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New York Governor Cuomo's office intervened in corruption probe -NY Times

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference to announce a tentative contract agreement in Midtown Manhattan in New YorkNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office meddled with a commission he created to root out corruption in state politics, pushing back whenever it focused on groups tied to Cuomo, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Now the commission's scrapped probes, which included hundreds of emails, subpoenas and internal documents from politicians and state agencies, are being investigated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the Times said.



Exclusive: CDC says lab director behind anthrax mishap resigns

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of a government bioterror lab behind the potential exposure of workers to live anthrax has resigned, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. Michael Farrell, head of the CDC's Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory (BRRAT) in Atlanta, had been reassigned from his position last month after the agency disclosed the safety breaches. He submitted his resignation on Tuesday, the CDC said. ?I can confirm that he was the team lead for the BRRAT lab since 2009 and that he?s resigned from that position,? said CDC spokesman Thomas Skinner.



Last victim of deadly Washington mudslide believed found

An aerial view of the mud slide damage in OsoSearch teams in Washington State have found the remains of a person thought to be the last victim of a mudslide that buried an entire community in March and killed 43 people, county authorities said. The body believed to be that of 44-year-old Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge was located Tuesday morning on the western edge of the disaster site. Medical examiners expect to confirm identification once the remains are recovered, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. The Seattle Times reported that the body was found in a deep pocket of debris believed to have been the garage of Regelbrugge's home, about 100 yards from the spot where the remains of her husband, U.S. Navy Commander L. John Regelbrugge III, were recovered on March 25.



With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

David Perdue waves to supporters after declaring victory in the Republican primary runoff for nomination to the U.S. Senate from Georgia, at his election-night party in Atlanta, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Perdue defeated Rep. Jack Kingston. (AP Photo)ATLANTA (AP) ? Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate seat with attack ads in a matchup that could help settle control of the Senate.



Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Theodore Wafer listens during a motion hearing in Judge Timothy Kenny's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Jury selection starts Monday, July 21, 2014, in a trial that will put Wafer's self-defense claim to a tough test. The 19-year-old woman, Renisha McBride, was drunk but unarmed when she climbed the steps of his Dearborn Heights porch, 3  hours after crashing her car a few blocks away. Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, he grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted her in the face. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals, File) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALESDETROIT (AP) ? A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday.



APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

In this July 11, 2014 photo, patient Amanda Thornton, left, of Aloha, Ore., speaks with primary care doctor John Guerreiro at a clinic run by the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center in Beaverton, Ore. The center comprised of nine clinics in northwestern Oregon, serveing 36,000 patients in Washington and Yamhill has been overwhelmed under the Affordable Health Care Act's Medicaid expansion. It has closed to new enrollees and is working through a backlog to assign thousands of patients to a doctor. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ? Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.



Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

NEW YORK (AP) ? The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.


Midday Glance: Silver companies

Shares of some top silver companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.02 or .6 percent, to $3.23. Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.04 or .3 percent, to $14.97. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...


Ex-CEO gets prison for stealing from NYC charity

William Rapfogel, who formerly led the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, arrives for his sentencing hearing in New York state Supreme Court, Wednesday July 23, 2014. Rapfogel was sentenced Wednesday to a term of 40 months to 10 years in prison for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization. He has paid $3 million in restitution. (AP Photo)NEW YORK (AP) ? The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization.



Ex-Philadelphia Traffic Court judges cleared of main charges

Ex-Philadelphia Traffic Court judges cleared of main chargesA jury handed down a mixed verdict Wednesday in the federal trial of five former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges.