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USA – Hospital fires 23 workers in case of excessive doses, deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio hospital system where excessive painkiller doses were given to dozens of patients who died fired 23 nurses, pharmacists and managers Thursday and said it is changing leadership, a sign that professional fallout from the scandal has expanded far beyond the intensive care doctor accused of ordering the drugs. The announcement […]

USA – ‘Not intentional’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz but suggested it was a foolish error rather than an intentional escalation of the tensions that have led to rising fears of open military conflict. Asked about a U.S. […]

Authorities search a container along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP)

USA – Drug bust

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia’s port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history. They said the haul could have been worth more than $1 billion on the street. The U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced […]

USA – Long list of troubled nursing homes revealed by senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursing homes around the country found by inspectors to have serious ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems. Nearly 400 facilities nationwide had a “persistent record of poor care” as of April, but they were not included along with […]

US now requiring visa applicants to list social-media names

(Source – AP) The United States now wants to know the social-media user names of people applying for visas, part of stepped up screening of foreign visitors and immigrants. The change, first announced last year and taking effect this month, follows on a 2017 order by President Donald Trump requiring heightened vetting for visa applicants, […]

US – Trump breaks silence amid Alabama abortion ban row

(BBC) – US President Donald Trump has outlined his “strongly pro-life” views on abortion amid controversy over strict new laws passed in several states. Trump said he was against abortion except in cases of rape, incest or a “serious health risk” to the mother. His stance on what is a divisive election issue in the […]

US: Jimmy Carter won’t teach Sunday school days after procedure

(The Associated Press) – Former United States President Jimmy Carter has changed plans and will not teach Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip. Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says the 94-year-old Carter underestimated the amount of time he would need to recover from a hip replacement procedure. Carter broke his hip […]

USA – Pregnant Chicago woman slain, baby cut from her womb

CHICAGO — A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said. The newborn was in grave condition and not expected to survive, and three people were taken into custody, including […]

USA – Over 1,000 firearms seized from LA home

LOS ANGELES – More than 1,000 guns were found Wednesday in a home in the upscale Los Angeles neighbourhood Holmby Hills. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Los Angeles police officers executed a search warrant in an investigation of someone suspected of manufacturing and selling illegal firearms, Los Angeles police […]

USA – Governor signs restrictive ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban in Georgia

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws, a measure that bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant. Kemp, a Republican, said he approved the bill “to […]

FLORIDA – Charter plane travelling from Cuba to Florida ends up in a river

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) – Federal investigators have taken possession of the flight data recorder from the chartered jet that ran off a military base runway and into the St Johns River in north Florida. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted a photo of an investigator holding the orange recorder that was recovered Saturday from the Boeing […]

Ilhan Omar: The 9/11 row embroiling the US congresswoman

BBC – A Democratic congresswoman says she will not be silenced after facing a barrage of criticism over comments she made about the 9/11 attacks – including from Donald Trump. The US president tweeted “WE WILL NEVER FORGET” alongside a video showing footage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks spliced with a speech by Representative […]

USA – ‘Dangerous storm’

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called “bomb cyclone” storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. Heavy snow disrupted ground and air travel […]

USA – Barbadian grandmother slain in triple shooting in Boston

SOURCE: Boston Herald – A grandmother from Barbados is dead and two other victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a triple shooting on Mattapan Street late Saturday afternoon, Boston police said. The name of the woman has not been released. Reports of a shooting surfaced after 5 p.m. Police, ambulances and rows of police tape blocked […]

Trump-Russia inquiry: President ‘did not conspire with Russia’

BBC – President Trump’s campaign “did not conspire” with Russia during the 2016 election campaign, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report says. A summary of Mr Mueller’s report released on Sunday “did not draw a conclusion” as to whether there was any obstruction of justice, either, whilst not exonerating the president. However, the attorney general says […]

USA – ‘El Chapo’ convicted

NEW YORK — Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel. Guzman listened to a […]

George Bush Senior dies at the age of 94

Former US President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94 at home in Houston, Texas. Bush Sr served as the 41st US president between 1989 and 1993, his term defined by the end of the Cold War and the first Iraq war against Saddam Hussein. While his health had been failing in […]

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