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  • Iraq War Vets to Be Honored with White House Dinner

    Iraq War Vets to Be Honored with White House Dinner

    (WASHINGTON) — President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will formally express the nation’s gratitude for the thousands of Iraq War veterans with a state dinner in their honor at the White House Wednesday night. The event, themed “A Nation’s Gratitude,” is the first of its kind to mark the end of a major war and comes just two-and-a-half months after the last U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq. “A state dinner is the greatest honor a president can convey upon a head of state, and it was felt that the men and women who served in Iraq merited the same […]

  • Missing Florida Firefighter: Suspect Charged with Murder

    Missing Florida Firefighter: Suspect Charged with Murder

    (JACKSON, Maine) — The man identified as a person interest in the disappearance of Florida firefighter Jerry Perdomo was arrested and charged with murder on Tuesday, Maine State Police said. Daniel Porter, 24, and his girlfriend, Cheyanne Nowak, are believed to be the last people who saw Perdomo, a husband and father of two who went missing 13 days ago shortly after he traveled in a rental car up the East Coast to visit a friend. Maine State Police, assisted by Bangor Police, arrested Porter on Tuesday at a home in Jackson, Maine, that was rented by Porter’s father, according […]

  • 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 […]