Emily takes you behind the scenes of her interview with Audrey Holder, a Texas teen who suffered a concussion when she collided with another player during a basketball game. See the rehab and exercise sessions Audrey goes through on her way to recovery.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — YouTube says it has started flagging videos provided by news outlets that receive government backing. The move is part of a commitment that its parent company, Google, made last year when it was hauled before congressional investigators looking into Russian tampering with the U.S. electorate.
In particular, Google faced numerous questions about RT. The service formerly known as Russia Today used to be a preferred partner, giving it preferential access to advertising even though it is funded by the Russian government. Russian operatives generated thousands of Twitter accounts and lured Facebook users to pages that were purported to represent regular Americans.
In the U.S., these new notices will appear right below the video in question. Some RT videos posted to YouTube Friday had not been flagged.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A nurse’s Facebook rant about the “cesspool of funky flu” in emergency room waiting areas is getting a lot of attention.
“Wash your stinking hands,” Katherine Lockler says in a six-minute video that’s been viewed 4.8 million times since she recorded it in frustration after a 12-hour shift during this particularly nasty flu season. The mother of four works in several emergency rooms in the Pensacola area in Florida’s Panhandle.
She said 25 to 30 people often sit for hours in hospital waiting rooms as the worst cases get treated first.
“Some of them are not true emergencies, but they’re waiting along with the flu right next to them. So guess what? Five flus came in, 15 flus walk out. It’s great,” she said sarcastically. “They’ll be back.”
Lockler told the Pensacola News Journal her intent was not just to vent, but to offer a constructive message from a health care professional’s perspective.
“The biggest problem for me was seeing people come in to visit, and not only being exposed to this awful flu virus, but not taking the correct precautions to get themselves disinfected before going out in the world,” Lockler said.
She said she’s getting responses from around the world to the video she titled “After Work Thoughts.” In it, she says the flu is spreading like “wildfire,” and offers suggestions for staying healthy. She demonstrates the “magic trick” of sneezing or coughing into the crook of an arm to avoid getting germs on your hands. Then she repeats it, in slow motion.
“My sleeve got the germs, my hands didn’t,” she said, holding up her hand. “It’s amazing to watch how many people come through the emergency room, sneeze in their hands and — I watch — no one grabs the hand sanitizer.”
Lockler shares ER horror stories, like the father who let his baby to crawl on the floor, and the softball coach who brought his whole team.
“If you have a team member from your softball team who is sick or injured, you do not bring the entire softball team in to check on them. Because guess what?” Lockler said. “You just got 15 new vectors, or carriers of the flu by them all walking in. Which I watched them all walk in last night, see their friend, and not touch the hand sanitizer. Not once!”
In fact, if you aren’t sick, just stay home, she advises.
“So, don’t bring bring your team in. Please don’t bring your healthy children, especially your newborn babies, into the emergency,” she said. “If you don’t have what I call a true emergency, this would not be the time to come to the emergency room.”
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An agency that monitors jihadi websites says al-Qaida’s Mali branch has released a video of a Colombian missionary who has been held captive for nearly one year.
SITE Intelligence Group said the video released Monday by the Mali-based Islamic insurgency shows Gloria Cecilia Narvaez appealing to Pope Francis. The nun was seized near the border with Burkina Faso and has been held since last Feb. 7. She was also shown in another proof-of-life video in July with five others shortly before France’s president visited Mali.
In Monday’s video, Narvaez delivered an appeal to her family and her mission leader. A narrator from Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen advised the family to contribute money to secure her release, alluding to other hostages who have been freed with contributions through independent charities.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri urged calm Monday after a video emerged showing the foreign minister calling Lebanon’s powerful parliament speaker a “thug” in a closed meeting.
The leaked video, which emerged Sunday night, comes amid an escalating dispute between President Michel Aoun and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri over a decree that promoted a number of Lebanese army officers.
The foreign minister, Gibran Bassil, is Aoun’s son-in-law and heads his Free Patriotic Movement party. The footage drew the ire of Berri’s political allies, who lashed out at Bassil. Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil described Bassil in a tweet as “lowly” and a “political dwarf.”
The video triggered protests Monday in some areas of Beirut. Some supporters of Berri set fire to tires and to pictures of Aoun and Bassil, shouting slogans against the foreign minister.
Hezbollah, an ally of Aoun but also traditionally an ally of Berri’s Shiite Amal movement, issued a statement categorically rejecting Bassil’s statements. Such statements “do not built a state … but create more crises and disunity,” it said.
Hariri said “Lebanon does not need more escalation” and that he would exert all efforts to calm the political rhetoric in the country.
Lebanese politics is still dominated by the same factions that fought one another in the 1975-1990 civil war.
ATLANTA (AP) — A candidate for Georgia governor has taken down a campaign video that was filmed without permission at the church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.
The video by Stacey Evans’ campaign featured her attending a service at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta at its annual service for King. The clip ends with an image of Evans fading into a portrait of the late civil rights leader.
The church said in a statement Thursday that the video was made without its knowledge or consent. The church does not endorse political candidates.
Evans, who is white, is running in the Democratic primary against Stacey Abrams, who is black.
The Evans campaign accused Abrams of deciding “to distort” the video, which was removed from social media. Abrams’ campaign declined to comment.