Rebekah L. Sanders Arizona Republic Published 12:38 PM EDT Jun 8, 2019 Steve Klein tried to protect his 103-year-old father from exploitation as Fred Klein's memory began to decline. Steve took over his father's bank accounts, bills and power of attorney. He took him to visit high-quality assisted-living facilities. But Fred — a former World War II pilot who flew more than 60 bombing runs over the South Pacific and swam competitively until he was a centenarian — refused to move out of the Tucson retirement community where he lives alone, drives his own golf cart and dates a former beauty queen. So Steve — who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona — and a troop of Fred's friends try their best to keep an eye on him instead. Photos: Most memorable images from D-Day Things were going well until a few months ago, Steve said, when Fred decided to spruce up his … [Read more...] about Arizona company convinced WWII vet to pay $24K for AC, son says
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It cannot be emphasized too often: Russiagate – allegations that the American president has been compromised by the Kremlin and which may even have helped to put him in the White House – is the worst and (considering the lack of actual evidence) most fraudulent political scandal in American history. We have yet to calculate the damage Russiagate has inflicted on America’s democratic institutions, including the presidency and the electoral process, and on domestic and foreign perceptions of American democracy, or on US-Russian relations at a critical moment when both sides, having “modernized” their nuclear weapons, are embarking on a new, more dangerous, and largely unreported arms race. Also on rt.com Russiagate is #1 threat to US national security – Stephen Cohen Rational (if politically innocent) observers may have thought that when the Mueller Report found no “collusion” or other conspiracy between Trump and Vladimir … [Read more...] about How did Russiagate begin? (by Stephen Cohen)
Daniel Borunda El Paso Times Published 6:53 PM EDT Jun 3, 2019 EL PASO, Texas - The death of a transgender woman from El Salvador at an El Paso hospital is reigniting concerns about the treatment of detained transgender and gay migrants. Johana Medina Leon, 25, died of unknown causes on Saturday at Del Sol Medical Center after testing positive for HIV, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. Medina, known to friends as "Joa," had been a certified nurse in El Salvador but sought asylum in the U.S. because she couldn't work as an open trans woman in the nursing profession in her home country, stated Diversidad Sin Fronteras, an advocacy group for transgender migrants. ICE identified her as Jonathan Alberto "Johana" Medina Leon. "This is yet another unfortunate example of an alien who enters the United States with an untreated, unscreened medical condition,” ICE El Paso field office director Corey A. Price said in a … [Read more...] about Transgender migrant held by ICE dies in El Paso hospital
Jayme Deerwester USA TODAY Published 4:49 PM EDT Jun 3, 2019 Two recent incidents involving U.S. tourists are putting the Dominican Republic in the headlines – and if social media is any indication, they're causing other Americans to reconsider plans to visit the Caribbean nation. On Friday, news broke that Maryland couple Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day were found unresponsive in their room by staff at the Bahía Príncipe hotel at the resort Playa Nueva Romana after they didn't check out at the expected time. On Sunday, the Dominican National Institute of Forensic Sciences announced that it had completed autopsies on Holmes and Day, telling CNN that Holmes, 63, and Day, 49, died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, a buildup of fluid in the lungs. The Dominican Republic National Police also told CNN that officers found blood-pressure medication in the couple's room. "Both died of natural causes at … [Read more...] about Dominican Republic: New safety concerns for Americans?
Newly-revealed FBI documents portray the great civil rights leader as a sexual libertine who ‘laughed’ as a forcible rape took place David J. Garrow Features 30/05/2019 Martin Luther King arrives at the FBI to speak with J. Edgar Hoover on December 1, 1964. Their meeting was highly publicised, but evasive and dishonest on Hoover’s part (©BETTMANN/GETTY IMAGES) Newly-released documents reveal the full extent of the FBI’s surveillance of the civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King in the mid-1960s. They expose in graphic detail the FBI’s intense focus on King’s extensive extramarital sexual relationships with dozens of women, and also his presence in a Washington hotel room when a friend, a Baptist minister, allegedly raped one of his “parishioners”, while King “looked on, laughed and offered advice”. … [Read more...] about The troubling legacy of Martin Luther King