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University of Arizona students asked to minimize holiday travel to stem COVID spread

wellesenterprises/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(The University of Arizona has reported at least 2,433 COVID-19 infections among students and staff as of Oct. 20, according to university tracking data.U of A said it is testing on-campus students every week in order to identify and quarantine asymptomatic cases. While the high number of infections is concerning, the…read more »

Boston Public Schools suspend all in-person learning amid rising COVID-19 positivity rate

pinkomelet/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(BOSTON) — All in-person learning for Boston Public School students has been suspended after health officials found that the citywide COVID-19 positivity rate jumped significantly in the past week.Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said in a letter sent on Wednesday to school district employees that all in-person learning activities are…read more »

3 people, including child, critically hurt in New York state school bus crash

wsfurlan/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW WINDSOR, N.Y.) — A yellow school bus collided with a work truck Wednesday morning on a two-lane New York state road, critically injuring three people, including a child, officials said.The crash occurred in New Windsor, Orange County, about 66 miles northeast of New York City, and authorities said at least…read more »

‘Protect Breonna, protect myself’: Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend recounts night she was killed

Courtesy of Breonna Taylor’s FamilyBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — When Breonna Taylor’s door flew open in the middle of the night, her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, said what was going through his head was, “Protect Breonna, protect myself.”In an interview with ABC News and Louisville’s Courier Journal Wednesday, Walker recounted the night he witnessed…read more »

Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll appears in court in defamation lawsuit

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Department of Justice opted to forego oral arguments at a hearing Wednesday afternoon on whether the United States will be allowed to take over for President Donald Trump as a defendant in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit, after its lawyer was not able…read more »

Defense seeks to dismiss 25 murder charges against doctor accused of killing patients

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Defense attorneys for a former Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder for allegedly ordering fatal doses of pain medication for patients are looking to have the charges dismissed.William Husel, a former critical-care physician for Mount Carmel Health in Columbus, was arrested in June and pleaded not…read more »