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BP employees charged with manslaughter

November 15, 2012
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators, according to indictments made public Thursday, hours after BP announced it was paying $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the...
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U.S. backs Israel on Gaza, including use of ground forces

November 15, 2012
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U.S. backs Israel on Gaza, including use of ground forces

Israeli soldiers ride on top of an armored personal carrier close to the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel (Ariel …The White House on Thursday threw its full support behind Israel’s military response to a barrage of rockets fired by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip.  Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic...
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Dell revenue lower than Street view

November 15, 2012
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The life of  Xitclalli “Chilli”Vasquez, 9, took a tragic turn in the summer of 2011 when a drunk driver’s car collided head-on with the car the Fort Worth, Texas, girl was riding in, leaving her paralyzed from chest down. Last week, on the day of convicted…
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Gap raises outlook after stronger 3rd quarter

November 15, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. raised its outlook for the year after reporting stronger third-quarter net income that beat Wall Street expectations on Thursday.
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Panetta unaware of any more names in Petraeus case

November 15, 2012
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BANGKOK (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday he knows of no other senior U.S. military officers being linked to the David Petraeus investigation that has ensnared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen.
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Sources: BP to pay record fine for Gulf Coast disaster

November 15, 2012
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HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – BP Plc is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster through a plea deal reached with the Department of Justice that may be announced as soon as Thursday, according to sources familiar with discussions.
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US futures mixed on retailer earnings

November 15, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures were mixed Thursday as a pair of U.S. retail giants posted better-than-expected profits, but revenue that fell just short.
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Wal-Mart sales miss Wall Street view, shares down

November 15, 2012
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(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported quarterly sales below analysts’ expectations on Thursday, while sales at established U.S. discount stores trailed Wall Street estimates and traffic fell in China.
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Sources: BP to pay record fine for 2010 spill

November 15, 2012
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HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – BP Plc is expected to pay a record criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster through a plea agreement it has reached with the U.S. Department of Justice that may be announced as soon as Thursday, according to sources familiar with discussions.
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FBI veteran started Petraeus email probe

November 15, 2012
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The FBI agent who investigated harassing emails to a Florida socialite, a probe that set off a chain of events leading to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus over an extramarital affair, was a veteran investigator who has worked on high-profile terrorism cases.
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