate Paris Attacks

VOA Ken Schwartz As it has in many recent global events, social media is playing a large role in the terrorist attacks in Paris. It is not a claim of responsibility, but an Islamic State supporter used Twitter to express joy over the bloodshed. He tweeted the grim words "Paris is Burning" and (more...)

Pennsylvania Awarded $3,107,268 For Family Violence Victims

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) formula grants totaling $3,107,268 have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support Pennsylvania domestic violence victims and organizations. “ACF is proud to be partnering with communities to identify solutions and support services addressing the traumatic (more...)

Two Dead Bodies Were Found Inside a Home in Bucks County

According to CBS News, two dead bodies were found inside a home in Bucks County  on Sunday night.Both victims were in their mid-60's and shot in the head. Police say they found the bodies after responding to a home on Lempa Road in Northampton.They were found in their master bedroom, the woman in (more...)

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