2d Cir. Judge Says Argentina Is Holding ‘Gun’ to Citibank’s Head

     MANHATTAN (CN) - Without a 2nd Circuit reversal, Citibank will have to choose whether to transfer funds to Argentina at the end of the month in violation of a federal court order, or open its Buenos Aires-based subsidiary and staff to possible criminal prosecution.     U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in July endorsed a "one-time" transfer of funds from Citibank to Argentina. He ruled that all further transfers would be banned until Argenti...

UPDATED: Eureka Police Shoot, Kill Suspect

UPDATED: Eureka Police Shoot, Kill SuspectThe Journal (blog)UPDATE: The Humboldt County Coroner's Office named the victim of the police shooting in Eureka early Wednesday morning. Thomas James McClain, 22, of Eureka, was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Hospital after being shot by a Eureka Police ...Eureka Police Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting Lost Coast Outpost
  September 18, 2014  

Medicare Billing Kickup Booted From D.C. Court

     (CN) - Dismissing a challenge of time limits surrounding the billing of certain Medicare claims, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., found jurisdiction lacking.     American Hospital Association, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, Munson Medical Center, Lancaster General Hospital, Trinity Health Corporation and Dignity Health sued Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Matthews Burwell in 2012, alleging that time limits on certain M...
  September 18, 2014  

Threee arrested after violent Watsonville robbery, beating

Threee arrested after violent Watsonville robbery, beatingSanta Cruz SentinelWATSONVILLE >> Watsonville police have apprehended three suspects in a violent robbery earlier this month that left a store clerk with a fractured skull. Police investigators picked up the trail of the suspects after releasing La Tiendita Market video ...Suspect in Watsonville armed robbery arrested leaving CSUMB Monterey County HeraldWatsonville police arrest 3 in violent robbery in which clerk was beaten with ba...
  September 18, 2014  

Victim’s Sister Helped Plan Roscoe Village Home Invasion, Prosecutors Say

Victim's Sister Helped Plan Roscoe Village Home Invasion, Prosecutors SayDNAinfoWilson, of the first block of North Lavergne Avenue in Austin; Wallace, of the 2300 block of North Kedzie Avenue in Logan Square, and Wolowic, of the 700 block of Sun Lake Road in suburban Lake Villa, were charged with home invasion. The victim, who ...
  September 18, 2014  

Fate of Subsidy Warrants Explanation, Court Says

     (CN) - The Bonneville Power Administration must explain in detail why it decided not to seek repayment of a court-invalidated, $32 million subsidy it gave to an aluminum manufacturer, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday.     The ruling is the latest in a long-running consolidated case pitting a dozen small energy utilities and cooperatives in the Pacific Northwest against the federal agency's subsidy contracts with its industrial customers. ...
  September 18, 2014  

Controversial Ballot Decision Upheld in Neb.

     LINCOLN, Neb. (CN) - A decision to allow for a switch in Republican candidates for Nebraska lieutenant governor nine days after a deadline for certifying the statewide ballot has been upheld by a county district court.     Judge Lori A. Maret held she could not order Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale to reverse his decision because state statute provided him with no clear legal duty to refuse the request.     The...
  September 18, 2014  

GM Faulty-Ignition Claims Kept in NYC

     (CN) - Claims that General Motors ignition switches malfunction, causing drivers to lose control and crash, will not move to Tennessee, a New York federal judge ruled.     Tiffany Sumners had been driving in Tennessee at "highway speed" when her Chevrolet Cobalt's steering, brakes and airbag locked up, her lawyer Jere Beasley said.     The car then crossed two lanes of traffic, crashed into a tree and caught fire. Ti...
  September 18, 2014  

Eureka Police Officer-Involved Shooting Victim Named

Eureka Police Officer-Involved Shooting Victim NamedLost Coast OutpostYesterday, the Lost Coast Outpost reported on an incident that left one man dead after he was shot by an officer with the Eureka Police Department. Please refer to our previous coverage here for more details. At this point, the Outpost is currently in ...Coroner releases name of man killed in officer-involved shooting, autopsy set Eureka Times Standard
  September 18, 2014  

Pregnant Band Teacher Accused Of Having Sexual Affair With 14-Year-Old Student

On Tuesday afternoon 31-year-old band teacher, Bridgett Szychulski, was arraigned and is facing multiple charges. The reason? It has recently come to light that the married mother of one, who is currently expecting her second child,  had sexual relations with one of her middle school students during the 2012 school year. A tip was submitted by an anonymous person to the Pennsylvania Child Abuse Hotline last week. The Buck’s County DA’s office alleges that the sexual relationship with th...
  September 18, 2014