Fires and Firefighters

Local fire department offers firetruck parades for kids missing out on birthday parties

7 minutes ago   |   Times Union

Do you know a child whose birthday party had to be cancelled due to social distancing regulations and the coronavirus outbreak? The Burnt Hills Fire Department wants to know.
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Troy fire paying OT for COVID-19 ambulance service

27 minutes ago   |   Times Union

TROY - The city is paying four firefighters overtime to work exclusively on answering medical calls in order to reduce other firefighters' exposure to the coronavirus. The...
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In his resignation letter, fired inspector general Michael Atkinson urged whistleblowers to 'bravely speak up' and reminded them 'there is no disgrace in doing so'

In his resignation letter, fired inspector general Michael Atkinson urged whistleblowers to 'bravely speak up' and reminded them 'there is no disgrace in doing so'

43 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general whom President Donald Trump dismissed last week, said he was "disappointed and saddened" by the decision and...
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Celtic Jayson Tatum shooting to help others during NBA shutdown

1 hour ago   |   Boston Herald

By Jayson Tatum's estimation, he has now gone without shooting a basketball longer than at any time since he was able to seriously take on a 10-foot hoop. The COVID-19 shutdown...
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Amazon is tracking warehouse workers, says it could fire them for violating social distancing rules

1 hour ago   |   CNBC

Amazon will warn workers, or in some cases, fire them, if they violate social distancing rules.
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The Ousted Captain Who Acted to Save His Crew From the Coronavirus Deserves a Medal

2 hours ago   |   Slate   |   5 articles

Trump's Navy secretary is the one who should be fired.
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An airport fire in Florida destroyed over 3,500 rental cars that were stored in a field

An airport fire in Florida destroyed over 3,500 rental cars that were stored in a field

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

A fire at Southwest Florida International Airport destroyed over 3,500 rental cars, according to local authorities. The fire started on Friday and only impacted a few cars at...
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‘Too Naive or Too Stupid to Be a Commanding Officer.' Navy Leader Attacks Captain Fired Over COVID-19 Concerns in Speech to His Crew

2 hours ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

In an extraordinary broadside punctuated with profanity, the Navy's top leader accused the fired commander of the COVID-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt of being “too naive or...
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Mom whose hours were cut amid coronavirus crisis now homeless after fire

Mom whose hours were cut amid coronavirus crisis now homeless after fire

2 hours ago   |   New York Post

A Michigan mother-of-four whose hours were just cut amid the coronavirus crisis is now homeless after a blaze ravaged her family home, according to a new report. The fire broke...
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Navy leader calls fired carrier captain 'naive' or 'stupid'

2 hours ago   |   Star Tribune   |   2 articles

In an extraordinary broadside punctuated with profanity, the Navy's top leader accused the fired commander of the COVID-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt of being "too naive or...
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British prime minister moved to intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen

British prime minister moved to intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen

One day after being hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken to an intensive care unit after his condition worsened. Read more ...

Wisconsin governor orders delay of Tuesday's election due to coronavirus...

Wisconsin governor orders delay of Tuesday's election due to coronavirus; court challenge expected

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has issued an executive order to delay the state's scheduled Tuesday presidential primary election for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

British prime minister moved to intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen

British prime minister moved to intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen

One day after being hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been taken to an intensive care unit after his condition worsened. Read more ...

British Open canceled until next year as golf schedule reworked due to...

British Open canceled until next year as golf schedule reworked due to coronavirus

Golf will only have three major championships at the most this year. Read more ...

You can get 50 cents off every gallon of gas at BP or Amoco gas stations if...

You can get 50 cents off every gallon of gas at BP or Amoco gas stations if you're a healthcare worker or first responder

First-responders and healthcare workers can now get 50-cent discounts on every gallon of gas purchased at BP and Amoco stations - all they need to do is register online. Gas... Read more ...

Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje official for UFC 249; location remains unknown

Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje official for UFC 249; location remains unknown

Justin Gaethje will step in for Khabib Nurmagomedov and fight Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title at UFC 249 - assuming the event happens April 18 as planned. After... Read more ...

National coronavirus updates: A difficult week ahead as US death toll nears...

National coronavirus updates: A difficult week ahead as US death toll nears 10,000

The U.S. surgeon general said it will be the "hardest and the saddest" week many Americans have ever faced. Read more ...

NFL Draft 2020 will be held virtually because of coronavirus

NFL Draft 2020 will be held virtually because of coronavirus

War rooms for NFL Draft 2020 will now officially be living rooms, basements and home offices across the country. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday in a memo to... Read more ...

California sends 500 ventilators back to national stockpile

California sends 500 ventilators back to national stockpile

OAKLAND - California is loaning 500 ventilators to states like New York where the coronavirus is exacting a deeper toll, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday. "California is... Read more ...

'He kind of called us p--ies': Hear the US Navy's top official call a...

'He kind of called us p--ies': Hear the US Navy's top official call a carrier captain 'stupid' to boos from sailors facing a coronavirus outbreak

The acting Navy secretary's impassioned 15-minute speech to the sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt was met with dismay and anger. In an audio recording obtained by... Read more ...