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Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 cases among US health care workers top 62,000

By MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 351,000 people worldwide.Over 5.6 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…... Read More

Superintendent at Soldiers' Home did not keep officials in the dark, attorney says

By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS and ELLA TORRES, ABC News(HOLYOKE, Mass.) -- The superintendent of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, a state-run facility where more than 90 veteran residents have died in the coronavirus pandemic, did not keep anyone "in the dark" about the growing crisis inside, according to his attorney.Attorney…... Read More

UK minister resigns over senior aide's lockdown controversy

By MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO, MEREDITH DELISO and MARC NATHANSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 348,000 people worldwide.More than 5.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to…... Read More

Boy Scout plays taps nightly outside NJ veterans home where scores have died

(PARAMUS, N.J.) -- BY: TOM BROOKSBANKA Boy Scout has been playing taps every night outside a New Jersey nursing home where more than 100 veterans have died amid the coronavirus crisis and concluded his daily tribute with a special Memorial Day ceremony.13-year-old Alex Saldana joined the Passaic Valley Elks Lodge…... Read More

'Nothing short of alarming': Despite stay-at-home orders, 49 people shot in Chicago in Memorial Day gun violence

(CHICAGO) -- BY: BILL HUTCHINSONDespite stay-at-home orders firmly in place to blunt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Memorial Day weekend saw an old scourge reemerge with a vengeance on the streets of Chicago: gun violence.At least 49 people were shot, 10 fatally, between 6 p.m. on Friday and…... Read More

FBI probing death of black man seen pinned down by police and saying, 'I can't breathe'

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation will probe the death of a black man who died shortly after being apprehended by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after disturbing video emerged on social media showing a police officer with his knee on the man's neck as the…... Read More

White dog owner calls 911 on black man in viral-video leash-law dispute

By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A cellphone video has gone viral and is sparking widespread outrage after capturing a white dog owner calling 911 and claiming an African American birdwatcher who told her to keep her pet leashed was "threatening myself and my dog" in New York City's…... Read More

Millions of cicadas to emerge in parts of US for 1st time in 17 years, will produce 'alien-like wail'

By ELLA TORRES, ABC News(BLACKSBURG, Va.) -- Americans won't be the only ones emerging from their isolation this summer; so too will millions of insects that have been underAmericans won't be the only ones emerging from their isolation this summer; so too will millions of insects that have been underground…... Read More

Weekend travelers to Ozarks are now being asked to self-quarantine

By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(ST. LOUIS) -- Hundreds of partygoers spent their Memorial Day weekend living it up in the waters of the Ozarks and now health officials are asking them to isolate for the next two weeks.The St. Louis County Department of Health issued an advisory Monday evening urging…... Read More

Severe weather expected in the Midwest, heatwave continues in West

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Two storm systems, one in the Plains and the other in Florida, brought copious amounts of rain and severe storms on Monday.Just south of Port St. Lucie, 10.65 inches of rain fell in just one day and produced major flooding on streets and…... Read More

Coronavirus still carrying infection, death into nursing homes, data shows

By MATTHEW MOSK, OLIVIA RUBIN, ALLISON PECORIN and HALLEY FREGER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With over 37,600 deaths, nursing home fatalities now account for nearly 40% of deaths from the novel coronavirus in the U.S., according to an ABC News analysis of the latest public health data.In at least 18…... Read More