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Dangerous fire conditions developing West with Santa Ana winds coming to California

BY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- The weather pattern is beginning to turn more conducive for fire development across parts of the Western U.S. once again.High pressure building over the region will cause temperatures to rise and dry gusty winds to develop over parts of the region, especially California.There…... Read More

After brain-eating amoeba found in county's water supply, advisory lifted in all but 1 area

By ABC News(LAKE JACKSON, Texas) -- After Texas authorities sent an urgent message about brain-eating amoeba found in a southeast county water's supply, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality lifted a "Do Not Use" water advisory for all areas except one, Lake Jackson.On Friday, TCEQ posted on social media that…... Read More

1st woman named Rochester interim police chief amid criticism over Daniel Prude's death

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan has been appointed Rochester's new interim police chief -- the first woman to hold the position -- amid criticism over the handling of the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died in March after he was seen being pinned…... Read More

Fire threat, heat wave in store for West this weekend as colder temps come to Midwest

By DANIEL MANZO, ABC NewsA major weather pattern change is in sight for the next few days in much of the U.S., including the return of dangerous fire weather conditions in parts of the West as well as a heat wave in the Southwest.Already Saturday morning, there are wind advisories,…... Read More

Man gets 1 year in jail for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(HUGHESVILLE, Md.) -- A Maryland man has been sentenced to one year in jail after he hosted two parties against the governor's COVID-19 large gathering orders, prosecutors said.Following a bench trial, Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, was convicted of two counts of failure to comply with an…... Read More

More Black 'firsts' emerge amid nation's racial reckoning but pressure must continue, some say

By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- This report is part of "Turning Point," a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.It took 233 years, but for the first time in its history, the New…... Read More

Oregon reports highest daily COVID-19 case total, may be linked to wildfires

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SALEM, Ore.) -- After weeks of steady decline, COVID-19 cases are rising in Oregon -- and wildfires may be contributing.The Oregon State Authority reported 457 new cases on Friday -- the single highest daily total since the pandemic began. The state's coronavirus total now stands at…... Read More

To Native Americans, reparations can vary from having sovereignty to just being heard

By TENZIN SHAKYA and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- This report is part of "Turning Point," a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.In Oklahoma, the people of the Muscogee Creek Nation Reservation have…... Read More

Two former leaders of Holyoke Soldiers' Home charged in COVID-19 deaths

By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(HOLYOKE, Mass.) -- Two former leaders of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts have been indicted in connection with the COVID-19 deaths of nearly a dozen veterans, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday.Former Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director Dr. David Clinton…... Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Florida tops 14,000 deaths as restaurants reopen

By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 984,000 people worldwide.Over 32.2 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…... Read More

Black flight attendant and white airline CEO reunite after emotional talk on race

By MINA KAJI, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- In June, a black Southwest Airlines flight attendant was moved to tears during a discussion on race with one passenger who only later identified himself as American Airlines CEO Doug Parker.That emotional conversation has connected them for life, Parker says, and last weekend the…... Read More