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2 charged for handling of virus outbreak at veterans home

Two former administrators of a Massachusetts veterans home where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have been charged for their handling of the outbreak, the state's attorney general said Friday.

Nearly 70 dead in ‘horrific’ outbreak at veterans’ home

Nearly 70 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died at a Massachusetts home for aging veterans, as state and federal officials try to figure out what went wrong in the deadliest outbreak at a long-term care facility in the U.S.

Spanish WWII liberator of Paris dies of coronavirus at 99

Rafael Gómez Nieto, the last surviving member of a company of Spanish soldiers that fought with French forces in liberating Paris from Nazi occupation in 1944, has died of the new coronavirus, the French presidency said Thursday. He was 99.

Return of possible remains marks first step in North Korea diplomacy

President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday for “fulfilling a promise” to return the remains of U.S. soldiers missing from the Korean War, as a U.S. military plane made a rare trip into North Korea to retrieve 55 cases said to contain remains.

Suits for Soldiers event quadruples donations in second year

More than 3,100 donated items of business clothing for men and women were available Friday during the Suits for Soldiers event. That’s four times the donations received in 2016, when the Farmers Insurance district office in Vancouver debuted the program, organizer Ann Valentine said.

‘Penance’: NC congressman writes to families of fallen troops

On a Sunday morning more than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger, Rep. Walter Jones sat at the desk in his North Carolina office, doing what he’s done more than 11,000 times in 14 years: signing letters to families of the dead troops.

How did Trump’s response to Niger deaths go so wrong?

President Donald Trump kept silent on the deaths of four American soldiers for nearly two weeks, while finding time to tweet about “fake news” and Republicans’ fundraising, attack Puerto Ricans and a Republican senator, among others, and keep up his complaints against protesting professional football players.

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier’s grieving family

The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed “disrespect” to the soldier’s loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump, engulfed in controversy over the appropriate way for presidents to show compassion for slain soldiers, strongly disputed that account.

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn’t called all families

President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of staff’s son in Iraq to question whether Barack Obama and other presidents did enough to honor the military dead.

U.S. officials: 4th U.S. soldier dead after attack in Niger

After an extensive search, a U.S. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger was found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces, U.S. military officials said Friday.

‘Easy money’ made selling Army weapons stolen by US soldiers

More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign buyers through eBay, according to testimony at a federal trial this week.