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Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as the medical world confronted a new era of scrutiny.

 

1 child dead, 14 hurt in Florida day care crash

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, and authorities were searching for the driver of an SUV who they say started the crash, officials said.

Police seek motive in stabbing rampage

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed as usual with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.

 

Pentagon: Shooting at military base likely accidental

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty by a colleague at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.

 

 

Toyota, GM vehicle recalls near-record pace

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

 

 

GOP blocks bill curbing gender pay gap

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

 

 

Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from Parts Unknown was back home in the wrestling ring.

 

McAllister aide among few with access to kiss tape

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the dalliance.

Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.

 

Four students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive.

 

 

Scant relief: Summer gasoline price to dip a penny

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department.

 

Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Millionaires and billionaires are increasing their influence in federal elections, leaving political parties to play more limited roles, and raising questions about who sets the agenda in campaigns.

 

At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

 

 

U.S. tells Iran that UN envoy pick is 'not viable'

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

The White House says the United States has notified Iran's government that its pick to be Iran's new U.N. ambassador is not viable.

 

'Cuban Twitter' -- overtly political, poking Castros

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

 

Military: Marine fatally shot colleague

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A Marine was in custody Wednesday after military officials say he shot and fatally wounded a colleague with his M4 rifle while standing guard at the main gate of a North Carolina base.

 

Three charged in Detroit mob beating of motorist

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A teenager and two men were charged Tuesday in the brutal beating of a suburban Detroit man after he accidentally hit a child who stepped off the curb into the path of his truck.

Jury convicts woman in stiletto shoe killing

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face.

 

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