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Coronavirus updates: Florida reaches new record daily death toll

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 737,000 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 »

Seattle police chief resigns in wake of ‘personal’ budget cuts to department

iStock/MUC1968BY: KARMA ALLEN(NEW YORK) — Seattle’s police chief resigned late Monday in the wake of protests against police brutality and a recent Seattle City Council vote to defund her department by 14%.Carmen Best announced her shocking retirement in an email to staff, saying it was a “difficult decision,” but the department formally announced her departure…read more »

Teachers concerned over COVID-19 safety as schools reopen, new cases are reported

Halfpoint/iStockBy ANTHONY RIVAS, TENZIN SHAKYA and. ASHLEY RIEGLE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Nancy Shively, a lifelong educator in Oklahoma, says she’s always loved teaching. But with the coronavirus still raging and schools around the country beginning to reopen, she resigned from her job last week to protect herself and her family.Shively has spent the last…read more »

Downtown Chicago reopens for cleanup in wake of widespread looting

iStock/MelpomenemBY: KARMA ALLEN(WASHINGTON) — Downtown Chicago’s expressways and bridges reopened on Tuesday as business owners and emergency workers rushed to recover in the wake of widespread looting and violence.City officials had placed the area on lockdown, restricting access to residents and business owners, following hours of looting and vandalism that damaged businesses and resulted in…read more »