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  • A sign is seen on a Wells Fargo ATM at one of their bank branches on Sept. 9, 2016 in Miami. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    California Punishes Wells Fargo With Yearlong Sanctions Over Fake Accounts Scandal

    The state of California is firing back at Wells Fargo by slapping the bank with sanctions over the fake-account scandal. California Treasurer John Chiang announced on Wednesday that his office is suspending lucrative elements of its business relationship with San Francisco-based Wells Fargo for the next year. “These banks must learn they are not so powerful as to be untouchable,” Chiang said during a press conference. The suspension means the state will not use the bank as a broker-dealer for […]

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    2 Children, Teacher Shot by Teen Gunman at South Carolina Elementary School: Officials

    Two children and a teacher were shot by a gunman at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, an official with Anderson County Emergency Services told reporters Wednesday afternoon. The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in custody, deputy chief Taylor Jones said. The students were sent to a local trauma center, Jones said. One child was taken to Greenville Health System emergency trauma center by helicopter, spokeswoman Sandy Dees said. The teacher also was hospitalized. The severity of the injuries […]

  • El Cajon police released this photo of a man who was shot by an officer after acting "erratically," on Sept. 27, 2016. The man later died.

    Activists Demand Release of Video in Fatal El Cajon Police Shooting

    Activists dismayed by the police killing of an unarmed, possibly mentally ill black man in El Cajon, California, demanded Wednesday that authorities release video of the shooting and that federal authorities probe into the man’s death. As of mid-day Wednesday, police had released little information about the incident, aside from a still photograph showing the African-American man, in what authorities describe as a “shooting stance,” facing off with two officers in a parking lot. Police have not released the man’s […]

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    Bystander Who Expected to Record Police Brutality Comes to Texas Officer’s Aid, Helps Make Arrest

    When Andre Harvey saw a police officer taking down a man, he did what’s becoming increasingly common: he whipped out his phone and hit record. But what the incident captured instead wasn’t the worst aspect of police brutality, but the best example of officers and citizens banding together. The takedown Plano, Texas, police Detective Jon Hoffman was sitting at a red light when he saw a man run out of a 7/11 carrying a plastic donation jar full of cash. […]

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    Reports of Exploding Samsung Washing Machines Prompt Warning From U.S. Regulators

    Samsung, maker of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, has another problem on its hands. U.S. regulators on Wednesday warned owners of certain top-loading Samsung washing machines of “safety issues” following reports that some have exploded. The warning, from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, covered machines made between March 2011 and April 2016. It did not specify a model. The commission suggested people use only the delicate cycle to wash bedding and water-resistant and bulky items because the lower spin […]

  • Zianna Oliphant climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting and amade a tearful plea saying black parents are getting killed. (Credit:	CNN)

    Through Tears, Charlotte Girl Makes Emotional Plea in Front of City Council After Fatal Police Shooting

    A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting. Petite in size, with braids in her hair and hearts on her t-shirt, 9-year-old Zianna Oliphant collected herself and delivered her message loud and clear. “It’s a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can’t see them anymore,” she said with tears streaming down her face. “It’s a shame that we have to go to their graveyard […]

  • Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testified in front of the Senate Banking Committee on Sept. 20, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    Wells Fargo to Claw Back Tens of Millions of Dollars From CEO Following Phony Accounts Scandal

    Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf will forfeit much of his 2016 salary — including his bonus and $41 million in stock awards — as the bank launches a probe into its phony accounts scandal. The fallout from the controversy has also resulted in its first major executive departure. Carrie Tolstedt, who headed the division that created the fake accounts, has left the company ahead of her scheduled retirement at year end. Wells Fargo, under pressure from lawmakers and shareholders to […]

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    Howard Dean Under Fire for Tweet About Donald Trump’s ‘Sniffing’ at First Presidential Debate

    Howard Dean claimed, with no evidence, that Donald Trump’s sniffling at the debate could be due to cocaine use — a comment that’s being ripped as way out of bounds, even by those in his own party. The former Vermont governor and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee tweeted during Monday night’s first presidential debate, “Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?” Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user? — Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) September 27, 2016 Dean, […]

  • Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on Sept. 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

    Colin Kaepernick: ‘Let’s Make America Great for the First Time’

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn’t hold back Tuesday when he was asked by CNN about the first presidential debate. “To me, it was embarrassing to watch,” he told reporters in a locker room interview. “Both are proven liars and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who’s less racist.” Kaepernick’s decision this NFL season to kneel during the national anthem to raise awareness about racial issues landed him on the cover of TIME Magazine last week. His […]