Welfare of the disabled

FILE - In this March 8, 2013 file photo, two employees of Frames Bowling Lounge in New York pose with beverages in glasses, with plastic drinking straws. Citing the growing problem of plastic pollution, New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal introduced a bill on Wednesday, May, 23, 2018, that would ban the use of plastic straws and stirrers in New York City bars, restaurants and coffee shops. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
May 23, 2018 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City. Democratic City Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced a bill on Wednesday, saying restaurants should replace plastic with paper or metal straws. Exceptions would be made for...
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March 22, 2018 - 9:07 am
SUGAR HILL, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a bedridden woman had been found covered with cockroaches and maggots on a sheet smeared in feces. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes Gwinnett County authorities as saying in a report that her family members, 54-year-old Terry Ward Sorrells and...
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December 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A cosmetic-surgery firm that denied breast reduction surgery to three men with HIV violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to consider the medical facts regarding each patient before deciding whether surgery could be safely performed, a judge said Wednesday. U.S...
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The Lighthouse Christian Academy is seen on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Bloomington, Ind. In its brochure the school promises an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and a service to God _ but not for everyone. The school reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because it views their lifestyle as immoral. (AP Photo/Brian Slodysko)
June 19, 2017 - 3:43 am
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Lighthouse Christian Academy promises to provide an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and service to God — but not for everyone. The school says in its admissions brochure that it reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because their lifestyle is...
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May 25, 2017 - 12:25 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group that advocates for patients with disabilities is accusing South Carolina's mental health agency of needlessly hospitalizing people instead of providing them in-home services. Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities says in a federal class-action lawsuit...
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March 24, 2017 - 3:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state has effectively segregated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in institutions by failing to provide accessible community...
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