Federal regulators and more than a dozen banks could announce a settlement today to end a mortgage review program that’s paid one and-a-half billion dollars to consultants but nothing to homeowners. The ten-billion dollar settlement could be announced as early as this morning. It would require banks to pay compensation to people who were harmed by improper foreclosures.
The preliminary hearing for accused Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes is set to begin today. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others injured during a special midnight screening of the “Dark Knight Rises” last July.
Two men are behind bars for allegedly kidnapping two people in Hemet and then threatening to kill them. The “Press Enterprise” reports a police officer pulled over a car Friday after it nearly hit his patrol car. The victims said they had just been kidnapped at gunpoint and were told they were going to be killed. The suspects are jailed on numerous charges.
State and federal health regulators are probing whether Kaiser Permanente violated patient privacy by handing over 300-thousand paper and computer hospital records to a mom-and-pop file storing company in Indio. The “Los Angeles Times” reports Stephan and Liza Dean kept the confidential records in a warehouse they shared with another man’s party rental business. The files included thousands of patients’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and treatment information. Kaiser sued Sure File Filing Systems in October, accusing the Deans of failing to return all its patient information after Kaiser took back the paper files.
A man atop a building under construction in San Bernardino has been talked down safely by police. The unidentified man climbed onto the building in the 350 block of North Arrowhead Avenue sometime after 12:30 yesterday afternoon. The “Press Enterprise” reports a crowd of onlookers gathered while he spent almost six hours perched near the top of the eleven-story courthouse. It was not immediately known why the man was up there.
Think your job is stressful…you may want to think again..a new survey finds that being an enlisted soldier is the most stressful job…firefighter and commercial airline pilot also made the list.
The Rolling Stones are denying rumors that they’ll be playing at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio this April. The festival briefly appeared as a concert date on the Stones’ iPhone app. But was quickly removed.
January 7, 2013 at 6:19 am | Local News | No comment