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Westpac to likely pay $81 million for allegedly charging dead people, among other breaches

Westpac said on Tuesday it will likely be fined 113 million Australian dollars ($80.8 million) for alleged compliance failures across its business over many years, including charging financial advice fees to thousands of dead customers.
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Pilot of medical helicopter crash speaks: ‘Had God as my co-pilot’
Danial Moore was at the controls of the chopper when it crashed on Jan. 11 on its way to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from Maryland.
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The U.S.-Russia cyber relationship just got even more complicated
There’s a glimmer of hope on ransomware just as all attention turns to Ukraine.
Goldman Sachs earned nearly $4 billion, but that wasn't good enough
Goldman Sachs had a phenomenal year. But like many of its competitors on Wall Street, the numbers just weren't good enough to satisfy fickle investors.
Fourth COVID vaccine still doesn’t stop Omicron, new Israeli study shows
The study raised questions about Israel's decision to be the first in the world to offer a second booster shot — and fourth overall — to its over-60 population.
Patches supporting fallen firefighters woven into quilts
War vet creates company to help other veterans
Retired Staten Island ferry up for auction
Man trimming trees shocked by downed power line
Police investigate white supremacy stickers
Driver charged after teen struck, killed by school bus
Police officer's wife dies days after giving birth
The NFL chose quantity over quality, and its product suffered
These NFL playoffs may end up being incredible, but their three-day opening act could not have been less gripping.
It’s crunch time for Dems to deliver on their health care promises
Democrats pledged a slew of health-care changes in 2020 if voters would help deliver them Congress and the White House. Now, the party is feeling pressure to deliver on its promises.
BlackRock cares about money, not 'woke' politics
Every year, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, one of the most powerful people in global finance, pens a letter to chief executives that's required reading for business leaders.
Vic Mensa arrested after officials allegedly find drugs in his bag at D.C. airport
The rapper was charged with felony narcotics possession.
Biden year one takeaways: Grand ambitions, humbling defeats
Takeaways from Biden's first year as president.
Joss Whedon denies allegations of "toxic" on-set behavior
Monday's profile is the first time Whedon has commented in depth on the myriad allegations against him.
U.S. Weather: Storm Izzy Path Hits the East as 25 Million Under Winter Weather Alerts
Two people have died, while at least 158,000 were reported to be without power on Monday due to Storm Izzy, according to The Weather Channel.
These are the top U.S. athletes to watch in the Beijing Olympics
Many of the world's best athletes are preparing for the Beijing Winter Olympics​ in February. These are some of the top ones to watch.
First-time Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sam Brown hauls in $1M for second straight quarter
First-time candidate and Afghanistan War veteran Sam Brown hauled in over $1 million for the second straight quarter in his GOP bid for the Senate in Nevada.
In Stafford, Va., large houses with plenty of options, prices starting at $642,990
BUYING NEW | The houses with up to five bedrooms and 4,000 square feet start at $642,990.
Former Trump administration officials hold call to strategize against former boss' efforts in 2022 and 2024
Around three dozen former Trump administration officials, disillusioned with their former boss and concerned about his impact on the GOP and the nation, held a conference call last Monday to discuss efforts to fend off his efforts to, in their view, erode the democratic process, several participants told CNN.
PFL signs LFA middleweight, light heavyweight champion Josh Silveira
PFL has signed undefeated American Top Team product and LFA double-champ Joshua Silveria.       Related StoriesPFL signs LFA middleweight, light heavyweight champion Josh Silveira - EnclosureUFC on ESPN 32 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social mediaFernand Lopez hopes to bury hatchet with Francis Ngannou: 'We should be able to say hello'
America leads wealthy countries in maternal deaths. Our local data could change that.
Everything contributes to America's maternal health crisis: geography, social factors, racial inequality, internalized racism.
Stop the stumble toward war with Ukraine
With the United States desperately needing to focus attention and resources on other serious challenges, the last thing we need is a war by proxy or, God forbid, directly with the Russians.
Why the economy can survive higher rates
Waiting too long to tackle inflation could force the Fed to raise rates faster, triggering a recession, Powell said, “and that would be bad for workers.”
Editorial: Shame on SoCal leaders for backing a ballot measure to roll back housing fixes
It's outrageous that SCAG, the regional government authority in Southern California, would support a voter initiative to take back control over state housing laws.
Opinion: Super Bowl or bust for Aaron Rodgers, whose postseason play hasn't matched elite standard
If the past year and everything that has gone with it means anything, Aaron Rodgers must lead this Green Bay Packers team to a Super Bowl victory.
UN: Afghan quake death toll reaches 26, including children
The United Nations has raised the death toll from twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan the day before to 26
The best ever A380 airline stunts
Incredible new photos show a woman in Emirates flight attendant uniform perched on the spire of the Burj Khalifa as an Airbus A380 flies past, but it's not the first time the superjumbo has been used for a publicity stunt.
Why therapists ARE talking about Bruno -- and all the other 'Encanto' characters
While catchy songs from "Encanto" are topping the charts, Disney's latest animated film is drawing praise for another reason: the way the movie portrays trauma and healing.
Malik Faisal Akram, Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taker, Was Believed to Pose No Threat
British intelligence investigated the man who took four people hostage in a synagogue as recently as 2020, but he was still able to travel freely to the U.S.
One of Betty White's final photos unveiled on her birthday
"She was radiant and beautiful and as happy as ever," her assistant said.
Jodie Sweetin is engaged to Mescal Wasilewski after 4 years
The former "Fuller House" star said "yes" to a marquis-style engagement ring, nearly two weeks after her famed co-star Bob Saget passed away.
Details emerge about suspect in Texas hostage standoff
All four people who were taken hostage emerged unharmed.
New Virginia governor signs orders on critical race theory, masks
Youngkin was sworn in as Virginia's 74th governor Saturday.
"Potentially hazardous" asteroid to have close encounter with Earth
January 18 will be the closest the asteroid has come to Earth since 1933.
Winter storm hits East Coast with crippling amounts of snow
Buffalo was hit with more than 16 inches of snow Monday — the most seen on that date in 64 years.
Biden officials are undermining Russian disinformation in Ukraine. Democrats should do the same to GOP lies.
Preparing voters to not be hoodwinked is critical.
Biden officials are undermining Russian disinformation in Ukraine. Democrats should do the same to GOP lies.
Preparing voters to not be hoodwinked is critical.
Democrats try to go it alone, again
Opinion: These maps show why Putin might invade Ukraine
As tensions escalate between Russia and Ukraine, journalist and writer Tim Marshall examines the geopolitics and geography of the region, and what the scenarios could be if Putin decides to invade
Atlanta transit leader CEO dies by suicide at train station
Jeffrey Parker led the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority during a time of expansion and then during the pandemic.
Airlines warn of chaos from imminent Verizon, AT&T 5G rollout
Major carriers say that, without any changes, the debut set for Wednesday could ground thousands of flights, strand tens of thousands of Americans overseas and severely clog shipping.
Representative Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend granted immunity in sex trafficking probe
The woman testified in front of a federal grand jury last week hearing evidence in the Gaetz investigation.