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Bank of America paying $772M in settlement with US regulators over selling credit card extras

WASHINGTON - Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive.

Government watchdog says regulators should have classified document on power grid threats

WASHINGTON - The Energy Department's inspector general says federal energy regulators improperly allowed widespread access to a document outlining physical threats to the nation's electric grid.

Oscar Pistorius refuses to look at gruesome photo of slain girlfriend's bloodied head

PRETORIA, South Africa - A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there."

At least 11 children injured when car crashes into Florida day care; search on for SUV

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A car smashed into a Florida day care Wednesday, injuring 15 people, at least 11 of them children. Authorities were looking for the SUV that started the chain-reaction crash.

Putin turns up economic heat on Ukraine, threatens to demand advance payment for gas supplies

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure as Ukraine confronts possible bankruptcy, a mutiny by pro-Russian separatists in the east and a Russian military buildup across the border.

Family whose sailboat broke down in Pacific Ocean with sick toddler arrives in California

SAN DIEGO - A U.S. Navy warship carrying a family whose sailboat broke down in the Pacific Ocean with a sick toddler arrived on Wednesday in San Diego.

Blasts in central Syrian city of Homs kill 25, wound over 100

DAMASCUS, Syria - Two car bombs exploded Wednesday in a government-held district of Syria's battleground city of Homs, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 100, state media said.

Judge won't force Christie's ex-aides to produce documents on New Jersey lane closures

TRENTON, N.J. - Two former associates of Gov. Chris Christie do not have to hand over documents to a legislative committee investigating the traffic jam scandal engulfing the governor, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday.

Teenage suspect in US high school stabbings appears before judge

EXPORT, Pa. - A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing and slashing 19 students and a police officer at a suburban Pittsburgh high school is appearing before a judge.

11 children, 1 adult injured when car crashes into Florida-area day care

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A vehicle crashed into a Florida day care Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, 11 of them children, a state Highway Patrol official said.

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