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New COVID-19 cases, deaths both down from previous week: FEMA memo

New COVID-19 cases, deaths both down from previous week: FEMA memo

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 733,000 people worldwide.Over 20 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 »

Downtown Chicago under lockdown in wake of looting, violent unrest

Downtown Chicago under lockdown in wake of looting, violent unrest

Kathryn Kirsch/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(CHICAGO) — At least 100 people were arrested in Chicago overnight as looting and violence overtook the streets, injuring multiple police officers, authorities said.Thirteen officers were injured, including a sergeant who was attacked with a bottle, and at least two civilians were shot during the unrest after midnight Sunday, in…Read more »

Coronavirus updates: Virus not showing signs of seasonal pattern, WHO says

Coronavirus updates: Virus not showing signs of seasonal pattern, WHO says

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 732,000 people worldwide.Over 20 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…Read more »

New York’s COVID-19 testing positivity rate reaches record low

New York’s COVID-19 testing positivity rate reaches record low

Maksim Tkachenko/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, IVAN PEREIRA, MEREDITH DELISO and MARC NATHANSON, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 727,000 people worldwide.More than 19.7 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 »

Heat Advisory from the Plains to the Northeast, fire and heat in West

Heat Advisory from the Plains to the Northeast, fire and heat in West

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Another heat wave is developing across the eastern United States Monday all the way from Texas to Massachusetts.There are 12 states from Oklahoma to Massachusetts under Heat Advisory and some areas will feel like its near 110 degrees.For the Northeast, there could be another heat wave from…Read more »

Helicopter crash kills wildlife researchers conducting aerial sheep survey

Helicopter crash kills wildlife researchers conducting aerial sheep survey

georgeclerk/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Three wildlife researchers were killed in a helicopter crash in West Texas while they were conducting an aerial survey, officials said.Wildlife biologist Dewey Stockbridge, fish and wildlife technician Brandon White and state wildlife veterinarian Dr. Bob Dittmar were researching desert bighorn sheep in Black Gap Wildlife Management Area…Read more »