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Troy-based Flagstar Bank was officially acquired Thursday by a New York bank after more than a year’s wait amid heightened federal antitrust scrutiny. It will continue to use the Flagstar name. The all-stock acquisition by New York Community Bancorp, first announced in April 2021, creates one of the top 25 banks in the U.S., based on assets, or slightly larger than Comerica bank, according to Thursday’s announcement. The merger will not result in any branch closures and few, if any, layoffs because the two banks had minimal geographic overlap and different banking service specialties, said outgoing Flagstar President and CEO Alessandro…

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An attorney for the CEO of an East Lansing election management company lauded a decision by prosecutors in Los Angeles to dismiss felony charges against his client, saying he is innocent. Eugene Yu was accused in October of mishandling election worker data by storing personal information about election workers − which his firm was hired to secure and maintain − on servers in China. Yu heads Konnech, which has a five-year $2.9 million contract with Los Angeles County to use Konnech Corporation’s PollChief election worker management system. Yu did not respond to a request for comment. When he was arrested Oct. 4,…

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NEW YORK (AP) — A man with an ax and a sword went into the lobby of the New York Times building on Thursday and asked to speak to the political section, authorities said — then handed over his weapons and waited for emergency personnel when he was denied entry. The New York Police Department said officers responded to the Times’ building in midtown Manhattan shortly after noon after getting a 911 call about a man with a knife. When officers arrived, building security told them the man had the two weapons, and made the request to speak with the…

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Officers have not identified a suspect or found a blade that was used to stab the students, Moscow Police Chief James Fry said Wednesday. BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Autopsies performed on four University of Idaho students who were found dead inside a rental house near campus showed that all four were stabbed to death, the Latah County coroner said Thursday. The killings have shaken Moscow, an Idaho Panhandle college town of 25,000 residents that last saw a homicide about five years ago, according to Coroner Cathy Mabbutt. “It’s pretty tough,” Mabbutt said. The autopsies were performed in nearby Spokane County…

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Two men ― one in a Nazi armband ― were arrested at New York City’s Pennsylvania Station in connection with online threats to New York City’s synagogues, multiple police sources said Saturday. The investigation led to the seizure of weapons, including a large hunting knife, a Glock 17 handgun and a 30-round magazine, New York Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell said in a statement. Federal and local authorities “uncovered a developing threat to the Jewish community on Friday and moved swiftly to gather information, identify those behind it, and operationally neutralize their ability to do harm,” Sewell said. The FBI and New York…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A truck pulling a float for a holiday parade in North Carolina crashed Saturday, striking and killing a girl participating in the event, news outlets reported. The driver who lost control of the vehicle and struck the child was arrested and charged with reckless driving and other offenses, the Raleigh Police Department said in a news release. Police identified the driver as Landen Christopher Glass, 20. Witnesses told WTVD-TV that people attending the Raleigh Christmas Parade heard the pickup truck’s driver screaming that he had lost control of the vehicle and couldn’t stop it before the crash.…

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In a blog post on Nov. 30, Coinbase sought to clarify its bug bounty program policies in response to the recent Uber data breach verdict. The company stated that it still welcomes “responsible” disclosure of security issues, but users who abuse this process will not be awarded bug bounties: “The key word in all of this is ‘responsible.’ In the wake of the recent Uber verdict, there is a lot of concern in the industry about bug bounty submissions becoming extortion attempts. At Coinbase, […] we’ve put a lot of thought into how we operate our bug bounty program to…

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The life and times for the founder of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, are only getting more complicated and confusing as presently he is seemingly facing a Federal-enquiry, which the Federal authorities have duly initiated. Their main aim and intention are to successfully unravel the murky details behind what they deeply suspect are the many manipulations about Sam Bankman’s hedge funds that he presumably has carried out. These are related to the activities involving trading he has been actively engaged in. In their firm opinion, these activities finally led to the collapse of the two cryptocurrencies sometime in May 2022. According to…

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Blockchain technology has evolved in a way that has surprised many tech enthusiasts. And it is no wonder why, as blockchains are providing many significant solutions for the crypto industry and not only. Furthermore, considering the number of improvements that developers make to various blockchains, blockchain technology may play a crucial role in many industries with each year that passes.  However, there is one thing that bothers blockchain developers all around the world, and it is called the Blockchain Trilemma. Thus, what is it, what are the main problems it tickles, and is there any way to solve them? Well,…

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This story mentions sexual assault, weight-shaming, distorted eating and suicidal thoughts. A young woman claims her rheumatologist sexually assaulted her and for months exercised extreme control over her diet regime – triggering an eating disorder and suicidal thoughts. To lose weight and ease her chronic joint pain, she said the clinician cut her calories to more than half of what a dietician recommended, and was verbally abusive. The rheumatologist denies mistreating her, saying she was waging a “concerted campaign” against him. Physical examination ‘a violation’ Holly (not her real name) had been seeking answers for seven years for her chronic…

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