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Taken for a ride? Ambulances stick patients with surprise bills

November 29, 2017 |

One patient got a $ 3,660 bill for a four-mile ride. Another was charged $ 8,460 for a trip from one hospital that could not handle his case to another that could. Still another found herself marooned at an out-of-network hospital, where she’d been taken by ambulance without her consent.

These patients…


L.A. Times – Business

Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns in Surprise Move

November 4, 2017 |

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions, the AP reports. In a televised address from Riyadh, Hariri fired a vicious tirade against Iran and its Lebanese proxy…
Newser

Pyongyang Slams US ‘Surprise Nuclear Drill’

November 3, 2017 |

The North Korea situation is heating up again —just in time for President Trump’s visit to the region. On Thursday, two Guam-based American B-1B Lancer strategic bombers joined Japanese and South Korean jets for drills near the Korean Peninsula, Reuters reports. American authorities describes the exercises as a routine mission,…
Newser

Cops Finally Catch ‘Ninja’ Thief, and It’s a Surprise

October 30, 2017 |

For the better part of a decade, an agile, black-clad thief eluded police in Osaka, Japan, as he pulled off burglary after burglary. But the reign of the crook who came to be known as the “Ninja of Heisei” appears to be over, and it came with a big surprise…
Newser

In Surprise Statement, Tillerson Shuts Down Story

October 4, 2017 |

In what CBS News calls “abruptly scheduled remarks” Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called President Trump “smart” as part of a direct repudiation of a report from NBC News that alleged Tillerson came within an arm’s length of resigning this summer and called the president a “moron” in a…
Newser

Snapchat may have just revealed its latest surprise a day early

October 3, 2017 |

Snap Inc. was poised to make a big announcement Tuesday. What it was, no one really knew. To build suspense, the company launched a site with little more than a countdown clock.

But the surprise was quickly spoiled when word spread that changing your computer’s date and time would trick the clock…


L.A. Times – Business

Woman Picks Up Surprise Passenger on Her Commute

September 13, 2017 |

Wile E. Coyote may be accustomed to vehicular chaos , but it was one of his cousins in the Great White North that took a wild ride last week. Canada’s Georgie Knox says she was on her way to her job in Calgary early one morning when a coyote ran out…
Newser

Surprise: Moon May Have a Lot of Water

July 30, 2017 |

There may be vast stores of water on the moon, a discovery that could be good news for future lunar explorers. Brown University scientists detected large quantities of water “glass beads” trapped in ancient volcanic deposits across the moon’s surface, indicating there’s far more water deep below the surface, Space….
Newser

Larry David Reveals Surprise Connection to Bernie Sanders

July 27, 2017 |

Larry David got some pretty ( pretty, pretty, pretty ) good genealogy news recently, NBC News reports. The Seinfeld creator already shared a strange resemblance with Sen. Bernie Sanders—playing him on Saturday Night Live to great acclaim—and now it turns out they have another connection as well. At…
Newser

A Surprise Cameo on Game of Thrones Premiere

July 17, 2017 |

Winter has arrived in mid-July, which in Game of Thrones -speak means that the HBO show was back on the air Sunday night—and per the Los Angeles Times , the premiere of the seventh season “belonged to [the] women.” Those women being Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen, all…
Newser