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New wildfire in Colorado prompts mandatory evacuations

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A new wildfire broke out northwest of Denver -- called the East Troublesome wildfire -- and it is 19,086 acres and 10% contained with mandatory evacuations in effect.There is some bad news for Colorado and a huge part of the West on Thursday…... Read More

Deaths, hospitalizations and at least 68 COVID-19 cases after week-long church event

By JON HAWORTH, ABC News (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- At least two people are dead, four hospitalized and at least 68 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed following a weeklong convocation event at a church in North Carolina.The week of events took place at the United House of Prayer for…... Read More

Parents of 545 kids separated at border still haven't been found: ACLU

By LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The American Civil Liberties Union said in a court filing submitted on Tuesday that they have been unable to contact parents of 545 children who were separated at the border by the Trump administration, leaving the children living with sponsors throughout the United States."We…... Read More

Boston Public Schools suspend all in-person learning amid rising COVID-19 positivity rate

By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(BOSTON) -- All in-person learning for Boston Public School students has been suspended after health officials found that the citywide COVID-19 positivity rate jumped significantly in the past week.Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said in a letter sent on Wednesday to school district employees that…... Read More

University of Arizona students asked to minimize holiday travel to stem COVID spread

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(The University of Arizona has reported at least 2,433 COVID-19 infections among students and staff as of Oct. 20, according to university tracking data.U of A said it is testing on-campus students every week in order to identify and quarantine asymptomatic cases. While the high number…... Read More

Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll appears in court in defamation lawsuit

By AARON KATERSKY and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Department of Justice opted to forego oral arguments at a hearing Wednesday afternoon on whether the United States will be allowed to take over for President Donald Trump as a defendant in E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit, after its…... Read More

Coronavirus live updates: NJ governor self-isolating, being tested

By MORGAN WINSOR and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 40.7 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…... Read More

Defense seeks to dismiss 25 murder charges against doctor accused of killing patients

By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Defense attorneys for a former Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for allegedly ordering fatal doses of pain medication for patients are looking to have the charges dismissed.William Husel, a former critical-care physician for Mount Carmel Health in Columbus, was arrested…... Read More

Doctor arrested in sex-for-drugs sting

By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A Long Island, New York, doctor who is also a legislator and minister, was arrested while allegedly attempting to exchange oxycodone for sex, according to law enforcement officials.Dr. William "Doc" Spencer, 53, was taken into custody in a parking lot in Elwood. He…... Read More

'Protect Breonna, protect myself': Breonna Taylor's boyfriend recounts night she was killed

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- When Breonna Taylor's door flew open in the middle of the night, her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, said what was going through his head was, "Protect Breonna, protect myself."In an interview with ABC News and Louisville's Courier Journal Wednesday, Walker recounted the night he…... Read More

3 people, including child, critically hurt in New York state school bus crash

By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW WINDSOR, N.Y.) -- A yellow school bus collided with a work truck Wednesday morning on a two-lane New York state road, critically injuring three people, including a child, officials said.The crash occurred in New Windsor, Orange County, about 66 miles northeast of New York City,…... Read More

Colleges in Washington state must now provide COVID-19 quarantine facilities as cases spike, governor says

By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has implemented a number of new protocols for universities as multiple campuses have seen spikes in COVID-19 cases.The requirements include a limit of two people allowed in sleeping rooms, a limit of five visitors in one place -- all…... Read More

Officer in Breonna Taylor shooting says he would have done things differently

By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In the seven months since he and his police colleagues executed a warrant at Breonna Taylor's apartment that resulted in her being killed in a hail of 32 bullets, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said on Tuesday that he's pondered what they could have done…... Read More

Record snow hits upper Midwest, red flag warnings from California to Colorado

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A record-breaking snowstorm has hit the upper Midwest with some areas getting more than 10 inches of snow.In Minneapolis, 7.9 inches of snow fell Tuesday making it the biggest snowstorm in recorded history there this early in the season.In Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 6.9…... Read More