Investigation

Florida’s Pam Bondi is one of 15 state attorneys general helping federal officials investigate two pending mega-mergers in the health insurance industry, Reuters News Service reported this week.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says she was wrong to urge the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pay for high-priced and unnecessary drug screening tests from a company being investigated for defrauding Florida Medicaid of millions.

State investigators say there's no evidence Planned Parenthood in Florida purchased or sold human organs or tissue.

Investigators have located the navigation deck of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.

A Navy tugboat confirmed it had found the rest of the ship almost two weeks ago.

The latest find is important because the vessel’s data recorder, which can hold information about how the El Faro met its fate, is fastened to the bridge deck.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the search for the recorder is now underway.

The cargo ship, owned by TOTE Services, sank near the Bahamas when it crossed paths with Hurricane Joaquin last month.

More than $100 million in budget cuts at Florida’s state mental have created an environment where patients are being injured by one another, hurting themselves, and in some cases, attacking the workers assigned to protect and treat then, a joint investigation from the Tampa Bay Times and Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.

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