Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Americas Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Americas | Trump Turns U.S. Policy in Central America on its Head Advertisement Supported by ByElisabeth Malkin March 30, 2019 MEXICO CITY — President Trump’s plan to cut off aid to three Central American countries for failing to stop the flow of migrants toward the United States breaks with years of conventional wisdom in Washington that the best way to halt migration is to attack its root causes. The decision also runs counter to the approach advocated by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, among others. Mr. López Obrador has been lobbying Washington to join his government in investing billions of dollars in Central America and southern Mexico, arguing that economic development and reducing violence are the most effective ways to encourage Central Americans to remain … [Read more...] about Trump Turns U.S. Policy in Central America on its Head
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Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 3:54 PM EST Feb 19, 2019 A 69-year-old Belleville man who went into cardiac arrest at a Canton rehab center last year died because he was unable to get medical attention quickly enough after the township's 911 system was essentially deactivated, a lawsuit alleged. When contacted Tuesday, Canton officials had no comment. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court, argues that two 911 operators "decided to turn off the 911 dispatch phone so that they did not have to do the job they had sworn and gotten paid to do" because one of them was "having a bad day." As a result, the lawsuit claims, Stephen Greene was unable to get help. "Without question, he still would be alive," Jonathan Marko, the attorney representing Green's estate, said Tuesday. "In fact, the type of cardiac event he was having would have been easily treatable by an ambulance and a hospital." More: FBI raids Taylor City Hall in corruption probe More: … [Read more...] about Lawsuit: Man died after Canton operator turned off 911 system
Last week, California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, promised to pursue a smörgåsbord of changes to his state’s health care system: state negotiation of drug prices, a requirement that every Californian have health insurance, more assistance to help middle-class Californians afford it and health care for undocumented immigrants up to age 26.The proposals fell short of the sweeping government-run single-payer plan Newsom had supported during his campaign — a system in which the state government would pay all the bills and effectively control the rates paid for services. (Many California politicians before him had flirted with such an idea, before backing off when it was estimated that it could cost $400 billion a year.) But in firing off this opening salvo, Newsom has challenged the notion that states can’t meaningfully tackle health care on their own. And he’s not alone.A day later, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington proposed that his state offer a … [Read more...] about Analysis: With Washington in a logjam, can states step up to fix U.S. health care?
PHOTOS: Mail bomb investigationA New York City police bomb squad has removed a suspicious package from a Manhattan building associated with actor Robert De Niro early Thursday, a day after a the Time Warner Center, above, was evacuated for a suspicious package sent to CNN's offices in New York City.>>>Learn more about package bomb developments ... less PHOTOS: Mail bomb investigation A New York City police bomb squad has removed a suspicious package from a Manhattan building associated with actor Robert De Niro early Thursday, a day after a the Time Warner ... more Photo: Richard Drew, AP Law enforcement officials gather near the scene of where another package bomb was found early Thursday morning at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Grill restaurant, October 25, 2018 in New York City. Initial news reports suggest that the package contained similar markings and contents as recent pipe bomb packages that have been mailed … [Read more...] about The Latest: Former VP Joe Biden: ‘Turn off hate machine’
Abbey Mastracco North Jersey Record Published 11:55 p.m. UTC Aug 15, 2018 NEW YORK — Ronald Torreyes was spending his summer in the minor leagues, waiting for a call to come from New York. The popular utility player had been hitting .323 on May 26 when he became the unfortunate victim of a roster crunch and was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. But then came July and word got around that he was placed on the inactive list. Torreyes left the Railriders to attend to a personal matter, which turned out to be an issue with his wife’s health. He missed most of the month, spending it with his wife. Finally, that call came on Monday, when the Yankees recalled Torreyes. And by then, the issue with his wife had also been resolved and the fan favorite was free to pick right back up where he left off in May. “The first couple days were tough, but at the same time you open your eyes and see that you’re still doing what you love to do, … [Read more...] about Ronald Torreyes on report of wife’s health after rejoining New York Yankees