Terminally ill man dies after removing mask

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn King had been a regular runner and gym user A man with advanced motor neurone disease has died days after giving an interview to raise awareness of the effects of the incurable illness. John King, 77, from Worcestershire, died on Thursday after removing a mask he relied on for air to stay alive. After his diagnosis 18 months ago, the businessman had been fed through a tube and needed constant care. “I think I’m at the right point in my life to make the decision… I have no issue with it at all,” he told the BBC. The method of ending his own life did not constitute assisted suicide, he said. …

Bernie Sanders Contrasts His Modest Childhood With Trump’s Lavish Past In First 2020 Rally

His speech, on the college campus where he spent the first year of his undergraduate education, aimed to reveal a more personal side of the Vermont senator that Sanders has traditionally avoided in favor of discussing his progressive politics. In his remarks, Sanders recalled growing up in a small, rent-controlled apartment a few miles from the Brooklyn College campus with his parents and brother. His father, a Jewish immigrant from Poland, worked as a paint salesman, and the family’s finances fluctuated greatly. “That dream was never fulfilled,” he continued. “She died young while we still lived in that rent-controlled apartment.” In addition, Sanders emphasized that his father’s journey as a 17-year-old to seek a better life in the United States …

Atlanta man arrested outside Pizza Hut with camouflaged mask and a small arsenal

He continued to look up at the Pizza Hut and crouch back down into hiding, the witness told Griffin Police, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A few moments later, Eppinger jumped over the wall, pulling a handgun from his waist. As Eppinger walked towards the restaurant with gun in hand, he spotted the witness attempting to flee. Startled, he backtracked and retreated towards his vehicle, per Griffin Police. RAPPER 21 SAVAGE ARRESTED BY ICE IN ATLANTA: REPORT Police arrived at the scene and found Eppinger in possession of a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol and a small arsenal in the vehicle. “It was discovered that Mr. Eppinger also had in his possession a Kel-Tec AR-15 style pistol and a third pistol, hundreds …

Gaza reporter appeals prison sentence, fine

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – A Gaza journalist is appealing a six-month prison term and fine over her reporting on alleged corruption within the Hamas-run Health Ministry. Hajar Harb appeared before a Hamas-run court on Tuesday, where the judge postponed the hearing until March. Fathi Sabah, a journalist campaigning on her behalf, says it’s the first time Hamas authorities have sued a journalist for their work since the Islamic militant group seized Gaza by force in 2007.

Cuba’s tobacco growers confront climate change

San Lus, Cuba (CNN)Looking at the plain, one-story wooden shacks that dot the countryside in Cuba’s vuelta abajo region, one would never guess that the farmers here grow one of the island’s most valuable natural resources: cigar tobacco. Usually, the winter months are the dry season, perfect for growing and harvesting tobacco for top brands like Cohiba, Montecristo and Partagas. With this harvest, though, there was so much rain that fields are muddy. Some of the plants are flopping over or have grown so tall that they need to be pruned so the leaves, which are rolled into cigars, don’t lose their potency. “It’s not normal. We start to grow tobacco in November. Normally, there’s no rain, just a little …

Venezuelan opposition leader arrives in Bogota for meeting with Pence after weekend of violence

(CNN)Venezuela’s self-declared interim president and opposition leader, Juan Guaido, arrived in Bogota, Colombia, on Sunday ahead of a Monday meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence. CNN cannot independently confirm the number of fatalities, but Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said there were four deaths and 300 injuries Friday and Saturday. Sunday was quieter. Small clashes broke out again at a town near the border with Colombia. CNN’s team in Ureña, Venezuela, saw dozens of people throwing rocks toward Venezuela’s National Guard, who fired back with rubber bullets. There was no report on injuries. Maduro put out a defiant message Sunday. “The people are united in the streets, mobilized and alert in every corner of the …

‘I’ve gambled my compensation away’

“It’s a compulsive decision that I make and I don’t know what I’m doing. “I’ve had this awful thing happen to me, I’ve wasted time and I’ve lost money that’s supposed to help me and it’s ruined my life. “I’m not doing this because I enjoy it, it’s an addiction. I know that I’m not going to win money, but it’s an illness.” Problem gambling scheme ‘too easy to cheat’ The tricky issue of problem gambling George told 5 Live Investigates he had been unable to recover much of the estimated £210,000 he spent in a four-month period last year, despite telling the casinos, after he had gambled, about his brain damage. He developed his addiction following a visit to …

The Latest: New clash at Brazil-Venezuela border

Renewed clashes have broken out between protesters and Venezuelan national guardsmen at the border with Brazil. Dozens of Venezuelans who had come to the Brazilian border city of Pacaraima began throwing rocks across the closed border at Venezuelan troops, who responded with tear gas and buckshot. Globo television broadcast images of a Brazilian soldier advancing to the border line on Sunday to appeal for calm on the part of the Venezuelan soldiers and to urge protesters and journalists to move back. Local officials say dozens of people were injured in more violent clashes on Saturday as Venezuelan forces blocked aid shipments from crossing the border. Brazilian Navy Col. George Feres Kanaan is coordinating humanitarian logistics in Roraima state, and he …

Hollywood worship band that started in a nightclub: ‘Worship can be fun, too’

Mosaic MSC is going on a nationwide tour with Travis Greene on the heels of their new album, “Heaven,” which was a fun and new sound for the Los Angeles-based worship team. (Mosaic) “It’s a crazy balance of such an important message and also something fun,” he added. Mariah McManus, Mosaic worship pastor and the daughter of Erwin McManus, said they sing about the Lord, but also have fun. 2-YEAR-OLD’S ‘MIRACLE’ HEALING SPARKED WORSHIP ANTHEM: ‘WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PRAISE’ “We laugh way too much and we’re so loud everywhere – it really is because Jesus has changed our lives,” she said. And that’s the aim for all their worship songs. CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTISTS SEE ‘THIRD GREAT AWAKENING’ …

Herbalist sentenced in death of 13-year-old diabetic patient

Prosecutors said Morrow began treating Edgar Lopez in 2014 for his Type 1 diabetes. He prescribed herbs in place of the insulin that Lopez was prescribed by his pediatrician. UNVACCINATED FRENCH BOY, 5, ISOLATED IN COSTA RICA WITH SUSPECTED CASE OF MEASLES In August 2014, Morrow visited the family’s home after the boy became extremely ill due to complications from his condition. Prosecutors say Morrow instructed Lopez’s parents not to give him insulin but instead to administer the herbs. ADVERTISEMENT

Thirteen people ‘packed’ in three-bed semi

Image caption Paula Davis said the people were “packed in” the house The Home Office said of the 13, three women and seven men aged between 20 and 51 were arrested for either overstaying their visas or on suspicion of obtaining leave to enter the UK by deception. Image caption Other houses visited had mould climbing up the walls Others had broken sockets which carried a risk of electrocution, windows and doors that did not open and mould on the walls. Ms Davis, the council’s public protection and neighbourhoods team manager, told Inside Out: “There are an awful lot of vulnerable tenants, old people, young people, people who have migrated to the city and maybe don’t speak English as a …

We can’t ignore Karl Lagerfeld’s complex legacy

(CNN)That Karl Lagerfeld was a brilliant and prolific designer is unquestionable. That his opinions of women’s bodies were damaging, archaic and often misogynistic is equally so. Lagerfeld’s influence extended far beyond the reaches of fashion’s inner sanctum: As creative director not only of the storied French luxury house, but also of Fendi and several eponymous collections, he cultivated an outsize persona in popular culture. Which meant he had a global audience for such comments as “no one wants to see curvy women” on the catwalk and, in reference to Adele, “She is a little too fat.” (He later offered a quasi-apology to Adele.) Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook To hear him tell it, …

Who are the MPs resigning?

But who are the MPs within it? Image copyright UK Parliament Former party: Conservative Constituency: MP for Cambridgeshire South since 2015 Majority in the last election: 15,952 Referendum result: 38% Leave, 62% Remain Positions: She sits on the Work and Pensions committee, but has not held any government posts. Before becoming an MP she worked for ExxonMobil, the Royal Mail and ran a manufacturing business. Ms Allen has campaigned repeatedly, and with some success, for changes to new benefits system Universal Credit. She is a vocal supporter of the People’s Vote campaign for a further referendum on EU membership. Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Former party: Labour Constituency: MP for Liverpool Wavertree since 2010 Majority in the last election: 29,466 …

Soldiers ‘failed by lack of mental health care’

Their report, part two of the inquiry, says that despite improvements, “there is no doubt that some serving personnel, veterans and their families who need mental health care are still being completely failed by the system.” ‘Higher levels of PTSD among veterans’ New mental health helpline for troops ‘I feel abandoned by the Army’ “With specific mental health care provision for armed forces families also non-existent, it is no surprise that many veterans and their families believe that they have been abandoned,” the committee added. It found many servicemen and women often do not seek help because of the stigma around mental health problems and the fear of damaging their career. And the quality of care given to servicemen and …

A USC gynecologist shattered my illusions

(CNN)The University of Southern California, a stone’s throw from Hollywood, has mastered the art of illusion. I arrived at USC in 2005, a National Merit finalist on a full-tuition scholarship, fresh from a Central Valley farm town. I dreamed of becoming an opera singer, and I adored the trappings of what the school calls the “Trojan Family,” from Heisman Trophies to TV episodes shot on campus. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook When I was a student, Tommy Trojan had no female counterpart, but today, Hecuba of Troy — a queen known in ancient Greek mythology and literature for her strength in adversity — also stands in the University Village. I pray that she …