National News

August 07, 2020 - 6:16 am
By AMANDA MAILE and MINA KAJI, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- One of the first U.S. cruises to resume sailing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic was cut short after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19. The 63 passengers and crew aboard the UnCruise Adventures' ship were just three days into their...
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August 07, 2020 - 5:32 am
By ANDY FIES, ABC News (STURGIS, S.D.) -- Despite concerns about large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many as 250,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country are expected to roll into western South Dakota for the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally beginning Friday and lasting...
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August 07, 2020 - 5:26 am
By QUINN OWEN and KIARA BRANTLEY-JONES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The number of unauthorized crossing attempts by migrants at the southern border increased in July when President Donald Trump's administration used a controversial public health order to rapidly send them back, citing COVID-19 concerns...
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August 07, 2020 - 5:24 am
By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has ordered some residents to wear masks, bowing to political pressure as COVID-19 infection rates continue to shatter records in the state which saw 1,775 new cases in a single day. Reeves made the announcement on Tuesday as the...
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August 07, 2020 - 5:19 am
By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 712,000 people worldwide. More than 19.1 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...
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August 07, 2020 - 5:15 am
By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Large portions of Manhattan in New York City were without power Friday morning as at least 1.3 million people are still without power along the East Coast after Isaias wreaked havoc on the region earlier this week. Con Edison, the city's main power company...
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August 07, 2020 - 5:00 am
By ERIC NOLL and HALEY YAMADA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Man and man's best friend have been reunited after the Apple Fire in California. Greg Skeens thought he had seen the last of his Blue Heeler, Buck, when the dog took off running into hills as firefighters arrived to battle the flames surrounding...
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US Army
August 06, 2020 - 7:35 pm
By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News (FORT HOOD, Texas) -- After a two-day visit to Fort Hood, Texas, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said the murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillen will lead to changes to prevent cases like hers from happening again. McCarthy said the Army's broad review of the culture at Fort...
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Rebecca O'Donnell is seen at a court appearance in Arkansas, Jan. 29, 2020. - (ABC News)
August 06, 2020 - 12:29 pm
By TAMMY GLASS, CHRIS FRANCESCANI and KATE HOLLAND, ABC News (POCOHANTAS, Ark.) -- Rebecca O'Donnell faces the death penalty after being charged with capital murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in the death of former Arkansas legislator Linda Collins-Smith. In a surprise twist to...
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August 06, 2020 - 11:39 am
By DANIEL MANZO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (SILVER SPRING, Md.) -- The U.S. could be in for an "extremely active" Atlantic hurricane season this year, possibly "one of the busiest on record," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday. 2020 is forecast to see 19 to 25...
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