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  • SEC Goldman Lawyer Says Agency Too Timid on Wall Street Misdeeds

    A trial attorney from the Securities and Exchange Commission said his bosses were too “tentative and fearful” to bring many Wall Street leaders to heel after the 2008 credit crisis, echoing the regulator’s outside critics.

  • Gold Making People Crazy in Search for Sunken Treasure

    Captain Robert Mayne stands at the wheel as he guides the steel-hulled Aqua Quest from the docks in the Florida Keys, pointing the vessel toward what he’s been assured is a gold-laden shipwreck that may be worth tens of millions of dollars.

  • U.A.E. to Buy South Korean K11 Rifles, Be First Export Customer, UPI Says

    The United Arab Emirates agreed to buy K11 rifles from South Korea, becoming the first export customer for the weapon, United Press International reported, citing the U.A.E.’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration.

  • Larry Speakes, Press Spokesman for President Reagan, Dies at 74

    Larry Speakes, who strained to mediate between a hungry press corps and a media-distrustful White House as President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, has died. He was 74.

  • Israeli Defense Chief Visits S. Korea on Jet Contract, UPI Says

    Israeli defense chief Udi Shani has flown to South Korea for talks on a $1 billion contract for trainer jets, United Press International reported yesterday, without citing anyone.

  • Helen Thomas, Pioneering White House Correspondent, Dies at 92

    Helen Thomas, the pioneering female journalist who questioned 10 U.S. presidents from her front-row seat at White House press conferences, has died. She was 92.

  • Sun Myung Moon, Church Head Who Ran Business Empire, Dies

    Sun Myung Moon, the Korean-born founder of the Unification Church and self-proclaimed messiah who built a secretive global business empire that sells cars, guns, newspapers and sushi, has died. He was 92.

  • Pauline Phillips, ‘Dear Abby’ Newspaper Columnist, Dies at 94

    Pauline Esther Phillips, who was known to millions of newspaper readers as the “Dear Abby” advice columnist Abigail Van Buren, has died. She was 94.

  • Charles Manatt, Democratic Chairman in Reagan Era, Dies at 75

    Charles Manatt, who as Democratic national chairman worked to hold his party together during the ascendancy of Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 75.

  • Ryan Miller, Patrick Kane among U.S. Olympic hockey picks

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Goalie Ryan Miller, MVP of the 2010 silver medalists, and high-scoring Patrick Kane were among those selected to the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team Wednesday. Miller, of the Buffalo Sabres, backstopped the U.S. team to the championship game of the Vancouver Winter Olympics before falling to Canada 3-2 in overtime. The Chicago Blackhawks' Kane is the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the NHL's most valuable player. The pair were among 13 Olympic veterans chosen for the 25- player squad for next month's Sochi games unveiled by General Manager David Poile after the NHL's 2014 Winter Classic game in Ann Arbor, Mich. "We're fortunate to have probably the deepest talent pool we've ever had in our country and that made for some very difficult decisions," Poile said. Forwards making the team include David Backes, Dustin

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