A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been charged with murder after a grand jury investigation, the Hamilton County prosecutor said on Wednesday. Prosecutor Joseph Deters, speaking bluntly at a news conference to announce the charges, called the July 19 death of Samuel Dubose, 43, "senseless" and totally unnecessary. City officials braced for possible unrest after the announcement of the grand jury's decision and the University of Cincinnati shut down in case of protests.
It also said that a key financial measure of medical costs fell during the quarter. Health insurers closely manage costs to contend with a constant rise in medical spending. On July 3, No. 3 health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy rival Humana Inc and Anthem on Friday said it would acquire Cigna for $47 billion in cash and stock to create the No. 1 U.S. health insurer with 53 million members.
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said it charged U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah, a Pennsylvania Democrat, and four of his associates with participating in a racketeering conspiracy and other crimes. The department said Fattah, who represents Philadelphia in the House of Representatives, and the others faced a 29-count indictment including charges of bribery, mail fraud, falsification of records, bank fraud, money laundering and other crimes related to Fattah's 2007 unsuccessful run for mayor of Philadelphia. Fattah, 58, was first elected to the House in 1994.
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