July 7, 2013 |
HONG KONG - China's top economic planning agency is investigating the costs and prices of drugmakers including GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C., Merck & Co., Novartis AG, and Baxter International Inc. to improve the pricing system for medicines. The National Development and Reform Commission will examine 27 companies for costs and 33 for pricing, according to a July 2 statement posted on the commission's Evaluation Center of Drug Pricing. The investigation is being done so that drug prices can be adjusted in a more timely fashion, it said.
July 7, 2013 |
TWO UPPER DARBY police officers were fired yesterday after an alleged violent incident involving a teenage suspect in their custody was caught on video. Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie terminated Officer Michael Givens, 39, an eight-year veteran, and Officer Ryan Wisely, 32, a seven-year veteran, he announced in a letter to the media. A camera installed in January at the township public-safety building recorded an incident between the officers and three juveniles - which is the basis of the firing, according to the statement - but Micozzie was mum on the details about exactly what was caught on tape.
July 5, 2013 |
Amid the ruins from the Market Street building collapse, investigators have spent the last two weeks sifting through the rubble in search of personal belongings of survivors - and the dead. The list of items lost was long. A wallet. A purse. Keys. A cellphone. A favorite family photo. Yet when the painstaking search for those things ended this week, very few had been found. Those looking for personal belongings came up mostly empty-handed, and many of the items, now imbued with history and tragedy, may never be recovered.
July 3, 2013
CAIRO - With the clock ticking, Egypt's besieged president said yesterday that he will not step down, as state media reported that the powerful military plans to overturn his Islamist-dominated government if the elected leader doesn't meet the demands of the millions of protesters calling for his ouster. Mohammed Morsi's defiant statement sets up a major confrontation between supporters of the president and Egyptians angry over what they see as his efforts to impose control by his Muslim Brotherhood as well as his failure to introduce reforms more than two years after the revolution that ousted autocratic predecessor Hosni Mubarak.
June 28, 2013 |
Police are investigating four shootings in Camden on Tuesday and Wednesday, including one in which a cabdriver drove himself to police headquarters after being shot in both arms, the county prosecutor's office said. At 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, a cabdriver, 53, from Camden was shot after a passenger told him to drive to 29th and Buren Streets and tried to rob him. The victim drove himself to Camden County Police Headquarters on the 800 block of Federal Street. The man, whose name police did not disclose, was treated at Cooper University Hospital and released.
June 24, 2013 |
AUTHORITIES CONTINUE to investigate, but not talk about, the killing of a semipro football player whose body was found a mile from the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. A spokeswoman for the Bristol (Mass.) County district attorney's office said yesterday that officials are not releasing details. Spokeswoman Yasmina Serdarevic said officials also are not talking about the cause of death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose body was found last Monday. His death was ruled a homicide.
June 20, 2013 |
MINEOLA, N.Y. - Former investigators are pushing to reopen the probe into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of New York, saying new evidence points to the often-discounted theory that a missile strike may have downed the jumbo jet. The New York-to-Paris flight crashed July 17, 1996, just minutes after the Boeing 747 took off from John F. Kennedy Airport, killing all 230 people aboard. The effort to reopen the probe is being made in tandem with the release next month of a documentary that features the testimony of former investigators who raise doubts about the National Transportation Safety Board's conclusion that the crash was caused by a center fuel tank explosion, probably caused by a spark from a short-circuit in the wiring.
June 15, 2013 |
Police are investigating how NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died Wednesday night at the Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, including whether a mechanical failure contributed to the fatal crash. New Jersey state police said Leffler, 37, of Long Beach, Calif., lost control of his sprint car, which hit the wall and rolled over several times. "He was extricated in a very bad condition," Lt. Stephen Jones said Thursday. Leffler, a 12-year NASCAR veteran, was competing for a $7,000 prize in a sprint car race on Bridgeport's 5/8-mile dirt track.
June 14, 2013 |
Arson claimed four boats at the Camden County Boathouse in Pennsauken early Wednesday, leaving the crew team of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School partly in ruins. Head coach Chris De Young said the vandalism would not stop his team when the season resumes in September, even if it means "begging and borrowing" throughout the summer. "It's devastating," said De Young, who surveyed the damage Wednesday afternoon. Two 16-foot launches were destroyed, leaving one submerged next to the dock on the Cooper River, which is known nationally as a top venue for competitive rowing.
June 12, 2013 |
AS A GRAND JURY continues to piece together the details surrounding the May 25 death of a paralegal found in the bathtub of her lawyer boss and reported lover, her family is moving toward closure of another sort. A Philadelphia judge on Monday ordered that the remains of Julia Papazian Law be released to her mother for burial. Law, who died days before her 27th birthday, was found facedown in bathwater by a maintenance man at the Rittenhouse Square home of A. Charles Peruto, a prominent Philadelphia criminal-defense lawyer.