Archives for February 2012

Interpol says suspected Anonymous hackers arrested

PARIS (AP) — Interpol said Tuesday that 25 suspected members of the loose-knit Anonymous hacker movement have been arrested in a sweep across Europe and South America. The international police agency said in a statement that the arrests in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain were carried out by national law enforcement officers working under the support of Interpol’s Latin […]

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PARIS (AP) — Interpol said Tuesday that 25 suspected members of the loose-knit Anonymous hacker movement have been arrested in a sweep across Europe and South America. The international police agency said in a statement that the arrests in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain were carried out by national law enforcement officers working under

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7 accused of $375M Medicare, Medicaid fraud

DALLAS (AP) — Years after Jacques Roy started filing paperwork that would have made his practice the busiest Medicare provider in the U.S., authorities say they’ve found most of his work was a lie. They accused Roy on Tuesday of “selling his signature” to collect Medicare and Medicaid payments for work that was never done […]

Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, right, pauses during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Dallas. Looking on in background are Bill Corr, Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Health, left, and United States Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Officials announced federal charges in what they called the largest case of medical fraud in U.S. history involving $375 million. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DALLAS (AP) — Years after Jacques Roy started filing paperwork that would have made his practice the busiest Medicare provider in the U.S., authorities say they've found most of his work was a lie. They accused Roy on Tuesday of "selling his signature" to collect Medicare and Medicaid payments for work that was never done or wasn't necessary.

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Poll: US belief in warming rises with thermometer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ belief in global warming is on the rise, along with temperatures and surprising weather changes, according to a new university poll. The survey by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College says 62 percent of those asked last December think the Earth is getting warmer. That’s up from 55 percent in […]

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2012 file photo, people walk in the South Chagrin Reservation Metropark on a sunny and mild afternoon in Bentleyville, Ohio. A new poll shows Americans' belief in global warming is on the rise, along with temperatures and surprising weather changes. The survey by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College says 62 percent of those asked last December think the Earth is getting warmer. That's an increase from 55 percent in the spring of that year. It's the highest percentage in two years. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' belief in global warming is on the rise, along with temperatures and surprising weather changes, according to a new university poll. The survey by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College says 62 percent of those asked last December think the Earth is getting warmer. That's up from 55 percent in the spring

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New rules on when FBI retains custody of detainees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration outlined Tuesday when the FBI, rather than the military, could be allowed to retain custody of al-Qaida terrorism suspects who aren’t U.S. citizens but are arrested by federal law enforcement officers. The new rules issued by the White House resulted from a December compromise in Congress between the administration […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration outlined Tuesday when the FBI, rather than the military, could be allowed to retain custody of al-Qaida terrorism suspects who aren't U.S. citizens but are arrested by federal law enforcement officers. The new rules issued by the White House resulted from a December compromise in Congress between the

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Clinton says US moving on Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insists the Obama administration is moving swiftly to impose tough new sanctions on Iran amid concerns in Congress that the White House won’t be aggressive enough in cracking down on financial institutions that do business with Tehran’s Central Bank. “What we are intending to do is […]

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department's national security and foreign policy priorities in the fiscal 2013 international affairs budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insists the Obama administration is moving swiftly to impose tough new sanctions on Iran amid concerns in Congress that the White House won't be aggressive enough in cracking down on financial institutions that do business with Tehran's Central Bank. "What we are intending to do is to

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Romney sweeps to double Republican primary victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney scored a hard-won, home state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona Tuesday night, gaining a two-state primary sweep over Rick Santorum and precious momentum in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation. “We didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough,” Romney told […]

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, addresses supporters at his election night party in Novi, Mich., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney scored a hard-won, home state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona Tuesday night, gaining a two-state primary sweep over Rick Santorum and precious momentum in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation. "We didn't win by a lot, but we won by enough," Romney told cheering

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