May 29, 2016

Elyria
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Punishments but no criminal charges in U.S. attack on hospital

WASHINGTON — Administrative punishments but no criminal charges have been leveled against U.S. military personnel for mistakes that resulted in 42 people dying in last year’s attack on a civilian hospital in Afghanistan operated by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, officials said. The Pentagon was expected to release the full report on the investigation Read More…

U.S. payments for Afghanistan clinic strike called insufficient by Doctors Without Borders

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military is paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to wounded survivors and relatives of the 42 Afghans killed when an American AC-130 gunship attacked a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, which says the “sorry money” doesn’t compensate for the loss of life. The payments amount to $6,000 for each Read More…

New Jordan hospital treats worst of war wounded

AMMAN, Jordan — They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East’s multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell. A 15-year-old Iraqi boy who was severely burned in a car bomb explosion. To treat such patients, the international charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Read More…

Wounded fighters, civilians recover near Syrian border

KILIS, Turkey — Sitting up in bed, 16-year-old Anas Baroudi lifts up an orange blanket to show where his left foot used to be, before he lost it almost three years ago in Syria’s civil war. “It’s not painful,” the Syrian teenager says quietly as he covers the leg again. Lying in the next bed Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Area hospitals see no boon from insurance mandate

ELYRIA — The historic Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama’s controversial health care reform is being met with mixed emotions in Lorain County by those who are pegged with the responsibility of offering health care to the masses. In the halls of local institutions like EMH Medical Center in Elyria and Mercy Regional Read More…