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Pence aide who had COVID-19 returns to work – ABC News

May 26th, 2020
Pence aide who had COVID-19 returns to work – ABC News

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief spokeswoman says she’s recovered from the coronavirus and is back at work May 26, 2020, 5:33 PM 1 min read WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence’s chief spokeswoman said Tuesday that she has recovered from coronavirus and is back at work. President Donald Trump confirmed on May 8 that Katie Miller, Pence’s press secretary, had tested positive for COVID-19. She is one of two people working at the White House complex known to have tested positive for the virus. Miller said in a tweet that she has returned to work after undergoing... Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks at 9 facilities in one city, including food processing plants – ABC News

May 26th, 2020
COVID-19 outbreaks at 9 facilities in one city, including food processing plants – ABC News

County health officials say at least 153 workers tested positive at one plant. May 25, 2020, 8:45 PM 8 min read One California city is grappling with COVID-19 outbreaks at nine of its industrial facilities, including one food processing plant that reported having at least 153 positive cases, according to health officials. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said the largest outbreak occurred at the Farmer John meatpacking plant in Vernon, California, which is owned by Smithfield Foods and produces Dodger Dogs, among other products. Health officials said 153 employees... Read More

Brazil’s Bolsonaro joined Trump in downplaying COVID-19, but now faces US travel ban – ABC News

May 26th, 2020
Brazil’s Bolsonaro joined Trump in downplaying COVID-19, but now faces US travel ban – ABC News

Since 2019, President Donald Trump has found a fellow nationalist warrior in Brazil‘s Jair Bolsonaro, the controversial right-wing populist president of Latin America’s largest country, and for the last few weeks, they’ve found common cause in downplaying the threat of the coronavirus and urging their countries to “reopen,” even as local governors implement restrictions to stem the virus’ spread. That’s part of what made a late Sunday night announcement from the White House so notable: Recognizing the threat of the coronavirus spreading from Brazil... Read More

WATCH: Coronavirus daily update: May 26, 2020 – ABC News

May 26th, 2020
WATCH: Coronavirus daily update: May 26, 2020 – ABC News

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Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic – ABC News

May 25th, 2020
Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic – ABC News

The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press May 25, 2020, 9:30 PM 3 min read LOS ANGELES — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves. Despite silent streets and nearly nonexistent traffic, vehicle larcenies shot up 63% in New York and nearly 17% in Los Angeles from Jan. 1 through mid-May, compared with the same period... Read More

Trump threatens to move convention out of North Carolina over COVID-19 restrictions – ABC News

May 25th, 2020
Trump threatens to move convention out of North Carolina over COVID-19 restrictions – ABC News

He fired off a series of tweets on Memorial Day aimed at the governor. May 25, 2020, 8:18 PM 6 min read President Donald Trump‘s first message on Memorial Day was a stark warning to Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina that if the coronavirus restrictions in the state are not lifted, the RNC might move its 2020 convention to another state. The convention is currently scheduled for Aug. 24 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, but North Carolina — which entered the second phase of its reopening schedule last week — still prohibits mass gatherings at large venues. “I... Read More

Coronavirus updates: Wuhan lab director calls virus leak claims ‘pure fabrication’ – ABC News

May 24th, 2020
Coronavirus updates: Wuhan lab director calls virus leak claims ‘pure fabrication’ – ABC News

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 342,000 people worldwide. Over 5.3 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 Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. The United States is the worst-affected country in the world, with more than 1.6 million... Read More

Restaurants adopt DIY mantra to survive COVID-19 shutdown – ABC News

May 24th, 2020
Restaurants adopt DIY mantra to survive COVID-19 shutdown – ABC News

Even as states across the country begin lifting stay-at-home orders, many businesses are still being forced to rethink how they can attract customers amid ongoing coronavirus fears. For some restaurants, that means the era of closely guarded secret recipes is over. Instead, they’re converting their signature dishes into do-it-yourself kits for patrons to replicate at home, and turning to the internet to create the kind of community their physical spaces once provided. Before coronavirus, 45% of people nationwide ate out at restaurants multiple times a week, according to Toast, a restaurant... Read More

Coronavirus cases in nation’s capital reveal a tale of 2 cities – ABC News

May 24th, 2020
Coronavirus cases in nation’s capital reveal a tale of 2 cities – ABC News

On the outskirts of the nation’s capital, some of Washington D.C.’s poorest residents say they were suffering long before the coronavirus hit. “We are a tale of two cities,” Beverly Wheeler, D.C. Hunger Solutions director told ABC News. “Welcome to Washington. It is the last colony, or the last plantation dependent on your orientation,” Wheeler said. Affluent areas in Northwest D.C., known for its neighborhoods with national monuments and historic universities where many policy-makers live, have grocery stores, top medical hospitals, and multiple coronavirus testing sites available. However,... Read More

Coronavirus updates: Symptomatic hair stylist potentially exposes dozens of people – ABC News

May 23rd, 2020
Coronavirus updates: Symptomatic hair stylist potentially exposes dozens of people – ABC News

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 340,000 people worldwide. Over 5.2 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 Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks. The United States is the worst-affected country in the world, with more than 1.6 million... Read More