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Minnesota protest updates: Trump warns military could ‘assume control’ of protest response

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStockBy ELLA TORRES and WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) — Authorities have released the 911 call in connection to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was seen pinned down in a video by a white police officer and later died.The video of Floyd’s death has now caused outrage in the city of…read more »

Five ways to spot disinformation on your social media feeds

alexsl/iStockBy ERIN CALABRESE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — There’s a lot that’s been written about disinformation and misinformation recently — the dark new reality of our increasingly connected and technologically advanced world that makes trusting what you see harder than ever. They’re both forms of actual “fake news,” a term that once meant fake stories but…read more »

Coronavirus live updates: Sheriff says officers won’t enforce coronavirus health orders

Samara Heisz/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 361,000 people worldwide.Over 5.9 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 Science and…read more »

How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect hurricane disaster planning

Darwin Brandis/iStockBy EDEN DAVID, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane season is approaching, and this year’s may present unique challenges because of COVID-19.”It’s another heavy lift to think about a second kind of disaster, when we’re all dealing with the pandemic,” Vivi Siegel, senior health communication specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division…read more »

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