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Significant storm system begins to impact California with heavy rain, flash flooding

(LOS ANGELES) -- An intensifying and complex storm system is bringing some bands of heavy rain and some mountain snow to parts of northern and central California this morning. This is only the beginning of significant mountain snow, heavy and flash flooding and gusty winds through much of California through…... Read More

No COVID-19 tests available for prisoners at center of New York outbreak, court documents show

(NEW YORK) -- A federal detention center at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City has no in-house ability to test sick or high-risk inmates for COVID-19, according to a letter from the jail's top official in court documents reviewed by ABC News. "MCC New York does not have…... Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Coast Guard oversees disembarkation of 250,000 cruise ship passengers

(NEW YORK) -- The death toll amid the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to skyrocket as more than 7,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19. There are at least 278,458 diagnosed cases in the U.S. and more than 1.1 million around the world. The actual number is believed to be much…... Read More

Pair of storms to hit West Coast with heavy rain, snow and strong winds

(NEW YORK) -- A powerful Nor’easter remains lurking well offshore of the northeast coastline. It backed westward on Friday, somewhat closer to the shoreline and as a result, gusty winds, large waves, some heavy rain and coastal flooding affected parts of New England. The Nor’easter brought some heavier bands of…... Read More

Detroit police soldier on, despite COVID-19 outbreak

(DETROIT) -- At a community event in Detroit earlier this month in which a number of Detroit Police Department officers were present, the moderator of that event later tested positive for COVID-19. Although it isn’t certain, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said of members of the department getting the virus from…... Read More

US death toll tops 6,000 as global cases cross 1 million

(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 7,152 people in the United States. With more than 277,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns…... Read More

Majority of veterans who died at Massachusetts health care facility had coronavirus

(BOSTON) -- The number of deaths at a Massachusetts health care facility for veterans has continued to rise amid the novel coronavirus crisis, with at least 21 residents reported dead as of Friday afternoon, state officials said.Fifteen of those veterans tested positive for COVID-19, according to Massachusetts Secretary of Health…... Read More

7-year-old donates more than 6,000 masks, gloves and caps from hotels to hospital workers

(ASHBURN, Va.) -- A 7-year-old in Virginia has found a special way to show his appreciation to the hospital workers fighting on the front lines to save patients from COVID-19.Zohaib Begg of Ashburn, Virginia, said he gained his strong sense of respect and admiration for doctors and nurses when he…... Read More

9 states have yet to issue formal stay-at-home orders amid coronavirus

(NEW YORK) -- As the American death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to rise, pressure to impose a nationwide stay-at-home order mounts.President Trump has resisted calls to issue a nationwide stay-at-home directive, despite task force projections that predicted between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could lose their lives from the…... Read More

Sailors on aircraft carrier give their fired captain a rousing sendoff

(NEW YORK) -- Videos have emerged on social media showing sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt giving their fired captain a rousing sendoff as he left the ship.Capt. Breet Crozier was relieved of duty for a "loss of confidence" following the leak of a letter in which he…... Read More

Detroit bus driver who complained about a passenger coughing has died

(DETROIT) -- A bus driver in Detroit, who had complained about a passenger coughing without covering her mouth and feared people were not taking the novel coronavirus pandemic seriously, has died after contracting the virus, officials said.Jason Hargrove, an employee of the Detroit Department of Transportation, recorded a Facebook message…... Read More

Record snow falls in Upper Midwest, new storm to hit California this weekend

(NEW YORK) -- There was record snowfall in the Upper Midwest Thursday. In Grand Forks, North Dakota, almost 10 inches fell and Fargo, North Dakota, received almost 5 inches of snow. Wyoming saw the largest amount of snowfall, with 21 inches. Seven states from Minnesota to Kansas are under ice…... Read More

The last coronavirus holdout in New York: A rural upstate county braces itself

(NEW YORK) -- In rural upstate New York, it takes up to two weeks to find out test results for the novel coronavirus. Personal protective equipment is sparse. And there's no medical facility with an intensive care unit.This is what officials in Seneca County are trying to remedy as their…... Read More

Coronavirus fears help push gun background checks to record levels in March

(NEW YORK) -- Nearly four million gun background checks were performed last month, the highest number since the federal government began tracking them, the FBI said.And gun safety advocates say they're worried there isn't enough being done to prevent shootings as the coronavirus heightens the public's fears.There were roughly 3.7…... Read More