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Navy fires captain of aircraft carrier over leak of letter to leadership

US Navy(NEW YORK) — The captain of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has been relieved of duty for exercising “poor judgment” in not safeguarding information in a letter to Navy leadership that was leaked to a newspaper. The letter requested that most of the ship’s crew of 5,000 be taken off the ship to…read more »

Coronavirus live updates: 1 million cases worldwide

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has killed at least 5,648 people in the United States and more than 51,000 worldwide.Worldwide, more than 1 million people have been diagnosed with the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. Over 208,000 of those diagnosed have recovered, according to data…read more »

At least 12 of 18 dead at Massachusetts veterans hospital had COVID-19

Derek Brumby/iStock(BOSTON) — The number of deaths at a Massachusetts health care facility for veterans continued to rise amid the novel coronavirus crisis, with at least 18 residents reported dead as of Thursday afternoon, state officials said.Twelve of the veterans who died tested positive for COVID-19, with results for the other six negative, pending or…read more »

Washington nursing home could face fines for allegedly mishandling virus spread

ABC News(SEATTLE) — A Seattle-area nursing home that became the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington could face $611,000 in fines and possible loss of government funding for violating federal guidelines put in place to stop the spread of infection, according to a letter sent to the facility by federal investigators.Life Care Center of…read more »