Tag: Deaths (Fatalities)

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Couldn’t Ignore What That Silence Told Me’

Silence Is Its Own Answer Kim Jong-un wasn’t to blame. It turned out to be an employee error at the Hawaii Emergency Management Services that triggered a false North Korean missile alarm sent to those in the state, including my husband. He and his colleagues at the medical conference stopped discussing ocular herpes and took […]

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The Virus Is Killing Young Floridians. Work, Not Partying, Is Often to Blame.

The last time Miriam Castro saw her son Herman, he was in the hospital. A mask covered his tear-stricken face as he sobbed over a FaceTime call. “He kept saying: ‘I love you, Ma, I love you, Ma. Take care of yourselves. This is no game,’” Mrs. Castro recalled. “He cried and cried.” Herman J. […]

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U.S. Contractor Knew of Explosive Material in Beirut Since at Least 2016

An American contractor working with the U.S. Army warned at least four years ago about a large cache of potentially explosive chemicals that was stored in Beirut’s port in unsafe conditions, according to a United States diplomatic cable. The presence of the chemicals was spotted and reported by an American port security expert during a […]

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Lebanon’s Government Set to Resign, Minister Announces, After Beirut Blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon’s cabinet was set to resign on Monday, the health minister said, a move that could open a new political void as the country struggles to recover from a massive explosion last week that ravaged swaths of the capital. The minister, Hamad Hassan, announced the decision to reporters after a cabinet meeting […]

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Baltimore Gas Explosion Leaves 1 Dead and 2 Injured

A gas explosion in Baltimore on Monday left one person dead and at least two others injured, the authorities said. A woman was killed and the two injured were in serious condition, the Baltimore City Fire Department said on Twitter. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, the Baltimore city firefighters union said on […]

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A Promising Life Is Cut Short, Becoming a Symbol of Lebanon’s Heartache

On Thursday, Sahar Fares’s fiancé and family gave her the wedding party she will never have. A zaffe band played for her, the flute striking a joyful tune while drums kept the beat, as family and friends threw rice and flower petals. The musicians, in festive, gold-embroidered white gowns, played while uniformed firefighters carried her […]

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After Beirut Explosion, Funerals and Fury

Lebanon began an official period of national mourning on Thursday, two days after a powerful explosion in Beirut flattened whole neighborhoods in the bustling metropolis, even as rescue crews from around the world began arriving to help in the search for survivors. The official death toll rose to 137, and with more than 5,000 people […]

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Beirut Digs for Survivors as Death Toll in Explosion Rises: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Video Satellite images showing the scale of destruction in Beirut.CreditCredit…Photographs by Maxar Technologies Search is on for survivors after blast kills more than 100. Rescue workers still struggling to treat thousands of people wounded in an enormous explosion that rocked Beirut turned their attention on Wednesday morning to the […]

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Welcome Back to Germany. Now Take Your Free Coronavirus Test.

BERLIN — When she returned to Germany last week from a vacation in Serbia, one of the first things Snjezana Kirstein did was to stop at a pop-up coronavirus testing center at Berlin’s Tegel Aiport. Whereas such tests can be hard to find in the United States, with unpredictable costs and results two weeks in […]

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What Caused the Beirut Explosion? What We Know

A pair of explosions, the second much bigger than the first, struck the city of Beirut early Tuesday evening, killing at least 100 people, wounding more than 4,000 and causing widespread damage. The second blast sent a billowing, reddish plume high above the city’s port and created a shock wave that shattered glass for miles. […]

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After Deadly Beirut Explosion, a Search for Answers and Survivors: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageAn aerial view of the devastation left on Wednesday after an explosion hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.Credit…Hussein Malla/Associated Press Search is on for survivors after blast kills more than 100. An enormous explosion sent shock waves across Lebanon on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and injuring more […]

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Trump Cherry-Picks Coronavirus Data in Briefing Appearance

President Trump, in a news conference on Tuesday, cited a slew of statistics to argue that “our strong mitigation efforts are working very well.” Here’s a fact-check. what Mr. Trump said “Thanks to substantial improvements in treatment and the knowledge we have gained about the disease itself, the recent rise in cases has not been […]

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Will Covid-19 Patients in Rural Areas Get the Care They Need?

There she was. After more than three weeks on the ventilator, after battling weakness and delirium on the general medical floor and a stay at the long-term rehab hospital where she rebuilt the strength to walk again, my patient had made it home. The dark shadows beneath her eyes were fading. Her skin was tanned. […]

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‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.

It begins with a mild fever and malaise, followed by a painful cough and shortness of breath. The infection prospers in crowds, spreading to people in close reach. Containing an outbreak requires contact tracing, as well as isolation and treatment of the sick for weeks or months. This insidious disease has touched every part of […]

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Judge Whose Son Was Killed by Misogynistic Lawyer Speaks Out

The federal judge whose son was killed by a misogynistic lawyer released her first statement about the shooting on Monday morning, describing the horror that unfolded as her 20-year-old only child ran to answer the door and a “madman” opened fire. The judge, Esther Salas, also issued a call for increased privacy protections for federal […]

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Israel Says It Hit Bombers on Syrian Boundary

JERUSALEM — Troops ambushed four militants as they planted bombs along Israel’s boundary with Syria around midnight, the Israeli military said early Monday, amid heightened tensions along Israel’s frontiers. The militants, whose identity or affiliation were not immediately known, were assumed to have been killed on the spot by a combination of ground and air […]

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Jailbreak Attack by ISIS Rages On in Eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — A militant assault on a prison complex in eastern Afghanistan turned into a gun battle that was still raging 16 hours later on Monday, as officials scrambled to recapture hundreds of prisoners, including many from the Islamic State and the Taliban. The attack started at the prison in Jalalabad on Sunday night […]

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Alaska Midair Collision Kills 7, Officials Say

Seven people were killed, including a member of the Alaska State Legislature, after two planes collided in midair on Friday morning in the Alaskan city of Soldotna, the authorities said. Officials said the collision, between a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and a Piper-PA12, happened at 8:30 a.m. local time, two miles northeast of Soldotna […]

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How Italy Turned Around Its Coronavirus Calamity

ROME — When the coronavirus erupted in the West, Italy was the nightmarish epicenter, a place to avoid at all costs and a shorthand in the United States and much of Europe for uncontrolled contagion. “You look at what’s going on with Italy,” President Trump told reporters on March 17. “We don’t want to be […]

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Border Clashes With Pakistan Leave 15 Afghan Civilians Dead, Officials Say

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Some of the most intense border clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent years left at least 15 civilians dead on the Afghan side on Thursday, officials said. Afghanistan accused Pakistani forces of firing heavy artillery into civilian areas after protests by communities on both sides who were demanding the reopening of […]

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The Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue

Every worker’s nightmare is the horrible boss — everyone knows at least one — who is utterly incompetent yet refuses to step aside. Such bosses have the reverse Midas touch — everything they handle turns to crud — but they’ll pull out every stop, violate every norm, to stay in that corner office. And they […]

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U.K. Has Europe’s Worst Surge in Deaths During Pandemic, Study Says

LONDON — England has had the greatest rate of excess deaths of any country in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic, with a surge that lasted longer and spread to more places than those in hard-hit nations like Italy and Spain, according to a government report released on Thursday. The findings, in a report by Britain’s […]

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Why Revel Suspended Moped Service in N.Y.C.

Weather: Mostly sunny but not quite as hot and sticky, with a high around 90. Alternate-side parking: Suspended through Aug. 2. ImageCredit…Andrew Seng for The New York Times Early Tuesday, a 32-year-old man died while driving a Revel moped in Queens. He had crashed into a light pole, the police said. He was killed in […]

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A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces

Once again, the coronavirus is ascendant. As infections mount across the country, it is dawning on Americans that the epidemic is now unstoppable, and that no corner of the nation will be left untouched. As of Tuesday, the pathogen had infected at least 4.3 million Americans, killing almost 150,000. Many experts fear the virus could […]

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A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces

Once again, the coronavirus is ascendant. As infections mount across the country, it is dawning on Americans that the epidemic is now unstoppable, and that no corner of the nation will be left untouched. As of Tuesday, the pathogen had infected at least 4.3 million Americans, killing almost 150,000. Many experts fear the virus could […]

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How Local Covid Deaths Are Affecting Vote Choice

On March 18, Donald J. Trump declared himself a wartime president against “the invisible enemy” of coronavirus and invoked the Defense Production Act. Now he’s facing a downside of presiding over a war: American casualties. In the days since that pronouncement, Covid-19 has taken the lives of almost 150,000 Americans, many more than have died […]

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‘Not Sparing Anyone’: Texas Funeral Homes Can’t Escape Virus

ELSA, Texas — Johnny Salinas Jr., the owner of Salinas Funeral Home, typically handles five funerals a week. But on a recent day, with the coronavirus tearing through his community, he saw that many grieving families in a single day. A sixth family was waiting, too. His own. Mr. Salinas changed from a polo shirt […]

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Hoping to Understand the Virus, Everyone Is Parsing a Mountain of Data

CHICAGO — The latest count of new coronavirus cases was jarring: Some 1,500 virus cases were identified three consecutive days last week in Illinois, and fears of a resurgence in the state even led the mayor of Chicago to shut down bars all over town on Friday. But at the same moment, there were other, […]

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Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

ROME — Streets are quiet, squares are empty, you can hear the gurgling of the city’s ubiquitous fountains in the daytime. The platoons of Chinese tourists are nowhere to be seen; the American travelers — their hats, their sandals, their holiday shorts — have disappeared. Only a few German families with young children brave the […]

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Thailand Drops All Charges Against Red Bull Heir in Deadly Crash

BANGKOK — The police in Thailand said they had dropped the last remaining charges against a wealthy playboy on Friday, eight years after he struck and killed an officer with his Ferrari and fled the country. The announcement ended a yearslong drama that included the issuance of an international arrest warrant for the heir to […]

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Why Can’t Trump’s America Be Like Italy?

A few days ago The Times published a long, damning article about how the Trump administration managed to fail so completely in responding to the coronavirus. Much of the content confirmed what anyone following the debacle suspected. One thing I didn’t see coming, however, was the apparently central role played by Italy’s experience. Italy, you […]

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