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A soldier stands at the devastated site of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron came in Beirut to offer French support to Lebanon after the deadly port blast. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)

The Latest: Macron says France doesn’t want to run Lebanon

Aug. 6, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has denied that he's seeking to pull the strings in Lebanon and revive France’s colonial-era influence over a country reeling from a giant, deadly explosion. Macron was on a visit to...

This satellite image taken on Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020 shows the port of Beirut and the surrounding area in Lebanon following a massive explosion on Tuesday. Residents of Beirut confronted a scene of utter devastation a day after a massive explosion at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people, wounding thousands and leaving entire city blocks blanketed with glass and rubble. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

The Latest: Australia pledges $1.4M for Beirut relief effort

Aug. 5, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 6 a.m. Thursday The Australian government has pledged an initial 2 million Australian dollars ($1.4 million) to the relief effort in Lebanon following the deadly blast that ripped across the capital Beirut. Prime Minister Scott...

Man who fell from border wall dies in Yuma hospital

Aug. 3, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say a Mexican man has died at an Arizona hospital after falling off a section of the border wall. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Sunday that the 33-year-old man died at a Yuma hospital on Saturday. Agents from the Yuma Border Patrol Sector...

Massachusetts town seeks faster tests, VA gets PPE on flight

Aug. 1, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

A look at COVID-19 news from around Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Health officials in Provincetown are asking the state to make it possible to get results for tests for the coronavirus within 48 hours as a way to help contain its spread. The...

Veteran pleads guilty to taking guns to VA clinic in Florida

Aug. 1, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran has pleaded guilty to federal charges of bringing a rifle and a handgun to a Florida veterans clinic. Howell E. Camp, 58, pleaded guilty in Pensacola federal court Thursday to carrying a concealed firearm and possession of firearms on federal property, according...

ADDS NO SALES RESTRICTION- FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Justice Department shows Juan Tang in her China People's Liberation Army military uniform. Tang a Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud after U.S. authorities said she concealed her military ties to China was arrested after she left the Chinese consulate in San Francisco to seek medical care for her asthma, court documents showed. A hearing on whether Tang, should be released on bail is scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2020. She is being held at a Sacramento County jail on behalf of federal authorities after her arrest last week. Tang and three other scientists living in the U.S., face charges of lying about their status as members of China's People's Liberation Army. All were charged with visa fraud, the Justice Department said. (Justice Department via AP,File)

Chinese scientist arrested after seeking medical care

Jul. 30, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud after U.S. authorities said she concealed her military ties was arrested after she left the Chinese consulate in San Francisco to seek medical care for her asthma, court documents showed. Juan Tang, who has a doctorate in cellular biology,...

This photo released Tuesday, July 14, 2020, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shows Reta Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. Mays, pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. She was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with the intent to commit murder of an eighth person. She faces life sentences for each murder. (West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP)

Fifth lawsuit filed in deaths at West Virginia VA hospital

Jul. 28, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of lawsuits has grown to five involving the sudden deaths of seven patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted to intentionally giving them wrongful insulin injections. A federal lawsuit was filed Monday in the March 2018 death...

Dr. Sara Hartsaw stands in a procedure room at High Plains Surgical Associates in Gillette, Wyoming, on July 16, 2020. The U.S. Navy Reserve mobilized Hartsaw to New York City in April where she worked in the temporary field hospital built inside of the Javits Convention Center. (Mike Moore/Gillette News Record via AP)

Wyoming surgeon back from month of COVID-19 work in New York

Jul. 26, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Dr. Sara Hartsaw still struggles to process what she saw in April. Since joining the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2013, her more than 25 years of medical expertise as a general surgeon has been tested overseas in time of war and now on American soil during the first wave of the COVID-19...

Veterans turning more toward teleheath for VA care

Jul. 26, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Walk-in health care options remain for veterans, but they’re the path far less traveled as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. There’s been a seismic shift from offices toward telehealth — video to home services — at the Wilmington VA Medical Center (WVAMC)...

FILE - In this March 31, 2019 file photo, Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, attends the opening of the 30th Arab Summit, in Tunis, Tunisia. Kuwait said its 91-year-old ruling emir, who recently underwent surgery, will travel to the U.S. on Thursday for further medical care. That’s according to a report late Wednesday, July 22, 2020, by the state-run KUNA news agency. Sheikh Sabah’s sudden surgery could inspire a renewed power struggle within Kuwait’s ruling family. (Fethi Belaid/Pool Photo via AP, File)

US flies Kuwait emir, 91, to Minnesota after surgery at home

Jul. 23, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's 91-year-old ruling emir landed on Thursday in the United States after being flown across the world in a U.S. Air Force C-17 flying hospital, and just days after undergoing an unspecified surgery at home. The dramatic airlift reflected the close ties between the...