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They Might Be Giants Singer-Guitarist Injured in NYC Crash

NEW YORK (AP) — They Might Be Giants singer-guitarist John Flansburgh was seriously injured in a car crash this week while being driven home from the alternative rock band’s first gig on a pandemic-delayed tour, prompting the postponement of shows …

Double-Booked Surgeries Lead to $14.6 Million Settlement

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts General Hospital will pay $14.6 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged overbilling for double-booked surgeries that were simultaneously overseen by the same surgeon. It’s the third time since 2019 that the Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital agreed …

Jury Awards $26M in Malpractice Lawsuit, a Nebraska Record

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has awarded $26.1 million to a Sarpy County family who sued Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha after their child was sent home following an accidental fall and then suffered seizures …

North Macedonia: Overheated Cable Caused Fatal Hospital Fire

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A fire in a COVID-19 hospital in North Macedonia that killed 14 people last month was caused by the short-circuit of a cable connected to a defibrillator and spread fast due to the presence of …

Suit Blames Baby’s Death on Cyberattack at Alabama Hospital

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman whose 9-month-old daughter died has filed suit against the hospital where she was born claiming it did not disclose that its computer systems had been crippled by a cyberattack, which resulted in diminished …

Cedar Point Coaster Dropped Metal Plate, Injuring Woman

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A piece of metal that flew off the world’s second-tallest roller coaster and hit a woman in the head while she stood in line came from the back of the ride’s train and was about the …

Resident, Firefighter Missing After Fatal Nursing Home Fire

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A fire swept through a suburban New York assisted living home and caused a partial collapse early Tuesday, killing one resident and leaving another resident and a firefighter missing, officials said. Two other firefighters and …

Three Children Taken to Hospital After Car Hits Daycare Center

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A car accidentally drove through a wall and into the classroom of a daycare facility north of Los Angeles on Monday and three children were taken to a hospital for evaluation although no major injuries …

Wisconsin Hospital Files 200 Debt Lawsuits During Pandemic

MADISON, Wis. (AP) –Alysa Gummow didn’t know what to think in October when the letters from law firms arrived in the mail. She had filed for bankruptcy in 2017 to restructure nearly $50,000 in debt _ mostly from an earlier …

Systems Remain Down at Health Network After Cyberattack

The University of Vermont Health Network, including six hospitals in Vermont and New York, on Friday was still dealing with a cyberattack that caused significant computer network problems with an official saying they did not know when the systems would …