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Thomas Siefke (1920-2020)

Thomas Siefke, who earned two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star for his illustrious military service that included time with the Marines in Iwo Jima during World War II, died at his Toledo home while surrounded by family on May 9. He was 100.

Sun, 24 May 2020 04:00:00 GMT

White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

RICHMOND, Va. — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested for the coronavirus within 14 days.

Sun, 24 May 2020 13:59:59 GMT

Israel's Netanyahu attacks justice system as trial begins

JERUSALEM — To the sounds of his impassioned supporters chanting outside, a defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strode into a Jerusalem courtroom Sunday to face corruption charges in a long-awaited trial that has overshadowed three inconclusive elections and deeply divided the country.

Sun, 24 May 2020 11:52:44 GMT

Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears

JERUSALEM — Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks.

Sun, 24 May 2020 12:06:27 GMT

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district on Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march against China’s proposed tough national security legislation for the city.

Sun, 24 May 2020 11:59:01 GMT

Counting true toll: Obituaries offer insight into coronavirus impact on Lucas County

Less than two years from the century mark, Michael J. Seery died of coronavirus on May 8, a month and three days after his 98th birthday.

Sun, 24 May 2020 04:00:00 GMT

Lakota and Catholic: Sylvania Franciscan produces documentary on Lakota holy man on path toward sainthood

Sister Judith Ann Zielinski was surprised by the announcement that her church had opened a cause for canonization for the Oglala Lakota Black Elk in 2017. Like others familiar with the holy man through John Neihardt’s 1932 book, Black Elk Speaks, she hadn't realized he was Catholic.

Sun, 24 May 2020 11:30:00 GMT

Not so fast: Amid continued pandemic, Eid al-Fitr celebrates joyous culmination of Ramadan

Eid al-Fitr is a celebration of a culmination: An entire month of sunrise-to-sunset fasts is no small feat, physically nor spiritually.

Sat, 23 May 2020 18:11:01 GMT

America greets holiday weekend with virus caution

WASHINGTON — President Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday at the start of the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns.

Sun, 24 May 2020 03:37:24 GMT

Goal of vast U.S. tests: Vaccine by end of 2020

CHICAGO — The United States plans a massive testing effort involving more than 100,000 volunteers and a half dozen or so of the most promising vaccine candidates in an effort to deliver a safe and effective one by the end of 2020, according to scientists leading the program.

Sun, 24 May 2020 03:26:29 GMT

Fire destroys warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

SAN FRANCISCO — A fire engulfed a warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf early Saturday, sending a thick plume of smoke over the waterfront and threatening to spread to a historic World War II-era ship before firefighters brought the flames under control.

Sat, 23 May 2020 16:58:35 GMT

Top U.N. official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. disarmament chief warned Friday that cyber crime is on the rise, with a 600 percent increase in malicious emails during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sat, 23 May 2020 11:53:58 GMT

Virus cases drop to zero in China but surge in Latin America

BERLIN — New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America — both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. The virus hit a reopened church in Germany and possibly a restaurant, too.

Sat, 23 May 2020 11:30:49 GMT

Brent Hartley (1964-2020)

MCCOMB, Ohio — Brent Hartley, who with his mother operated a McComb, Ohio funeral home for 17 years and spent three months in New York assisting with the identification of remains following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks there, died Wednesday in ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He was 55.

Sat, 23 May 2020 04:00:00 GMT

Michigan stay-at-home order extended through June 12

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday extended the state’s stay-at-home order by slightly more than two weeks, through June 12, while keeping theaters, gyms, and other places of public accommodation closed until at least then.

Sat, 23 May 2020 01:45:50 GMT

Trump’s urging stokes furor in debate over in-person worship

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s declaration that religious services should be “essential” comes at a precarious point in the national balancing act that pits the call of worship against the risk of coronavirus.

Fri, 22 May 2020 18:38:31 GMT

Biden apologizes for being a ‘wise guy’ over racial comment

ATLANTA — Joe Biden declared he “should not have been so cavalier” on Friday after he told a prominent black radio host that African-Americans who back President Trump “ain’t black.”

Fri, 22 May 2020 16:39:22 GMT

Even where virus accelerates, lockdowns are cracking open

NEW DELHI — The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America, Russia and the Indian subcontinent on Friday even as infection curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States.

Fri, 22 May 2020 16:09:53 GMT

Jetliner carrying 98 crashes in Pakistan; at least 2 survive

KARACHI, Pakistan — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing.

Fri, 22 May 2020 12:06:47 GMT

GOP weighs jobless aid cuts as layoffs surpass 38 million

WASHINGTON — Reconsideration of jobless aid is fast becoming the focus of congressional debate over the next virus aid package

Fri, 22 May 2020 12:23:21 GMT

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