Published: Sun, 02 Dec 2018 10:50:45 EST George H.W. Bush, America's 41st President and Father of 43rd, Dies - George Herbert Walker Bush led the U.S. to a swift and decisive victory in the first Persian Gulf War and presided over the peaceful dissolution of the Soviet Union and unification of Germany, before a painful recession cost him a second term as president.... [read more]
Published: Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:52:38 EST U.S., China Reach a Truce in Trade Fight - China and the U.S. agreed to a cease-fire in a trade battle that has shaken global markets, with the U.S. postponing plans to increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods and the two sides entering negotiations on other contentious issues.... [read more]
Published: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 17:57:48 EST Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Rocks Anchorage - A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled Anchorage, Alaska, causing damage to roads and bridges, sending workers under desks and setting off a brief tsunami warning for populated areas along the surrounding coast. ... [read more]
Published: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:12:00 +0000 Government Reverses Course, Sending 4-Year-Old Boy Back to His Father -
by Ginger Thompson
It looked like a happy holiday reunion: A 4-year-old boy wearing a Spider-Man baseball shirt sprinted across an airport baggage claim area in Austin, Texas, late Tuesday night and flung himself into his fatherâ€™s arms, then immediately pulled toys out of his bag as if trying to catch his father up on all that was new in his life.
He had a Woody doll from â€śToy Story,â€ť a coloring book and ... [read more]
Published: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:04:59 +0000 Elkhartâ€™s Acting Police Chief Has Previously Been Demoted, Reprimanded and Suspended -
by Ken Armstrong, ProPublica, and Jeff Parrott, South Bend Tribune
When Ed Windbigler was suspended last month as the police chief in Elkhart, Indiana, his No. 2, Todd Thayer, became the Police Departmentâ€™s public face, appearing at a town hall meeting, before a civilian oversight commission and on the radio.
In each setting, Thayer defended the department â€” the â€śthin blue lineâ€ť protecting law-abiding c... [read more]
Published: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:56:12 +0000 â€śLandmarkâ€ť Maternal Health Legislation Clears Major Hurdle -
by Nina Martin
Congress moved a big step closer on Tuesday toward addressing one of the most fundamental problems underlying the maternal mortality crisis in the United States: the shortage of reliable data about what kills American mothers.
The House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, to help states improve how they track and investigate deaths of expectant a... [read more]
Published: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Illinois Regulators Are Investigating a Psychiatrist Whose Research With Children Was Marred by Misconduct -
by Jodi S. Cohen
Illinois regulators have launched an investigation into a prominent former University of Illinois at Chicago psychiatrist whose research into children with bipolar disorder was shut down because of her misconduct.
The state Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has issued three subpoenas to UIC seeking records related to Dr. Mani Pavuluri, who resigned from the university in June ... [read more]
Published: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Criminally Insane in Oregon Attack Twice as Many People Than Previously Known, New Data Shows -
by Jayme Fraser, The Malheur Enterprise
People freed by Oregon officials after being found criminally insane are charged with new felonies more often than convicted criminals released from state prison, with family members and first responders often the targets of violence, a new analysis by the Malheur Enterprise and ProPublica shows.
All told, 23 percent of people freed by the stateâ€™s Psychiatric Security R... [read more]