Group of 18 financial institutions sue MBIA over separation of businesses, WSJournal reports

Report: Banks sue MBIA over split of businesses

NEW YORK — MBIA Inc. is the target of a lawsuit by a group of 18 financial institutions claiming that the bond insurer’s separation of its businesses early this year was fraudulent, The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday.

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Former Bear Stearns exec sues for $2 million bonus, $1.1 million severance pay

Ex-Bear Stearns exec sues for $2 million bonus

NEW YORK — A former Bear Stearns Cos. executive has sued the firm for a $2 million bonus he says it owes him.

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Police: Fla. baby dies after being beaten, tossed from car onto highway by mom’s ex-boyfriend

Baby dies after being attacked, thrown from car

TAMPA, Fla. — A 21-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday after police said he snatched up his ex-girlfriend’s 3-month-old son during a fight and then threw the baby from his car on an interstate highway.

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SC businessman among professionals allegedly turning to crime in economic downturn

SC man is latest accused recession bank robber

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Bruce Windsor lived the life of a respectable family man — father of four, deacon in his South Carolina church, youth soccer coach, a volunteer who helped build orphanages in Brazil. Then four days after his 43rd birthday, authorities say, he donned a mask, wig and sunglasses and tried to rob a bank at gunpoint.

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Bank of America in talks for ‘restructured financing’ with $3B Fontainebleau in Las Vegas

BofA talking restructuring with Fontainebleau

LAS VEGAS — Developers of a $3 billion casino resort in Las Vegas who sued their lenders last week are in talks with at least one of the banks about restructured financing.

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WaMu files bankruptcy complaint against JPMorgan Chase

WaMu sues JPMorgan Chase

WILMINGTON, Del. — Lawyers for Washington Mutual Inc. have filed a bankruptcy court complaint against JPMorgan Chase & Co. over some $4 billion in disputed assets.

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Fontainebleau Las Vegas files $3 billion lawsuit vs. BofA, JPMorgan and other lenders

Fontainebleau Las Vegas files $3B suit vs. lenders

LAS VEGAS — Developers of a $3 billion casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip are scrambling to keep $800 million in promised funding or find new lenders to save the 3,800-room project and the thousands of jobs it is expected to create.

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Experts: Prosecutors seemed to throw the book at teenage pirate in unique case

Prosecutors beefed up charges against scrawny teen

NEW YORK — When U.S. prosecutors brought piracy charges against a teenager from Somalia, they dusted off a law that has been on the books since George Washington was president.

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Prosecutors provide new details of pirate drama as they bring charges against teenager

Prosecutors say teen pirate was brazen ringleader

NEW YORK — Prosecutors say Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse was not shy about making his presence known on the Maersk Alabama, brazenly tearing through the ship in a way that belied his young age and skinny, 5-foot-2 frame.

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Commandos on French warship turn over 11 pirate prisoners for trial in Kenya

Pirates are marched down gangplank _ to Kenya jail

MOMBASA, Kenya — Masked French commandos marched a band of barefoot, glum-looking pirate suspects down the gangplank of a naval frigate Wednesday in the Kenyan port of Mombasa before turning the 11 Somalis over to Kenyan authorities.

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