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CBS suspends production of ‘Amazing Race’ amid coronavirus fears

CBS suspends production of ‘Amazing Race’ amid coronavirus fears

Elizabeth Morris/CBS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — CBS has suspended production of the reality TV series “The Amazing Race” over coronavirus fears, a representative for the network told ABC News.According to a statement, production of the series, now in its 33rd season, has been shut down “temporarily” and only as a “precautionary measure.”Nobody involved with…

CDC moves to rapidly expand COVID-19 testing capabilities in US

CDC moves to rapidly expand COVID-19 testing capabilities in US

Centers for Disease Control(WASHINGTON) — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Friday that capabilities for testing for the COVID-19 virus would “rapidly expand” nationwide in the next several weeks as well as the criteria for who gets tested and when.That announcement came as the Centers for Disease Control scrambled to distribute new testing…

She was sexually assaulted and killed in 1973. Now genetic genealogy identified a suspect.

She was sexually assaulted and killed in 1973. Now genetic genealogy identified a suspect.

Vallejo Police Department(NEW YORK) — Over four decades after a woman was sexually assaulted and killed, a suspect has finally been identified through the new, but growing, investigative tool of genetic genealogy.Naomi Sanders was found sexually assaulted and strangled to death on Feb. 27, 1973 inside her apartment in Vallejo, California, about 30 miles outside…

Blizzard, ‘monster’ lake effect snow band pummel New York state

Blizzard, ‘monster’ lake effect snow band pummel New York state

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Blizzard conditions and the biggest lake effect snow of the season are slamming Western New York.The National Weather Service calls this lake effect snow band a “monster,” stretching for more than 500 miles from northern Michigan to Canada and into Western New York.Meanwhile, brutal wind gusts have climbed to over 60…

Blizzard pummels New York state as new storm moves into the west

Blizzard pummels New York state as new storm moves into the west

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Lake effect snow with blizzard conditions will continue in Western New York Friday as a blizzard warning continues north of Syracuse. The highest snowfall total so far is south of Buffalo in Springville, New York, where 13.5 inches fell. North of Syracuse in Redfield, New York, 13 inches of snow has…

Man allegedly used counterfeit cash to buy Girl Scout cookies, police say

Man allegedly used counterfeit cash to buy Girl Scout cookies, police say

Salem Police Department(SALEM, Ore.) — A man has been arrested in Oregon after police say he used counterfeit cash to purchase Girl Scout cookies.The Salem Police Department said it responded to two different calls in mid-February from local Girl Scout troops who reported receiving counterfeit U.S. currency on separate occasions while selling cookies outside a…

K2 military veterans, widow share stories of deadly exposure with lawmakers

K2 military veterans, widow share stories of deadly exposure with lawmakers

drnadig/iStock(WASHINGTON) — More than 15 years after her husband died of stage three brain cancer, Kim Brooks of Norwood, Massachusetts, shared his story with lawmakers on Thursday.”I’m here today because my husband, Lt. Col. Timothy Brooks, can’t be,” she said, testifying to the House Subcommittee on National Security — only two weeks after her first…

Ex-cop charged with murder in botched drug raid suspected of framing 69 people

Ex-cop charged with murder in botched drug raid suspected of framing 69 people

dlewis33/iStock(HOUSTON) — When Houston police narcotics detectives served a search warrant on one of her clients in 2016 for possession of drugs, defense attorney Monique Sparks questioned the validity of the case as soon as she saw Officer Gerald Goines was involved.”I would say that at least for 10 years that I know of, he’s…

Car barrels into day care center, 4 kids taken to hospitals

Car barrels into day care center, 4 kids taken to hospitals

Courtesy Debbie Reese(PHILADELPHIA) — Four children were taken to hospitals after a car barreled into a day care in Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon, officials said.Seventeen children were in the room, and some of them were napping, as the driver collided into the classroom at Children of America day care in Upper Southampton Township, according to…

CBS suspends production of ‘Amazing Race’ amid coronavirus fears

CBS suspends production of ‘Amazing Race’ amid coronavirus fears

Elizabeth Morris/CBS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — CBS has suspended production of the reality TV series “The Amazing Race” over coronavirus fears, a representative for the network told ABC News.According to a statement, production of the series, now in its 33rd season, has been shut down “temporarily” and only as a “precautionary measure.”Nobody involved with…

CDC moves to rapidly expand COVID-19 testing capabilities in US

CDC moves to rapidly expand COVID-19 testing capabilities in US

Centers for Disease Control(WASHINGTON) — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Friday that capabilities for testing for the COVID-19 virus would “rapidly expand” nationwide in the next several weeks as well as the criteria for who gets tested and when.That announcement came as the Centers for Disease Control scrambled to distribute new testing…

She was sexually assaulted and killed in 1973. Now genetic genealogy identified a suspect.

She was sexually assaulted and killed in 1973. Now genetic genealogy identified a suspect.

Vallejo Police Department(NEW YORK) — Over four decades after a woman was sexually assaulted and killed, a suspect has finally been identified through the new, but growing, investigative tool of genetic genealogy.Naomi Sanders was found sexually assaulted and strangled to death on Feb. 27, 1973 inside her apartment in Vallejo, California, about 30 miles outside…

Blizzard, ‘monster’ lake effect snow band pummel New York state

Blizzard, ‘monster’ lake effect snow band pummel New York state

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Blizzard conditions and the biggest lake effect snow of the season are slamming Western New York.The National Weather Service calls this lake effect snow band a “monster,” stretching for more than 500 miles from northern Michigan to Canada and into Western New York.Meanwhile, brutal wind gusts have climbed to over 60…