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Doctor Facing Murder Charges In Patient OD Deaths
2012-03-05 06:09:53

A California doctor is facing murder charges following the death of three of her patients, all of whom were died as a result of prescription drug overdoses, various media outlets reported over the weekend. According to Marisa Taylor of ABC News, 42-year-old Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng, an osteopathic physician from Rowland Heights, reportedly wrote an average of 25 prescriptions per day over the past three years. Tseng, who the Associated Press (AP) said has been nicknamed "Dr....

2008-10-05 09:00:02

By LINDA DEUTSCH By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press LAS VEGAS In a city where luck means everything, O.J. Simpson's unlucky number in a case full of bizarre twists was 13. He was convicted of an armed robbery that happened on Sept. 13, 2007, and was found guilty on the 13th anniversary of his Los Angeles murder acquittal. The Las Vegas jury deliberated for 13 hours after a 13-day trial. Simpson, the 61-year-old Hall of Fame football star, was convicted of kidnapping, armed...

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2008-09-12 09:05:00

A fluffy little dog named Lexi is being called a hero for helping to rescue an 85-year-old neighbor who collapsed in his Brooklyn apartment. Linda Deutsch concedes that she thought Lexi -- a white bichon frise -- was being naughty when she refused to get into the elevator for their walk. Finally, though, Deutsch let Lexi lead her down the hall. That's when she heard a cry for help. The building superintendent was summoned, and they found Charles Postler, who had been lying helplessly on...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'