Hospitals within the same city sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same treatment, according to figures the government released publicly for the first time Wednesday. The federal list sheds new light on the mystery of just how high a hospital bill might go — and whether it's cheaper for uninsured patients to get the care somewhere else.
Four federal law enforcement officers were charged with accepting cash, a TV, and plane tickets among bribes dating back more than a decade to help dozens of foreigners enter the country, authorities announced Wednesday.
All charges against Hastings Police Officer Rene Doffing have been dropped.
A Dakota County judge has ruled that the report filed by the Minnesota State Patrol reconstructionist would not be admissible in court.
Without that reconstruction and testimony, Olmstead County’s chief assistant attorney James Spencer determined the case against Doffing would not be strong enough to take to trial, which was scheduled to start in May.
By Chad Richardson, Forum Communications Co.
, March 26, 2010
It was almost as if the judge were on trial. Answering for her own past statements, Sonia Sotomayor battled her way through a grueling day of intense and sometimes critical questioning by senators.
But there was little question of the verdict: She’s all but certain to win confirmation to the Supreme Court.
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The Associated Press
, July 15, 2009
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