Archive for February, 2017

Facebook post on VA treatment of patients causes uproar

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

DURHAM, N.C. –  A former Marine and his wife say the scene inside a Veterans Administration hospital in Durham, North Carolina, was so shocking that they felt compelled to take pictures and post them to Facebook. Now thousands of people are expressing outrage and the head of the medical center says an employee involved has been removed from patient care pending an internal review. Hanna and Stephen McMenamin posted photos of two veterans who were struggling in the waiting room. They said both older men were ignored for hours despite complaining of severe pain. They said one practically fell out […] Read More →

Best (Most Affordable) Times To Travel to the Caribbean

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

More share buttons Share on Pinterest MASSACHUSETTS, United States, Tuesday February 28, 2017 – If the 2017 Hotel Pricing Report is anything to go by, then travelers could be getting a big discount on hotel prices in the Caribbean this year. Online travel planning and booking company TripAdvisor announced the results of the report today, revealing global accommodation trends based on the website’s hotel shopping data. And it points to the Caribbean being a good idea for tourists right about now. “TripAdvisor hotel shopping data reveals that some destinations offer significant hotel value this year compared to last, including the Caribbean where hotel […] Read More →

Man accused in fatal 2014 moviegoer shooting: ‘It was his life or mine’

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

In court testimony today, Curtis Reeves described the altercation in January 2014 that ended with his fatally shooting another moviegoer over texting, calling it at one point a “life-or-death struggle.” Reeves, 74, a former police captain and former amusement park security director, is accused of shooting and killing 43-year-old Chad Oulson on Jan. 13, 2014, in Pasco County, Florida, before a showing of “Lone Survivor,” police said. “At that point, it was his life or mine,” Reeves testified, when asked by the defense why he shot Oulson that day. If Circuit Court Judge Susan Barthle rules in favor of Reeves, […] Read More →

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