Niels Hoegel's deadly drugs of choice were ajmaline, lidocaine and calcium chloride - medications that he would administer to send his patients into arrhythmia, or force their blood pressure to crash to dangerously low levels. Then, the former nurse testified, after he'd taken patients to the brink of death, he would revel in attempting to bring them back to life. Except when he didn't.
Tourists on a commercial snowmobile broke park rules by driving too close to Yellowstone National Park's iconic Old Faithful geyser Sunday, Jan. 21, park officials confirmed, at a time when most staff was furloughed during the partial government shutdown. In an interview Monday, park superintendent Dan Wenk said that one of the concession operators that is authorized to conduct snowmobile tours through Yellowstone - and was allowed to continue doing so even as most park employees stopped work this weekend - violated park rules.
In recent months, Silicon Valley executives have been speaking out about the purposely addictive designs of smartphones and social media, which make them hard to put down for anyone, but particularly teenagers. Now, a new report puts numbers to the warnings:, tying a sudden and large drop in adolescents' happiness with the proliferation of smartphones, and finding that the more hours a day teens spend in front of screens, the less satisfied they are.
The U.S. government shutdown is nearly over after three days, and for many Democrats, it couldn't end soon enough. The impasse exposed the Democrats' limits on how far they were willing to go with the fight, at the risk of looking beholden to one part of their base -- activists pushing to allow the so-called dreamers to stay in the U.S. legally.
Facebook said Monday that it fell short in preventing the social media network from being used for foreign meddling in the U.S. presidential election. New blog posts written by Facebook executives appear to be the most critical self-assessment yet of the social media network's effect on American democracy. Samidh Chakrabarti, the company's product manager for civic engagement, said the 2016 presidential election has forced Facebook to confront harsh questions about the role it has played in spreading false information and intensifying divisiveness in the current political climate.
Thanksgiving was right around the corner, and a sizable number of one of America's most famous migrants could be seen still sputtering south. Not across the Texas-Mexico border, where most monarch butterflies should be by that time of year. These fluttered tardily through the migratory funnel that is Cape May, New Jersey, their iconic orange-and-black patterns splashing against the muted green of pines frosted by the season's first chill.
When Marlin Jackson arrived at his row on a Delta flight from Atlanta to San Diego in June, the middle seat was already occupied by a man with a sizable dog on his lap. Jackson squeezed by them to his window seat, and the Labrador mix lunged at his face. The attack lasted about 30 seconds, according to Jackson's attorney, and left him with facial wounds that required 28 stitches and scars that are still visible today.
Hours before kickoff in the NFC championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings, things got chippy as a brawl broke out in the Lincoln Financial Field parking lots. Six policemen, mounted on horses, were called to the scene and at least one fan was bloodied in the melee, which occurred around 3 p.m. Eastern. It appeared that the fight was between officers and fans, NJ.com reported, with no Vikings fans involved. Philadelphia police officers and Pennsylvania state troopers were required to restore order.
The world of agricultural-commodity trading could be upended with the merger of two of its biggest names. Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. has sought deal talks with Bunge Ltd., a person briefed on the matter said at the weekend. That's less than a year after Glencore approached Bunge about a deal. What ADM-Bunge would look like: While they're not exactly household names, ADM and Bunge have been around for 116 years and 200 years respectively and are among the very largest buyers and sellers of grains and other crops.
Over and over and over, first as a candidate and then as president, Donald Trump made a pledge to voters: He would run the White House as like he's run his business. That's a promise that he's kept. At midnight Friday, Jan. 19, the federal government shut down following a week of meandering, fruitless negotiations that foundered in part due to partisan differences on immigration policy and funding for the president's border wall with Mexico. But the truly divisive, convulsive force that upended negotiations meant to keep the government open for business was simply Trump himself.