pilots

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A cargo pilot who regularly needed health checkups to keep his license contacted a University of Michigan doctor in 2000. He said he soon learned there was nothing routine about a visit with Robert Anderson.

He said Anderson told him to undress, put on a medical gown and get on a table, instead of simply checking the man’s vision, hearing and heart. He said the doctor touched his genitals and gave him a prostate exam.

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Michigan would make it a crime to intentionally shine a laser at an aircraft under legislation going to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature.

Pointing a laser at an aircraft - which can temporarily blind the pilot - is currently a federal crime punishable by five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

But the Michigan State Police says a state law would deter strikes and help authorities catch people who are increasingly "lasing" aircraft, often near airports.