Month: April 2020

Page: 83

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 […]

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 […]

Courtesy Erin Dailey(TRENTON, N.J.) — At a time when countless Americans are relying on local heroes to stay safe, Greg Dailey and his family are stepping up. Dailey is a small business owner and newspaper delivery man in Mercer County, New Jersey. Virtually every day for the past 25 years, he’s woken up at 4 […]

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 […]

iStock/chapin31(SANTA FE, N.M.) — Just days after New Mexico’s governor warned President Trump that she feared the coronavirus could “wipe out” tribal nations, the president of the Navajo Nation told ABC News he believes aggressive measures being taken now will help contain the disease. “We have a shelter-in-place here in Navajo Nation and have a […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Navy plans to move 2,700 sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to quarters in Guam as the number of sailors testing positive for the novel coronavirus has increased to 93, said acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly. The Navy secretary also said that the ship’s captain would not face […]

New York City Health Department(NEW YORK) — New York City’s Health Department has released a detailed map of the city’s coronavirus cases, broken down by zip code. The map uses data from up until March 31, when there were 38,396 confirmed cases in the city. Johns Hopkins University Medical Center says that as of April […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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