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  • Biggest Medicare Fraud in History Busted, Say Feds

    Biggest Medicare Fraud in History Busted, Say Feds

    (WASHINGTON) — Federal officials say they have taken down the largest Medicare fraud scheme investigators have ever discovered: a $375 million dollar home healthcare scam operating in the Dallas, Texas area. The alleged “mastermind” of the fraud, Dr. Jacques Roy, is charged with certifying hundreds of fraudulent claims for Medicare reimbursement and pocketing millions in payments for services not needed, or never delivered.  Prosecutors say the 54-year-old Dr. Roy, who was arrested on Tuesday and could be sentenced to life in prison, operated a “boiler room” to churn out thousands of phony Medicare claims and recruited homeless people as fake […]

  • Air Force Base Quietly Pauses F-22 Fighter Ops After More Air Problems

    Air Force Base Quietly Pauses F-22 Fighter Ops After More Air Problems

    (JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska) — American pilots at an Alaskan military base have reported a sudden spike of incidents in which they experienced an apparent lack of oxygen while flying the nation’s most sophisticated fighter jets — a mysterious, recurring problem that already caused the $77.4 billion fighter jet fleet to sit idle on the tarmac for months last year. In at least three incidents in the last two weeks, pilots of the $143 million-a-pop stealth F-22 Raptors at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson reported the “hypoxia-like” symptoms, leading the base to ground their F-22s for a day for “review,” Air Force […]

  • Rutgers Witness Says Others Were Urged to Spy on Tyler Clementi

    Rutgers Witness Says Others Were Urged to Spy on Tyler Clementi

    (NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — Rutgers students testified Tuesday that Dharun Ravi urged other students to spy on his roommate’s gay date, while defense lawyers suggested a key witness agreed to testify against Ravi in exchange for having criminal charges against her dropped. Ravi is on trial for invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, witness tampering and hindering arrest for allegedly using his webcam to spy on his freshman roommate Tyler Clementi during a date with another man. Part of the charges against Ravi include that he tweeted about what he saw when he peeked through his webcam and that he allegedly […]

  • Today is D-Day for filing for the May Primary

    SANFORD-The books will close at noon today for filing for the May Primary.  Voters in Lee County and the district will have many candidates to choose from as the list continues to grow.  The latest to file in Lee County is Max Dolan, a Republican, who filed Tuesday afternoon for one of the three At-Large seats on the Lee County Board of Commissioners.  He   is joined by fellow Republicans  Frank Del Palazzo, Kirk Smith, incumbent Larry ‘Doc’ Oldham, and Democrats Amy Dalrymple and Ricky Frazier.  Seven candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking the four seats open on the Lee County Board of […]

  • Congress Honors Slave Labor That Built Capitol

    Congress Honors Slave Labor That Built Capitol

    (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Capitol Tuesday added a physical acknowledgment of the role slave labor played in the construction of the building. Leaders from both parties and both houses of Congress unveiled a commemorative marker in the Capitol Visitors Center to pay tribute to those who put the building up. The marker features a single block of sandstone, once part of the Capitol’s East Front portico, placed in reverse position so that the original chisel marks, done by those who built the building, are clearly visible. The construction of the Capitol relied heavily on slave labor. “Through the unveiling of […]

  • Brad Paisley Joins William Shatner on Stage on Broadway

    Brad Paisley Joins William Shatner on Stage on Broadway

    Brad Paisley made his Broadway debut Monday night.  According to TheaterMania.com, Brad joined his pal William Shatner on stage for the final number of the one-man show Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It.  Brad also wrote the song “Real,” which Shatner recorded and performs in the show. The show marks Shatner’s first Broadway appearance in 50 years and takes audiences on a journey through his life and career. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Trace Adkins Gets Kidney Stone Treatment, Bares All in Hospital Gown

    Trace Adkins Gets Kidney Stone Treatment, Bares All in Hospital Gown

    Country stars are known for sharing their lives with fans, but Trace Adkins took that relationship to a whole new level via Twitter.  Trace had some kidney stones broken up at the hospital Tuesday in Nashville, and he actually posted a picture of himself from behind wearing a hospital gown that left nothing to the imagination. The procedure went well.  Trace tweeted, “In recovery. They said that I required an unusually large stint and that it is freakishly long. Thank you Lord!” Trace returns to the road March 8 in Des Moines, IA on his Stories and Songs tour. Copyright […]