Medical examiner: Chokehold triggered Eric Garner’s death

The New York Police Department banned chokeholds in the 1990s because they can be deadly. Persechino said a bystander’s cellphone video only helped confirm her findings that Pantaleo had wrapped his arm around Garner’s neck, obstructing his breathing and triggering a deadly asthma attack. Garner’s pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality. “The chokehold would have compromised the neck and would have compromised the airway, making it difficult for him to breathe,” Persechino said. Pantaleo’s lawyer, Stuart London, focused on Garner’s health as he cross-examined Persechino. She said a person in good health might have survived the confrontation. Garner weighed 395 pounds at the time of death, Persechino said. The 43-year-old suffered from asthma, diabetes …

Chelsea Manning sent back to jail after refusing to testify before a grand jury again

(CNN)Chelsea Manning was once again found in contempt by a federal judge for refusing to testify before a grand jury and will return to jail, just seven days after being released from the same jail. Assistant US Attorney Thomas Traxler argued Thursday that “Manning holds the keys to the jailhouse door,” while Manning told Judge Anthony Trenga that she would “rather starve to death” than testify. “I would rather starve to death than change my opinions in that regard,” Manning told Trenga, reiterating her opposition to the secretive grand jury process. Trenga replied, “There’s nothing dishonorable in fulfilling your obligation as a United States citizen,” before ruling on the specific sanctions the court would put in place. In a statement …

Pregnancy sickness: ‘I thought I was dying’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEssex mum ‘bedbound for six months of pregnancy’ For Hannah Dalton, pregnancy meant not being able to drink fluids for eight months without throwing up, going into hospital 27 times for intravenous drips and living off ice lollies and anti-sickness medication. Hannah, 30, from Thundersley, Essex, had hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), the severe pregnancy sickness the Duchess of Cambridge experienced during her three pregnancies. She was bedridden for six months, ended up in a wheelchair and, at her worst, her body started to shut down. “I seriously questioned was this still worth doing,” Hannah says. “We wanted a bigger family but was there a chance that we would lose me. I thought I …

Calls for Jeremy Kyle show to be axed

The broadcaster said everyone at the show was “shocked and saddened” and “thoughts are with the family and friends”. An inquest into Mr Dymond’s death is likely to be opened within the next few days, a spokeswoman for Portsmouth coroner’s office said, and they are awaiting the result of the post-mortem investigation. Commenting on the case, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Broadcasters and production companies have a responsibility for the mental health and wellbeing of participants and viewers of their programmes. “We are clear they must have appropriate levels of support in place.” ‘I worked on The Jeremy Kyle Show’ The pre-recorded episode Mr Dymond took part in was based on the subject of infidelity and it …

New York Police Weigh Officer’s Conduct In 2014 Killing Of Eric Garner

The trial of the white officer, Daniel Pantaleo, comes nearly five years after widely seen video of Garner’s death sparked a national outcry about the treatment of black suspects by law enforcement. The clips, recorded on the cellphones of bystanders, showed Garner saying “I can’t breathe” 11 times before he died. “The evidence will show that the ultimate autopsy was wrong,” London said, at times saying the officer used a “neck hold” rather than a chokehold. “Officer Pantaleo was justified in using physical force to make this arrest,” he said, noting that Garner can be seen in video shouting and arguing with the officers trying to arrest him. “His last words, ‘I can’t breathe,’ tell you who caused his death,” …

‘Heartbeat’ Laws Could Ban Most Abortions Across Deep South

Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. State governments are on a course to virtually eliminate abortion access in large chunks of the Deep South and Midwest. Ohio and Kentucky also have passed heartbeat laws; Missouri’s Republican-controlled legislature is considering one. “For pro-life folks, these are huge victories,” said Sue Liebel, state director for the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion advocacy group. “And I think they’re indicative of the momentum and excitement and the hope that’s happening with changes in the Supreme Court and having such a pro-life president.” Already, Mississippi mandates a 24-hour wait between an in-person consultation. That means women must make at least two trips to her clinic, often traveling long distances. Lawmakers sponsoring …

‘Huge’ variation in mental health spending

Mental health spending has been made a priority in recent years. In 2016, extra funding was announced and this was added to last year when the government announced its 10-year plan for the NHS. The analysis by Mind showed all areas were increasing their mental health budgets in line with the overall increase in spending – part of a requirement set by the senior leadership in the NHS. But that masked the big variations that still existed, according to the projected spending levels in 2018-19. The biggest spenders (per person, per year) South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw £220.63 Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly £207.97 North Central London £205.11 The lowest spenders (per person, per year) Surrey Heartlands £124.48 Shropshire and …

‘I Instagrammed my boyfriend’s drug habit’

“Incarceration and love aren’t meant to exist together, but we used Instagram to try to work out our way through it.” Warning: Contains images of drug paraphernalia Lisa and Elliot’s story is a romance with a difference. Elliot Murawski is just two weeks out of prison after serving more than two years for supplying Class A drugs, and is a recovering cocaine and heroin addict. The 28-year-old’s girlfriend, Lisa Selby, has been supporting him, while also sharing their struggles through social media. Image copyright Lisa Selby / @bluebaglife Image caption Elliot Murawski first tried drugs at the age of 12, and had moved on to Class A substances by the time he was 15 The couple, from Nottingham, met through …

‘I Instagrammed my boyfriend’s drug habit’

“Incarceration and love aren’t meant to exist together, but we used Instagram to try to work out our way through it.” Warning: Contains images of drug paraphernalia Lisa and Elliot’s story is a romance with a difference. Elliot Murawski is just two weeks out of prison after serving more than two years for supplying Class A drugs, and is a recovering cocaine and heroin addict. The 28-year-old’s girlfriend, Lisa Selby, has been supporting him, while also sharing their struggles through social media. Image copyright Lisa Selby / @bluebaglife Image caption Elliot Murawski first tried drugs at the age of 12, and had moved on to Class A substances by the time he was 15 The couple, from Nottingham, met through …

Start your Monday smart: Mother’s Day, Julian Assange, Trump’s records, Russian hacking, Eurovision spotlight

(CNN)Happy Mother’s Day to moms everywhere!Andvirtual hugs to those whose moms are not with them. Here’s what else you need to know toStart Your Week Smart. TODAY US wants to make an example out of Julian Assange, friend says TUESDAY • Trump’s financial records. President Donald Trump’s fight with Congress over his financial records is on a fast track — with a hearing set to weigh the major legal issues. His legal team has sued to stop a firm subpoenaed by Congress from turning over the records. The Democratic-led House is investigating Trump, his administration and his businesses.  Online platforms scramble to remove terror attack videos THURSDAY • Russian hacking in Florida. The FBI will brief Florida members of Congress on reported hacking attempts by Russian intelligence. Officials have said …

Ohio teen loses more than 100 pounds while walking to school every day

(CNN)Two years ago, Michael Watson was in a rut. The 6-foot-4 inch teen weighed 335 pounds and was often bullied about his weight. He walked to and from school in the rain and snow One low moment came was when a classmate told Watson he had something on his chin. When Watson rubbed his chin, the boy told him, “‘No, third one down,’” Watson said. “That really hurt.” Moments like that fueled his walking. Even if Watson wanted to take a day off, he couldn’t. “I didn’t even know when the bus came,” he said. And on days when it was raining, people would ask if he wanted a ride. Michael declined. In addition to the walking, the student made …

Bayer Must Pay $2 Billion To Couple In Roundup Cancer Trial

It was the third consecutive U.S. jury verdict against the company in litigation over the chemical, which Bayer acquired as part of its $63 billion purchase of Monsanto last year. Both other jury verdicts also came in California, one in state court and one in federal court. It awarded $18 million in compensatory and $1 billion in punitive damages to Alva Pilliod, and $37 million in compensatory and $1 billion in punitive damages to his wife, Alberta Pilliod. The jury found Roundup had been defectively designed, that the company failed to warn of the herbicide’s cancer risk and that the company acted negligently. Bayer in a statement said it was disappointed with the verdict and will appeal, adding that both …

Possible Ricin Found In Evacuated Minneapolis Apartment Complex, FBI Says

evacuation of a Minneapolis apartment complex and injured a University of Minnesota student could be ricin, the FBI said Wednesday. Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans. The FBI said evidence will be sent to the bureau’s lab in Virginia for positive identification. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it would take a deliberate act to make ricin to poison people and unintentional exposure to the poison is highly unlikely, except through the ingestion of castor beans. Ricin kills the body’s cells by preventing them from creating protein. The student remains hospitalized. Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Facebook Co-Founder Says Company Is ‘Dangerous,’ Should Be Broken Up

Facebook founder and CEO an op-ed published in The New York Times on Thursday. 70 percent of Americans use social media and these acquisitions made it so the vast majority are engaging with Facebook products, he noted. influencing elections and empowering nationalist leaders. “I’m worried that Mark has surrounded himself with a team that reinforces his beliefs instead of challenging them,” he added, noting that Zuckerberg controls An era of accountability for Facebook and other monopolies may be beginning. Chris Hughes Snapchat’s Stories feature), kneecapping a budding company’s growth or acquiring it has scared away investors, Hughes said. In his op-ed, Hughes laid out specific steps the government should take to weaken Facebook’s far-reaching grasp on the technology communications industry, including …

Trump’s contempt for Congress is apparent

Washington (CNN)House Democrats might as well save everyone’s time and declare the entire Trump administration in contempt of Congress. Democrats may also vote to hold Trump’s former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress if he fails to provide subpoenaed documents related to the Russia investigation by a 10 a.m. ET deadline on Tuesday, a source involved in the discussions told CNN. The White House has signaled it might invoke executive privilege to prevent the handover and testimony by McGahn. Meanwhile, Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen went to prison, in part for a crime in which the President was implicated. And a group of 450 bipartisan former Justice Department officials declared that Trump would already have faced …

National Nurses Week recognizes the professionals Americans trust most

(CNN)Nurses consistently rank at the top of the country’s most trusted professionals. And this week, America celebrates them. There are more than 4 million registered nurses in the US, says the American Nursing Association. What degree do you need to become a nurse? According to the American Nursing Association, a diploma in nursing was once the most common route to becoming a nurse. But now there are various paths that one can take, as outlined here. How did Nurses Week originate? There were several attempts to recognize nurses annually. But it wasn’t until1993 that the American Nursing Association permanently designed a National Nurses Week to “celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.” How respected is nursing as a profession? For more …