Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 12:17 pm
Updated at 5:01 a.m. ET Sunday
Iran and six world powers have reached a preliminary agreement in Geneva on curbing Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions relief.
In a late-night statement from the White House, President Obama called the breakthrough "the most significant and tangible progress" with Iran since he took office. It calls for specific actions over the next six months, while negotiations continue on a longer-term deal.
This week, JPMorgan Chase agreed to a $13 billion settlement with the Justice Department over the sale of faulty mortgage securities that led to the financial crisis. It's the largest settlement with a single company in U.S. history.
From that settlement, $4 billion must go to help the millions of families who saw the values of their homes plummet and who still struggle to keep up with mortgage payments.
Just a few weeks after his landslide re-election victory, the New Jersey governor won a second election this week: chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
The RGA chair is a largely ceremonial role, but in it, Christie will travel the country campaigning for other Republicans in gubernatorial races in 2014, a job that many see as groundwork for a potential White House run.
Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 1:30 pm
In a settlement reached with the Department of Justice, Duke Energy Renewables pleaded guilty in the deaths of 14 golden eagles and 149 other migratory birds at two of its wind energy facilities in Wyoming.
The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic is raising money to expand its pharmacy. One of the fundraisers is the annual Red Feather Gala which took place November 9th. David Toahty (Pawnee/Kiowa) is the chief development officer for the clinic.
“We had the largest group of people that we've ever had, nearly 500 people showed up. It was at the Cox Convention Center and it was a fun black tie event,” Toahty said. “We're raising money to expand our pharmacy.”
For the first time, the Obama administration is taking action against wind farms for killing eagles.
In a settlement announced Friday, Duke Energy will pay $1 million for killing 14 golden eagles over the past three years at two Wyoming wind farms. The company says it pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
The case is a first to be prosecuted under that law for a wind company by the Obama administration, which has been a champion for pollution-free wind power.