Federal agents have arrested two women and a man after linking them to a ring that staged fake car crashes to defraud insurance companies through massage therapy and chiropractor services for “victims” who didn’t need medical treatment, according to federal court records.
Just days before their contract is set to expire, unionized janitors and groundskeepers at the University of Miami gave their bargaining committee the authorization to call a strike if an agreement isn’t reached.
The Canadian government is calling in an outside investigator after two men from an indigenous community were found to have been sent home with each others’ biological parents at birth in 1975. The government believes it’s not the first time it happened at that hospital; the first case is also from 1975.
Last week, after stating that 90 percent of suspects in drug busts are black or Hispanic, Maine Gov. Paul LePage left a profane voice mail for a Democratic state representative, challenging him to prove that he is a racist. On Sunday, Republican Amy Volk posted a message to her Facebook followers, which was quoted in full by a Portland newspaper, stating she had “deep concerns” about the governor’s recent behavior.
A six-member team of scientists lived in a dome on top of Mauna Loa for a year, which might sound good until you consider that they could only leave their dome while wearing spacesuits because they were simulating a mission to Mars. They have concluded that a manned Mars mission is feasible, at least from a “technological and psychological” perspective. But they can’t wait to swim and eat fresh food.
Most Asian stocks slipped Monday on remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week that the case has strengthened for raising interest rates, but the Tokyo market was an exception and gained on prospects for a strong dollar.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally.