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Coronavirus live updates: Six NYC neighborhoods see increase in cases

Coronavirus live updates: Six NYC neighborhoods see increase in cases

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 970,000 people worldwide.Over 31.6 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…

Grizzly bear kills hunter in first-of-its-kind attack in largest US national park

Grizzly bear kills hunter in first-of-its-kind attack in largest US national park

KenCanning/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A grizzly bear mauled and killed a hunter in a first-of-its-kind attack at a national park in Alaska.The incident happened on Sept. 20 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, a 13.2-million-acre area located in southeast Alaska, while the hunter was on a 10-day moose hunt with…

Man run over, killed by his own car as he tried to stop thief from stealing it

Man run over, killed by his own car as he tried to stop thief from stealing it

Anaheim Police DepartmentBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — A man was run over and killed by his own van as he tried to stop a thief from stealing it.The incident occurred at approximately 6:20 a.m. on Sept. 22 in Anaheim, California, when a man, identified as Jose DeJesus Berrelleza, 33, by ABC News’ Los…

Coronavirus updates: Wisconsin declares public health emergency over case ‘surge’

Coronavirus updates: Wisconsin declares public health emergency over case ‘surge’

narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 968,000 people worldwide.Over 31.4 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…

University of California ‘unfairly admitted’ applicants based on connections: Report

University of California ‘unfairly admitted’ applicants based on connections: Report

lucentius/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — The University of California “unfairly admitted” dozens of well-connected applicants at several campuses, according to a state audit released Tuesday.The state auditor looked at four of the system’s 10 campuses from the academic years 2013-14 through 2018-19 and determined that UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UC…

Organizations help kids bridge digital schooling divide by providing internet, learning tools

Organizations help kids bridge digital schooling divide by providing internet, learning tools

RichLegg/iStockBy ENJOLI FRANCIS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — This report is part of “Turning Point,” a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.New York City, with the largest public school system in the U.S., started inviting some students back into…

Wisconsin declares public health emergency due to COVID-19 spread on campuses

Wisconsin declares public health emergency due to COVID-19 spread on campuses

iStock/sshepardBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(MADISON, Wisc.) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared a new public health emergency Tuesday amid an “alarming” increase in COVID-19 cases since college campuses reopened.”We continue to learn more about this virus, but what we do know is that we are facing a new and dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic…