Seven Killed in Haiti Jail Break Attempt

Residents said heavily armed men had shot at prison guards before the inmates began to flee from a prison in Port-au-Prince.

#deaths-fatalities, #port-au-prince-haiti, #prison-escapes

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

As the number of coronavirus deaths in the city reached 1,000 this week, three-fourths of the dead were Black.

#black-people, #bowser-mercia, #bowser-muriel-e, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #washington-state

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

Many scientists are expecting another rise in infections. But this time the surge will be blunted by vaccines and, hopefully, widespread caution. By summer, Americans may be looking at a return to normal life.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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

Was it U.F.O.s? Yeti? The K.G.B.? The riddle of who or what killed nine young hikers has inspired conspiracy theories for decades. Two scientists now say a natural disaster may be to blame.

#accidents-and-safety, #avalanches, #camps-and-camping, #conspiracy-theories, #deaths-fatalities, #hikes-and-hiking, #russia, #ussr-former-soviet-union

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Woman Dies After Getting Covid-19 From Transplanted Lungs

In what appears to be the first case of its kind, a pair of donated lungs led to Covid-19 in an organ recipient, according to doctors at the University of Michigan.

#american-journal-of-transplantation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #lungs, #michigan, #organ-donation, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #united-network-for-organ-sharing

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

Imani Bell, 16, collapsed while running up stadium steps in “extreme heat,” according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.

#basketball, #bell-imani-d-2019, #clayton-county-ga, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #elite-scholars-academy-jonesboro-ga, #georgia, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Two Workers Are Killed at Boston Construction Site

The authorities said they responded to a report that two men had been “struck by a motor vehicle.” Their bodies were recovered from a hole at the scene, officials said.

#accidents-and-safety, #boston-mass, #deaths-fatalities, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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

In the final part of our exploration of what happened in New York’s nursing homes, we ask: How did the decisions made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo contribute to the crisis?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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Deaths Fell in Japan Last Year. How?

The decline indicated that methods for fighting the coronavirus have also been effective at curbing other illnesses.

#birth-rates, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #japan, #population

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Blood Bath at Ecuador Prisons as Drug Gangs Battle for Control

More than 60 prisoners were killed in gruesome violence, some of it videotaped and posted online, that the authorities tied to the drug trade.

#cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ecuador, #organized-crime, #prisons-and-prisoners

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

In the first of two episodes on what went wrong in New York’s nursing homes, we look at the crisis through the eyes of a bereaved daughter.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #elder-care, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #united-states

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Biden Marks Covid Milestone in Emotional White House Ceremony

Speaking somberly and drawing on his own personal experience, President Biden sought not only to honor the dead, but also to comfort those who have lost loved ones.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

The explosion in a garage killed Christopher Pekny and injured his brother on Sunday, officials said. Another brother described what happened as “the freakiest of freak accidents.”

#deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #gender, #gender-reveal-party, #liberty-ny, #parties-social, #pekny-christopher-d-2021, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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

The attack, on a World Food Program convoy headed to a school in North Kivu Province, left the ambassador, Luca Attanasio, an Italian embassy official and a driver dead.

#attanasio-luca, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #deaths-fatalities, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #goma-congo-democratic-republic-of, #italy, #tshisekedi-felix, #united-nations

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How to Prevent the Medical Care Crisis After Covid-19

A year of missed preventive medical care is endangering minority communities.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #minorities, #preventive-medicine

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

The scrutiny of Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes has also put the governor’s aggressive behavior in the spotlight.

#bullies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #kim-ron-t, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

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New York Times Depicts Total Covid Death Toll on Front Page

It began with one dot. Then it grew to nearly half a million. A graphic on Sunday’s front page depicts the totality of Covid’s devastation in the country.

#college-point-queens-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #design, #marsh-bill, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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A Ripple Effect of Loss: U.S. Covid Deaths Approach 500,000

Twice as many Americans have died as early worst-case projections.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #united-states

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Louisiana Gun Store Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, Including Gunman

Two other people were injured and in stable condition after the shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, La., the police said.

#deaths-fatalities, #firearms, #jefferson-gun-outlet, #jefferson-parish-la, #metairie-la, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Myanmar Police Open Fire on Protesters, Killing 2

At least 40 people protesting the military’s ouster of civilian leaders were wounded in the city of Mandalay, volunteer medics said.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #myanmar

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Extreme Cold Killed Texans in Their Bedrooms, Vehicles and Backyards

At least 58 people died in storm-affected areas stretching to Ohio, victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, car crashes, drownings, house fires and hypothermia.

#carbon-monoxide, #deaths-fatalities, #deaths-obituaries, #hypothermia, #poisoning-and-poisons, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas, #weather

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Cuomo Lashes Out at Critics As Outcry Over Nursing Homes Grows

The New York governor’s remarks came as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined lawmakers backing an investigation into the state’s handling of nursing homes in the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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Cuomo at a Crossroads: What Comes Next?

We talked to our Albany bureau chief, Jesse McKinley, about a political reckoning over coronavirus deaths for the embattled governor of New York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #james-letitia, #kim-ronald-1979, #limbaugh-rush, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #state-legislatures

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The Fallout for Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths

Lawmakers are moving to strip the governor of pandemic emergency powers in a repercussion from how the deaths were counted.

#astoria-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #nursing-homes, #state-legislatures

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Covid Causes Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

American life expectancy fell by one year, to 77.8 years, in the first half of 2020. It may rebound as the pandemic’s end approaches.

#age-chronological, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

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

Democratic lawmakers have begun to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of virus-related nursing home deaths, and the governor also faces a federal inquiry.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #war-and-emergency-powers-us

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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo attacked Assemblyman Ron Kim, both publicly and in a private phone call, as a war intensified over the state’s handling of nursing home deaths during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #kim-ronald-1979, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted to a delay and that he “created pain,” but stopped short of a full apology for the state’s withholding of virus death data from state lawmakers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

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

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the United States and opposition Kurdish politicians in an effort to deflect responsibility for a failed rescue operation.

#deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #kurdistan-workersparty, #nationalist-movement-party-turkey, #turkey

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Blue Lives Matter Is Over

Once the Trump mob attacked officers, Republican hypocrisy was exposed.

#assaults, #attacks-on-police, #black-lives-matter-movement, #criminal-justice, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #impeachment, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tillis-thomas-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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

New research estimates that the British variant could be 30 to 70 percent more lethal than the original virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #great-britain

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Officers’ Injuries, Including Concussions, Show Scope of Violence at Capitol Riot

The impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump has heightened attention on the rioters’ attacks on officers, some of which resulted in serious damage.

#attacks-on-police, #deaths-fatalities, #impeachment, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #sicknick-brian-d-1978-2021, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Janet Irvin Arrested in Case of Teen Found Dead in a Field

Janet Irvin, 37, was charged with failure to report a missing child in the disappearance of Quawan Charles, 15. The case has raised questions about the urgency of the police response.

#autopsies, #charles-quawan-d-2020, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #deaths-fatalities, #irvin-janet, #louisiana

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5 People Die in ‘Massive’ Texas Crash of More Than 70 Vehicles

The accident, involving up to 100 vehicles, took place along Interstate 35 in Fort Worth, where the authorities warned of dangerous weather conditions.

#deaths-fatalities, #fort-worth-tex, #interstate-35, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

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How Germany Lost Control of the Coronavirus

The country excelled during the first wave. What went wrong the second time around?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #germany, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #soder-markus

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K.K.K. Member Who Drove Into Protesters Gets More Than 3 Years in Prison

When Harry H. Roger drove his pickup truck through protesters near Richmond, Va., his girlfriend’s 14-year-old son was in the vehicle with him, prosecutors said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ku-klux-klan, #richmond-va, #rogers-harry-h, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #virginia

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Dying of Covid in a ‘Separate and Unequal’ L.A. Hospital

Inside an overwhelmed facility in the worst-hit part of California, where the patriarchs of two immigrant families were taken when they fell sick.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #los-angeles-calif, #martin-luther-king-jr-community-hospital

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Celebratory Cannon Salute at Baby Shower Ends in Death, Police Say

The authorities are trying to determine why a device exploded, hurling shrapnel into a Michigan backyard.

#bombs-and-explosives, #deaths-fatalities, #michigan, #parties-social, #social-media

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Anti-Vaccine Activists Emboldened in California

For months, far-right activists have rallied against masks and lockdowns imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Now some protesters have shifted their focus to the Covid-19 vaccine.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dodger-stadium, #masks, #quarantines, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #vaccination-and-immunization

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4 Skiers Killed in Avalanche in Utah, Officials Say

It was the third such deadly episode in days and the deadliest avalanche in the United States since May 2014, according to the authorities.

#avalanches, #deaths-fatalities, #millcreek-canyon, #salt-lake-city-utah, #skiing, #wasatch-national-forest

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Biden’s Economic Plan Is Set to Clear a Senate Hurdle

Democrats agreed to limit direct checks for high earners but rejected several Republican amendments to a budget resolution key to passing the president’s $1.9 trillion rescue plan.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Health Care Workers Hit Hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Avalanche Kills Three Hikers in Alaska, Officials Say

The bodies of the hikers were found near Anchorage on Wednesday. An avalanche in Colorado this week also killed three people.

#alaska, #anchorage-alaska, #avalanches, #deaths-fatalities, #hikes-and-hiking

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A Parallel Pandemic Hits Health Care Workers: Trauma and Exhaustion

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Family of Man Attacked by Fire Ants at V.A. Facility Before His Death Sues U.S.

Joel Marrable, an Air Force veteran, was largely bedridden by cancer and “incapable” of defending himself when ants attacked him at a Veterans Affairs facility, his family said.

#atlanta-ga, #deaths-fatalities, #insects, #marrable-joel, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

The consulting firm has reached the agreement with 47 states because of its advice to drugmakers, including Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin.

#addiction-psychology, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mckinseyco, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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3 National Guard Pilots Are Killed in a Helicopter Crash in Idaho

The pilots were on a training mission when their aircraft went down Tuesday night, the Idaho Army National Guard said. Their bodies were discovered on Wednesday.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #idaho, #national-guard

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Three Skiers Missing After Avalanche in Colorado, Officials Say

Recovery efforts were suspended on Tuesday because of hazardous conditions and will resume Wednesday, the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management said.

#avalanches, #colorado, #colorado-avalanche, #deaths-fatalities, #rescues, #san-juan-county-colo, #skiing

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Muskogee Shooting: 5 Children, One Man Shot and Killed in Oklahoma

The police in Muskogee, Okla., said they caught the person believed to be the gunman, but did not identify the man or the victims.

#deaths-fatalities, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muskogee-okla

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Investigation Has Not Found Evidence to Charge Officer in Ashli Babbitt’s Death

The investigation into the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt was not complete, officials cautioned, and no recommendation had been made to prosecutors yet.

#babbitt-ashli-e-1985-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #justice-department, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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