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The doctor didn't show up, but the hospital ER still billed $1,012
Martand Bhatt's parents weren't sure he needed immediate medical care when the energetic toddler burned his hand on the kitchen stove one April morning.Dhaval Bhatt, Martand's father, said he'd been warned about hospital emergency rooms after he arrived in the U.S. from his native India."People always told me to avoid the ER in America unless you are really dying," said Bhatt, a research scientist and pharmacologist at Washington University in St. Louis.But after seeing a photo, the family's pediatrician directed them the next day to the local children's hospital.Dhaval Bhatt was traveling at the time. So Martand's mother, Mansi Bhatt, took their son to the hospital and was sent to the emergency room. A nurse took the toddler's vitals and looked at the wound. She said a surgeon would be in to inspect it more closely.
52 minutes ago | CNN
Coumboscuro: The Italian village that doesn't speak Italian
The official language of Coumboscuro is Provençal, an ancient medieval neo-Latin dialect of Occitan, the language spoken across the Occitania region of France. Only around 30 or so people live in the village, and life is far from easy for locals.
1 hour ago | CBS
U.S. orders families of embassy staff to leave Ukraine
The State Department has ordered families of U.S embassy employees in Kyiv, Ukraine, to leave the country and authorized some U.S. government employees to depart due to the potential of Russian military action. Russian military action anywhere in Ukraine would severely impact the embassy's ability to provide consular services, including assistance to U.S. citizens in departing Ukraine, a State Department official told reporters on Sunday night. The State Department is urging those who can depart to do so on commercially-available flights. The decisions were made out of an abundance of caution due to Russia's continued military buildup and disinformation campaigns, a separate senior State Department official said. The State Department does not have a "solid number" of how many Americans are in Ukraine, according to the official, because no one is required to register with the embassy while there.
1 hour ago | CBS
Tonga eruption equivalent to hundreds of Hiroshimas, NASA says
The Tonga volcanic eruption unleashed explosive forces that dwarfed the power of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, NASA scientists have said, as survivors on Monday described how the devastating Pacific blast "messed up our brains". The NASA Earth Observatory said the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano spewed debris as high as 25 miles into the atmosphere during the January 15 eruption, which triggered huge tsunami waves. "We think the amount of energy released by the eruption was equivalent to somewhere between five to 30 million ton of TNT," NASA scientist Jim Garvin said in a press release. NASA said the eruption was hundreds of times stronger than the US atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in August 1945, which was estimated to be about 15,000 ton of TNT. The agency said the eruption "obliterated" the volcanic island about 41 miles north of the Tongan capital of Nuku'alofa.
1 hour ago | NPR
California's embattled utility leaves criminal probation, but more charges loom
SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric is poised to emerge from five years of criminal probation, despite worries that nation's largest utility remains too dangerous to trust after years of devastation from wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment and neglectful management. The probation, set to expire at midnight Tuesday, was supposed to rehabilitate PG&E after its 2016 conviction for six felony crimes from a 2010 explosion triggered by its natural gas lines that blew up a San Bruno neighborhood and killed eight people. Instead, PG&E became an even more destructive force. Since 2017 the utility has been blamed for more than 30 wildfires that wiped out more than 23,000 homes and businesses and killed more than 100 people.
2 hours ago | CNN
Former president of Florida International University says he caused 'discomfort' to colleague in letter explaining resignation
(CNN)Former Florida International University President Mark Rosenberg, who abruptly resigned Friday citing health concerns, acknowledged Sunday that his workplace conduct towards a colleague was part of his reasoning for stepping down."I unintentionally created emotional (not physical) entanglement," Rosenberg said in a statement shared by the university. "I have apologized. I apologize to you. I take full responsibility and regret my actions." In his initial statement Friday, Rosenberg said he was leaving the post he'd held for thirteen years due to concerns for his and his wife's health. On Sunday, Rosenberg cited the deteriorating condition of his wife, who he said has advanced dementia and multiple sclerosis, as impacting his mental health.
2 hours ago | CBS
"Horrific": Five found dead in Milwaukee home
Five people were found dead in a Milwaukee home Sunday in what police are investigating as multiple homicides, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office. Milwaukee Police responded about 3:45 p.m. Sunday to assist with a welfare check at the residence where four men and one woman were found dead, Milwaukee Assistant Police Chief Paul Formolo said during a Sunday evening news conference. The victims' identities were pending. "Citizens of our community had concerns with the occupants that resided there," Formolo said. "It's a normal call for us to respond to. We do it all the time." The motive and information regarding any suspects weren't immediately known, Formolo said. He said there is no information to suggest that there is a threat to the community."The murders discovered today on a residential block in the heart of our city are horrific," Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said in a statement Sunday night. "First, I offer my condolences to the families and friends of the victims. Whatever the circumstances, we must share the grief of those who have lost loved ones."
2 hours ago | CNN
'We can save the planet': Astronaut reveals 'alarming' view of Earth from space
(CNN)French astronaut Thomas Pesquet spent six months aboard the International Space Station last year, and his view of the Earth was as alarming as it was breathtaking.Long periods with his feet off solid ground gave him a unique and privileged perspective on our planet. His Instagram account is bursting with beautiful images of "the blue ball we call home." But the beauty is tainted. Pesquet says that even from space the effects of climate change are visible.He says that since his previous visit to space, in 2016, the consequences of human activity have become even more apparent, with glaciers visibly retreating, and a rise in extreme weather events.Environmental concern motivated him to become a UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Goodwill Ambassador. As an astronaut on board the ISS he supported the FAO's research into agricultural innovation and methods of food production. Limited resources in space provide an opportunity to model human behavior on a planet with dwindling resources, and Pesquet wants to highlight the parallels between life on a spacecraft and life on Earth.
2 hours ago | CNN
Analysis: Lunar New Year is China's biggest holiday. For the third year, many will be forced to spend it apart
A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here.Hong Kong (CNN)More than two years have passed since China sealed off an entire city of more than 11 million people to curb the world's first Covid-19 outbreak. But in many parts of the country, tough coronavirus restrictions are still making it difficult for people to travel just days before the biggest festival of the year.Sunday marked the second anniversary of the start of the Wuhan lockdown -- a drastic move that stunned the nation just two days before Lunar New Year.China has long since recovered from the initial devastation wrought by the pandemic, while Beijing's uncompromising zero-Covid policy -- which relies on mass testing, extensive quarantines and snap lockdowns -- has enjoyed widespread public support.
2 hours ago | USA Today
Free COVID-19 tests, tax season begins, NASA telescope: 5 things you need to know Monday
Free COVID-19 test kits for people who ordered them from COVIDtests.gov will begin shipping via the U.S. Postal Service this week, according to the government website. Americans are supposed to be able to order four kits per address under a federal program that launched last week. Tests are expected to be mailed within seven to 12 days from when they are ordered. Customers should receive email notifications with shipping updates, including estimated delivery date and a tracking number on USPS.com. “All tests distributed as part of this program are FDA-authorized at-home rapid antigen tests," the website says. The White House also announced last week that it will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free at pharmacies and community health centers.
3 hours ago | CNN
A baby was left alone in a room for five days with her deceased mother at a New York shelter, lawsuit claims
(CNN)A baby was left alone in a room with her deceased mother for five days at a New York homeless shelter and was found in desperate need of food, water and basic needs, according to a lawsuit filed by the infant's father.The New York City Department of Homeless Services (NYCDHS) is being sued by Quraan Laboy, who alleges the agency -- which was caring for his one-year-old daughter at the time -- neglected the child and failed to follow shelter protocols, according to a petition filed with the New York Supreme Court.The infant and her deceased mother, Shelbi Westlake, were discovered the night of July 25, 2021, after someone called building security about a "foul odor" emanating from Westlake's room, an incident report from NYCDHS provided in the court filing alleges.
3 hours ago | NPR
UAE says it has intercepted 2 missiles from Yemen's Houthis
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels over the skies of Abu Dhabi early Monday, authorities said, the second attack in a week that targeted the Emirati capital.The missile fire further escalates tensions across the Persian Gulf, which previously had seen a series of assaults near — but never indisputably on — Emirati soil amid Yemen's yearslong war and the collapse of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers.The attacks threaten the business-friendly, tourism-focused efforts of the Emirates, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula also home to Dubai. For years, the country has marketed itself as a safe corner of an otherwise-dangerous neighborhood.
3 hours ago | CNN
Fallen NYPD officer is honored by peers and another officer is in critical condition following shooting
(CNN)As the body of a slain New York police officer was transported to a funeral home Sunday, fellow law enforcement personnel lined the streets in support of the young man who had sought to bridge gaps between the department and his community. And while investigators learn more about the Friday shooting that killed Officer Jason Rivera and left another officer in critical condition, the city's new mayor has pledged a return to controversial policing tactics in an effort to keep people safe. Rivera, 22, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic incident in Harlem Friday evening. A second officer, Wilbert Mora, 27, remained in critical condition as of Sunday following surgery, the New York Police Department said, and was transferred from Harlem Hospital to NYU Langone Medical Center.
3 hours ago | NPR
A popular uprising and soldier mutinies challenge Burkina Faso's president
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Gunfire rang out late Sunday near the home of Burkina Faso's embattled President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, raising the specter that a military coup might still be under way after mutinous soldiers seized a military base earlier in the day. Government officials had sought to reassure people that the situation was under control even as shots rang out for hours at the army base. But by day's end anti-government protesters supporting the mutineers also had set fire to a building belonging to Kabore's party. It was not immediately known whether Kabore was at home but several people in the area told The Associated Press that in addition to gunfire they could hear helicopters hovering overhead.
4 hours ago | USA Today
5 people found dead in Wisconsin home; police investigating deaths as homicides
MILWAUKEE — Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating the deaths of five people found in a Milwaukee home, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday evening.At about 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Milwaukee Police responded to a welfare check at a residence where four men and one woman were found dead, Milwaukee Assistant Police Chief Paul Formolo said during a Sunday evening news conference. The victims’ identities are pending."Citizens of our community had concerns with the occupants that resided there," Formolo said. "It's a normal call for us to respond to. We do it all the time."The motive and information regarding any suspects are unknown at this time, Formolo said.  "There is no information to suggest that there is a threat to the community," he added. 
4 hours ago | NPR
French fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies at 73
TOKYO — French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73. He died Sunday, his official Instagram account said. "May his soul Rest In Peace," it said in a post that was all black with no image. It did not give a cause of death. Mugler, who launched his brand in 1973, became known for his architectural style, defined by broad shoulders and a tiny waist. The use of plastic-like futuristic fabric in his sculpted clothing became a trademark. He defined haute couture over several decades, dressing up Diana Ross and Beyonce at galas, on red carpets and runways. His designs weren't shy about being outlandish, at times resembling robotic suits with protruding cone shapes. Mugler also had a popular perfume line, which he started in the 1990s.
4 hours ago | USA Today
'It kind of stinks': Chiefs, Bills shrug off controversy over NFL overtime rules
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Travis Kelce scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime. But even he knew it.“It was a situation where whoever had the ball last was going to win that game,” the Chiefs Pro Bowl tight end said after Kansas City edged Buffalo 42-36 in an AFC divisional-round matchup. “Both offenses were hitting up and down the field just about all night.”Buffalo’s offense never got the field in overtime.Because the Bills lost the coin toss and gave up a touchdown. Such are NFL overtime rules.“Each team must possess, or have the opportunity to possess, the ball,” the NFL rule book reads. “The exception: if the team that gets the ball first scores a touchdown on the opening possession.”
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