Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake split

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake 

 The couple, who have been dating on and off since 2007, say they will remain friends.

Plain-box proposal infuriates tobacco firms

Cigarettes (AP) 

Britain may force plain boxes for cigarettes

Britain could become the first European country to force cigarette manufacturers to remove

Bus Crash Kills 13 On Bronx-Westchester

Bus Crash Kills 13 On Bronx-Westchester Border

Bronx-Westchester Fatal Bus Accident 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Thirteen people died Saturday when a bus returning from a casino flipped onto its side on a major highway in the Bronx and was sliced in half by the support pole for a large sign, authorities said.
The driver, who survived, told police he lost control after being clipped by a tractor trailer at 5:35 a.m. Police began a hunt for the truck, which did not stop after the crash, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said.

Charges Against Health Care Executive

Charges Against Health Care Executive Raise Broader Issues

 We learned this week from a federal bribery case, of all places, that the going rate in 2008 to park a dying person in a hospital bed in Brooklyn was $772.80. That fee was enough to cover hospice care and, if the charges are true, a payoff to a state senator from Brooklyn. 

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Now, we have State Senator Carl Kruger, who, it is charged, was effectively getting rich on nasogastric tubes. Mr. Kruger has pleaded not guilty, and so has David F. Rosen, the hospital executive accused of being involved in the scheme.
In fact, through his lawyer, Mr. Rosen says that he is more than not guilty, that he is a champion of the poor and the needy, who has moved mountains — and yes, paid a consultancy fee or two to politicians, but never a bribe — to save hospitals in Brooklyn and Queens.

Bronx bus crash survivors recount horror

Survivors of Bronx bus crash that killed at least 13 recount horrific scene at moment of impact

Paramedics tend to passengers involved in the deadly Bronx bus crash this morning.

Chung Ninh woke up to a nightmare.
The 59-year-old was napping aboard a city-bound World Wide Bus after a night at casino when the vehicle suddenly careened out of control early Saturday. Ninh opened his eyes to the sights of gushing blood, flying glass - and far worse.

Comedian Gallagher recovering after suffering heart attack

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Gallagher's manager says the comedian is recovering from a minor heart attack after collapsing during a performance in Minnesota.
Craig Marquado said Friday that Gallagher will remain hospitalized at least one more night. He says Gallagher's two performances scheduled for Friday night in Illinois have been postponed.

Toxin found in dead sardines that clogged U.S. marina

Dead sardines removed from the surface at King Harbor marina in Redondo Beach, Calif., Thu. March 10, 2011, are contained for removal.  Thousands of s 
LOS ANGELES – The millions of sardines that were found floating dead in a Southern California marina this week tested positive for a powerful neurotoxin, researchers said Friday.
High levels of domoic acid were found in the sardines, which may have distressed them off the Los Angeles coastline and caused them to swim into the Redondo Beach marina, University of Southern California biologist David Caron wrote in a summary of his laboratory's findings which were reported by the Los Angeles Times.

83 rescued after floating restaurant breaks loose

In this Friday, March 11, 2011 photo, a woman walks down a fire ladder, used as an improvised ramp, during a rescue operation in which customers were  
COVINGTON, Ky. – A seafood eatery aboard a barge broke from its moorings on the flood-swollen Ohio River, then drifted downriver during the dinner rush before emergency crews rescued 83 patrons using a precarious gangplank of ladders and ropes, authorities said Saturday.

3 workers who discovered Wash. bomb say they lost their jobs

FBI agents cross the bridge on 12 Mile Road during their investigation of Kevin Harpham on Wednesday, March 9, 2011,  near Addy, Wash.   Harpham has b 
SPOKANE, Wash. – Three cleanup workers who were hailed as heroes after finding a live bomb along the route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade said they later lost their temporary jobs after supervisors questioned their handling of the situation.
The men were employed by Labor Ready and doing temporary work for the Spokane Public Facilities District when they found a backpack containing the bomb about an hour before the scheduled start of the Jan. 17 parade.

Tour bus accident in the Bronx, N.Y., kills 13, officials say

This image provided by ABC-TV shows the World Wide Tours tour bus after it was sliced by the exit sign on Interstate 95 south in the Bronx borough of  
NEW YORK – Thirteen people died Saturday when a bus returning to New York City from a casino overturned on a highway and was sliced in half by the support pole for a large sign.
The driver, who survived, told police he lost control while trying to evade a swerving tractor trailer. Police began a hunt for the truck, which did not stop after the crash, New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. It was unclear whether the two vehicles made contact, he said.

Gadhafi tightens grip as Arab League calls for no-fly zone

Gadhafi pushes ahead as Arab League calls for help


RAS LANOUF, Libya – Moammar Gadhafi tightened his grip Saturday on the coastal road linking his territory to the rebel-controlled east, pushing forward the front line in Libya's grueling internal conflict and showing off control of devastated towns just seized from the opposition.

An anti-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi rebel, fires an RPG against pro-Gadhafi warplanes at a desert road between Agela and Ras Lanouf town, eastern Li

The Arab League asked the U.N. Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya to protect the rebels, increasing pressure on the U.S. and other Western powers to take action that most have expressed deep reservations about.

Images reveal tsunami's devastation

Sendai, in northern Japan, was flooded by Friday's tsunami. (Itsuo Inouye/AP Photo) 

 New photos show the shattering impact of the massive quake and tsunami that struck Japan.

Images capture tsunami's devastation

A woman is rescued by a helicopter after an earthquake ...

Buildings are covered with mud on March 12 after a powerful tsunami created by Japan’s strongest earthquake hit the coast. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbum, Naoki Ueda)

New photos show the shattering impact of the massive quake and tsunami that struck Japan.