By KELLI KENNEDYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Medicare routinely refilled pain pills and other restricted medications that are barred by federal law from renewal without a fresh prescription, government inspectors said in a report Thursday.
The report based on 2009 data found three-quarters of
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A New Zealand spying agency apologizes after acknowledging it broke the law by spying on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom.
The Government Communications Security Bureau is authorized only to spy on foreigners. However, a report released Thursday by Prime Minister John
ORDWAY, Colo. (AP) - An imprisoned sex offender described as a person of interest in the death of a female corrections officer had been disciplined multiple times for sexual harassment of women employees at another Colorado prison where the victim previously worked, authorities said Wednesday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee is investigating allegations that fraternity members took alcohol enemas, leading one student to be hospitalized, and a national fraternity has suspended its chapter in Knoxville.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/Pndf7d) reports the
By BRETT BARROUQUEREAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man has been detained by federal authorities after allegedly running through a roadblock while carrying multiple firearms during President Barack Obama's visit to the Cincinnati region this month.
By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A Chinese national was charged Wednesday in U.S. court with trying to broker an illegal deal for large quantities of a restricted high-tech material for military purposes, but prosecutors refused to say where and when he was arrested.
The silence gave
CANTON, Ga. (AP) - A report says a Georgia couple accused of locking their teenage son in a bedroom for years had previously been investigated for abuse.
A Cherokee County Sheriff's Office report says child welfare officials alerted them to a report about Paul and Sheila Comer in February 2009
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Mental illness prompted Brian Claunch to get rid of his own left arm and leg. Then, despite his disabilities, he spent the better part of a decade finding opportunities to run away from residential care facilities, preferring to live on the
By RUSSELL CONTRERASAssociated Press
VAUGHN, N.M. (AP) - The police chief of the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn resigned Wednesday, leaving the town with just one certified member on its police force - a drug-sniffing dog named Nikka.
Dave Romero, attorney for the town, said Wednesday
By BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix man dressed his nephew in a sheet and sent him into a busy street with a fake grenade launcher, filming the masked teenager pointing the weapon at passing cars to see how long it took police to respond, authorities said.
Michael D. Turley