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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 Full Story

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 Full Story

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 Full Story

Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty In New Deal With Mueller In Trump-Russia Probe

President Trump’s longtime former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about the Russia investigation. The deal is the second that Cohen has reached with federal prosecutors and represents a potential blow to Trump, who continues to discount both special counsel Robert Mueller and inquiries into his campaign’s potential collusion with Russia. Cohen has provided dozens of hours of interviews to the special counsel’s team, according to multiple sources. . ...Read Full Story

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Wins Nomination For Speaker Of The House

House Democrats selected Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as the nominee for speaker of the House on Wednesday in a closed-door meeting with the caucus. The nomination marks a win for Pelosi in her bid to reclaim the leadership position when Democrats take back control of the House in January 2019. She needed only half of the Democratic Caucus to vote on her behalf in order to secure the nomination.. ...Read Full Story

Three U.S. Service Members Killed In Afghanistan Roadside Bomb Blast

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement that three U.S. service members were killed and three wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated on Tuesday near the central Afghan city of Ghazni. A U.S. civilian contractor was also wounded in the blast and was receiving treatment with the other wounded, the statement said, giving no further details. There was no word on the circumstances of the blast.. ...Read Full Story

General Motors To Cut Over 14,000 Jobs In North American Workforce

General Motors announced they will be cutting up to 14,000 workers in North America, and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models to focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes about 8,000 white-collar employees, or 15 percent of GM’s North American white-collar workforce. Some will take buyouts while others will be laid off.. ...Read Full Story

Snowstorms Strand U.S. Holiday Travelers As Hundreds Of Flights Are Cancelled

Weather officials said that many holiday travelers were stuck at airports on the final day of Thanksgiving weekend, this after more than 600 flights were canceled due to an incoming blizzard in parts of the Midwest. According the National Weather Service., blizzard warnings were issued in areas stretching across northeast Kansas to Chicago, with snow already falling in some regions including Kansas, central Missouri, southeast Nebraska and southern Iowa.. ...Read Full Story

Migrants Enveloped In Tear Gas After Heading Towards U.S. Border

Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday. this after some of the migrants breached the fence separating the two countries. Earlier Sunday, several hundred Central American migrants pushed past a blockade of Mexican police who were standing guard near the international border crossing to pressure the U.S to hear their asylum claims. A second line of Mexican police carrying plastic riot shields stood guard outside a Mexican customs and immigration plaza. Migrants were asked by police to turn back toward Mexico.. ...Read Full Story

U.S. Missionary Killed By Isolated Tribe On Remote Island In India

Police say that American Christian missionary John Allen Chau was killed by islanders after paying fishermen to take him to the isolated island of North Sentinel in India. The remote island’s natives are so hostile and isolated, authorities now hesitate to go in and retrieve his body. Police in India said Chau was killed last week on an unauthorized visit to North Sentinel, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago and where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked. Police said Chau apparently was shot with arrows and buried on the beach.. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Trump Delivers Thanksgiving Message To U.S. Service Members

President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops to air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump’s call was made from his private Mar-a-Lago club as he spoke with members of all five branches of the military to wish them happy holidays. Trump said, “It’s a disgrace” regarding judges who have blocked his attempts to overhaul U.S. immigration law. The President also threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines Mexico has lost “control” on its side.. ...Read Full Story

E.Coli Outbreak: CDC Issues Warning Against Consumption Of Romaine Lettuce

On Tuesday, health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states in the U.S. and 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. No deaths have been reported, but 13 of the people who became sick in the U.S. were hospitalized. The last reported illness was on Oct. 31.. ...Read Full Story

Colorado Man Chris Watts Sentenced To Life in Prison For Killing Two Young Daughters And Pregnant Wife

A Colorado man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters and dumping their bodies on an oil work site. Prosecutors have said they agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for Christopher Watts’ guilty plea, after seeking approval from Shanann Watts’ family. Watts had pleaded guilty to three charges of murder in the deaths of his wife, Shanann Watts, and their young daughters. He also pleaded guilty on Nov. 6 to two counts of killing a child, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body.. ...Read Full Story