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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The undercard debate between Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum has concluded. Rand Paul skipped the forum after being barred from the prime-time debate beginning at 9 p.m. He invited viewers to watch his national town hall online. There will seven participants in the main event. And while the stage in North Charleston, South Carolina, will be less crowded, the forum could result in more elbowing.
NEW YORK (AP) — A recovery in crude oil prices has helped stocks to come back a day after the market had its worst drop since September. The energy sector has been battered in recent months as crude oil prices plunged. The Dow rose 228 points.
NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs says it has agreed to pay about $5 billion to settle federal and state probes of its role in the sale of shoddy mortgages. The Justice Department and the attorneys general of Illinois and New York, and other regulators have not officially signed off on the deal., Goldman, like other Wall Street banks, has been under investigation for allegedly misleading investors on the safety of the securities they created by bundling and selling mortgages.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi-born man living in California has been indicted on a federal charge that he lied to investigators about traveling to Syria to fight against the government there. Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab was indicted today in Sacramento on one count of making a false statement involving international terrorism. He was arrested a week ago.
MUNFORD, Tenn. (AP) — Still no word on who holds the three winning tickets from last night's Powerball drawing -- but a spokesman for the California lottery says it makes sense to wait before coming forward. He says a windfall like this is the start of a "new journey" -- and that the winners should line up lawyers, accountants and financial planners first. A California 7-Eleven sold one of the three winners in the $1.6 billion drawing. The other two were sold in Florida and Tennessee.