- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

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HOSPITAL WHERE WOMAN IN CUSTODY DIED CITED FOR DEFICIENCIES

The secretary for Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration said the problems at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital in Blountstown were so egregious that the 25-bed facility will face fines and could be suspended from the Medicaid program if the problems aren’t fixed by March 1. The hospital must submit correction plans by next Friday.

MAN WHO THREATENED MOSQUE PLEADS GUILTY TO HATE CRIME

The Justice Department reported in a news release Friday that 43-year-old Martin Alan Schnitzler of Seminole pleaded guilty to obstructing persons in the free exercise of religious beliefs. He faces up to 20 years in prison, but sentencing guidelines will likely call for a significantly lighter punishment.

SEN. HARRY REID CALLS ON GRAYSON TO DROP OUT OF SENATE RACE

Reid said in a statement that Grayson claims to be progressive but seems to have “no moral compass.” He said Grayson used his office to unethically promote a hedge fund that until recently had been based in the Cayman Islands.

MAN GETS 60 DAYS FOR PUNCHING JETBLUE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

A federal judge sentenced 30-year-old Alija Kucuk on Friday. He pleaded guilty in December to interfering with a flight attendant. Kucuk was on a JetBlue flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Palm Beach International Airport in October when witnesses say he ran down the aisle, pushed two flight attendants and punched a third.

DOJ, MIAMI POLICE NEAR SETTLEMENT IN CIVIL RIGHTS CASE

News of the deal emerged Friday as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch completed a two-day visit to Miami to discuss law enforcement issues. Lynch says the proposed settlement would include significant police reforms.

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