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Coronavirus live updates: US weekly COVID-19 cases, deaths down

Coronavirus live updates: US weekly COVID-19 cases, deaths down

narvikk/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 712,000 people worldwide.More than 19.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns…Read more »

Mississippi shaping up to become nation’s next COVID-19 hot spot

Mississippi shaping up to become nation’s next COVID-19 hot spot

EMPPhotography/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has ordered some residents to wear masks, bowing to political pressure as COVID-19 infection rates continue to shatter records in the state which saw 1,775 new cases in a single day.Reeves made the announcement on Tuesday as the coronavirus infection rate shot up to…Read more »

Man reunited with dog he thought had died in California wildfire

Man reunited with dog he thought had died in California wildfire

deepblue4you/iStockBy ERIC NOLL and HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Man and man’s best friend have been reunited after the Apple Fire in California.Greg Skeens thought he had seen the last of his Blue Heeler, Buck, when the dog took off running into hills as firefighters arrived to battle the flames surrounding Skeens’ home.”It was…Read more »

US COVID-19 death toll rises for fifth straight week

US COVID-19 death toll rises for fifth straight week

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 712,000 people worldwide.Over 19 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems…Read more »

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally could draw 250,000 people despite pandemic

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally could draw 250,000 people despite pandemic

deepblue4you/iStockBy ANDY FIES, ABC News (STURGIS, S.D.) — Despite concerns about large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many as 250,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country are expected to roll into western South Dakota for the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally beginning Friday and lasting 10 days.Such a crowd would make it the largest…Read more »

CBP chief defends rapid border ‘expulsions’ as unauthorized crossing attempts grow

CBP chief defends rapid border ‘expulsions’ as unauthorized crossing attempts grow

Phototreat/iStockBy QUINN OWEN and KIARA BRANTLEY-JONES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The number of unauthorized crossing attempts by migrants at the southern border increased in July when President Donald Trump’s administration used a controversial public health order to rapidly send them back, citing COVID-19 concerns, according to data released by Customs and Border Protection Thursday.Last month,…Read more »

Power outage hits large portions of Manhattan in New York City

Power outage hits large portions of Manhattan in New York City

franckreporter/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Large portions of Manhattan in New York City were without power Friday morning as at least 1.3 million people are still without power along the East Coast after Isaias wreaked havoc on the region earlier this week.Con Edison, the city’s main power company, said there are at least…Read more »

Alaska cruise cut short after passenger tests positive for COVID-19

Alaska cruise cut short after passenger tests positive for COVID-19

UnCruise Adventures CEO Captain Dan Blanchard. (ABC News)By AMANDA MAILE and MINA KAJI, ABC News(NEW YORK) — One of the first U.S. cruises to resume sailing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic was cut short after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19.The 63 passengers and crew aboard the UnCruise Adventures’ ship were just three days into…Read more »