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Rhode Island reverses order to make only New York visitors self-quarantine after Cuomo threatens lawsuit

Rhode Island reverses order to make only New York visitors self-quarantine after Cuomo threatens lawsuit

iStock(NEW YORK) — A political battle between Rhode Island and New York’s top leaders over new coronavirus precautions ended this weekend after Gov. Gina Raimondo changed her executive order that mandated New Yorkers who traveled to her state be quarantined, regardless of symptoms.Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened lawsuits against Raimondo’s March 27 order, which issued fines…

Funeral homes face ‘heart-wrenching’ new normal under coronavirus

Funeral homes face ‘heart-wrenching’ new normal under coronavirus

iStock(NEW YORK) — Funeral homes are learning to navigate a new normal of mourning under the novel coronavirus pandemic, as long-cherished embraces have been barred and memorials must be limited in size and scope.For Thomas Pirro Jr., a funeral director in Syracuse, New York, not being able to comfort mourners has been one of the…

Coronavirus live updates: Dr. Fauci says 200,000 deaths in US possible

Coronavirus live updates: Dr. Fauci says 200,000 deaths in US possible

iStock(NEW YORK) — More than 33,000 people have been killed around the world as the amount of novel coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket with the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases globally surpassing 710,000 on Sunday.The number of cases across the globe has grown exponentially in a matter of weeks. Last Thursday there were 500,000 cases…

At least 17 reported tornadoes hit Central US during severe weather outbreak

At least 17 reported tornadoes hit Central US during severe weather outbreak

iStock(HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky.) — A major storm moving through the central U.S. brought at least 17 reported tornadoes to parts of the central U.S., eight in Iowa, three in Arkansas, one in Missouri, four in Illinois and one in Wisconsin.In Jonesboro, Arkansas, a violent tornado did damage in the town with six reported injuries. In…

Stimulus check calculator: How much will you receive?

Stimulus check calculator: How much will you receive?

iStock(NEW YORK) — The House of Representatives on Friday passed the largest aid measure in American history, a $2 trillion stimulus package that President Donald Trump signed into law. Direct payments will be made to Americans to help offset financial hardships incurred during the coronavirus pandemic.The coronavirus outbreak has quickly evolved from a health crisis…

Arkansas woman murdered by same person who murdered her mother 23 years ago: Police

Arkansas woman murdered by same person who murdered her mother 23 years ago: Police

iStock(HORSESHOE LAKE, Ark.) — Almost 23 years after an Arkansas mother was murdered by a 16-year-old, the convicted killer allegedly killed her daughter, police said.Deputies from the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Wednesday at the historical Snowden House in Horseshoe Lake where they saw a possible suspect fleeing the property.Police located…

Significant severe weather outbreak forecasted, tornadoes possible

Significant severe weather outbreak forecasted, tornadoes possible

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm is quickly intensifying Saturday morning in the central U.S. and will bring a significant severe weather outbreak to parts of the Midwest Saturday afternoon and evening – including the threat for dangerous, significant, long-track tornadoes.Radar Saturday morning is showing the organizing storm with a rain shield that stretches…

Funeral homes face ‘heart-wrenching’ new normal under coronavirus

Funeral homes face ‘heart-wrenching’ new normal under coronavirus

iStock(NEW YORK) — Funeral homes are learning to navigate a new normal of mourning under the novel coronavirus pandemic, as long-cherished embraces have been barred and memorials must be limited in size and scope.For Thomas Pirro Jr., a funeral director in Syracuse, New York, not being able to comfort mourners has been one of the…

Coronavirus live updates: Dr. Fauci says 200,000 deaths in US possible

Coronavirus live updates: Dr. Fauci says 200,000 deaths in US possible

iStock(NEW YORK) — More than 33,000 people have been killed around the world as the amount of novel coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket with the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases globally surpassing 710,000 on Sunday.The number of cases across the globe has grown exponentially in a matter of weeks. Last Thursday there were 500,000 cases…

At least 17 reported tornadoes hit Central US during severe weather outbreak

At least 17 reported tornadoes hit Central US during severe weather outbreak

iStock(HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky.) — A major storm moving through the central U.S. brought at least 17 reported tornadoes to parts of the central U.S., eight in Iowa, three in Arkansas, one in Missouri, four in Illinois and one in Wisconsin.In Jonesboro, Arkansas, a violent tornado did damage in the town with six reported injuries. In…