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U.S. fines Toll Brothers $741K for stormwater runoff at sites

PHILADELPHIA — National homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc. will pay a $741,000 fine and implement changes in managing stormwater runoff at its home construction sites, federal officials announced Wednesday. Maryland and Virginia have joined the settlement and will receive a portion ...

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SunTrust Mortgage settles U.S. bias complaint for $21M

RICHMOND, Va. — SunTrust Mortgage Inc. has agreed to pay $21 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in its lending practices, the second-largest fair lending settlement ever obtained by the U.S. Department of Justice. A complaint filed ...

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Key voting rights clause upheld

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, rejecting an Alabama county’s challenge to the landmark civil rights law. The provision requires state, county and local governments with a history of ...

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Week in review: 4/27/12

Superblock firm gets extension City officials Wednesday have given developers of the $150 million Superblock project on downtown’s West Side until Dec. 31 to line up financing and retail tenants. This is the second extension for the firm, Lexington Square ...

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Supreme Court hears case that could shut down tribal casino

WASHINGTON — Several Supreme Court justices seemed troubled Tuesday at the thought of letting a lawsuit move forward that aims to shut down an already opened tribal casino in southwestern Michigan. “It does seem that we may be wasting our ...

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Judge seeks WikiLeaks damage assessments from government

FORT MEADE — A military judge said Tuesday that she wants to see several federal agencies’ assessments of the damage caused by WikiLeaks’ publication of government secrets. Army Col. Denise Lind ordered prosecutors during a pretrial hearing to provide the ...

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