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University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll....

Florida eye doctor gets 17 years for Medicare fraud

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A prominent Florida eye doctor once accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey received a 17-year sentence Thursday for stealing $73 million from Medicare by persuading elderly patients to undergo excruciating tests and treatments they didn't need for diseases they didn't have....

Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction....

Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction....