A prominent breast surgeon whose victims accused him of playing God with their lives faces a life sentence after a jury convicted him Friday of carrying out unnecessary operations that maimed some of his victims for life.
Prosecutors say the 59-year-old doctor lied to patients or exaggerated their risk of cancer to persuade them to have surgery.
Paterson was a controlling bully, who played God with people's lives so he could live a luxurious lifestyle.
Fans of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted are gathering in the city of his birth — Hartford, Connecticut — for a conference celebrating his work.
A bus tour on Saturday is taking attendees to visit parks in central Connecticut designed by Olmsted's firm, including Keney Park and Bushnell Park in the capital city and New Britain's Walnut Hill Park.
A small plane has crashed in California.
KFSN-TV reported (http://abc30.tv/2ppfcZZ ) Friday that one person has died in the crash. The plane came down in Kern County.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was an older model aircraft called a YAK-18A.
The plane was on its way to an event called "All Red Star" in Porterville.
The event is the largest formation training gathering in the country.
Information from: KFSN-TV.
Alaskan tribal government dips into defense contracts
In an effort to protect itself from federal budget cuts, the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is exploring new business ventures, CoastAlaska News reported (http://bit.ly/2ppeWdi) Thursday.
Under tribal ownership, KIRA is eligible to bid for contracts as part of a disadvantaged-business program, KIRA Founder and current President Carlos Garcia said.
United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus.
The World Health Organization said Friday that authorities are looking into whether the people were sickened by something they ate or were exposed to a chemical or bacteria.