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COVID-19 outbreak at Massachusetts nursing home kills 5, infects 30

COVID-19 outbreak at Massachusetts nursing home kills 5, infects 30

byryo/iStockBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS(BOSTON) — Five people have died from an outbreak of COVID-19 at a nursing home in Massachusetts, according to officials.A total of 30 people were infected at the Sunny Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelmsford, according to statistics released weekly by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.The outbreak comes after…Read more »

Minority communities fighting back against disinformation ahead of election

Minority communities fighting back against disinformation ahead of election

Twitter screenshotBY: FERGAL GALLAGHER, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — Russian election interference, Iranian emails, falsities trumpeted by government officials and the explosion in popularity of online conspiracy theories have combined into a deluge of misinformation that’s left many American voters swimming upstream. Some advocates are working together to build a bigger boat.Before many had even heard of…Read more »

Boy, 3, dies at his birthday celebration after accidentally shooting himself with family member’s gun

Boy, 3, dies at his birthday celebration after accidentally shooting himself with family member’s gun

carlballou/iStockBY: JON HARWORTH, ABC NEWS(PORTER, TX) — A 3-year-old boy has died at his birthday celebration after finding a family member’s gun and accidentally shooting himself in the chest.The incident occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. at a family residence in Porter, Texas, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, when authorities were called to the…Read more »

Turbulent week of weather is ahead for much of the country

Turbulent week of weather is ahead for much of the country

ABC NewsBY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — It is going to be a turbulent and dangerous week of weather across nearly the entire U.S. with extremely critical fire conditions in California, a tropical system approaching the Gulf coast by mid-week, and a major storm traveling across the country that will bring snow and ice…Read more »

Rising infections in Idaho highlight the virus’ latest target: Rural America

Rising infections in Idaho highlight the virus’ latest target: Rural America

Narvikk/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(COUER d’ALENE, Idaho) — When it comes to caring for patients with coronavirus in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and surrounding rural areas, Kootenai Health is the only game in town.”We’re pretty much it,” said Andrea Nagel, a spokesperson at the hospital, in the northern part of the state near the border with…Read more »

USPS mail delivery improving, but still ‘unacceptably low’: Senate Democrat

USPS mail delivery improving, but still ‘unacceptably low’: Senate Democrat

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/PoolBy LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Mail delivery standards in parts of the country remain well below levels prior to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s cost-cutting overhaul of the Postal Service in July, a new report from a Senate Democrat found Friday, casting renewed scrutiny on the beleaguered agency and…Read more »