JPMorgan Sued By Miami Over Alleged Mortgage Discrimination
JPMorgan Chase & Co has been sued by the city of Miami, accusing the bank of predatory mortgage lending in minority neighborhoods that allegedly caused a wave of foreclosures during the last decade's housing crisis. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in federal court in Florida, said the country's largest bank engaged in a continuous practice of discriminatory mortgage lending since at least 2004, violating the U.S. Fair Housing Act. After issuing high-cost loans to minorities in the years before the housing crisis, JPMorgan later refused to refinance the loans on the same terms as it extended to whites, leading to defaults and foreclosures, the complaint said. The lawsuit came just weeks after the city of Los Angeles filed similar claims against JPMorgan, seeking to recoup damages for lost tax revenue and increased city services needed in blighted neighborhoods.
Official: Ebola Kills Senior Doctor In Liberia
Officials said Sunday, one of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa — the largest ever recorded. Dr. Samuel Brisbane was treating Ebola patients at the country's largest hospital, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, when he fell ill. He died Saturday, said Tolbert Nyenswah, an assistant health minister.
Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Get Cozy, Kiss Passionately At Comic-Con Bash
Things are heating up between Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed. The duo has not only been consistently hanging out since they sparked romance rumors last weekend, but also reportedly packed on the PDA when they attended a Comic-Con after party Saturday night. A source tells E! News the 35-year-old Vampire Diaries hottie and Twilight Saga actress were kissing and holding hands inside of the Entertainment Weekly party at Hard Rock Hotel's Float Bar. In what could have made for a really awkward situation, Somerhalder's ex girlfriend, Nina Dobrev, was also in attendance. Luckily, they missed running in to each other inside.
Fighting Intensifies Near MH17 Disaster Site
Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. The U.S. State Department, meanwhile, released satellite images that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border.
EU, US Seek Putin Achilles' Heel On Ukraine
Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for a way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course.
50 Years Later, CBS Explores Legacy Of The Civil Rights Act
United States Congress signed the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago, a landmark piece of legislation banning discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Congress passed the act to improve quality of life for minorities in the U.S. In a recent speech commemorating the anniversary, President Barack Obama said the act "transformed the concepts of justice, equality, and democracy for generations to come." On Thursday, CBS brought a group of panelists together in front of a live audience to discuss the effects of the Civil Rights Act, as well as the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the ongoing struggles for equality Americans face today.
Dozens Of Ill Keith Urban Fans Treated At Concert Near Boston
Local officials said forty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban's concert outside Boston on Saturday night. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during the show at an outdoor arena in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 25 miles south of Boston. Some 22 people were transported to area hospitals, mostly for alcohol-related illness, and more than 50 people were taken into protective custody by police, who noted that the large number of people needing treatment prompted authorities to call in ambulances from five nearby communities. The incident came a month after dozens of people were taken to hospitals for drug and alcohol-related illnesses at a house music concert at Boston's TD Garden.
Homer And Peter Battle, Bart And Stewie Bond In Simpsons-Family Guy Crossover Episode Sneak Peek
Following the first teaser about two months ago, the highly anticipated Simpsons-Family Guy crossover episode has arrived. In the nearly 5-minute clip, the Griffins find themselves stuck in Springfield, where Bart introduces Stewie to his prank phone calls to Moe's Tavern, Homer bonds over his doughnuts with Peter, and Stewie learns how to ride a skateboard with Bart.
As U.S. Kicks Off Crude Exports, Iran Casts A Shadow In Asia
The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil - Iran. Iran, whose economy has been throttled by Western sanctions that have halved its crude shipments, is now selling higher quality and cheaper oil to China that leaves little room for the U.S. crude to enter the world's top energy consumer. While buyers in Japan and South Korea have been willing to trial a U.S. grade of the super-light crude known as condensate, China has already locked in annual contracts with Tehran and is not expected to take any U.S. oil in the short-term.
'Mad Max: Fury Road' Trailer Is An Explosion Fest
Fans who've been patiently awaiting the two-decade return of Mad Max were rewarded with a trailer for the next film at San Diego Comic-Con . Directed by series creator George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road continues the dark, dystopian tone of the original trilogy, and picks up right after the original Mad Max leaves off.