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Coronavirus live updates: US Army sending medical task force to Houston
sonreir es gratis/iStock By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Over 12.5 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 Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.1 million diagnosed cases and at least 134,097 deaths.Here is how the news is developing...
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SpaceX cancels launch of dozens more Starlink satellites
Andrei Stanescu/iStock By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS(MERRITT ISLAND, Fla.) -- SpaceX scrubbed its launch of dozens of Starlink satellites Saturday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center.SpaceX wrote on Twitter that the mission needed "more time for checkouts" and the team was working to identify the next launch opportunity.The launch -- which was scheduled for 10:54 a.m. ET -- would have been the 10th of its Starlink missions and included 57 satellites as part of Elon Musk's goal to create a constellation of satellites that can bring high-speed internet to large, remote swaths of the globe.It would also have carried two satellites...
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Northeast travel restrictions add to small business owners' struggles
gregobagel/iStock By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC NEWS(BOSTON) -- Every year, more than 20 million visitors flock to Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which, after being closed for several months, reopened July 1.But for the first time in its nearly 300-year history, it's largely empty."There is no foot traffic," business owner Sara Youngelson told ABC News. "It is so far and few between, it's just been really, really tough."For Youngelson, who owns five businesses in the Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market area, the past five months have been some of the most difficult of her 30-year career as a merchant in the historic...
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30-year-old man dies after attending 'COVID party' thinking virus was a 'hoax'
Myriam Borzee/iStock By ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS (SAN ANTONIO, Texas) -- "I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it's not." Those were the final words of a 30-year-old patient who died at a San Antonio, Texas, hospital this week after attending a so-called "COVID party," according to the hospital's chief medical officer.Dr. Jane Appleby said in a recorded statement that the unidentified patient told nurses about the party, which she said is hosted by someone diagnosed with coronavirus."The thought is people get together to see if the virus is real and if anyone gets...
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Near record heat expected in Southwest as heatwave grips large parts of US
ABC News By DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Fay has now transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone, with winds of 35 mph. The storm’s center is located about 30 miles south of Albany, New York, on Saturday and is moving north at 17 mph.As the storm came ashore on Friday, Fay brought significant rainfall to parts of Delaware and New Jersey. Sussex County, Delaware saw 6.97inches of rain, while Margate City, New Jersey, received 5.5 inches of rain. Even some inland areas, such as Somerset and Middlesex Counties in New Jersey, saw over 2 inches of rainfall.Recorded wind...
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Coronavirus live updates: Arizona's ICUs are 89% full
Myriam Borzee/iStock By WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 556,000 people worldwide.Over 12.3 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 Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than...
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Tracking Tropical Storm Fay: Where it's heading
ABC News By MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) --Tropical Storm Fay is bringing pounding rains to New Jersey and New York City and slamming the coastline with gusty winds.Just before 5 p.m., Fay made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey, with sustained winds of 50 mph.A tropical storm warning is in effect from Fenwick Island, Delaware, up through to Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Flash flood watches remain in effect from Delaware to Massachusetts.. NOAA's #GOES16 #satellite is tracking #TropicalStorm #Fay this morning with its visible and infrared bands. You can see the center of circulation spinning just...
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Creators respond to possible TikTok ban
iStock/Wachiwit BY: MIKE DOBUSKI, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- News this week that the US is considering banning TikTok, a social media app that’s wildly popular among young people, sent shockwaves through the community of users on the platform.Morgan Eckroth started posting on TikTok last May, under the handle @morgandrinkscoffee. She now has nearly four million followers, and mostly posts videos about her experiences working at a coffee shop outside of Portland, Oregon."I've really really enjoyed it," she says. "It's my first time, kind of, building a platform for myself that's turned into something that's led to me being like, kind...
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Georgia activists seek to remove 'Stone Mountain', the 'granddaddy of Confederate monuments'
Kirkikis/iStock By JADE LAWSON and BRIANA STEWART, ABC News(STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.) -- Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial often called “the granddaddy of all Confederate monuments ” and a former Ku Klux Klan meeting place is once again at the center of an ongoing debate over what some see as a symbol of southern heritage and American history and others see as a depiction of white supremacy etched into stone.The fight over the monument, which is located in Dekalb County, Georgia and prior to COVID-19's spread could get more than 4 million visitors in a year, is unfolding as the U.S. grapples...
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'Unbelievable I'm alive': Woman survives after car swept away in flash floods
Nathalia Bruno survived a flash flood after her car was swept away by the water. - WABC By ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A New Jersey woman survived a harrowing ordeal after her car was swept away in a flash flood, leaving her to be dragged through the waters.Nathalia Bruno, 24, said that she was making a delivery for DoorDash on Monday when flash flood warnings were in place for multiple counties, including Passaic, where she was.Bruno was driving her car when it got sucked into an underground viaduct, she told ABC New York station WABC."I didn't even know...
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Ghislaine Maxwell attorneys call federal indictment against her 'meritless'
Paul Zimmerman/WireImage By JAMES HILL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An attorney for Ghislaine Maxwell, the former companion of sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein, has issued the first on-the-record response to the criminal indictment against Maxwell for perjury and sex crimes against minors, calling the federal charges “meritless.”“The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York on June 29, 2020, caused a meritless indictment to be issued against Ms. Maxwell,” wrote Laura Menninger, a Colorado-based lawyer who represents Maxwell in both the criminal case and multiple civil lawsuits.The court filing comes in Maxwell’s answer to a separate civil lawsuit brought...
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Sergeant involved in Breonna Taylor's death, her boyfriend recount details
Louisville Metro Police Department By ENJOLI FRANCIS, STEVE OSUNSAMI, KELLY MCCARTHY, SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN and STEPHANIE WASH, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- New audio has emerged from the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot at home by police during the execution of a no-knock warrant.Newly released interviews with police and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who spoke to authorities hours after he survived the encounter that killed Taylor at their home on March 13, reinforce that the couple had no idea who was attempting to break into the apartment that night.Walker told Public Integrity Unit officials, who investigate officer-involved...
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