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In this small Alaskan town, 5 COVID cases meant an immediate lockdown

Wednesday  06:50,   21 october 2020

Following five COVID-19 cases reported in Skagway, Alaska, there are only three remaining locations on ABC News' last COVID-free counties list. Hours before an ABC News story about the last COVID-free counties in America published last week, one >>>

Safety board: Lack of oversight blamed for deadly boat fire

Wednesday  06:50,   21 october 2020

Federal safety officials on Tuesday blamed the deaths of 34 people in a fire aboard a Southern California scuba dive boat directly on the vessel owner's failures to oversee its vessel and crew properly. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In... >>>

Woman found alive at funeral home dies at Detroit hospital

Wednesday  06:25,   21 october 2020

“This is the second time our beloved Timesha has been pronounced dead, but this time she isn’t coming back,” the family said. Beauchamp had cerebral palsy.The family has filed a $50 million federal lawsuit against the city of Southfield and the four >>>

Called out for 'voter intimidation,' Florida officer faces discipline for wearing 'Trump 2020' mask at polling place

Wednesday  06:25,   21 october 2020

The police officer, who was photographed while in line to vote, violated policies by promoting a political candidate, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said.Miami-Dade County Democratic Chairman Steve Simeonidis said a photo of the armed officer in the... >>>

New Texas rule that allows social workers to turn away 'vulnerable' LGBTQ or disabled clients sparks outrage, calls for reversal

Wednesday  05:45,   21 october 2020

The Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners voted unanimously last week to remove protections for LGBTQ clients and clients with disabilities.This week, there's... >>>

Lawyers: We can't find parents of 545 kids separated by Trump admin

Wednesday  05:40,   21 october 2020

About two-thirds of the 1,000 plus parents separated from their kids under a 2017 pilot program were deported before a federal judge ordered they be found.The Trump administration instituted a "zero tolerance" policy in 2018 that separated migrant... >>>

A company turns millions in profits bringing call-center jobs to Black communities

Wednesday  05:20,   21 october 2020

“There is so much talent that gets left behind,” said Chime Solutions CEO Mark Wilson added. So, their strategy is "to bring the jobs to the people.” The economic hardship brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has also had an outsize effect on... >>>

A poll worker was fired for telling voters to turn their 'Black Lives Matter' shirts inside out

Wednesday  05:20,   21 october 2020

The poll worker, stationed at a Memphis early voting site, had told voters last week to turn their shirts inside out before allowing them to vote, said Shelby County Election Commission spokeswoman Suzanne Thompson. Tennessee is one of several... >>>

Vermont coronavirus cluster traced to hockey teams and a broomball league

Wednesday  05:20,   21 october 2020

Vermont state health officials say an outbreak of nearly three dozen Covid-19 infections can be traced to games played at a hockey rink earlier this month. © WCAZ The exterior of Montpelier's Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center. At least 34 cases... >>>

University of Michigan students given immediate stay-at-home order amid a spike in Covid-19 cases

Wednesday  05:20,   21 october 2020

All University of Michigan undergraduate students are now under an emergency stay-in-place order, after data shows that Covid-19 cases among Michigan students represents more than 60% of all local cases. © Emily Elconin/Reuters A student walks... >>>

Army says Vanessa Guillen died 'in the line of duty' and affords family some benefits

Wednesday  05:15,   21 october 2020

The death of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen occurred "in the line of duty," Fort Hood officials announced Tuesday. © Fort Hood Military Police Fort Hood officials and Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are asking for the... >>>

South Carolina

Wednesday  04:50,   21 october 2020

A sheriff's deputy in South Carolina has died and two other deputies were hospitalized as a result of an incident during a traffic stop Tuesday on I-85, Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis said. © From Greenville County Sheriff's... >>>

For Latino voters, health care is a top issue as Obamacare gains reverse under Trump

Wednesday  04:25,   21 october 2020

Four million Latino adults and 600,000 Latino children got coverage under Obamacare, but gains began reversing when Trump took office. Coronavirus job lossesA friend and poison control expert suggested her symptoms could be from a spider bite, and... >>>

States prepare for their own vaccine safety reviews amid worries about Trump’s influence on the FDA

Wednesday  04:20,   21 october 2020

It's not yet clear whether the states would seek to block distribution of a vaccine they deem unsafe or ineffective, or just broadcast those concerns far and wide.New York, California, Michigan, West Virginia, Washington D.C. and potentially a... >>>

The kids might be alright, but what about the moms?

Wednesday  04:20,   21 october 2020

September labor force statistics seems to suggest that choices were indeed made, and that women were assuming the responsibility. Video: More people receiving unemployment benefits than are unemployed, research finds (FOX News) Your browser does not >>>