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Lawsuit: Surgeon at VA hospital left scalpel in patient for 4 years

Lawsuit: Surgeon at VA hospital left scalpel in patient for 4 years An Army veteran is suing a CT hospital after he claims a scalpel was left inside his body after a surgery four years ago, according to the Hartford Courant . "I said this is the easiest case in the history of the world for the government to pay, because they know they screwed up". U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he was "appalled and stunned" by allegations of "this egregious medical malprac... [Full Article...]

Airlines cancel, delay flights across Valley

Airlines cancel, delay flights across Valley Tuesday. About 1,600 Austin Energy customers were without power early Tuesday. Winter storm-blasted Houston is causing a nightmare for airlines and passengers, forcing the cancellation of multiple flights into and out of Rio Grande Valley airports. [Full Article...]

US Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges in fatal ship collisions

US Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges in fatal ship collisions Ten sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS John McCain died when it collided with a tanker east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on August 21. The potential courts-martial are the latest fallout to the collisions, which shocked the Navy, prompted congressional hearings and have left the service short two $1.8 billion destroyers. [Full Article...]

Nigeria summons representative of United States ambassador over Trump comments

Trump then tweeted on Friday that he did not say "anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", while accusing Democrats of making up the "shithole" remark. "I heard that account before the account even went public", he said on "This Week". Condemning the comments "in the strongest terms", the AU demanded "a retraction of the comment as wel... [Full Article...]

Trump says program protecting young immigrants 'probably dead'

Trump says program protecting young immigrants 'probably dead' Lindsey Graham of SC said Trump had drastically changed his tune on a compromise immigration bill just before the Thursday meeting. Mills cautioned, "This is likely to be a week of brinkmanship and the potential of a government shutdown is elevated". [Full Article...]

European Union goes to war on plastic waste

European Union goes to war on plastic waste Amid a flurry of popularly driven single-bullet announcements on plastic waste and packaging, the EU's new strategy is a typically deliberative and balanced approach, setting out to define how plastics fit the broader circular economy agenda. [Full Article...]

Immigration deal distant as leaders try to avert shutdown

Immigration deal distant as leaders try to avert shutdown And the White House director of legislative affairs, Marc Short, told reporters there was "no artificial timeline" for a deal on so-called Dreamers and that it would be "herculean" to get it done by this week. They say that argument would play especially poorly for Democratic senators seeking re-election in the 10 states Trump won in the 2016 election - including West Virginia, North Dakota and Mo... [Full Article...]

Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Pack on the PDA in LA

Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Pack on the PDA in LA The " Fifty Shades Freed " actress and the Coldplay frontman were photographed grabbing food and drinks at Soho House in Malibu , California on Friday night, January 12. They were flirty, and also left the restaurant together'. Following the date, Dakota was then later snapped by a fan at a Coldplay show in Argentina. [Full Article...]

China to step up crackdown on cryptocurrency trading

China to step up crackdown on cryptocurrency trading Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions. "So this dip is not wholly unexpected". That's a 40 percent decrease from its record-high price of around $20,000, which it reached exactly one month ago. [Full Article...]

India's learning deficit is worsening: ASER study

India's learning deficit is worsening: ASER study Year after year, ASER has highlighted the fact that although nearly all children are enrolled in school, many are not acquiring foundational skills like reading and basic arithmetic that can help them progress in school and life. While 49% boys have never used the Internet, close to 76 % girls have never done so. About 78.9 per cent of the youths enrolled in Class XII or below, and about 13.9 pe... [Full Article...]

Contraceptive app hit with complaints after being blamed for 37 unwanted pregnancies

Contraceptive app hit with complaints after being blamed for 37 unwanted pregnancies Now a Swedish hospital is casting doubts on the method after it has reported dozens of unwanted pregnancies from users over the past few months, The Daily Mail reported . Natural Cycle said in a statement that the recent discoveries fall in line with the app's predicted effectiveness. Unfortunately, the system may not be so accurate as dozens of women have reported that they still became ... [Full Article...]

A Wind Chill Advisory for Central Indiana on Tuesday

A Wind Chill Advisory for Central Indiana on Tuesday However, in this case, the clipper restrengthens as it crosses the mountains, and even redeveloping as a weak coastal, and in turn it stalls over Eastern PA. Temperatures are forecast to warm up for the weekend, with high temperatures projected to be in the 60s. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. [Full Article...]

Thermometer breaks at -62C in 'world's coldest village'

Thermometer breaks at -62C in 'world's coldest village' In the village of Oymyakon, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, state-owned television showed mercury falling to the bottom of a thermometer that was only set up to measure down to minus 50. It's named after the Oymyakon River, which literally translates to mean: "unfrozen patch of water; place where fish spend the winter". The Soviet government later made the site a permanent settle... [Full Article...]

IN teen killed in sledding accident, driver arrested for OWI

IN teen killed in sledding accident, driver arrested for OWI She was hit in Newburgh around 10 p.m. on January 13 by a vehicle being driven by Galina Witte, 20, who was later revealed to be driving while drunk. When officers arrived, they found Collier had been struck by a auto driven by Galina Witte, 20, of Evansville. [Full Article...]

Thousands honor King at National Civil Rights Museum

Thousands honor King at National Civil Rights Museum Presidents Day, Good Friday and two days each for Thanksgiving and Christmas are among them - but Martin Luther King Jr . Some parents WTOC spoke with say they bring their children to the MLK Jr. King's message. "He stood for so many wonderful principles that we must never let die", said Sanguinetti. "The same love that he walked in, the same peace, the same equality that he marched for... [Full Article...]

Australian Open: Victorious returns for Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka

Australian Open: Victorious returns for Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka Gunning for a seventh Australian Open title, he was glad to be back at the coal face, having missed the competitive edge. But she made a meal of it against local hope Destanee Aiava. Novak Djokovic, the first player to pass $100 million in prizemoney, sent a shiver through the Australian Open on an overcast day one when it was suggested he is fomenting a players' pay revolt that could split the ga... [Full Article...]

Martavis Bryant wants to return to Steelers in 2018

Martavis Bryant wants to return to Steelers in 2018 We know the Vikings will be hard-pressed to gain rushing yards, despite their regular-season success in that regard. "It's insane that we couldn't get off the field", Heyward said. That group now will include the Steelers . Ramsey created a stir hours after the Jaguars beat Pittsburgh 45-42 in the divisional round Sunday at Heinz Field. [Full Article...]

Former CIA Officer Arrested, Accused of Retaining Classified National Defense Information

Former CIA Officer Arrested, Accused of Retaining Classified National Defense Information Authorities said Lee possessed classified information ranging from secret to top secret, "the disclosure of which could cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the United States". A few years later, as CIA informants in China began to be compromised, the agency began desperately hunting for the mole in its midst or trying to figure out how the Chinese had cracked their systems... [Full Article...]

Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president Prior to his service as head of the Church, President Nelson served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since April 7, 1984. "What they prize in their transition is continuity of the tradition". "We will work hand in hand to perceive the will of the Lord and move his sacred work forward", said Nelson. "We'll live to see the day when there will be other flavors in the mix, but we... [Full Article...]

17-year-old arrested in connection with shooting at Providence Place Mall

17-year-old arrested in connection with shooting at Providence Place Mall The city's public safety commissioner indicated that the victim appears to be suffering from non-life threatening injuries. Lindsay Lague, a spokeswoman for the public safety commissioner, said the suspect, a Pawtucket resident, is charged with "conspiracy to commit assault with a risky weapon". [Full Article...]


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