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  • Equifax CIO charged with insider trading; NAFCU reiterates need for data standard

    A former chief information officer of Equifax this week was charged with insider trading in advance of the company's massive data breach announcement last September that exposed personal identifiable information of about 148 million U.S. customers. NAFCU continues to call on Congress to instate national data security standards - akin to those followed by credit unions - in an effort to curb future breaches.

  • At least four dead in Florida bridge collapse

    Search and rescue crews worked through the night, using dogs, search cameras and sensitive listening devices in a frantic bid to find survivors. At least four people have been killed after a pedestrian bridge collapsed on to a busy road below in Miami.

  • Flake: Republicans 'Might Not Deserve To Lead'

    Departing Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, said his party might not deserve to lead if it abandons principles so easily in the face of Trump-style populism. "Never has a party abandoned, fled its principles and deeply held beliefs so quickly as my party did as the face of the nativist juggernaut," Flake said Thursday during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He criticized the Republican Party's willingness to "pretend everything is fine and working as if it has always worked."

  • Senate passes bill easing Dodd-Frank rules for banks

    The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday designed to ease bank rules that were enacted to prevent a relapse of the 2008 financial crisis that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes. The Senate voted 67-31 for a bill from Republican Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho that would dial back portions of the law known as Dodd-Frank.

  • Republicans start to wise up; will Democrats follow?

    California's top two primary system is living up to its "jungle primary" nickname more this spring than ever, with dozens of candidates vying in both statewide and district races across the state for rare, elusive spots on the November general election ballot. Before Proposition 14 passed in 2010, every political party recognized by the state got one slot and no more in the fall runoff.

  • New Pedestrian Bridge at FIU Collapses, Killing Multiple People

    A new, $14.2 million pedestrian bridge on the Florida International University Modesto Maidique Campus in West Miami-Dade has collapsed. People are reportedly trapped under the rubble.

  • Lawmaker who nearly beat Cochran to run for his seat again

    A Mississippi state lawmaker who came close to defeating U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran now says he'll run for the retiring senator's open seat. Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced Wednesday that he will drop his primary challenge to incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and instead seek the Magnolia State's other Senate seat.

  • Republicans consider lawsuit as Democrats claim Pennsylvania election win

    Republicans are eyeing a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched US election where the Democratic candidate is claiming victory in a Trump stronghold. With the last batch of absentee ballots counted, Mr Lamb, a 33-year-old former prosecutor and first-time candidate, saw his edge over Republican Rick Saccone shrink slightly, to 627 votes out of more than 224,000 cast, according to unofficial results.

  • GOP Senators Say They Probably Wouldn't Have Fired a Cabinet Secretary Via Twitter

    Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson apparently became the first American Cabinet secretary to be fired over Twitter on Tuesday, when President Donald Trump announced the former ExxonMobil CEO's impending departure at 8:44 a.m. Tillerson later said during a press conference that he received a call from Trump to inform him of the decision at around noon-three hours after the tweet. Should the secretary of state have learned of his firing when everyone else found out-and through a tweet, of all forms of communication? "No," said Republican senator Thom Tillis.

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