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  • 2 dead, 5 wounded in suspected terrorist knife attack in France
    ???? ?????/iStock(PARIS) -- A knife attack which resulted in two dead and five wounded Saturday morning in the town of Romans-sur-Isere, an hour drive South of Lyon, is being treated as a terrorist attack by French authorities. Two of the victims are in critical condition. The 33-year-old assailant stabbed seven ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 04, 2020
  • Pelosi, Democrats decry Trump’s ‘shameful’ firing of inspector general amid coronavirus outbreak
    drnadig/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump fired the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Michael Atkinson, Friday, saying he no longer had confidence in him. His termination quickly drew the ire of top Democrats. Atkinson was the intelligence community inspector general whose communications to Congress about a whistleblower complaint helped initiate the Ukraine impeachment inquiry ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 04, 2020
  • Hobby Lobby closes its stores after defying coronavirus stay-at-home orders
    dbdurden/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Hobby Lobby finally closed all of its stores in the U.S. after the craft supplies company received backlash for staying open in at least one state amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nearly all of the store employees will be furloughed, as well as a large portion of corporate and ... read more
    BusinessApril 04, 2020
  • No surgical or N95 mask? Wear DIY face cover during coronavirus outbreak: CDC
    Powerofflowers/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the use of cloth face coverings during the novel coronavirus pandemic, even do-it-yourself covers. The CDC said cloth face masks are also important to use by those not exhibiting symptoms. "The virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 04, 2020
  • No surgical or N95 mask? Wear DIY face cover during coronavirus outbreak: CDC
    Powerofflowers/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the use of cloth face coverings during the novel coronavirus pandemic, even do-it-yourself covers. The CDC said cloth face masks are also important to use by those not exhibiting symptoms. "The virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity ... read more
    HealthApril 04, 2020
  • No COVID-19 tests available for prisoners at center of New York outbreak, court documents show
    Leonsbox/iStock(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
    ABC NewsApril 04, 2020
  • South Korea’s coronavirus test makers in high demand
    ABC News(NEW YORK) -- South Korea has received requests from 121 countries to export or donate coronavirus testing supplies, according to one government official. To meet the sudden surge of demands from foreign countries, Seoul has set up a task force with online updates and contact information of 29 Korean manufacturers and exporters specializing in COVID-19 ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 04, 2020
  • Detroit police soldier on, despite COVID-19 outbreak
    polybutmono/iStock(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
    BusinessApril 04, 2020
  • Detroit police soldier on, despite COVID-19 outbreak
    polybutmono/iStock(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
    ABC NewsApril 04, 2020
  • Experts warn about big dollar fraud in $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package
    piranka/iStock(NEW YORK) --The U.S. government’s historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid relief package recently approved by Congress is highly vulnerable to fraud and abuse, oversight experts and veteran watchdogs who investigated abuse of the government’s financial system bailout more than a decade ago told ABC News. The size of the unprecedented relief package ... read more
    BusinessApril 04, 2020
  • Experts warn about big dollar fraud in $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package
    piranka/iStock(NEW YORK) --The U.S. government’s historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid relief package recently approved by Congress is highly vulnerable to fraud and abuse, oversight experts and veteran watchdogs who investigated abuse of the government’s financial system bailout more than a decade ago told ABC News. The size of the unprecedented relief package ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 04, 2020
  • Coronavirus live updates: Coast Guard oversees disembarkation of 250,000 cruise ship passengers
    Maksim Tkachenko(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 ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 04, 2020
  • US death toll tops 6,000 as global cases cross 1 million
    narvikk/iStoc(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
    ABC NewsApril 04, 2020
  • What to know about hazard pay if you’re working during coronavirus crisis
    Kameleon007/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As thousands of grocery staffers, delivery workers and other "essential" employees still head to work amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, recent searches for "hazard pay" have skyrocketed, according to Google data.The once narrowly used labor term that has been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks is ... read more
    BusinessApril 03, 2020
  • Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ postponed until the fall due to COVID-19
    Universal Pictures (LOS ANGELES) -- Jordan Peele's remake of the 1992 horror classic Candyman has joined the long list of films whose releases are being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering theaters. Variety reports the release was pushed back from June 12th to September 25th.  Directed by Nia DaCosta, the film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and Nathan ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 03, 2020