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  • Joaquin Hernandez Galicia dies at 91; Mexican oil union boss

     Joaquin Hernandez Galicia dies at 91; Mexican oil union boss
    MEXICO CITY — Joaquin Hernandez Galicia, the former Mexican oil union boss who rose to control a political empire built on patronage and intimidation but was eventually dethroned by a Mexican president wary of his vast power, died Monday. He was 91....
  • After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny

    After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny
    Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
  • Former BP engineer convicted on obstruction charge in oil spill case

    Former BP engineer convicted on obstruction charge in oil spill case
    NEW ORLEANS -- A former BP drilling engineer has been convicted of one charge that he deleted text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal probe of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A federal jury acquitted him of a...
  • High-living wine collector who ran fake factory convicted of fraud

    High-living wine collector who ran fake factory convicted of fraud
    NEW YORK -- A federal jury convicted a former high-living wine collector of fraud Wednesday for using his Los Angeles home as a fake wine factory and running a counterfeit operation that prosecutors said victimized wine drinkers, collectors, and producers...
  • N.Y. postal worker saves twin infants dropped from burning building

    A New York postman delivered a miracle on East 220th Street, catching twin infants tossed by their family from a burning apartment house on Wednesday. Jermaine Shirley, 30, made two clutch catches, rivaling anything ever made in Yankee Stadium, the...
  • Harvard Medical School fined $24,036 for animal welfare violations

    Harvard Medical School fined $24,036 for animal welfare violations
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture fined Harvard Medical School¬†$24,036 on Wednesday for 11 Animal Welfare Act violations, including four animal deaths,¬†from February 2011 through July 2012. The government’s decision to fine the university wraps...
  • Former BP engineer convicted of obstructing probe of gulf oil spill

    Former BP engineer convicted of obstructing probe of gulf oil spill
    A former engineer for BP was convicted of obstructing an investigation of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the first criminal trial to come from the environmental disaster. Kurt Mix, a drilling engineer who formerly worked for the oil...
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor engaged to rehab nurse

    Boston Marathon bombing survivor engaged to rehab nurse
    James Costello was waiting at the Boston Marathon finish line when the bomb went off on April 15, leaving him with severe burns on his right arm and leg. Getting nursed back to health, however, had one upside. While recovering at Spaulding...
  • Lawmakers want to outlaw tax deductions for government settlements

    Lawmakers want to outlaw tax deductions for government settlements
    WASHINGTON -- Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday to outlaw tax deductions by companies for penalties paid as part of government settlements, responding to concerns that JPMorgan Chase & Co. could end up with a huge write-off if it settles civil...
  • JPMorgan mortgage settlement is biggest in U.S. history

    JPMorgan mortgage settlement is biggest in U.S. history
    NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase has agreed to a $13-billion settlement with the government over selling shoddy mortgage investments, ending a legal battle that signals a tougher stance against Wall Street wrongdoing. The nation's largest bank admitted to...
  • 90 companies worldwide produced fuels driving climate change

    WASHINGTON — Just 90 companies worldwide produced fuels that generated two-thirds of industrial greenhouse gas emissions from 1854 to 2010, according to a new study. The 90 biggest producers of fuels driving climate change include investor-owned...