Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Medical worker indicted in hepatitis C infections

concord, n.h.

medical worker is indicted in hepatitis c case

A traveling medical technician thought to have infected at least 39 people with hepatitis C through his use of stolen hospital drugs and syringes has been indicted on 14 new charges. David Kwiatkowski was arrested in July and charged with tampering with a consumer product and illegally obtaining drugs, primarily fentanyl, an anesthetic about 80 times more potent than morphine. He was indicted late Wednesday by a federal grand jury on 14 additional counts. A U.S. attorney said Kwiatkowski, 33, used stolen syringes to inject himself, causing them to become tainted, before filling them with saline and replacing them for use in medical procedures.

mexico city

Crime wave leaves 25,000 missing

Mexico's attorney general has compiled a list showing more than 25,000 adults and children have gone missing in the past six years, according to unpublished government documents, the Washington Post reported. The data sets, submitted by state prosecutors and vetted by the federal government, chronicle the disappearances in the chaos and violence that have enveloped Mexico as it fights drug mafias and crime gangs. Families are left wondering if their loved ones are alive or among the more than 100,000 victims of homicides recorded during the presidency of Felipe Calderon, who leaves office Saturday.

baghdad

Attacks in Iraq kill at least 43 people

An explosives-laden car blew up Thursday in Hilla, a Shiite-dominated city south of Baghdad, sending shrapnel ripping through the crowd. As an ambulance raced to the scene, another suicide car bomber detonated his payload as the first responders gathered. Officials said 32 people were killed and 138 were wounded, making the bombings the worst in a day of insurgent attacks across Iraq. Other attacks in Karbala, a Shiite holy city in the south, Fallujah, Mosul and Baghdad left 16 people dead and about 70 wounded.

washington

N. Korea readies rocket launch

Satellite photos indicate North Korea has moved two sections of a long-range rocket in preparation for a launch that would alarm both its adversaries and lone ally China. But North Korea has yet to give international notification of its plans, leaving some uncertainty whether and when it will proceed with a launch that would be sure to draw international condemnation. The U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said Thursday the recent activity suggests it could be ready to launch a three-stage rocket by the end of next week.

houston

George H.W. Bush is hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush was in a hospital Thursday for continuing treatment of a lingering cough. Bush, 88, has been in and out of the hospital recently for complications resulting from bronchitis, Methodist Hospital said in a statement. The hospital and Bush's spokesman described the former president's condition as stable and said they expected him to be released by the weekend. He has been under hospital care nearly a week. "This was never a serious or life-threatening situation," said Dr. Amy Mynderse, an internal medicine specialist in charge of Bush's care.

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Deputies: Newborn baby found abandoned in north Tampa

Deputies: Newborn baby found abandoned in north Tampa

TAMPA — Someone abandoned a newborn baby in the University area on Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.A passerby found the baby near the intersection of N 18th Street and E 143rd Avenue at about 5:30 p.m., deputies said.T...
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Eckerd College student who fell before graduation has died

Eckerd College student who fell before graduation has died

ST. PETERSBURG — An Eckerd College student who was critically injured last weekend during an accidental fall on campus shortly before she was to graduate died today, the school announced.Rebecca Ryan "Becca" Lavin-Burgher would have graduated with a ...
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Police: Toddler injured in Bayshore racing incident has died

Police: Toddler injured in Bayshore racing incident has died

TAMPA — The 21-month-old toddler who was critically injured Wednesday when she and her mother were struck by a car racing on Bayshore Boulevard has died.The child, Lillia Raubenolt, was pronounced dead at the hospital on Thursday, police said.PREVIOU...
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Bayshore race claims two lives: child dies day after mother’s death

Bayshore race claims two lives: child dies day after mother’s death

TAMPA — Jessica Raubenolt seized on the sunshine and blue sky at midday Wednesday to take her daughter out in the stroller for a walk along scenic Bayshore Boulevard. Visiting from Ohio, the family had been cursed by rain all week.At the same time, C...
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Fight off the frustration, Lightning, and don’t panic

Fight off the frustration, Lightning, and don’t panic

TAMPA — Don't change a thing.Don't blow it up. Don't fire anyone. Don't overreact.Thursday was not an easy day in Lightning Land. It was the day after the end of a season that ended much too soon. It was a day when bags were packed, questions w...
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One day after fatal accident, Tampa moves to lower speed limit on Bayshore Blvd

One day after fatal accident, Tampa moves to lower speed limit on Bayshore Blvd

TAMPA — City officials announced Thursday they are reducing the speed limit on Bayshore Boulevard, one day after a mother and her 21-month-old daughter were struck and fatally injured by a speeding car as they crossed the street.Starting today , city...
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Bucs’ Ali Marpet: NFL flip-flopping on anthem policy ‘a little bit odd’

Bucs’ Ali Marpet: NFL flip-flopping on anthem policy ‘a little bit odd’

TAMPA — This much is clear: the National Football League is focused on getting rid of kneeling players.That was the league's announcement Wednesday that requires players to stand during the national anthem or become subject to their team being ...
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In the Caribbean, a storm is brewing that could wash out Memorial Day

In the Caribbean, a storm is brewing that could wash out Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a holiday that draws people outside. It was created to honor those who have died while serving in the nation’s armed forces and also marks the unofficial start of summer.This year, though, the family cookouts, beach excursions and roa...
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When will the Lightning run out of wait-til-next-years?

When will the Lightning run out of wait-til-next-years?

TAMPA — Disbelief will eventually give way to acceptance.The Lightning isn't there yet.It isn't there yet in a lot of ways.Will it ever be?Just wondering.Really, what guarantees are there?Late Wednesday night, Washington Capitals captain A...
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