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Illinois to receive $1.2M of Target data breach settlement

CHICAGO – Illinois will receive more than $1.2 million from an $18.5 million multistate settlement with Target Corp. to resolve a probe into the discounter’s pre-Christmas data breach in 2013. Target’s breach, which occurred between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 of 2013, affected more than 41 million customer payment card accoun [...]

CEO pay climbed faster in 2016, up 8.5 percent

NEW YORK – The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That’s the biggest raise in three years. The bump reflects how well stocks have done u [...]

After clashing, President Donald Trump, Pope Francis search for common ground

VATICAN CITY – They are stylistic opposites, one a bombastic tycoon-turned-president, the other a famously modest pope. They disagree openly on such weighty issues as immigration, climate change and economic policy. But President Donald Trump and Pope Francis share a trait that adds drama to their first meeting Wednesday: unpredic [...]

President Trump envoy Nikki Haley tells refugees she cares, but defends cuts

ANKARA, Turkey – President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador visited a UNICEF center providing emotional support for Syrian refugee children and asked how the U.S. could better care for their needs. Then her boss proposed ending all U.S. funding to the organization. Trump’s 31 percent budget cut to the State Department an [...]

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday. The Southern Poverty Law Center wants a federal judge to force state leaders to comply with the 1870 law, which says Missis [...]


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