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Oklahoma Police Leave Paralyzed Veteran to Die in Jail Cell for Five Days

In October 2011, 37-year-old veteran Elliot Williams died, naked and unable move, in a cold Oklahoma jail cell. On Wednesday, a federal judge decided that a civil rights lawsuit filed by Williams’ family against the county can move forward.

Roger Ailes’ Forced Resignation Is a Repudiation of the Fox News Worldview

Rumors of Roger Ailes’ ouster as chairman and CEO of Fox News have been circulating for days, but his resignation on Thursday still felt like a momentous event. The 20-year veteran of America’s most-watched cable news network, whoseShow More Summary

Cinnamon may be fragrant medicine for the brain

If Dr. Kalipada Pahan's research pans out, the standard advice for failing students might one day be: Study harder and eat your cinnamon! Pahan a researcher at Rush University and the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, has found that cinnamon turns poor learners into good ones--among mice, that is. Show More Summary

The Elephant In The Room & Police Violence

After several days of much maligning of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement with regard to recent police shootings, I think it is time to address the (blue) elephant in the room. As a retired, twenty-year veteran sergeant of the Los...Show More Summary

Garry Marshall, Director Of The Princess Diaries And Pretty Woman, Dead At 81

Hollywood legend Garry Marshall has died at the age of 81. Known for creating "Happy Days" and directing "Pretty Woman," the veteran filmmaker will be missed.

"We're Here to Tell Other Communities of Color That They Don't Need to Be Afraid"

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Iraq veteran Ramon Mejía is something of a triple-threat to the Republican narrative that standing up for civil rights at home and abroad amounts to anti-veteran sentiment. On the same day that Benghazi veteransShow More Summary

Lobbying battle over giving nurses more authority to treat veterans intensifies

Six days before the window closes for public comments, a Veterans Affairs proposal to expand nurses’ authority to treat veterans without a doctor’s supervision has drawn 71,520 comments online. [To cut wait times, VA wants nurses to act like physicians. Doctors say veterans will be harmed] That’s one of the largest turnouts for a federal regulation in […]

Viewing Picks for July 19, 2016

College Baseball Cape Cod League, Veteran’s Field, Chatham, MA Brewster Whitecaps at Chatham Anglers — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. College Football Big 12 Media Days — Longhorn Network, 8 a.m. Big 12 Live From Media Days — FS2/Fox College Sports Central/Fox Sports Southwest, 10 a.m. Show More Summary

Meet the Iraq War Veterans Trying to Keep the Peace at the RNC

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone There are 19 people here at Iraq Veterans Against the War camp. They're from California, Miami, and North Carolina. More are trickling in. Sydney Brownstone It's the first day of the Republican National Convention,...Show More Summary

Adorable police dog joins his human for important push-up challenge

LONDON — A police dog has joined his handler to take part in #22pushups — the viral challenge which involves completing 22 push-ups a day to raise awareness for veteran suicide. In the clip above PC Steve Hopwood, a dog handler for Avon...Show More Summary

7,300 Veterans Take Their Lives Every Year In USA, But Not Anymore Thanks To Ken Fisher

Statistics released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) indicate that 20 veterans committed suicide per day in 2014, which is over seven thousand people per year. We can be rest assured in knowing this statistic is being reduced...Show More Summary

Tagger known as 'Liter' arrested on suspicion of defacing Vietnam veterans memorial in Venice

A man was arrested Wednesday after his moniker was found spray-painted on the face of a Vietnam War mural in Venice days before Memorial Day. Detectives had identified Angel Castro, 24, earlier this month as one of four vandals who defaced the wall bearing the names of 2,273 soldiers declared missing...

A Marine and His Dog

A Marine veteran is documenting his cross-country road trip with his chocolate Labrador retriever Bella who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. "I didn't want her to be gone one day when I got home," Robert Kugler said. "I feel like right now this is my purpose. Show More Summary

Trump correctly uses new statistic that there are 20 veteran suicides a day

Veterans’ health care must also include the best mental health care. A shocking 20 veterans are committing suicide each and every day, especially our older veterans. This is a national tragedy that’s not talked about. The evidence shows that of veterans in the system receiving care, they are much less likely to take their own […]

20 Veterans Die By Suicide Every Day. Here's What The VA Is Doing About It

The rate of veteran suicide has dropped slightly, but figures still point to a crisis that requires “aggressive” measures, according to a new report. In its most exhaustive examination of the issue to date, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs found that about 20 veterans died by suicide every day in 2014. Show More Summary

Georgia's Kirby Smart Handled 1st SEC Media Days Like a Seasoned Veteran

Kirby Smart rarely talked to the media as Alabama's defensive coordinator. Under Nick Saban, he didn't have the weekly press conference obligations of many top assistants in college football. When Smart walked up to the podium Tuesday...Show More Summary

German Tennis Championships 2016: Monday Scores, Results, Updated Draw Schedule

Argentinian veteran Maximo Gonzalez caused the upset of the day at the 2016 German Tennis Championships on Monday, beating the fifth-seeded Jeremy Chardy in three sets. The 32-year-old, who has never won a career title in singles and...Show More Summary

Lone Dallas Gunman Was Army Vet Bent on Killing White Police Officers

A 25-year-old U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan was the one responsible for the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Micah Johnson, who was killed by a robot-delivered bomb, told authorities “he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” said Dallas Police Chief David Brown. Show More Summary

The horrific final days of toddler allegedly molested and killed by her mom’s boyfriend

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The horrific final days of toddler allegedly killed by her mom’s boyfriend CAMDEN — In nearly 20 years working for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Christine Shah has prosecuted countless serious crimes. But even the veteran assistant prosecutor had to take a few moments of...

Norman Lear: One Day at a Time Will Arrive on Netflix in January

At the New York premiere of the documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, veteran producer Lear updated Vulture on his latest project, the reboot of the 1970s sitcom, One Day at a Time, which ran for nine seasons from 1975 until 1984. Lear is reimagining the show for Netflix ... More »

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