The ALS Association received $8.6 million in donations Tuesday as proceeds from the ice bucket challenge continued to pour in at record rates. The association has begun posting daily tallies from the fundraiser on its website, stating on Wednesday that since July 29 it had raised $31.5 million. That's an $8.6 million jump over the previous day's tally, and more than 16 times the amount it had received over the same period last year. read more
The theft of personal data belonging to about 4.5 million healthcare patients earlier this year was made possible because of the Heartbleed bug, according to a leading security expert.
Al Gore says Al Jazeera America is withholding $65 million from Current Media shareholders after buying the cable channel last year, and he's gone to court to get it. "Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago," said David Boies, a lawyer representing the former vice president. The lawsuit is sealed, which Boies is fighting in court. "[D]espite being a news organization, Al Jazeera America has said the full complaint should be kept from the public file."
Last August, Baer Hanusz-Rajkowski, of Bayonne, N.Y., accidentally cut his finger with the claw-end of a hammer. He says he waited a few days for it to heal but the cut didn't seem to be closing, so he went to the Bayonne Medical Center emergency room to ask whether he should get stitches. The nurse practitioner determined no stitches were necessary, he says. There was no X-ray either. Instead, Hanusz-Rajkowsk got hit with an $8,200 bill for the emergency room visit. On top of that, Bayonne Medical Center charged $180 for a tetanus shot, $242 for sterile supplies, and $8 for some antibacterial ointment in addition to hundreds of dollars for the services of the nurse practitioner.
Erick Figueroa is only 13 years old, but the Little League player who plays for the Caribbean team already has a huge size advantage on most of the other kids he is facing in the tournament. The Little Leaguers shouldn't feel too bad, though, because at 6'4" and 229 pounds, Figueroa is bigger than a lot of Major League Baseball players.