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Judge: Doctor who doesn't use computer can't regain license

Judge: Doctor who doesn't use computer can't regain license

Health
A New Hampshire judge has denied an 84-year-old doctor's request to regain her license to practice, which she had surrendered partly over her inability to use a computer. The state challenged Dr. Anna Konopka's record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making. It said her limited computer skills prevent her from using the state's mandatory electronic drug monitoring program, which requires prescribers of opioids to register in an effort reduce overdoses. Konopka surrendered her license in October, but later requested permission to continue her practice. New Hampshire Public Radio reported Monday that Merrimack Superior Court Judge John Kissinger ruled Nov. 15 that she failed to show she was forced to give up her license as she alleged. Konopka has asked the judge to recon...
Mel B's sex video battle: Spice girl begs judge to hold divorce case in PRIVATE

Mel B's sex video battle: Spice girl begs judge to hold divorce case in PRIVATE

Entertainment
GETTYDIVORCE: Mel B has begged a judge to hold her case in privateThe troubled Spice Girl made the plea after learning estranged hubbie Stephen Belafonte aims to enter 54 videos – including at least one sex tape – as evidence.Her lawyers claim the court “has a duty” to shield Mel’s three children “from being exposed to any explicit material he intends to air”.In new legal papers, her lawyers say the best way to ensure that is for the trial to be “sealed”.The public would be excluded and the media restricted from reporting salacious details.GETTYCOUPLE: Mel and Belafonte had their latest hearing on Friday “He wants them both deposed” SourceThe judge is likely to deliver his decision early next month, when the warring couple are due to appear together in court.Mel an
Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Technology
A judge will decide Saturday if the owner of an amateur-built submarine should be held in custody during an investigation into whether he is responsible for the disappearance of a Swedish woman who had been onboard his submarine that sank off Denmark's east coast. Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges after his 40-ton, nearly 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) UC3 Nautilus sank. He has denied responsibility for the fate of 30-year-old Kim Wall, saying she had disembarked earlier. The woman's boyfriend alerted authorities that the sub had not returned, prompting a major search involving two helicopters, three ships and several private boats. The Navy said that the sub had been spotted sailing but then sank shortly afterward. Kristian Isbak, who had responded to the...
Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of 'close relative'

Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of 'close relative'

World
Grandparents and other relatives of people living in the US cannot be barred from entering under President Trump's travel ban, a judge has ruled.The order, by District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, is a fresh legal blow to Mr Trump's immigration crackdown.The judge said the ban had interpreted a Supreme Court ruling too narrowly.That decision, made last month, partly reinstated the ban on refugees and travellers from six Muslim-majority countries. It said only those with "bona fide" family ties would be let into the US.But the Trump administration decided that did not include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.Judge Watson, however, disagreed - and ordered that those restrictions should not be enforced.Media playback i...