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Reward for wanted gunman who shot two LA sheriff’s deputies grows to $675k

Reward for wanted gunman who shot two LA sheriff’s deputies grows to $675k

amphotora/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The reward offered for a gunman wanted in the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last week has nearly tripled following donations, officials said.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had initially authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the…

Coronavirus live updates: India records world’s highest increase in new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus live updates: India records world’s highest increase in new COVID-19 cases

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 942,000 people worldwide.Over 29.9 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…

Smoke from West Coast wildfires travels to Europe

Smoke from West Coast wildfires travels to Europe

milehightraveler/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Heavy smoke from the dozens of wildfires blazing up and down the West Coast has traveled as far east as Europe — nearly 5,000 miles — satellite images show.Images released by the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service show the smoke moving from the western U.S. and across…

DOJ mulled federal charges against Portland city officials over response to unrest

DOJ mulled federal charges against Portland city officials over response to unrest

DNY59/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department researched the possibility of bringing criminal or civil rights charges against Portland city officials related to their response to growing unrest in the city throughout the summer, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News Thursday.DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec declined to say what the results of such research…

New York City public middle, high schools delay in-person learning until October

New York City public middle, high schools delay in-person learning until October

onurdongel/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Three days before New York City public schools were supposed to open their doors for in-person learning, officials announced Thursday that classrooms will not reopen as scheduled — and now middle school and high school students won’t be back in classrooms until October.Mayor Bill de…

How Vermont became a ‘model for the country’ in responding to the pandemic

How Vermont became a ‘model for the country’ in responding to the pandemic

kickstand/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s mid-September, and Dr. Mark Levine is feeling really good. Vermont, where he serves as the state’s health commissioner, has had the lowest rate of new COVID-19 cases and test positivity in the country for several weeks now. As of Wednesday, there were only three patients hospitalized in…

Hurricane Sally remnants to bring flooding rain to Georgia, Carolinas

Hurricane Sally remnants to bring flooding rain to Georgia, Carolinas

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Sally is now a tropical depression and is expected to become a remnant low as it moves from Alabama into Georgia and the Carolinas.As Sally remnants move east Thursday afternoon and evening, there is a threat for flooding rain from Atlanta to Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina.…

Nursing home transferring residents following COVID-19 outbreak at facility

Nursing home transferring residents following COVID-19 outbreak at facility

Daisy-Daisy/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — All residents at a Connecticut nursing home are being moved following a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility, which has resulted in 28 hospitalizations and four deaths since late July, according to the Connecticut Department of Health.An emergency order issued by Deidre Gifford, acting director of the state’s department…

Why slow-moving hurricanes like Sally are especially dangerous

Why slow-moving hurricanes like Sally are especially dangerous

imagedepotpro/iStockBy DAN PECK and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — nSally, which made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Wednesday, crawled ashore at an incredibly slow 2 to 5 mph.But the leisurely speed shouldn’t be mistaken for weakness.When a tropical system, be it a hurricane or tropical storm, is moving…

Rare blue moon to light up the sky on Halloween

Rare blue moon to light up the sky on Halloween

Sjo/iStockBy ZOE MOORE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — On Halloween, the sky will be lit up by a rare blue moon on the spookiest night of the year.While it is called a blue moon, the moon won’t actually appear blue. The phrase refers to the time when a second full moon occurs in one month.According…

Reward for wanted gunman who shot two LA sheriff’s deputies grows to $675k

Reward for wanted gunman who shot two LA sheriff’s deputies grows to $675k

amphotora/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The reward offered for a gunman wanted in the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last week has nearly tripled following donations, officials said.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had initially authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the…

Coronavirus live updates: India records world’s highest increase in new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus live updates: India records world’s highest increase in new COVID-19 cases

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 942,000 people worldwide.Over 29.9 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…

Smoke from West Coast wildfires travels to Europe

Smoke from West Coast wildfires travels to Europe

milehightraveler/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Heavy smoke from the dozens of wildfires blazing up and down the West Coast has traveled as far east as Europe — nearly 5,000 miles — satellite images show.Images released by the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service show the smoke moving from the western U.S. and across…

DOJ mulled federal charges against Portland city officials over response to unrest

DOJ mulled federal charges against Portland city officials over response to unrest

DNY59/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department researched the possibility of bringing criminal or civil rights charges against Portland city officials related to their response to growing unrest in the city throughout the summer, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News Thursday.DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec declined to say what the results of such research…

New York City public middle, high schools delay in-person learning until October

New York City public middle, high schools delay in-person learning until October

onurdongel/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Three days before New York City public schools were supposed to open their doors for in-person learning, officials announced Thursday that classrooms will not reopen as scheduled — and now middle school and high school students won’t be back in classrooms until October.Mayor Bill de…