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Nine Sentenced for Filing Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claims

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Pamela C. Marsh, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced today that nine individuals have been sentenced in federal court in the past two months for filing false claims with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) related to the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Call 911 First for Emergencies

Updated: 07/23/2014 - The Midway Police Department wants to remind all citizens that if you are in a life threatening emergency to please call 911.

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  • Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers....
  • Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."...
  • Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S....
  • Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine
    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels....
  • Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east
    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death....
  • How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry
    Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:...
  • Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions
    Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father....
  • Some lethal injection problems in US executions
    Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:...
  • Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore....
  • Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks
    PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren't achieved without taking chances....
  • Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."...
  • Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers....
  • Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats
    NIR AM, Israel (AP) -- With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled....
  • Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east
    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death....
  • Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine
    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels....
  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will....
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel....
  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies....
  • Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty....
  • Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state....
  • IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies....
  • GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs
    DETROIT (AP) -- Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes....
  • Ford 2Q net income rises 6 percent to $1.3 billion
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years....
  • Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."...
  • United Airlines posts 2Q profit, reversing 1Q loss
    CHICAGO (AP) -- United Airlines is making money after a slow start to the year....
  • Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often....
  • FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit....
  • Nokia profits rise after sale of handset division
    HELSINKI (AP) -- Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. saw its shares surge on Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of its sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division....
  • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday....
  • Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce....
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