U.S. banking group says unaware of any 'significant' cyber attack

BOSTON - An influential U.S. financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase & Co and other banks.

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Bank of America seeks to void verdict in $1.27 billion 'Hustle' case

NEW YORK - Bank of America Corp on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a jury verdict finding it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit that resulted in a $1.27 billion penalty.

Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power

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Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests

- A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas.

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Foley, other hostages held by Islamic State were waterboarded: report

WASHINGTON - At least four hostages held in Syria by Islamic State militants, including U.S. journalist James Foley, were waterboarded during their captivity, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the treatment of Western hostages.


Chinese interceptions of U.S. military planes could intensify due to submarine base

HONG KONG/BEIJING - One Chinese naval officer has advice for fighter pilots intercepting U.S. surveillance planes in the wake of an incident over the South China Sea last week that Washington condemned as dangerous - fly even closer.