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2 hrs ago | NewsCenter 25

Doctor pleads guilty to cancer treatment fraud

A Detroit-area cancer specialist accused of giving patents unnecessary treatment has pleaded guilty to more than a dozen charges, including fraud and money laundering. Dr. Farid Fata pleaded guilty in Detroit federal court on Tuesday, a month before he was scheduled to go on trial.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

6 hrs ago | NewsCenter 25

Michigan prison worker arrested in drug smuggling

Authorities say a food worker at a Michigan prison has been arrested in connection to smuggling drugs after five St. Louis Correctional Facility inmates were found with heroin, cocaine, marijuana and tobacco. A Corrections Department spokesman confirmed the arrest Monday to the Detroit Free Press.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, State Prisons, St. Louis Correctional Facility

Tue Sep 16, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Weed fire: 'At the peak, the entire town was evacuated'

They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee. In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 150 structures, a saw mill and a church.

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Related Topix: Fire, Weed, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California

USA Today

3 companies get Calif. self-driving car permits

Audi announced today that it had received the first new permit issued by California for the testing of self-driving, or autonomous, cars on all the Golden State's roadways. The news comes the same day as 3 companies get Calif.

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Related Topix: California Government, California

Car and Driver

Grand Jury to Decide Whether Tony Stewart Will Face Charges for Ward, Jr., Incident

Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo has determined that the decision whether to charge Tony Stewart in the August 9 death of fellow driver Kevin Ward, Jr. , at Canandaigua Motorsports Park should be left to a grand jury. Tantillo released the following statement: "Over the past several weeks I have reviewed with members of the Ontario County Sheriff's Department their investigation, as it progressed, in the Tony Stewart matter.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tony Stewart, Racing, Kevin Harvick, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch

AutoSpies

SPIED: Naked Toyota FCV Caught Testing In Death Valley

Cars can now drive, park and save themselves from danger, all while using less fuel than ever. Toyota is just about to play a major role in this sci-fi movie with the FCV, the first-ever fuel cell vehicle designed for the mass market.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hybrid, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan

NewsCenter 25

Former Detroit high school football star arraigned on new charges

Jayru Campbell, the 17-year-old former football star for Cass Tech High School, was arraigned in court today on a probation violation. Campbell had just completed his 57-day sentence for body slamming a security guard to the floor at his school last year.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Why you crave pumpkin flavors in the fall

During the first week of October 2012, the Journal reported that Starbucks stores around the country were running out of the syrup used to make its Pumpkin Spice Latte --- one of several fall drinks the chain releases seasonally, for a limited time. Sredl, who studies consumer consumption and seasonality, said that it's no surprise when big-name items, like a spiced latte in October or brand of shoe during back-to-school shopping season, become inextricably linked with the season in which they appear.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Drink, Coffee, Entertainment

WGAL-TV Lancaster

When pregnancy makes you violently ill

"What, are you insane?" That seems to be the response I get most from friends and family members when I tell them that I'd like another child one day. They are typically shocked not because I'm pregnant with my second child but because they've watched me suffer through hyperemesis gravidarum during both of my pregnancies.

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NewsCenter 25

Michigan police arrest man in Saginaw teen shooting death

Michigan State Police have arrested a Saginaw man in connection to the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy. A 21-year-old was booked into the Saginaw County Jail in the death of DeLeonce Williams Jr. on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Saginaw, MI, Saginaw County, MI

NewsCenter 25

Sheriff: 4 arrested for poaching deer in Michigan

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports the sheriff's office said Monday that three men and one woman ages 23-44 years old were arrested Sunday. Deputies had responded to the area after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter reported seeing people shooting from a vehicle.

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Related Topix: Port Huron, MI, Sanilac County, MI, Huron County, MI

NewsCenter 25

Judge drops murder case against `Baby Kate's' dad

A judge has dismissed a murder charge against a northern Lower Peninsula man, accused of killing his missing 4 A1 2-month-old daughter. Mason County District Judge Peter Wadel in Ludington threw out the open murder charge Monday against 24-year-old Sean Phillips.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Mason County, MI, Ludington, MI

Motor Trend

Compensation Attorney Finds 19 Deaths Linked to GM Ignition Switches

Ken Feinberg, the attorney charged with doling out the payments for GM's ignition switch compensation fund, has so far linked the defect with 19 deaths, up from the automaker's claimed 13. Since the compensation program went into effect about five weeks ago, Feinberg has reportedly received 125 claims for deaths and 320 for injuries. Of those, he has found 31 eligible for compensation, and fewer than a dozen that were not.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Uber drivers in New York City protest fares

Uber drivers in New York are protesting for the second time in a month, fuming over the company's low fares. Fans of the cheap uberX service might want to take notice.

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Jalopnik

Tesla Wins Direct Sales Fight In Massachusetts

As Tesla Motors continues its state-by-state fight for its right to sell cars direct to the consumer, it can mark off the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as another battleground settled in its favor. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled in Tesla's favor in a lawsuit filed two years ago by the state's auto dealer association.

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USA Today

Germany's ZF to buy TRW Automotive for $12.4B

In a deal that would create the world's second largest automotive supplier, Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen agreed to buy Livonia, Mich.-based TRW Automotive for approximately $12.4 billion Together, the two Germany's ZF to buy TRW Automotive for $12.4B In a deal that would create the world's second largest automotive supplier, Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen agreed to buy Livonia, Mich.-based TRW Automotive for approximately $12.4 billion Together, the two Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s3QCMB In a deal that would create the world's second largest automotive supplier, Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen agreed to buy Livonia, Mich.-based TRW Automotive for approximately $12.4 billion Together, the two automakers have combined annual sales of more than $41 billion and about 138,000 employees.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, Livonia, MI, Northville, MI

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Death count rises due to faulty GM ignition switchesDeath count rises ...

The number of deaths from accidents caused by General Motors' defective ignition switch has been increased to at least 19, the chief of GM's victim settlement fund has determined. Ken Feinberg has awarded Death count rises due to faulty GM ignition switches The number of deaths from accidents caused by General Motors' defective ignition switch has been increased to at least 19, the chief of GM's victim settlement fund has determined.

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Related Topix: Diana DeGette, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Autoblog

GM compensation fund finds at least 19 deaths related to faulty ignition switches [w/video]

It appears that the safety problems stemming from General Motors' faulty ignition switches may stretch further than the automaker as admitted to. In a new interview with CNN Money , Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer overseeing the settlement process for GM , says that there are at least 19 deaths and 12 injuries being compensated so far.

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WGAL-TV Lancaster

From 'sumo wrestler' to distance runner

When he visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments were meant to be funny, but Kirimoto still felt the sting.

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Related Topix: Toddlers, Family, Westminster, CO

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Giant rabbit goes up in flames

The man whose giant rubber duck was stabbed 42 times in Belgium, attacked by a suspected eagle in Keelung City, Taiwan, and sunk in Hong Kong has a new disaster to contend with: grilled rabbit. Hofman's giant Moon Rabbit, on exhibit at the Taoyuan Land Arts Festival since Sept.

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