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Child sex abuser from Oregon gets early release due to virus

May. 13, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge Tuesday said he’d grant early release to a federal inmate who is eight months away from completing his 10-year sentence for sexually abusing five girls because of the man’s unusual vulnerability to contracting the coronavirus. Harry Hintsala is 70, has kidney...

3 California prison inmates die from COVID-19 complications

May. 7, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three inmates from a California prison have died from what appear to be COVID-19 complications while hundreds more at a federal lockup have tested positive for the virus, officials said Thursday. Three inmates from the California Institution for Men in San Bernardino died at outside...

New York City police officers stand by at the Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Police responded to a report of human bodies in vehicles, which they determined were connected to the nearby funeral home. The New York Police Department notified the state Department of Health, which oversees funeral homes. The coronavirus pandemic has overrun most funeral homes and morgues in New York City. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The Latest: India touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown

Apr. 30, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India touts gains in curbing virus with lockdown, may relax...

Half of inmates at Los Angeles federal prison have virus

Apr. 29, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than half the inmates at a federal prison in Los Angeles have tested positive for the coronavirus and two of them have died, officials said. As of Wednesday, 570 of the 1,055 inmates at Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island had the virus, as did 10 staff members,...