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Cape Fear Valley Health to furlough about 300 workers

Mar. 27, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Cape Fear Valley Health will temporarily furlough approximately 300 employees starting Sunday to reduce spread of the new coronavirus, officials with the health system said Friday. A news release said the health system has already temporarily closed some services and rescheduled...

FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2020 file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, March 27, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that Pelosi snuck $25 million worth of pay raises for Congress in the federal relief bill intended to help Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. A proposal in the economic rescue package sets aside $25 million for the House of Representatives but “none of those funds will go to member salaries,” Evan Hollander, the communications director for the House Appropriations Committee, told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

NOT REAL NEWS: Debunking yet more false coronavirus content

Mar. 27, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Nancy Pelosi snuck $25 million worth of pay raises for Congress into the...

Fort Bragg investigates death of soldier in barracks

Mar. 23, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a soldier found unresponsive in his barracks at a military base in North Carolina last week. Pvt. Jamie Wyatt Boger, of Ohio, died at Fort Bragg on March 16, the army base said in a statement obtained by news outlets Thursday. The Fort...

Sill soldier forges his way to finer things

Mar. 23, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Beneath one Fort Sill soldier’s Army Combat Uniform lies the soul of a bladesmith. By day Staff Sgt. Charles Bridges works in plans and operations for the headquarters of 428th Field Artillery Brigade. His job is to certify the instructors who will teach cutting-edge technology...

In this Jan. 26, 2020, photo, Sgt. Micah Jurekovic waits for takeoff inside a C-130 Hercules transport plane, with dozens of other 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers, to jump into Melgar, Colombia, alongside their South American counterparts during a training exercise. (AP photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

Paratrooper exercise is all about preparation - and the jump

Mar. 22, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

TOLEMAIDA AIR BASE, Colombia (AP) — Under a covered pavilion near a steaming runway at Colombia's Tolemaida Air Base, dozens of American paratroopers lie sweating on a concrete slab. Green and brown camouflage face paint drips from their brows. The soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division can’t move...

This photo provided by the U.S. Army shows large tents The 82nd Airborne Division has established to provide accommodations for up to 600 soldiers, shown March 17, 2020 at Fort Bragg, N.C. In one of Bragg's remote training areas, large tents have popped up over the last few days to house hundreds of 82nd Airborne Division troops that are returning to the base from Afghanistan and other Middle East deployments. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Zach VanDyke via AP)

Returning troops denied water, bathrooms under quarantine

Mar. 20, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t the welcome home that U.S. soldiers expected when they returned from war zones in the Middle East in the past week. When their planes landed at Fort Bliss, Texas, they were herded into buses, denied water and the use of bathrooms, then quarantined in packed barracks,...

Authorities: 3 killed in North Carolina house fire

Mar. 19, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Three people were killed early Thursday morning when a home caught fire in North Carolina, authorities said. The Fayetteville Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire after 2 a.m., according to a statement from Battalion Chief Jason Davis. When firefighters arrived,...

The Latest: South Korea sees fewest virus cases since Feb 21

Mar. 14, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 150,000 people and killed more than 5,700. The disease for most people causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness. A man in his 70s has become the first person in Oregon to die from the new...

Fort Bragg soldiers returning from Afghanistan quarantined

Mar. 14, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — U.S. soldiers returning from Afghanistan have been quarantined amid the coronavirus outbreak. On Saturday, 300 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division returned to Fort Bragg after a nine-month deployment. This is one of the first large size groups of military personnel...

Man dies of injuries after being shot by police officer

Mar. 7, 2020 4:22 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who was shot by police has died of his injuries, authorities said Saturday. Fayetteville police issued a statement saying Gary Lee Tierney, 73, had died of injuries he received Wednesday. Authorities have said a a Fayetteville police officer returned fire...