Hundreds of military veterans are expected to file lawsuits against the manufacturing company 3M, claiming it knowingly sold defective earplugs. These complaints come after the Justice Department settled a lawsuit with the company in July over allegations the company defrauded the government by selling earplugs with "dangerous design defects" to the military for "more than a decade." 3M agreed to pay $9.1 million to the government, but admitted no liability. CBS News' Dr. Jon LaPook spoke with servicemen who deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, where they were in close proximity to small arms, heavy artillery and rockets. Until that 3M settlement, they believed their hearing loss was par for the course. Joseph Junk and David Hendersen served in the U.S. military for three and six years respectively. Junk said he joined the Army as part of family tradition and Hendersen felt a duty to his country after 9/11. They both relied on earplugs to protect them in training and combat. "We were told … [Read more...] about Veterans claim defective 3M earplugs caused hearing loss, ringing in ears: “It is torture”
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close Video Mueller could submit report on Russian collusion by next week Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee, weighs in on 'Fox & Friends First.' Fox News and other news organizations report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is close to completing his nearly two-year investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. When Mueller finishes his probe, he is required to provide Attorney General William Barr with a “confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the Special Counsel.” The now-extinct Independent Counsel Law required that a final report discussing the investigation be sent to Congress. When Congress allowed the law to expire and did not replace it, the Justice Department under President Clinton created the special counsel under its own regulations. Those regulations corrected one of the key problems with the old law: … [Read more...] about Victoria Toensing: Why Mueller’s report (no matter how much Dems clamor for it) must be kept confidential
Annalee Monroe Arizona Republic Published 8:00 AM EST Jan 27, 2019 MEDIA: Web WHO SAID IT: President Donald Trump PARTY: Republican THE COMMENTS: 1. "Could somebody please explain to the Democrats (we need their votes) that our Country losses (sic) 250 Billion Dollars a year on illegal immigration, not including the terrible drug flow. Top Border Security, including a Wall is $25 Billion. Pays for itself in two months. Get it done!" 2. "Illegal immigration costs the United States more than 200 Billion Dollars a year. How was this allowed to happen?" THE FORUM: Twitter, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18 WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT: Does illegal immigration cost the United States $200-plus billion each year? OUR FINDING: No Stars, False. ANALYSIS: President Donald Trump has used several estimates about the cost of illegal immigration in the past few months as he seeks to garner support from Congress to build a wall on the southern border. The government … [Read more...] about Fact Check: How much does illegal immigration cost the United States?
Exactly 9 miles due west of Temple Square, at the 7200 West exit on Interstate 80, you can look north over the barren, salty mud flats where Salt Lake City used to dump its trash and conjure up a vision that has tantalized landowners, business interests and politicians for decades. Squint at the landscape and imagine the long-closed landfill disappearing under a slab of concrete hundreds of acres across, train tracks branching out across it. Loaders move freight between train cars and truck trailers — inbound from overseas to locations across the West, outbound for export around the world. For miles in every direction, new businesses have arrived to support the enterprise or profit from its location. That’s the vision of an international port in Utah — a land-based trade hub that boosters tout as the most significant economic development opportunity the state might ever see. It would be the only such facility between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean, … [Read more...] about How Greg Hughes got his inland port in just 44 days, at Salt Lake City’s expense
Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally co-published by ProPublica and NPR. Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn’t make sense. His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He’d iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He’d pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, through more than a dozen physical therapy sessions. The last thing he needed was a botched bill. His December 2015 surgery to replace the ball in his left hip joint at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City had been routine. One night in the hospital and no complications. He was even supposed to get a deal on the cost. His insurance company, Aetna, had negotiated an in-network “member rate” for him. That’s the discounted price insured patients get in return for paying their premiums every … [Read more...] about How Your Health Insurer and Your Doctors Scheme to Screw You Over