Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 31-year-old father who was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after his 1-year-old son was admitted to the LBJ Hospital for methamphetamine intoxication was ordered to serve a term of imprisonment of 5 years at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Lewis Lokeni, who was described by the court as person who is a danger to young children has two separate cases filed against him by the government. In the a case that is still pending in District Court, the government is charging Loken for endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to one year, or a fine of up to $1,000, or both. In the case that was adjudicated, Lokeni was convicted with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to wit; methamphetamine, after he appeared in High Court last Friday for sentencing. Lokeni, who is not new to the court system (he also appeared in court last week for a Deposition … [Read more...] about Father charged with endangering his young son, sentenced in two other cases
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Jasmine Ball was barely five months pregnant with twins when the labor pains jolted through her lower body. Rushed to the hospital, the doctors told her that her cervix had dilated completely. There was nothing they could do to stop the babies from coming. “I didn’t know what was going on,” said Ball, a San Francisco native. “I was in shock.” Weighing 1lb each, Da’Mya was born first and survived for one hour. Ja’Mya was a stillborn. “Da’Mya was just waiting for her little sister to come out before she died,” said Ball, who was 20 at the time. Her nightmare didn’t stop there. As she held her daughters’ bodies in her arms, a white man entered the delivery room. He could have been a pediatrician or a grief counselor – Ball isn’t sure because he never introduced himself. “He said to me ‘But you’re really young, you can have more kids,’” said Ball. “Like I had just lost an … [Read more...] about Why are so many of San Francisco’s black mothers and babies dying?
A new survey of workers in pot-friendly Colorado finds the food service industry is the most likely to have employees who use marijuana. The study used 2014-2015 survey data involving more than 10,000 adult workers from across Colorado, which is one of 29 states that have legalized marijuana for recreational and/or medicinal uses. Workers from various industries were asked if they'd used marijuana or hashish at least once over the past month. The study was led by Roberta Smith, of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Overall, her team found that 14.6 percent of all workers said they'd used marijuana recently. However, the rate of pot use varied greatly by age and by job type. For example, nearly 30 percent of younger workers -- those between 18 and 25 -- answered "yes" to the marijuana-use question. But that number fell to just under 19 percent for people aged 26 to 34, and then dropped again to 11 percent for workers aged 35 and older. As for job types, "Food … [Read more...] about Is your waiter stoned? Pot use highest among restaurant workers, study finds
Night owls are putting their health put at risk by inflexible working hours according to a new study which found they have a greater risk of dying sooner when compared to early risers. Researchers said more employers should offer staff the opportunity to have a lie-in a stay and at work later to minimise “psychological stress” that can affect eating and exercise habits. Mortality rates in "owls",who prefer late nights, are around ten per cent higher than "morning larks", according to the team from the University of Surrey and Northwestern University, Chicago. Read more This is what happens to your brain when you don’t get enough sleep Sleep deprived workers cost UK £40 billion a year, study finds Lack of sleep ‘could lead to diabetes’ This lack of sleep from late nights and early starts at work has previously been shown to increase risk of heart disease and other conditions. And the new study found mental health disorders and diabetes were … [Read more...] about Employers should let workers have lie-ins to stop them dying early, research finds
To report corrections & clarifications, contact: Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: April 2018 News: A previous version of this story misstated Elliot Rodger's weapons. He used both a knife and a gun. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/masculinity-traditional-toxic-trump-mens-rights/99830694/ Video: A previous version of this video misstated the number of Americans living with unhealthful levels of pollution. https://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/33952141/8-of-americas-10-most-ozone-polluted-cities-are-in-this-state/ Opinion: Because of an editing error, a headline in an earlier version of this column incorrectly described Amy Wax's job status. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/20/black-students-law-school-amy-wax-column/510510002/ … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications