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FIFA And U.S. Soccer Associations Facing Concussion Lawsuit

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Undated) -- FIFA and U.S-based soccer associations are facing a class action lawsuit over concussions. The lawsuit alleges the associations have failed to adopt effective policies to evaluate and manage concussions sustained by players. Plaintiffs aren't currently seeking monetary damages, but they are looking to change the rules of the game. They would like to…

Law Protects Pregnant Women In The Workplace

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Chicago, IL) -- The ACLU is on board with a new Illinois law that gives pregnant women more protections in the workplace.   That's the ACLU's Lorie Chaiten. She says the law allows moms-to-be to sit down if they need to and take more bathroom breaks and water breaks when necessary. It also requires employers…

VA Report Finds Concludes No Deaths Linked To Delays

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A new government report reveals widespread manipulation of scheduling data at VA hospitals nationwide. However, the report released Tuesday by the Veterans Affairs Inspector General concluded that none of the dozens of veterans deaths at the Phoenix VA could be blamed on delays in providing treatment. Earlier this year, whistleblowers claimed that…

Phoenix VA Adopts IG Recommendations, Changes Underway

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Phoenix, AZ) -- The head of the troubled Phoenix VA health care system is promising better care for veterans as a result of a new government report on problems with patient scheduling and access issues.   Phoenix VA director Glenn Costie said Tuesday the facility is making "significant progress" on the other three recommendations as…

Leaked Report Shows Global Warming Damage

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Undated) -- Bloomberg News has received a leaked draft of a United Nations study on global warming. The report says without serious reduction in greenhouse gasses the world faces a severe and irreversible impact for people and ecosystems. The study, set to be published in November, is designed to make the risks of doing nothing…