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Patrick Soon-Shiong — immigrant, doctor, billionaire, and soon, newspaper owner — starts a new era at the L.A. Times

April 15, 2018 |

Biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong – one of L.A.’s wealthiest residents – is expected to take ownership of the Los Angeles Times this month. It would be his highest-profile venture in a long and lucrative career that began halfway around the world in apartheid South Africa.
L.A. Times – Business

Before Vanishing, CDC Doctor Made Odd Request to Neighbor

February 28, 2018 |

The Harvard-educated doctor missing for more than two weeks had recently been denied a promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with an explanation provided to him on the day he was last seen. After arriving at work on Feb. 12, Timothy Cunningham met with his supervisor, who…
Newser

CNN

Airstrikes pound Eastern Ghouta after ceasefire, doctor says

February 25, 2018 |

A United Nations resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria appears “to be ink on paper,” according to doctors working inside the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, which suffered intense bombardment Sunday.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Disgraced Former Gymnastics Doctor Sent to Arizona Prison

February 11, 2018 |

Prison records show that disgraced former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, the AP reports. The Federal Bureau of Prisons online inmate registry on Saturday showed that the 54-year-old was housed at the high security prison that also has an adjacent minimum…
Newser

Nation’s Richest Doctor Set to Buy LA Times

February 7, 2018 |

The Los Angeles Times is on the verge of a sale that would take it from its Chicago-based parent company and put it in the hands of a local billionaire doctor, a person with knowledge of the deal tells the AP . Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is expected to pay Tronc Inc….
Newser

Doctor Who Allegedly Put a Hit on His Wife Is Found Dead

January 27, 2018 |

A New Jersey doctor accused of arranging his wife’s murder has committed suicide in prison, reports People . James Kauffman, a 68-year-old endocrinologist, allegedly helped set up the 2012 murder of his 47-year-old wife, April Kauffman, inside their home. The motive? Prosecutors say their marriage had gone south, and April Kauffman…
Newser

Doctor: Trump Asked for Cognitive Test, Aced it

January 17, 2018 |

President Trump asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam, and his doctor says he aced it. Trump’s physician—Navy doctor Ronny Jackson—says the president achieved a perfect score on the test, which was included in last Friday’s medical checkup. Jackson says Trump’s…
Newser

Here’s What Doctor Had to Say After Trump’s Physical

January 13, 2018 |

President Trump’s White House physician declared him in “excellent health” after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, the AP reports. Dr. Ronny Jackson, in a statement released by the White House, said the physical examination “went exceptionally well. The President is in…
Newser

Computer-Hating Doctor, 84, Fights for Medical License

November 29, 2017 |

An unusual fight over a doctor’s license to practice medicine is unfolding in New Hampshire. As NHPR explains, Dr. Anna Konopka keeps track of her patients in New London the old-school way, with handwritten files instead of computers. One problem? That puts Konopka in violation of a state law requiring…
Newser

Olympic Champ Says She Was Abused by Team Doctor

November 22, 2017 |

Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor . Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar because…
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