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Bath Iron Works begins construction on another ship

Dec. 1, 2020 5:38 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works has begun construction on another destroyer, the future USS William Charette. The start of construction was celebrated Monday at the shipyard's metal fabrication facility in Brunswick. The shipyard has fallen behind on its construction schedule, and the pandemic and a...

Montana launches new hotline to address COVID-19 struggles

Dec. 1, 2020 4:11 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A new counseling hotline is available to help Montana residents struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday. The hotline is funded by a $1.6 million federal grant and will be available for at least the next nine months. People...

People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus watch Christmas decorations at a store in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. South Korea's daily virus tally hovered above 500 for the second straight day, as the country's prime minister urged the public to stay home this weekend to contain a viral resurgence. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asia Today: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. Korea

Nov. 28, 2020 9:23 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day on Saturday, the fastest spread of infections the country has seen since the early days of the pandemic. The 504 cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention brought the total number...

VA outpatient clinic in Liberal closing next next year

Nov. 27, 2020 3:43 PM EST

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center said it will close its outpatient clinic in Liberal next year. The Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, which opened in 2018 in Liberal, will cease operations after Jan. 14, the Dodge City Globe reported. “We are disappointed to have to make...

People wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through the row of ginkgo trees along the sidewalk as the trees and sidewalk are covered with the bright yellow leaves Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Tokyo.(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Asia Today: South Korea cases stay above 500 for 2nd day

Nov. 27, 2020 7:55 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s daily virus tally hovered above 500 for the second straight day, as the country’s prime minister urged the public to stay home this weekend to contain a viral resurgence. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Friday it’s found 569...

Lawyer accused of stealing nearly $1M from veterans charity

Nov. 25, 2020 5:15 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut lawyer was charged by state authorities Wednesday with embezzling nearly $1 million from a charity for military veterans and their families, just two weeks after he was sentenced to more than three years in prison on a federal charge for the same crimes. The...

No charges filed in Milwaukee veterans hospital shooting

Nov. 24, 2020 9:33 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal police who shot a 35-year-old man near the entrance to a Milwaukee veterans hospital in July will not be charged in the death, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs The Journal Sentinel reports Joseph Denton Jr. was shot in the torso and foot by VA hospital police...

Medical staff conducts a rapid COVID test on an elderly woman in Athens, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Greece has seen a major resurgence of the virus after the summer, leading to dozens of deaths each day and thousands of new infections. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greece faces renewed lockdown as pressure on hospitals rises

Nov. 23, 2020 2:45 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece is set to extend its lockdown measures beyond the end of November given the spread of COVID-19 and the pressure on hospitals, the country's health minister warned Monday. “Based on the epidemic figures, the pressure on the national health system and the spread of...

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The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

11 million pairs of gloves on way to veterans hospitals

Nov. 20, 2020 6:03 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An additional 11 million pairs of gloves will be heading to veterans hospitals and clinics around the country as part of an effort led by New Hampshire inventor Dean Kamen to secure personal protective equipment for front-line workers during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Secretary of...