News archive from 10 January 2013

Hospitals that serve Florida's neediest patients concerned about proposed change to Medicaid payments

TALLAHASSEE -- Hospitals that serve Florida's neediest patients stand to lose the most under a new system for how the state doles out Medicaid dollars. The DRG payment model — or "diagnosis-related group" — would...

 

Govt: Reverse terror convictions _ for now

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department says a federal appeals court must reverse the military commission convictions in a terrorism case even though the Obama administration believes the convictions are consistent with the Constitution and federal law....

 

Vehicle repairs top list of Miami-Dade consumer complaints for 6th year

Miracle vitamins that don't work, mail-order mattresses that don't live up to the testimonials, never-ending magazine subscriptions: These are some of the things people call Miami-Dade's Consumer Protection Mediation Center to complain about....

 
'Smart' potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES

'Smart' potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES

LAS VEGAS -- From the iPotty for toddlers to the 1,600-pound mechanical spider and the host of glitch-ridden "smart" TVs, the International CES show is a forum for gadget makers to take big - and bizarre - chances. Many of the prototypes...

 

Accused in Sept. 11 case to face 1 less charge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico The chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo military tribunals says he will seek to dismiss one of the eight charges against five prisoners accused of planning and aiding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins...

 

Hawks to open shortened season Jan. 19 at Kings

The Chicago Blackhawks will open the shortened 2013 NHL season Jan. 19 on the road against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, a source confirmed Wednesday. CSNChicago.com first reported the news. The game will start at 2 p.m. Chicago...

 

Accused in Sept. 11 case to face 1 less charge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo military tribunals says he will seek to dismiss one of the eight charges against five prisoners accused of planning and aiding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Army Brig. Gen. Mark...

 

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis stepping down from office

WASHINGTON -- Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the first Latina to serve in a Cabinet, is stepping down, the White House announced Wednesday. In a statement, President Obama thanked the former California congresswoman for her long career in public...

 

NHL owners approve CBA; players should Friday or Saturday

Detroit - The NHL Board of Governors have unanimously ratified the collective bargaining agreement agreed upon last weekend.The Players Association is voting electronically Friday and Saturday to ratify the CBA. "I'm sorry," commissioner...

 

NBA's Kings talking sale; team could end up in Seattle

Seattle - People with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday that investor Chris Hansen has contacted the Maloof family about buying the Sacramento Kings.The people spoke on condition of anonymity because no deal has been reached. One person says...

 
Millions of domestic workers worldwide lack legal protection and are vulnerable to abuse: U.N. report

Millions of domestic workers worldwide lack legal protection and are vulnerable to abuse: U.N. report

GENEVA — At least 52.6 million people worldwide are employed as domestic workers, most of them women vulnerable to abuse and without adequate legal protection, the U.N. said Wednesday in its first snapshot of the often invisible workforce that cares...

 
Prospect Heights is home sweet home for best seller author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.

Prospect Heights is home sweet home for best seller author of "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie."

Brooklyn’s new literary phenom — an Oprah Winfrey find — set her novel in Philly, but the borough owns a piece of her heart. “Brooklyn is the place where I am most at home,” Ayana Mathis, who wrote “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,” told the Daily News at...

 
Robin Roberts: I'll reveal my 'Good Morning America' plans 'in next few days'

Robin Roberts: I'll reveal my 'Good Morning America' plans 'in next few days'

Plucky “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts will reveal when she plans to return to the top-rated morning show, sometime “in the next few days,” she said Wednesday. Roberts is expected to appear on “GMA” — via either a phone call, pretaped...

 
'The Last Exorcism Part II' trailer possesses the Internet

'The Last Exorcism Part II' trailer possesses the Internet

So it wasn’t exactly the last exorcism. CBS Films unleashed the first trailer for “The Last Exorcism Part II,” the sequel to 2010’s surprise horror hit about a Louisiana farm girl possessed by a demon with a disturbing penchant for contortionist...

 

Lena Dunham, Louis C.K., Bryan Cranston among DGA TV nominees

The Directors Guild of America on Wednesday announced nominees in the television categories of the annual DGA Awards, recognizing the behind-the-scenes talent of shows including "Mad Men" and "Homeland" as well as familiar faces...

 

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