A Hollywood Police Department officer wraps crime scene tape around a perimeter surrounding a rehabilitation centre where eight patients were found dead September 13, 2017 in Hollywood, Florida. Angel Valentin / Getty Images
Eight people died in a Florida nursing home that was supposed to have a permanent generator.
The hurricane may have passed through Florida, but the death toll continues to mount, as thousands are still without power. One nursing home in Hollywood Hills had been without the use of an emergency generator for three days, leaving the place without air conditioning.
Although it is across the street from a hospital, and is supposed to be a priority for the power company to restore electricity, the facility remained in the dark through Wednesday.
Florida Governor Rick Scott ordered an emergency moratorium on Wednesday to prevent the facility from admitting new patients and three agencies have launched investigations into how this happened as many questions remain unanswered.
Donald Trump is making another deal with the Democrats, this time about DACA.
Or at least, he might be, depending on who you ask.
Trump met with Democratic leaders in the Congress, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, and apparently both sides came to an agreement about important immigration issues.
The statement from the Democrats said they “agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.”
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program had protected nearly 800,000 individuals who were brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation.
But while both sides agreed that they dined on Chinese food and chocolate pie for dessert, there appears to be a difference of opinion about whether any deal was actually reached.
White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short confirmed that the president and Democrats agreed to work to find a legislative fix for DACA, but he called Democrats’ claim of a deal that would exclude wall funding “intentionally misleading.”
In Montreal, police found two men with needles in their legs, suffering from an apparent overdose near the Lucien L’Allier métro station.
The intervention began at about 11:30 p.m., when a security guard called police to say two men had been found unconscious in the passageway from the subway station leading to the Bell Centre.
Arriving at the scene, police found the two men, still unconscious and each with a syringe in their leg. The officers immediately administered CPR to both men, reviving only one of them, a 32-year-old who told police they had been bought heroin.
The second man, age 40, was taken to hospital where he remained in critical condition early Thursday.
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