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Gold Bars Worth More Than $1.1 Million Found in Airplane Lavatory

Posted on 11/20/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin TodayFrom The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Cleaners found a stash of 24 gold bars worth more than $1.1 million hidden in an airplane lavatory after a flight from Bangkok arrived in eastern India, officials said Wednesday. The Jet Airways plane had landed in Kolkata and was being cleaned before a scheduled flight to Patna when the cleaners found two bags with the gold stashed inside, Customs official Mona Priyadarshini said. Priyadarshini said the gold bars weighed around 1 …

Part of Man’s Coin Collection Fetches $23 Million

Posted on 11/20/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin TodayFrom The Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — A rare St. Louis coin collection that sold for more than $23 million at a two-day New York City auction can be traced to when the collection’s 102-year-old owner received an 1859 one-cent piece more than nine decades ago from his grandfather.   Retired St. Louis lawyer Eric P. Newman only paid about $7,500 for the 1,800 piece collection of early American coins that sold for much more at the auction. Most …

Enrollments Low in First Month of Health Sites

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Laurie Kellman and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar of The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Planting a paltry number on a national disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that just 26,794 people enrolled for health insurance during the first, flawed month of operations for the federal “Obamacare” website. Adding in enrollment of more than 79,000 in the 14 states with their own websites, the nationwide number of 106,000 October sign-ups was barely one-fifth of what officials had projected — and a small …

Will Passwords Soon Be Obsolete?

Posted on 11/13/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyBy Michael Conroy of The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans. The basement lab of Purdue University’s International Center for Biometrics Research is where such emerging biometric technologies are tested for weaknesses before going mainstream. Iris and fingerprint scans as well as facial and voice recognition are just a few …

Prince Charles to Claim $175-a-Week Government Pension

Posted on 11/13/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin TodayBy Gregory Katz of The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles plans to claim the government pension he qualifies for when he turns 65 on Thursday, but he still hasn’t started the job he was born to do. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II has been heir to the throne since his mother became monarch in 1952, when he was 3. He is the longest-waiting heir apparent in Britain’s history, overtaking Queen Victoria’s son, Edward VII, two years …

Big Change for Mental Health Care?

Posted on 11/8/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Kevin Freking of The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s final: Health insurance companies now must cover mental illness and substance abuse just as they cover physical diseases. The Obama administration issued new regulations Friday that spell out how a 5-year-old mental health parity law will be administered. >> Sign up for the AARP Money newsletter Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the rule should put an end to discrimination faced by some mental health patients through higher out-of-pocket …