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Coronavirus updates: UN warns of ‘generational catastrophe’ amid school closures

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 695,000 people worldwide.Over 18.3 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 »

Tropical Storm Isaias live updates: At least 3 dead, latest path

ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, EMILY SHAPIRO and MELISSA GRIFFIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias is racing up the East Coast, battering New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania with heavy rain, flooding, tornadoes and rough winds.One person in Maryland and two others in North Carolina have died.Over 1.8 million customers are without…read more »

Louisville’s top cops refuse to answer questions on Breonna Taylor case

Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Louisville’s top police officers walked out of a committee hearing on Monday, refusing to answer questions amid an ongoing investigation into the city’s handling of the case of Breonna Taylor, a young Black medical worker who was fatally shot by plainclothes officers.Louisville Metro Police Chief Rob…read more »

Tropical storm Isaias races up the East Coast: Latest forecast

ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias is racing up the East Coast Tuesday morning, battering multiple states with heavy rain and rough winds.More than 245,000 customers are without power in North Carolina and over 305,000 are without power in Virginia. Outages have also spread to Pennsylvania, Delaware,…read more »

New York City’s health commissioner resigns, criticizing coronavirus handling

nycshooter/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ERIN SCHUMAKER and MARK CRUDELE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned as New York City’s health commissioner, saying in her resignation letter that “the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been.””I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the…read more »