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Six Detroit-Area Doctors Charged In $500M Opioid Scheme

On Thursday, six doctors were charged in an unsealed indictment with cheating Medicare and Medicaid out of almost $500 million, in addition to fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by illegally prescribing more than 13 million doses of prescription pain medication. The money and drugs involved make the alleged health care fraud conspiracy one of the largest in Michigan history, and one of the largest nationwide.  ...Read more

President George H.W. Bush Eulogized By Son, President George W. Bush, At State Funeral

Former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94, was honored Wednesday at a state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral. George W. Bush, the 43rd president, gave a tearful eulogy of his father, saying he taught his children about the importance of public service and how to live a life with grace, humility and kindness. “He was a genuinely optimistic man,” Bush said. “And that optimism guided his children, and made each of us believe that anything was possible.”  During the final moments of his eulogy, Bush fought back tears, saying “Dad is hugging Robin and holding mom’s hand again.” (referring to George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush’s daughter, who died in 1953 from leukemia at the age of 3.) ...Read more

Kevin Hart Announced As Host Of 2019 Academy Awards

Comedian Kevin Hart has been officially chosen as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards show, his first time serving as the show’s emcee. This follows earlier reports that the actor had been in talks with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences about hosting the ceremony.  For the past two years, the Oscars ceremony had been hosted by late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel.  ...Read more

City of Lexington crews on duty

Lexington, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2018) – With the forecast of light snow in the evening and overnight hours, City crews will once again be out. Staff from Streets & Roads and Water Quality will be treating hills, bridges and overpasses as necessary as well as responding to any calls for slick spots. Additional staff will be brought in if the weather warrants a larger response.      ...Read more

Wells Fargo Computer Glitch Causes Hundreds Of Mistaken Foreclosures

A glitch by Wells Fargo has led to hundreds of mistaken foreclosures, which means that more than 500 of the bank’s customers lost their homes. The financial institution said that a computer glitch is in part to blame for an error that reportedly led to 545 customers losing their homes. The organization filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission last month, noting that it had incorrectly denied 870 loan modification requests. ...Read more