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Coronavirus live updates: This country has reportedly banned the word ‘coronavirus’

Coronavirus live updates: This country has reportedly banned the word ‘coronavirus’

Samara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 42,000 people around the world, including over 4,000 in the United States.The new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19, was first detected in China back in December. There are now more than 860,000 diagnosed…

Coronavirus live updates: China reports 1,541 asymptomatic cases under observation

Coronavirus live updates: China reports 1,541 asymptomatic cases under observation

Samara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 42,000 people around the world, including over 4,000 in the United States.The new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19, was first detected in China back in December. There are now more than 860,000 diagnosed…

Tornadoes hit South as new storm moves through West with heavy snow

Tornadoes hit South as new storm moves through West with heavy snow

ABC News(NEW YORK) — There were 10 reported tornadoes Tuesday across four states — Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Some of the worst damage was in southern Alabama and in northern Georgia, where several homes were destroyed.Overall, there were 88 damaging storm reports in five states from Mississippi to South Carolina as the southern storm…

Delays, despair as pandemic halts family reunification hearings across US

Delays, despair as pandemic halts family reunification hearings across US

Kuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) — Nearly every month for the last several years, Darlene has made a 500-mile trek from her home in the Bronx, New York to visit her 4-year-old grandson, Nathaniel, who lives in Detroit.Nathaniel has been in foster care in Michigan since he was an infant. His mother took him there on vacation and…

US coronavirus death toll now over 4,000

US coronavirus death toll now over 4,000

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected more than 859,000 people around the world.Over 178,000 of those patients have recovered from the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19.More than 42,000 people across the globe have died, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science…

Coronavirus live updates: Need to prepare for ‘battle’ at the apex, Cuomo says

Coronavirus live updates: Need to prepare for ‘battle’ at the apex, Cuomo says

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected more than 823,000 people around the world.Over 174,000 of those patients have recovered from the the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19.More than 40,000 people across the globe have died, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems…

Las Vegas homeless placed in outdoor parking lot as ‘temporary shelter’

Las Vegas homeless placed in outdoor parking lot as ‘temporary shelter’

iStock/f11photo(LAS VEGAS) — As many Americans are told to shelter at home during the coronavirus pandemic, a striking image showing Las Vegas’ homeless lying on the ground of an outdoor parking lot designated as a “temporary shelter” has drawn swift criticism online.The photo shows several homeless people outside the city’s multi-use Cashman Center, positioned inside…

With families quarantined together, some police fear rise in domestic violence

With families quarantined together, some police fear rise in domestic violence

iStock/demaerre(NEW YORK) — With countless American families cooped up together amid stay-at-home orders for the coronavirus pandemic, some law enforcement officials said they fear an unintended consequence of long-term, close-quarters living: a potential rise in domestic violence incidents.So far there has been only a slight uptick in domestic violence calls to police, according to Steve…

Coronavirus live updates: More than 200,000 cases in US; Grand Canyon closes

Coronavirus live updates: More than 200,000 cases in US; Grand Canyon closes

Samara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 46,800 people around the world, including at least 4,757 people in the United States.Globally, more than 932,000 people have been diagnosed with the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. Over 193,000 of those…

Engineer tried to crash train into USNS Mercy in Los Angeles: Feds

Engineer tried to crash train into USNS Mercy in Los Angeles: Feds

diomoyega/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Investigators arrested a California train engineer Tuesday after he allegedly derailed a train in a bid to crash into the USNS Mercy, the hospital ship treating non-COVID-19 patients at the Port of Los Angeles to lessen the burden on area hospitals, prosecutors said.Eduardo Moreno, 44, was expected to appear in court Wednesday…

Math teacher visits student’s front porch for some homework help

Math teacher visits student’s front porch for some homework help

Courtesy Josh Anderson(MADISON, S.D.) — A South Dakota teacher is getting praise for going above and beyond to help a student with her math homework after schools switched to virtual learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.Chris Waba, a sixth grade math teacher in Madison, South Dakota, said he had been emailing back and forth with…

Coronavirus live updates: NY Gov. Cuomo pushes for at-home tests

Coronavirus live updates: NY Gov. Cuomo pushes for at-home tests

Samara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 45,000 people around the world, including at least 4,361 people in the United States.Globally, more than 905,000 people have been diagnosed with the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. Over 190,000 of those…