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Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:37:16 GMT
Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
The phone rings and the caller demands payment and threatens to shut off your power if you don't hand over bank or credit card information. Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and other Alabama co-ops are having it happen to customers and they don't want others to fall prey to con artists. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:22:38 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A Lauderdale County physician has pleaded guilty to nearly $1 million in fraud.
U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance said 55-year-old Diana McCutcheon of Killen pleaded guilty Wednesday to health care fraud and wire fraud. The charges involved billing Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare for cosmetic skin treatments that weren't reimbursable. They included treatments for sun spots, age spots and wrinkles that were billed as removal of skin lesions. She agreed to forfeit more than $990,000 to the government as proceeds of her illegal activity.
She is scheduled for sentencing March 11. Health care fraud carries a sentence of up to 10 years and a $250,000 fine. Wire fraud carries a sentence of up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine.
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