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Italian Coast Guard reports 7 dead in migrant crossing

Jan. 25, 2022 06:23 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Seven migrants have died and some 280 have been rescued after they were discovered in a packed wooden boat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Italian Coast Guard said Tuesday. Three people were dead when the Coast Guard arrived for the...

International aid reaches Tonga with clean water, supplies

Jan. 23, 2022 04:45 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Aid flights from Australia, Japan and New Zealand carrying food, water, medical supplies and telecommunications equipment landed in Tonga over the weekend, as the Pacific nation grapples with the aftermath of an underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami. ...

Mexican president undergoes cardiac catheterization

Jan. 21, 2022 22:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador underwent cardiac catheterization Friday afternoon at a military hospital, the government announced. Interior Secretary Adán Augusto López Hernández said in a statement that based on a routine exam, doctors...

US medical team to give COVID-19 help to St. Louis hospital

Jan. 21, 2022 18:32 PM EST

A U.S Navy team of medical specialists is scheduled to arrive in the St. Louis region next week to help a hospital strained by an increase in COVID-19 cases, authorities announced Friday. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office and the St. Louis Metropolitan Task Force said a team of 44...

US military team to assist Navajo Nation hospital in NM

Jan. 21, 2022 18:10 PM EST

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — More than 200 U.S. military medical personnel are being deployed to eight states and the Navajo Nation, including a hospital in New Mexico, to support civilian health care workers treating COVID-19 patients. A 20-person team from the U.S. Army will provide...

Doctor goes on trial in Germany accused of torture in Syria

Jan. 19, 2022 06:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany began hearing a case Wednesday against a Syrian doctor accused of crimes against humanity for torturing and killing inmates at a government-run prison and two military hospitals in his home country. Federal prosecutors say the doctor, identified as...

Air Force team helps Yuma hospital care for COVID patients

Jan. 17, 2022 10:34 AM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Needing assistance due to staff shortages and increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, including some requiring high levels of care, Yuma Regional Medical Center applied to the federal government for help. That call was answered two weeks ago with the arrival of...

Rhode Island Hospital to get help from military medical team

Jan. 14, 2022 13:31 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital is expecting help from a military medical team as part of a federal effort to help mitigate staffing crunches at hospitals. Lifespan, the health system that includes Rhode Island Hospital, said Friday that the team of about 20 doctors...

Guard may help staffing shortages at New Mexico schools

Jan. 13, 2022 18:10 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor said Thursday she’s considering seeking help from the National Guard to address COVID-19 staffing shortages at public schools, a move that could mark a first in the nation. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the additional help would...

Biden to double free COVID tests, add masks to fight omicron

Jan. 13, 2022 17:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with “high-quality masks," as he highlighted his efforts to “surge” resources to help the country weather the...