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Rising infections in Idaho highlight the virus' latest target: Rural America

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(COUER d'ALENE, Idaho) -- When it comes to caring for patients with coronavirus in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and surrounding rural areas, Kootenai Health is the only game in town."We're pretty much it," said Andrea Nagel, a spokesperson at the hospital, in the northern part of the…... Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Delta puts 460 people on 'no-fly list' over mask violations

By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 41.9 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…... Read More

Rochester police offering $10,000 reward for information on deadly mass shooting

By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- Investigators in Rochester, New York, are offering up to $10,000 for information on a September shooting that killed two teenagers and injured more than a dozen others.Police announced the reward alongside grieving families on Thursday, urging witnesses to come forward with any information…... Read More

Jennifer Dulos' family wants her declared dead to bring 'closure,' attorney says

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The family of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos wants her declared legally dead so they can have "closure," according to a family attorney.The mother of five vanished in May 2019 amid a custody dispute with her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos. After months…... Read More

Colorado wildfires grow as extremely critical fire conditions are coming to parts of California

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A very serious fire threat will unfold across parts of the Western U.S. Friday, through the weekend and into early next week.In Colorado, the East Troublesome fire has continued to greatly expand in size. The fire is now the second-largest in state history,…... Read More

Families sue Pennsylvania nursing home in wake of 73 COVID deaths

By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The families of some of the 73 residents residents who have died from COVID-19 while living at a Pennsylvania nursing home have filed a lawsuit against the facility, accusing it of recklessly handling the virus outbreak.The families of 10 deceased residents teamed up…... Read More

Colorado towns forced to evacuate after new wildfire's explosive growth

By HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Colorado residents are facing emergency evacuations after explosive growth from a new wildfire, the latest of the state‘s growing infernos.The entire town of Grand Lake was forced to evacuate Wednesday night after the East Troublesome Fire grew six times in size to encompass…... Read More

Mass grave discovered in search for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims

By TONYA SIMPSON and JENNY WAGNON COURTS, ABC News(TULSA, Okla.) -- A team of experts searching for victims of Oklahoma's 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre uncovered what it says is a mass grave on Wednesday, nearly a hundred years after white mobs burned down a section of town known as Black…... Read More

Family of murdered college athlete settles with university for $13.5 million

By RAHMA AHMED, ABC News (SALT LAKE CITY) -- Two years to the day after the brutal murder of University of Utah athlete Lauren McCluskey, her parents, Jill and Matt McCluskey, and the university announced a $10.5 million settlement in a lawsuit against the school. In addition, the school will…... Read More

Wisconsin admits 1st patient to field hospital, reports record COVID-19 deaths

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(MILWAUKEE) -- Wisconsin admitted its first patient to a field hospital in the Wisconsin State Fair Park, near Milwaukee, on Wednesday, the same day that the state reported a record 48 deaths from the novel coronavirus.The field hospital, a 530-bed facility which opened last week, is…... Read More

Ghislaine Maxwell: I never saw any inappropriate underage activities

By AARON KATERSKY and JAMES HILL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A 2016 deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell talking about her role with Jeffrey Epstein was made public Thursday under court order.In the deposition, Maxwell, who has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of perjury and enabling Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking of…... Read More