November 27th, 2020

World News

2 workers dead, 1 person missing in veterans hospital blast

By Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press on November 13th, 2020

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – An apparent steam explosion Friday in a maintenance building at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut killed a VA employee and a contractor and left a third person missing, officials said. “We received a report this morning that an explosion occurred at the West Haven campus of the VA Connecticut Healthcare ... Read More »

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2 dead, 1 missing in blast at veterans hospital outbuilding

By Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press on November 13th, 2020

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – An apparent steam explosion in a maintenance building at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut killed two people Friday, and a third person is missing, officials said. “We received a report this morning that an explosion occurred at the West Haven campus of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System that resulted in ... Read More »

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Officials: 2 dead in blast in VA hospital maintenance area

By The Associated Press on November 13th, 2020

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – An explosion in a maintenance area of a Veterans Affairs hospital campus in Connecticut killed two people Friday, officials said. “We received a report this morning that an explosion occurred at the West Haven campus of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System that resulted in two deaths in a non-patient care area,” ... Read More »

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Serious injuries reported in explosion at VA hospital

By The Associated Press on November 13th, 2020

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – There have been serious injuries in an explosion at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut, an official said Friday. State and federal investigators are responding to the VA Medical Center in West Haven, Brian Foley, a top aide to state Public Safety Commissioner James Rovella, said in a text message to ... Read More »

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Explosion at VA hospital investigated; no word on injuries

By The Associated Press on November 13th, 2020

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Authorities are investigating a fire and explosion at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut. Connecticut state police said Friday that they’re assisting with an investigation of an explosion at the VA building in West Haven at the request of the city’s fire marshal. There are no details on deaths, injuries or ... Read More »

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UK’s “Yorkshire Ripper” serial killer Peter Sutcliffe dies

By The Associated Press on November 13th, 2020

LONDON – Britain’s Prison Service says that serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, who was widely known as the “Yorkshire Ripper,” has died in the hospital. The 74-year-old had tested positive for COVID-19 and was suffering from underlying health conditions. His cause of death will be investigated by the coroner. Sutcliffe was serving a life sentence after ... Read More »

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Official Myanmar vote count affirms Suu Kyi’s party control

By Pyae Sone Win, The Associated Press on November 12th, 2020

YANGON, Myanmar – Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won enough seats in Parliament to return to power for a second five-year term, official results released by the election commission showed Friday. The NLD won 346 seats in the combined lower and upper houses of the legislature, far above the 322 needed to ... Read More »

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Peacekeeping force says 7 killed in Egypt helicopter crash

By Josef Federman, The Associated Press on November 12th, 2020

JERUSALEM – The international force that monitors the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement said Thursday that seven peacekeepers, including five Americans, were killed when one of its helicopters crashed during a routine mission in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. A ninth peacekeeper was badly injured. The Multinational Force and Observers said a French peacekeeper and Czech member of the ... Read More »

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US government won’t sue to stop marijuana use in states of Colorado, Washington

By Canadian Press on August 29th, 2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use. In a sweeping national policy announcement, the Justice Department outlined eight top priority areas for its enforcement of marijuana laws. They range from preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors to preventing ... Read More »

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