FBI: Hospice nurses told to overdose patients to speed death

FBI: Hospice nurses told to overdose patients to speed death

The owner of a Dallas-area hospice ordered nurses to increase drug dosages for patients to speed their deaths and maximize profits, according to an FBI affidavit. A copy of the affidavit for a search warrant obtained by KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth (http://bit.ly/1VTzfeh ) alleges Brad Harris ordered higher dosages for at least four patients at Novus Health Services in Frisco. It's unclear whether any deaths resulted from…

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Diyarbakir: Bomb kills police in south-eastern Turkish city

Diyarbakir: Bomb kills police in south-eastern Turkish city

Four police officers have been killed in a bomb blast that rocked the Kurdish-dominated south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. At least 14 people were injured in the explosion near a bus station, security sources said. It is not known who was behind the blast. Turkey's army is locked in an operation against rebels from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the region. A ceasefire between the government and the PKK collapsed in July last year.

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‘Ryan’s Law’ proposed to allow you to cancel Comcast online with one click

‘Ryan’s Law’ proposed to allow you to cancel Comcast online with one click

Today in local news, Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto has introduced a bill that would allow Californians to cancel their Internet or cable services online with ‘one click’. The bill, which has no official nickname but I am hereby dubbing ‘Ryan’s Law’ for reasons that will become apparent, takes the following stance…

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3 new projects pave the way for growing human organs from scratch

3 new projects pave the way for growing human organs from scratch

There are more than seven billion people in the world, and life expectancy keeps growing thanks to the unbelievable advancements in modern medicine. However, the human body can’t outlive its expiration date, and organs often fail and require viable replacements. But because there never seem to be enough donors around, doctors are looking at various ways to create artificial organs that are either built out of human flesh or mechanical parts, and that could…

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$86M US counter-narcotics plane still sitting in storage

$86M US counter-narcotics plane still sitting in storage

An $86 million Drug Enforcement Administration plane purchased seven years ago to fly surveillance and counter-narcotics missions in Afghanistan remains grounded in the U.S. and likely will never fly in Asia, according to a scathing audit released Wednesday by the Justice Department's inspector general. The review, which was spurred by a July 2014 whistleblower's report, found that the Global Discovery program to modify the ATR 42-500 aircraft to provide the DEA…

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Backlash grows against N Carolina’s discrimination law

Backlash grows against N Carolina's discrimination law

Eighty businesses have joined a growing backlash against a new North Carolina law ending anti-discrimination protections across the state. Bank of America, based in Charlotte, has joined dozens of major firms publicly objecting to the law. It also means transgender people must use bathrooms according to the gender on their birth certificates. Republican Governor Pat McCrory said the law was protecting privacy and based on common sense.

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No charges for Minnesota officers in police-involved deaths since 2000

No charges for Minnesota officers in police-involved deaths since 2000

Since 2000, at least 143 people in Minnesota have died after being shot, Tased or restrained by a police officer. To date, not a single officer has been charged in any of those deaths. In 134 decisions, a grand jury, county attorney or the U.S. attorney determined there wasn't probable cause of a crime being committed. Decisions not to charge or indict an officer are often interpreted to mean the officer was justified in using deadly force under state statute, which says…

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