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Focus on Nursing Home Workers Amid Continued Virus Outbreaks

For nearly two months, many nursing homes nationwide have been on virtual lockdown. Families of residents are not allowed inside, vendors have to drop deliveries outside and the only people coming in and out are health care workers and assistants. …

Thousands of Filipinos Flee After Volcanic Fallout Hits Manila

A mass evacuation is underway in the Philippines, where an erupting volcano 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of the capital has triggered some 75 earthquakes and spewed “ballistic fragments,” forcing the nation’s financial markets to suspend trading and Manila airport …

Seven Countries Affected by New Zealand Volcano Disaster

Seven nations have been affected by the volcano disaster in New Zealand that has probably claimed 13 lives and left dozens with critical burn injuries. Police on Tuesday said the 47 people on White Island at the time it erupted …

Fire Contained at Texas Oilfield Site, One Critically Injured

One person was seriously injured in a Midland, Texas, explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, city and hospital officials said. The fire was contained at the property owned by petroleum …

Facing Flood, Oldest Thai Factory Park Evacuated

Bangkok breathed easier Monday as barriers protecting the capital from Thailand’s worst flooding in decades held firm, but authorities ordered a new evacuation in an industrial park north of the city, as the disaster’s economic impact worsened. Authorities ordered the …

Some Arkansas Chicken Plant Workers Still Hospitalized

Approximately 300 people at a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in northwest Arkansas were evacuated and 173 were sent to local hospitals after an accidental mixture of chemicals created a chlorine gas inside part of the facility. Company spokesman Gary …