Tag: Deaths (Fatalities)

Seven Killed in Haiti Jail Break Attempt

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti — At least seven people were killed and one injured on Thursday after several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, witnesses said. The episode occurred in northeast Port-au-Prince at the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison, which is known for a 2014 breakout in which more than 300 inmates escaped. Residents […]

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D.C.’s Mayor Mourned Covid’s Unequal Toll. Her Sister Is the Latest Victim.

Ms. Bowser never had children of her own, but Mr. Thomas considered her his godmother. She was one of the first people he called when he learned he would be a chef at the U.S. Capitol, and when he served salmon and hamburgers to former President Barack Obama and his family as part of his […]

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The Coronavirus Is Plotting a Comeback. Here’s Our Chance to Stop It for Good.

Across the United States, and the world, the coronavirus seems to be loosening its stranglehold. The deadly curve of cases, hospitalizations and deaths has yo-yoed before, but never has it plunged so steeply and so fast. Is this it, then? Is this the beginning of the end? After a year of being pummeled by grim […]

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Is ‘Avalanche’ the Answer to a 62-Year-Old Russian Mystery Over 9 Deaths?

MOSCOW — What drove nine experienced hikers, some barefoot and almost naked, out of their tent and into the subzero cold and the tomblike darkness of the Russian wilderness in 1959? When their bodies were found in a remote pass in the Ural Mountains, 62 years ago this week, no one could explain what — […]

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Woman Dies After Getting Covid-19 From Transplanted Lungs

A woman in Michigan died 61 days after she received a pair of lungs from an organ donor who had been infected with the coronavirus, according to a case report published this month. There was no indication that the donor, a woman fatally injured in a car accident, had Covid-19. A radiograph of her chest […]

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Family of Georgia Teen Who Died After Basketball Drills Sues School Officials

The family of a Georgia teenager who died after participating in outdoor basketball practice two years ago has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against several school officials, including the athletic director and principal. The teenager, Imani Bell, was a junior at the Elite Scholars Academy, a public school in Jonesboro, Ga., in August 2019 when she […]

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Two Workers Are Killed at Boston Construction Site

The bodies of two construction workers were recovered on Wednesday morning from a hole in downtown Boston after police officers and firefighters responded to a report that two people had been struck by a vehicle, the authorities said. The two men were pronounced dead at the scene after an emergency medical worker was lowered into […]

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When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 2: ‘They’re Not Giving Us an Ending’

Amy Julia Harris contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Theo Balcomb, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, Sindhu Gnanasambandan, M.J. Davis […]

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Deaths Fell in Japan Last Year. How?

The country has also widely adopted other steps to prevent transmission of the virus, including the placement of hand sanitizer at the entrance to virtually every commercial space and workplace, and broad adherence to government recommendations to avoid the “three C’s”: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact with others. One other, albeit small, factor […]

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Blood Bath at Ecuador Prisons as Drug Gangs Battle for Control

QUITO, Ecuador — More than 60 inmates were killed Tuesday in the worst prison riots in Ecuador’s history, as rival gangs battled for control of the country’s growing drug trade. The violence broke out in a series of coordinated mutinies on Tuesday morning in three large prisons across the country, according to the police. It […]

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When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 1: ‘My Mother Died Alone’

Amy Julia Harris contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Theo Balcomb, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, Sindhu Gnanasambandan, M.J. Davis […]

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Biden Marks Covid Milestone in Emotional White House Ceremony

Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to Mr. Biden, opened Monday’s Covid-19 briefing with a reminder that the country was about to reach “a grim milestone.” “Everyone lost is someone whose life and gifts were cut short,” Mr. Slavitt said. “Our hearts go out to all of those who are grieving loved ones who are so […]

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Gender-Reveal Device Explosion Kills Man in Liberty, N.Y., Police Say

A man who was expecting his first child was killed on Sunday and his brother was injured when a device they were preparing for a gender-reveal party exploded in a garage in the Catskills in New York, the authorities said. The New York State Police said troopers responded to a report of an explosion at […]

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Italian Ambassador Among Three Killed in Attack on U.N. Convoy in Congo

Carly Nzanzu Kasivita, the governor of North Kivu, said that the attack had taken place in an area where the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda had been operating for a long time, but that investigations were continuing. The group is one of the largest foreign armed groups in the country, a rebel group […]

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How to Prevent the Medical Care Crisis After Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has yet to end, but we are already beginning to feel the aftershocks. Even as thousands of Americans continue to die of Covid-19 every day, many people are suffering from serious health problems unrelated to the virus because their health care has been disrupted. With many Americans still afraid to go to […]

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Can Andrew Cuomo’s ‘Bullying’ Style Still Work in Politics?

“That’s classic Andrew Cuomo,” said Mr. de Blasio on Thursday. “A lot of people in New York State have received those phone calls.” Mr. Cuomo’s image was burnished by a series of nationally televised news conferences during the early days of the pandemic, in which the governor mixed just-the-facts presentations with dad jokes and appearances […]

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New York Times Depicts Total Covid Death Toll on Front Page

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. From afar, the graphic on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times looks like a blur of gray, a cloudy gradient that slowly descends into a block of solid ink. Up close, it shows […]

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Louisiana Gun Store Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, Including Gunman

A gunman opened fire at a gun store in Metairie, La., on Saturday, killing two people before others returned fire, killing him, the authorities said. Two other people were injured and in stable condition after the shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The sheriff’s office said the shooting happened […]

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Myanmar Police Open Fire on Protesters, Killing 2

The police in Myanmar opened fire on protesters in the city of Mandalay on Saturday, killing two and injuring at least 10, witnesses said. The shootings occurred as the authorities were trying to force workers back to their jobs at a local shipyard. They were among hundreds of thousands of laborers across Myanmar who have […]

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Extreme Cold Killed Texans in Their Bedrooms, Vehicles and Backyards

SAN ANTONIO — Carrol Anderson spent much of his life in Southeast Texas, where the most feared natural disasters spin up from the Gulf of Mexico during the warm months of hurricane season. But last week, Mr. Anderson, a 75-year-old who breathed with the help of oxygen tanks, knew that a different kind of storm […]

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Cuomo Lashes Out at Critics As Outcry Over Nursing Homes Grows

“Look, I believe Ron Kim when he talks about what he experienced,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said on “The Brian Lehrer Show” on WNYC. “And I believe that there has to be a really full investigation here because something happened that potentially means folks who lost their lives, family members were lost who could have […]

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Cuomo at a Crossroads: What Comes Next?

It was the office of Letitia James, the state’s attorney general, whose politics are significantly to the left of Cuomo’s, that outlined the discrepancies. What is the status of Cuomo’s relationship with James, and is this just one example of a broader power struggle? Hard to tell, but knowing the governor’s general us-versus-them approach to […]

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The Fallout for Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths

And finally: Saying it with flowers Carly Lewis writes: Three weeks ago, Julia Gray, a florist, delivered a bright bouquet of flowers to a customer in Queens. Judging by the accompanying card, which the sender had carefully dictated to Ms. Gray by telephone, a familial falling-out had taken place. The flowers were sent as an […]

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Covid Causes Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

But those declines, while unusual, were small — measured in small fractions of a year. Researchers knew there would be a decline last year, but the sheer magnitude in the first six months left them reeling: The drop brought life expectancy to the lowest level since 2006. The last major decline was 2.9 years between […]

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Cuomo Faces Revolt as Legislators Move to Strip Him of Pandemic Powers

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Democratic leaders of the New York State Senate are moving to strip Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of unilateral emergency powers granted during the pandemic, setting up a remarkable rebuke for the governor from members of his own party. The Senate’s measures, which could be voted on as soon as next week, […]

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Cuomo Vowed to ‘Destroy’ a Fellow Democrat Over Nursing Home Criticism

For months, Assemblyman Ron Kim has been one of the few Democratic lawmakers willing to criticize Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for his handling of the state’s nursing homes during the pandemic, pressing for investigations into the matter. So when a top aide to Mr. Cuomo recently admitted that his administration had withheld nursing home data […]

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Cuomo Accepts Some Blame in Nursing Home Scandal but Denies Cover-Up

ALBANY, N.Y. — Admitting a degree of fault for the first time, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Monday that his administration’s lack of transparency about the scope of coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes in New York was a mistake. By failing to answer questions from state lawmakers, the public and the news media, Mr. […]

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Deaths of Soldiers and Policemen Held by Kurdish Guerrillas Roils Turkish Politics

ISTANBUL — Turks reacted with shock and anger Monday to the news that Kurdish guerrillas had executed 13 Turkish soldiers and police officers held captive in a cave in the mountains of northern Iraq. The men were being held hostage by members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or P.K.K., a Maoist guerrilla movement that has […]

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Blue Lives Matter Is Over

Blue Lives Matter is officially dead. People may continue to chant and post the slogan, but it is dead. Senate Republicans killed it last week when they voted to acquit Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection that left one officer dead and 138 injured. (Two officers who responded to the insurrection later died by suicide.) […]

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U.K. Virus Variant Is Probably Deadlier, Scientists Say

LONDON — British government scientists are increasingly finding the coronavirus variant first detected in Britain to be deadlier than the original virus, a devastating trend that highlights the serious risks of this new phase of the pandemic. The scientists said last month that there was a “realistic possibility” that the variant was more lethal. Now, […]

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