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History lesson: A look at 75 years of North Las Vegas

Jun. 06, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Long before becoming mayor pro tem of North Las Vegas, Isaac Barron was a kid who went dove hunting in the desert off Craig Road and attended classes at Rancho High School, where the motto was “the best is yet to come.” ...

Report: Oversight lapses at impaired pathologist's hospital

Jun. 02, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas veterans hospital's poor oversight caused it to miss the errors made by a pathologist who was fired for being impaired on duty and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, according to an inspector general's report released Wednesday. ...

Probe of VA hospital worker deaths finds safety violations

Jun. 02, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal investigation of a hot steam accident that killed two workers at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut found workplace safety violations and concluded the deaths were preventable, according to a report released Wednesday by the Occupational Safety and...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 01, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 26, 2021. Editorial: Setting an example on redistricting Groups such as Common Cause and the League of Women Voters have been working for years to take politics out of the once-a-decade redistricting process. ...

VA hospital to hold Memorial Day ceremony on Facebook

May. 29, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — The White River VA Medical Center will be holding a Memorial Day ceremony online on Sunday. Chaplain Anthony Madu will speak, a memorial wreath will be placed and Taps will be played during the Facebook Live event at 10 a.m. ...

Eyeing calendar, Biden to end GOP infrastructure talks soon

May. 28, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to wrap up infrastructure negotiations soon with Senate Republicans and is looking ahead to June action in the House after finding their idea of tapping leftover COVID-19 relief funds to pay for the investment unworkable, a White House adviser...

More lawsuits possible in West Virginia VA hospital deaths

May. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys have until an August deadline to file additional civil lawsuits on behalf of families whose loved ones died under suspicious circumstances at a West Virginia veterans hospital. Charleston attorney Tony O'Dell told the Charleston...

Push on to expand care for vets exposed to toxic substances

May. 17, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Senators from New England and North Carolina want to expand health care options for veterans who suffered exposure to toxic substances. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of...

'Monster': 7 life sentences for ex-hospital worker in deaths

May. 11, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former nursing assistant who killed seven elderly veterans with fatal injections of insulin at a West Virginia hospital was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by a federal judge who called her "the monster that no one sees coming.” Reta...

Sentencing set in insulin injection deaths of 7 VA patients

May. 10, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sentencing is set this week for a fired nursing assistant who admitted to killing seven elderly veterans with fatal doses of insulin at a West Virginia hospital. Still a mystery is what provoked Reta Mays to commit the crimes. Mays pleaded...