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INTERNATIONAL $120 million of US rebuilding money finally headed to Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The ﬁrst portion of U.S. reconstruction money for Haiti is on its way more than seven months after it was promised to help the country rebuild from the Jan. 12 earthquake. The U.S. government will transfer $120 million — about one-tenth of the total amount — to the World Bankrun Haiti Reconstruction Fund. Michelle Obama honors US troops and their relatives in Germany RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama surprised a group of U.S. servicemen and women based in Germany on Thursday, jumping in to serve them a special Veterans Day meal. The ﬁrst lady spent time with 200 people during a refueling stopover on the way home from her tour of Asia with President Barack Obama. “It is a thrill to be here with
you guys because we are so grateful to all of you,” she said. “Not just our servicemen and women, but their kids, wives, husbands and parents.” Chinese porcelain vase fetches $69.3 million at London auction LONDON (AP) — An 18th century Chinese porcelain vase discovered when clearing a house was sold Thursday at a London auction for 43 million pounds ($69.3 million). Bainbridges, the auction house, said the ﬁnal price for the 16-inch vase — an imperially commissioned piece decorated with a ﬁsh motif — far exceeded the pre-auction estimated price, which was about 1.2 million pounds. The ﬁnal amount was thought to be among the highest ever paid for any Chinese artwork sold at auction. After ﬁerce competition among Chinese buyers, the vase was bought by a Chinese bidder who turned up to bid on behalf of an undisclosed buyer.
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First lady Michelle Obama serves steak, peas, corn on the cob and dessert to U.S. airmen and their relatives at Ramstein Airbase in Ramstein, Germany on Thursday.
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
Owner: 5 North Carolina nursing home deaths under scrutiny
ACLU challenging half-pay for discharged gays in military
FEMA forgives New Orleans airport’s $10.8M disaster loan
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina nursing home where ﬁve residents have died from hepatitis B says public health investigators are examining whether a shared blood testing needle may have spread the disease.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Former Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Collins says he only wants what is given to other military veterans who leave involuntarily. The Air Force paid Collins $12,351 instead of the expected $25,702 when he was honorably discharged in March 2006 after nine years. The ACLU, which ﬁled the suit Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., argues the Department of Defense cannot unilaterally cut the amount for people discharged for homosexuality. The lawsuit, which is not a challenge to “don’t ask, don’t tell,” seeks full pay for Collins and others affected by the policy.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is forgiving $10.8 million in community disaster loans to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. New Orleans CityBusiness reports that the airport used the money for repairs after Hurricane Katrina.
NC man accused of scaring an old woman to death gets life sentence GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A bank robbery suspect who authorities accused of scaring an elderly woman to death after hiding in her home has been sentenced to life in prison. Larry Whitﬁeld of Charlotte, N.C., was sentenced Wednesday in federal court, authorities said. Whitﬁeld, 22, had been convicted of attempted bank robbery, weapons offenses and seeking to avoid arrest for attempted bank robbery. Prosecutors say Whitﬁeld forced his way into the home of Mary Parnell, 79, to elude police.
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(AP) — Baton Rouge police have arrested one of their own ofﬁcers on drug charges. An arrest warrant says Cpl. John Conrad Dauthier, a nine-year veteran of the police department, allegedly used prescriptions he obtained online to illegally receive a painkiller from ﬁve separate out-of-state pharmacies. Sgt. Don Kelly said Dauthier was placed on administrative leave Wednesday pending an internal investigation.
Baton Rouge police arrest one of their own on drug charges
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