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  • Lauderhill man pleads guilty to bank fraud, faces up to 30 years in prison

    A Lauderhill man pleaded guilty Friday to committing bank fraud that cost the IRS more than $200,000. Willy Toussaint, 41, faces up to 30 years in prison, five years of probation and a $1,000,000 fine, according to the U.S. Department of Justice....
  • Judge Steven Feren faces election challenge from lawyer John Contini

    Broward Circuit Judge Steven Feren was no stranger to politics when he first ran for a seat on the bench six years ago. Feren, 63, had already served more than a decade as mayor of Sunrise, and before that, he was in the Florida House of Representatives...
  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
  • Vikings suspend assistant for gay remarks

    The Sports Xchange Vikings suspend assistant for gay remarks The Minnesota Vikings suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer for three games and plan to give $100,000 to gay and lesbian rights organizations after former punter Chris Kluwe alleged...
  • Breaking a vicious cycle [Editorial]

    Breaking a vicious cycle  [Editorial]
    For far too many young people who get caught up in the criminal justice system, an arrest or conviction for even a minor, non-violent offense can become a one-way ticket to a shrunken future that slams the door on opportunities for the rest of their...
  • U.S. court sides with Chinese firm in dispute with Obama

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday delivered a surprising rebuke to U.S. President Barack Obama, saying he deprived a small Chinese-owned company of its right to due process when he squashed its bid to build wind farms near a U.S....
  • Citi to pay $7 billion to settle mortgage securities probe

    Citi to pay $7 billion to settle mortgage securities probe
    Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. investigation into shoddy mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, including the largest civil fraud penalty ever levied by the U.S. Justice Department....
  • Animation Guild to Look Into Possible Action Over Studios' 'No Poaching' Pacts

    While a federal judge recently gave her approval to a settlement of a class-action antitrust suit over alleged "no-poaching" agreements involving Lucasfilm and Pixar, the Animation Guild is reviewing a recent report that highlighted similar hiring...
  • NSA tracked email accounts of leading Muslim Americans, report says

    The National Security Agency and the FBI allegedly tracked email accounts of five Muslim American leaders between 2006 and 2008, according to an NSA spreadsheet of email addresses disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The spreadsheet, which...
  • Immigration court backlog adds to border crisis

    Immigration court backlog adds to border crisis
    On a June morning last year, Alex Alvarez left his home in the lush Salvadoran region of Morazan to make the now-familiar journey of tens of thousands of other young immigrants from Central America. There was no father or mother to send him off with a...
  • Vikings coach Priefer suspended 3 games after Kluwe investigation

    The Vikings have suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer three games following their six-month investigation into accusations made by former punter Chris Kluwe that Priefer made anti-gay remarks in team meetings in the 2012 season. Priefer,...