Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press Updated 6:05 am PDT, Saturday, April 6, 2019 In this April 4, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. In this April 4, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 In this April 4, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. In this April 4, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tortured flips on border, health care
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A mother who mowed down a 10-year-old girl and left her unconscious in the middle of the road has been spared jail. Bobbie Tighe was crossing Redcar Road in Red House in Sunderland on her way home from school when she was hit by disqualified driver Joanne Beven, from Hartlepool. Bobbie's family have said they believe Beven has "got off lightly" after she was given a suspended jail term for the incident. Newcastle Crown Court, sitting at Moot Hall, heard how Beven, 41, failed to stop and report the accident after causing Bobbie serious injury on Tuesday, November 6, last year.Jolyon Perks, prosecuting, told the court how Bobbie was left in the middle of the road unconscious and suffered a fractured pelvis, soft tissue injuries and minor head injuries.Mr Perks said: "She doesn't stop in what clearly was an obvious impact on a young child."The child was still unconscious when her mother arrived."She was in a great deal of pain."She was attended to immediately after the accident by … [Read more...] about Hartlepool mum spared jail for hit-and-run which left 10-year-old schoolgirl with serious injuries
Who needs compulsory health insurance in Switzerland? If you move to Switzerland, chances are you will need to take out compulsory basic compulsory health insurance within three months. There is no 'free' public healthcare in Switzerland and you will have to pay your compulsory premiums out of your own pocket. The only people who are exempt are cross-border workers, retirees with pensions from European Union or EFTA states, students living temporary in Switzerland with their own equivalent health insurance and certain international officials and diplomats. What does this compulsory health insurance cover? Basic health insurance (Grundversicherung/assurance de base/assicurazione di base) in Switzerland is very comprehensive and includes coverage for illness, maternity and accidents – although with accidents, basic insurance only kicks in when people do not have accident insurance through their workplace. You are also covered for emergency treatment overseas, although … [Read more...] about What you need to know before you take out Swiss health insurance
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Liz Kowalczyk Globe Staff February 09, 2019 A federal judge sharply rebuked the state for failing to provide prompt mental health services to low-income children, saying that constant delays can lead to violent physical outbursts, removal from homes, and traumatizing and unnecessary hospital stays. Massachusetts has repeatedly violated its own standard of providing certain mental health treatment to seriously ill children on Medicaid within 14 calendar days, with thousands of children having waited weeks, putting them at risk for “devastating setbacks,’’ US District Court Judge Michael Ponsor found.Ponsor questioned whether even 14 days is too long to wait when a child is in crisis. Advertisement “If a Medicaid-eligible child had appendicitis, no one would suggest that a ‘reasonably prompt’ response would be an appointment … [Read more...] about Federal judge: State fails to provide prompt mental health care to poor children
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:22 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?