Saturday, November 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neither the House vote, with 39 Democrats breaking ranks, allowing the sale of individual health coverage nor similar administration pronouncements will necessarily help anyone who has already gotten a cancellation notice. Insurance companies would be able to sell renewals if they want to, with state approval. Millions of consumers have received cancellation notices.
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Clean water is a huge issue in the aftermath of the Philippines typhoon. Aid agencies are still working to provide a steady supply but in the meantime, thousands of people are still getting water from wherever they can find it -- risking intestinal and other diseases.
UNDATED (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reached a $4.5 billion settlement with investors who said the bank deceived them about bad mortgage investments. The settlement covers 21 major institutional investors, including JPMorgan competitor Goldman Sachs, BlackRock Financial Management, and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. The mortgage-backed securities were sold by JPMorgan and Bear Stearns between 2005 and 2008.
SEATTLE (AP) — The shooting deaths of two civilians during the Iraq war in 2007 have landed an Army soldier in hot water. A Joint Base Lewis-McChord release on Friday says that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera has been charged with premeditated murder. The next step is an Article 32 investigation which decides if he should be court martialed. No date has been scheduled.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A rift has opened between the U.N. security Council and the African Union after the council refused to delay the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya's president and his deputy on charges of crimes against humanity. The African Union argued that the trial delay was essential because Kenya needs its leaders to help fight al-Shabab terrorists in Somalia and at home.