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Cheney and Dole are in the hospital


Cheney and Dole are in the hospital

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was hospitalized after experiencing chest pains Monday, and Bob Dole, the former Senate majority leader, is recuperating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after a bout with pneumonia. Cheney assistant Peter Long issued a statement that said Cheney was resting comfortably at George Washington University Hospital and his doctors were evaluating the situation. Cheney, 69, has a history of heart problems — four heart attacks, starting when he was 37 — and has a pacemaker. In 2008, doctors restored a normal rhythm to his heart with an electric shock. Dole, 86, was admitted to the military hospital about three weeks ago with a respiratory condition, spokesman Michael Marshall said. He soon recovered but has remained at the hospital to undergo physical therapy for knee surgery he had last year.


Ex-generals held in coup inquiry

In one of the toughest actions against the powerful Turkish military in the history of modern Turkey, the police detained three of the country's highest-ranking former generals as part of a vast investigation into a shadowy ultranationalist movement accused of planning to overthrow the Islamist-inspired government. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said more than 40 people were taken into custody during the operations on Monday.


Pediatrician indicted in abuse scandal

A grand jury returned a sweeping indictment against a pediatrician accused of serial molestation in what could be one of the worst child sex abuse cases in the nation's history. The 160-page indictment returned by a Sussex County grand jury charges Dr. Earl Bradley of Lewes with 471 counts of sexual crimes against 103 children. Attorney General Beau Biden said all of the alleged victims, including one boy, were caught on more than 13 hours of video recordings, some dating to 1998, that were seized from Bradley's office and home.


Aid halted to force homeless out?

Homeless victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake said police are halting deliveries of food and water to try to force them to leave their camp on the grounds of the prime minister's office in Port-au-Prince. Police padlocked the main gate to the hillside camp, where about 2,500 homeless live under bed sheets and tarps propped on sticks on the sloping hill leading to the office, but they opened it after the media arrived.


Doctor admits he faked research

A doctor accused of faking research for a dozen years in published studies that suggested after-surgery benefits from painkillers including Vioxx and Celebrex pleaded guilty Monday to one count of federal health care fraud. An attorney for Dr. Scott Reuben said after a plea hearing in U.S. District Court that the anesthesiologist will have to repay $361,932 in research grants and forfeit assets worth at least $50,000 as penalty for his conduct.


New York City: Police Officer Richard Kern, accused of sodomizing a drug suspect in a subway station in 2008, was acquitted, and two colleagues were acquitted of a coverup.

Washington: Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said he will introduce legislation next week to repeal the 17-year-old policy banning openly gay military members.

Times wires

Cheney and Dole are in the hospital 02/22/10 [Last modified: Monday, February 22, 2010 11:40pm]
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