- - Thursday, February 24, 2011

DELAWARE

Suspension of 2 doctors sought by state

WILMINGTON | The Delaware attorney general’s office is seeking to suspend the licenses of two doctors who worked in Wilmington with a Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with killing infants.

Drs. Albert Dworkin and Arturo Apolinario are accused of not reporting Dr. Kermit Gosnell for performing late-term abortions at Atlantic Women’s Medical Services in Wilmington. Dr. Apolinario is also charged with prescribing drugs illegally.

The complaints filed by Attorney General Beau Biden on Wednesday come as part of an investigation into the Delaware activities of Dr. Gosnell, who faces charges in the deaths of a female patient and seven babies born alive inside his clinic.

The attorney general’s office also accuses the owner of Atlantic Women’s Medical Services of falsely claiming to be a gynecologist.

LOUISIANA

Rise in baby dolphin deaths scrutinized

NEW ORLEANS | Scientists are trying to figure out what has killed 53 bottlenose dolphins — many of them babies — so far this year in the Gulf of Mexico. Five more of their carcasses washed up Thursday in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

It’s likely to be months before they get back lab work showing what caused the spontaneous abortions, premature births, deaths shortly after birth, and adult deaths, said Blair Mase, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s stranding coordinator for the Gulf Coast.

Calves and fetuses made up at least 85 percent of the deaths in Alabama, 60 percent or more of those in Mississippi and Florida and 20 percent in Louisiana, according to NOAA figures.

The Mississippi and Alabama deaths were in areas where bottlenose dolphins go to calve, said Moby Solangi, director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, Miss.

TEXAS

Saudi man charged with plotting terror attack

LUBBOCK | A college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas purchased explosive chemicals over the Internet as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday.

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