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It Was a Routine Surgery. Then a Nurse Flipped a Switch

Private hospital in London is found negligent in banker's death

(Newser) - An inquest has blamed the death of an American banker who underwent a routine heart valve operation in Britain on a nurse's mistaken move, reports the Telegraph . Robert Entenman died in 2015 at age 57 at one of Britain's biggest private hospitals, London Bridge. The American, who left... More »

43-Year-Old Who Never Left Mom and Dad's Hospitalized

Police want to know if German man isolated himself or if parents took away his freedom

(Newser) - A 43-year-old man who lived in isolation at his parents' home in Bavaria for three decades has been taken to a psychiatric hospital, and German police are investigating whether his parents did anything wrong, the AP reports. Police went to the home in Freienfels, in southeastern Germany near Bayreuth, on... More »

Woman Who Posted Pics of Diapered Dog Is Arrested

On charges of harassment; she says her freedom of speech has been violated

(Newser) - About two weeks ago, a Texas woman noticed a dog on a neighbor's balcony that she suspected was being neglected: The dog, June, was wearing a diaper and was allegedly muzzled with some type of string. Amber Cammack took photos and then posted them on Facebook—a last resort,... More »

Neglected Horses' Hooves Were 3 Feet Long: Rescuers

Md. rescue group says horses were found in stall with manure piles 3 to 4 feet high

(Newser) - A concerned call about the welfare of someone's pet pigeons led to a disturbing discovery in a Maryland stable: three horses in such a severe state of neglect that a local rescue group was absolutely horrified. "Of the over 2,170 horses DEFHR has rescued in its 26-year... More »

Casino-Goer Leaves Mom, 98, in Truck for 5 Hours

She is OK, but police charge son with adult neglect

(Newser) - Maryland police say a North Carolina man left a vulnerable person sitting in his truck in a casino parking garage for nearly five hours—his 98-year-old mother. Anne Arundel County Police say 67-year-old Dwight McGinnis Jr. of Raleigh was charged with vulnerable adult neglect. Police say the woman, who uses... More »

Mom of 5 Kids Hidden From Society a 'Crazy Lady'

'NYT' tries to unravel the curious case of Louann Bowers, Sinhue Johnson

(Newser) - The five kids that lived for years outside society are now six after an unexpected and very premature jailhouse birth, and the story gets stranger from there as the New York Times delves into it. Thirty-three-year-old mom Louann Bowers, who gave birth in her cellblock last week, ran away from... More »

5 Kids Found Hidden From Society, Sans Heat, Lights

Parents charged with child endangerment

(Newser) - For years, five children were concealed from society, living in a dilapidated row home in Pennsylvania with no heat, electricity, or running water. Detectives recently found the children, ages 2 to 13, and charged parents Louann Bowers, 33, and Sinhue Johnson, 45, with child endangerment. The children had no birth... More »

Foreclosure of Shelter Leaves Animals at Mercy of Bank

Evicted owner takes Wells Fargo to court

(Newser) - After being evicted by Wells Fargo, the owner of a Rhode Island animal shelter wants a judge to force the bank to provide food and care for the animals—which he says haven't been properly cared for since Monday’s foreclosure. Dan Mackenzie has seen “total strangers walking off... More »

Army Corps' Negligence Led to Katrina Flooding: Judge

Feds could be on the hook for billions in damages

(Newser) - In an opinion that could open the federal government to billions in damage claims, a judge ruled today that the failure of the Army Corps of Engineers to maintain an outlet channel led directly to disastrous flooding in and around New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.... More »

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