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  • Dionne Warwick knows her way to San Jose
    Dionne Warwick knows her way to San Jose

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn't think much of the song.

  • World Trade Center contractor charged in multimillion-dollar fraud

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owner of a company that has done nearly $1 billion in construction work at the World Trade Center was charged on Thursday with defrauding a government program intended to promote minority- and women-owned businesses. U.S. prosecutors charged Larry Davis, the chief executive of DCM Erectors Inc, with wire fraud and conspiracy in connection to work the company performed for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is heading up the redevelopment of the World Trade Center following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that destroyed the site’s twin towers. “He is looking forward to his day in court,” Sam Talkin, a lawyer for Davis, said during a hearing in New York before U.S. Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman. “He wants to fight these charges.” Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Cohen said in court that prosecutors plan to add charges related to other DCM construction projects.

  • Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773
    Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773

    Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence.

  • TD Bank's 'Automated Thanking Machine' Surprises Customers With Gifts
    TD Bank's 'Automated Thanking Machine' Surprises Customers With Gifts

    Usually, the only reasons a bank makes me cry are the outrageously high fees, but this video from TD Bank has given me the feels. In it, TD Bank set up an ATM, or in this case, an "automated thanking machine," at various locations across Canada.

  • 7 Truths Investors Simply Cannot Accept
    7 Truths Investors Simply Cannot Accept

    Josh Brown gives us his 7 truths investors have a hard time accepting

  • Student settles suit over mistaken beer purchase

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A college student who says she fled in terror when undercover officers who thought she had illegally bought beer swarmed her SUV has reached a $212,500 settlement with the state of Virginia.

  • Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000
    Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000

    She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person." The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long ...

  • Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state
    Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

    Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state. President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba. It "means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state," he said. The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972.

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