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Coronavirus updates: US records under 50,000 new cases for second straight day

Coronavirus updates: US records under 50,000 new cases for second straight day

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 693,000 people worldwide.Over 18.2 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 and Engineering at Johns…Read more »

New cases of coronavirus are down but death is rate up, says FEMA

New cases of coronavirus are down but death is rate up, says FEMA

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 690,000 people worldwide.Over 18.1 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 and…Read more »

Malfunctioning automobile exhaust blamed for 1st major wildfire of season

Malfunctioning automobile exhaust blamed for 1st major wildfire of season

deepblue4you/iStockBy: KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A malfunctioning automobile exhaust appears to be the cause of the massive Apple Fire that has scorched 26,450 acres in Riverside County, California, and was only 5% contained as of Monday morning.The blaze, which has destroyed at least one home and two outbuildings, began shortly before 5 p.m.…Read more »

3 hot air balloons crash in Wyoming, injuring up to 20 people

3 hot air balloons crash in Wyoming, injuring up to 20 people

iStock/MotortionBy: MEREDITH DELISO and LISA SIVERTSEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As many as 20 people were injured when three hot air balloons crashed in Wyoming Monday morning.According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson, each balloon “landed hard under unknown circumstances” shortly after 8 a.m. local time in Teton Village, near Jackson in western Wyoming.Teton…Read more »

Judge drops one injunction against Robert E. Lee statue removal

Judge drops one injunction against Robert E. Lee statue removal

iStock/niratBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (RICHMOND, Va.) — The legal battle over the future of the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia, had two major developments on Monday.Judge W. Reilly Merchant dismissed a case filed by one resident who is blocking Gov. Ralph Northam’s June 4 order to remove the statue from Monument Avenue.…Read more »

Tropical Storm Isaias expected to strengthen to hurricane, heads to Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias expected to strengthen to hurricane, heads to Carolinas

ABC NewsBy EMILY SHAPIRO, MELISSA GRIFFIN and DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches northeastern South Carolina and southern North Carolina on Monday.Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of the Carolinas and tropical storm alerts stretch from Florida to New…Read more »