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Not Just COVID: Nursing Home Neglect Deaths Surge in Shadows

When COVID-19 tore through Donald Wallace’s nursing home, he was one of the lucky few to avoid infection. He died a horrible death anyway. Hale and happy before the pandemic, the 75-year-old retired Alabama truck driver became so malnourished and …

Hurricane Iota’s Destruction Coming into Focus in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Piles of wind-tossed lumber used to be homes. Concrete walls have been pounded into painted chunks. Colorful pieces of clothing hang from tree branches. The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota became clear Wednesday as phone and internet …

Fires Without Precedent Rage in Usually Cool, Wet Northwest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Numerous wildfires burned in Oregon’s forested valleys and along the coast, destroying hundreds of homes and causing mass evacuations. Farther north, flames devoured buildings and huge tracts of land in Washington state. Officials said the number …

Two Fiat Chrysler Workers Die After Positive Coronavirus Tests

Two workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV factories who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, according to the United Auto Workers union. One of the employees worked at Fiat Chrysler’s truck assembly plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and the …

Death Toll From Tennessee Tornadoes Climbs to at Least 25

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rescuers searched through shattered Tennessee neighborhoods for bodies Tuesday, less than a day after tornadoes ripped across Nashville and other parts of the state as families slept. At least 25 people were killed, some in their beds, …

Manager of McDonald’s Franchise in Peru Says Faulty Drinks Machine Caused Deaths

LIMA — The general manager of the company that operates McDonald’s restaurants in Peru told local television that the beverage machine at the restaurant where two employees were fatally electrocuted last weekend had experienced an electrical fault but it was …

Uber Reports 3,000 Sexual Assault Claims Last Year in Its Safety Review

Uber Technologies Inc. found more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assaults involving drivers or passengers on its platform in the U.S. last year, part of an extensive and long-awaited review in response to public safety concerns. The ride-hailing company released …

Three Charged in Florida Nursing Home Deaths Surrender

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Three people, including two nurses, of a Florida nursing home where 12 people died in sweltering heat turned themselves in on Monday to face charges, their attorneys said. A total of four people employed at Rehabilitation …

Floods Kill 26 in Indonesia’s Capital

Police say floods in Indonesia’s capital have killed at least 26 people and sent more than 100,000 fleeing their homes. Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto said Monday that most of the victims were electrocuted or drowned in floodwaters reaching up …

Heavy Rains Kill at Least 22 in Southern India

A government official in a southern Indian state says heavy rains triggered by a tropical storm have killed at least 22 people in the past four days. T. Radha, a state relief commissioner, says the deaths were caused by drowning …