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Coronavirus live updates: US Army sending medical task force to Houston

Coronavirus live updates: US Army sending medical task force to Houston

sonreir es gratis/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Over 12.5 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…

SpaceX cancels launch of dozens more Starlink satellites

SpaceX cancels launch of dozens more Starlink satellites

Andrei Stanescu/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS(MERRITT ISLAND, Fla.) — SpaceX scrubbed its launch of dozens of Starlink satellites Saturday from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.SpaceX wrote on Twitter that the mission needed “more time for checkouts” and the team was working to identify the next launch opportunity.The launch — which was scheduled for 10:54 a.m. ET…

Near record heat expected in Southwest as heatwave grips large parts of US

Near record heat expected in Southwest as heatwave grips large parts of US

ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Fay has now transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone, with winds of 35 mph. The storm’s center is located about 30 miles south of Albany, New York, on Saturday and is moving north at 17 mph.As the storm came ashore on Friday, Fay brought significant rainfall…

Northeast travel restrictions add to small business owners’ struggles

Northeast travel restrictions add to small business owners’ struggles

gregobagel/iStockBy ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC NEWS(BOSTON) — Every year, more than 20 million visitors flock to Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which, after being closed for several months, reopened July 1.But for the first time in its nearly 300-year history, it’s largely empty.”There is no foot traffic,” business owner Sara Youngelson told ABC News. “It is so…

Coronavirus live updates: Arizona’s ICUs are 89% full

Coronavirus live updates: Arizona’s ICUs are 89% full

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 556,000 people worldwide.Over 12.3 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…

Tracking Tropical Storm Fay: Where it’s heading

Tracking Tropical Storm Fay: Where it’s heading

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) –Tropical Storm Fay is bringing pounding rains to New Jersey and New York City and slamming the coastline with gusty winds.Just before 5 p.m., Fay made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey, with sustained winds of 50 mph.A tropical storm warning is in effect from…

Creators respond to possible TikTok ban

Creators respond to possible TikTok ban

iStock/WachiwitBY: MIKE DOBUSKI, ABC News(NEW YORK) — News this week that the US is considering banning TikTok, a social media app that’s wildly popular among young people, sent shockwaves through the community of users on the platform.Morgan Eckroth started posting on TikTok last May, under the handle @morgandrinkscoffee. She now has nearly four million followers,…