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New severe weather threat in Plains, Midwest this weekend

New severe weather threat in Plains, Midwest this weekend

ABC NewsBY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Summer storms brought another round of heavy rain, flooding and damaging winds to parts of the eastern U.S. on Friday.An 89 MPH wind gust was reported in Cumberland County, New Jersey, on Friday night, and damaging winds downed some trees in Delaware as well. Over 4…

Kentucky AG explains why Breonna Taylor case decision is taking so long

Kentucky AG explains why Breonna Taylor case decision is taking so long

Breonna Taylor FamilyBy KARMA ALLEN and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Kentucky officials offered new details on Friday in the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, a young Black medical worker who was fatally shot in Louisville, Ky., by plainclothes police officers who had entered her home.Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has said…

Bureau of Prisons spends nearly $3 million on UV sanitizing gates, contracts show

Bureau of Prisons spends nearly $3 million on UV sanitizing gates, contracts show

Leonsbox/iStockBy LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Bureau of Prisons has spent almost $3 million dollars on ultraviolet sanitizing devices to combat COVID-19 at 122 federal prisons, regional offices and its central office in Washington, D.C., according to the Bureau of Prisons, which confirmed the purchase to ABC News.The contract, which was obtained by ABC…

Coronavirus updates: Hard-hit state surpasses 10,000 deaths

Coronavirus updates: Hard-hit state surpasses 10,000 deaths

narvikk/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 716,000 people worldwide.More than 19.1 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…

Coronavirus updates: All New York schools can open, Cuomo says

Coronavirus updates: All New York schools can open, Cuomo says

narvikk/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 716,000 people worldwide.More than 19.1 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…

Father, son suspects in Ahmaud Arbery killing want bond set, 2 charges dropped

Father, son suspects in Ahmaud Arbery killing want bond set, 2 charges dropped

Glynn County Sheriff’s OfficeBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(COBB COUNTY, Ga.) — The white father and son accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, who was Black and was jogging down a Georgia street, are looking to have bond set and two charges dropped, according to new court documents.Attorneys for the son, Travis McMichael, 34, called him an…

Coronavirus updates: CDC updates August death projections

Coronavirus updates: CDC updates August death projections

narvikk/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 715,000 people worldwide.More than 19.1 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…

Mississippi shaping up to become nation’s next COVID-19 hot spot

Mississippi shaping up to become nation’s next COVID-19 hot spot

EMPPhotography/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has ordered some residents to wear masks, bowing to political pressure as COVID-19 infection rates continue to shatter records in the state which saw 1,775 new cases in a single day.Reeves made the announcement on Tuesday as the coronavirus infection rate shot up to…

Alaska cruise cut short after passenger tests positive for COVID-19

Alaska cruise cut short after passenger tests positive for COVID-19

UnCruise Adventures CEO Captain Dan Blanchard. (ABC News)By AMANDA MAILE and MINA KAJI, ABC News(NEW YORK) — One of the first U.S. cruises to resume sailing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic was cut short after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19.The 63 passengers and crew aboard the UnCruise Adventures’ ship were just three days into…

3 arrested in murder of off-duty officer who moonlighted as USPS truck driver

3 arrested in murder of off-duty officer who moonlighted as USPS truck driver

Jefferson County, MS Sheriff’s Office via FacebookBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer while he was moonlighting as a postal worker.Lt. Troy Morris, 58, was working his second job for the USPS and driving a postal truck early Friday…

Coronavirus updates: US hits 5 million cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus updates: US hits 5 million cases of COVID-19

Maksim Tkachenko/iStockBY: JON HAWORTH AND IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 727,000 people worldwide.More than 19.5 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…

5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

USGSBY: MATT ZARRELL, ABC NEWS(SPARTA, N.C.) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the border between North Carolina and Virginia on Sunday morning.The earthquake was reported near Sparta, North Carolina, at 8:07 a.m., according to the USGS.There are no reports of damage or injuries. The tremors were felt from Virginia to South Carolina.The quake is…

Summertime storms roll through upper Midwest, August heat is on across Plains

Summertime storms roll through upper Midwest, August heat is on across Plains

ABC NewsBY: BRITTANY BORER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A line of thunderstorms is moving across portions of Missouri and Illinois this morning.Flash Flood Watches are in effect as some spots could see as much as 2 to 4 inches of rain with due to thunderstorms.Another round of storms is expected to follow a cold front…