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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — While the coronavirus pandemic continues to claim thousands of lives in Maryland, new data shows a dramatic jump in drug and alcohol-related deaths across the state. Last year’s numbers showed a decrease in fatalities, but because of the pandemic, officials said people are left feeling disconnected. They’re worried more people will fall...
    The pandemic jobs recovery has lost momentum in recent weeks, putting added pressure on Congress to enact more relief. The number of new applications for unemployment benefits ticked up to 870,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. New claims have not budged significantly in recent weeks, meaning that the labor market is still...
    Stipe Miocic training partner Aleksa Camur aims to make impact at UFC 253 This Mall Favorite Just Filed for Bankruptcy Olive Garden-parent Darden is more attractive the longer the pandemic drags, Jim Cramer says "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer told investors to buy shares of Olive Garden-parent Darden due to the uncertainty around...
    FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – A year without Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg is difficult to imagine. But, that’s why the annual event is going virtual this year. Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg was originally canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, as announced in July. However, event planners have found an alternative way for residents to still enjoy the seasonal festivities...
    Childhood vaccinations have plummeted in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report finds. Between March and May 2020, 1.7 million fewer vaccinations for children up to age two - who are covered under Medicare or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - were administered. That's a 22 percent decline from the same time...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- It's the story that has upended life around the world, but the impact has been the greatest here, in the New York area. Eyewitness News will tell the story in the way that only New York's No. 1 News can in our new docuseries, 'Eyewitness to a Pandemic'.Eyewitness News reporter...
    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (WLS) -- Some suburban communities are beginning to release guidelines for Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic.Elk Grove Village is allowing trick-or-treating from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31, according to a post on its village website.Participating homeowners should place green welcome signs on their doors and turn on their porch...
    The coronavirus pandemic has kneecapped the global economy, upended lives around the world and devastated countless businesses. And the economic impact isn’t likely to end anytime soon — with spikes in COVID-19 cases leading to new lockdowns in some parts of Europe and the US death toll alone exceeding 200,000. But the pandemic has helped...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- "When we look at the food that's on our tables, they're all being picked by somebody, and who is that somebody?" Marivel Mendoza asks.She explains most of us are in a situation where we can work from home, however, farmworkers are not. Not only are they working in very...
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico was set to surpass 75,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as the pandemic ravages Latin American nations with large informal economies where workers have grappled with the twin threats of hunger and contagion. Mexico has the world's fourth-highest coronavirus death toll, according to a Reuters tally, behind the United...
    By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States, China and Russia fought on Thursday during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the coronavirus pandemic after U.N. chief Antonio Guterres had warned the body that if the climate crisis was approached with the "same disunity and disarray" of COVID-19, then: "I fear the...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are asking Congress to launch an investigation into whether President Trump politicized his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “The question of, ‘What did they know and when did they know it?’ cannot be left to the history books to answer. Our future health and economic security...
    By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The United States, China and Russia fought on Thursday during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the coronavirus pandemic after U.N. chief Antonio Guterres had warned the body that if the climate crisis was approached with the “same disunity and disarray” of COVID-19, then: “I...
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    Breonna Taylor: Outrage over lack of charges turns into protests across the US Olive Garden parents quarterly revenue falls by 28% as pandemic weighs on sales Morning Bell With Jim Cramer: Johnson & Johnson Trial Updates © TheStreet Morning Bell With Jim Cramer: Johnson & Johnson Trial Updates Stocks in the Dow...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily press conference outside the city's new Pandemic Response Lab.The lab is dedicated to processing COVID-19 tests within 24-48 hours for NYC Health + Hospitals.Based in the Alexandria Center for Life Science in Manhattan, the lab is now up and running.The mayor says the...
    As the United States hit the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden warns against becoming “numb” at the pandemic. Biden spoke about the pandemic and the government’s response at a recent campaign stop in Wisconsin. “What worries me now is we’ve been living with this pandemic for so...
    LIV Tyler has quit emergency service drama 911: Lone Star 'because she's scared of flying during the coronavirus pandemic'. The star has decided to leave the show over fears of resuming her previous commute by plane from the UK to film in Los Angeles. 5Liv Tyler has quit American drama 911: Lone StarCredit: Getty Images...
    Another 870,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market struggled to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic, the feds said Thursday. The latest filings ticked up slightly from the prior week’s revised total of 866,000 and brought the seasonally adjusted total for the coronavirus pandemic to about 61.9 million — a...
    SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KGO) -- United Airlines is set to become the first carrier in the U.S. to launch a COVID-19 testing program for travelers.The hope is to make it easier to manage requirements for entering popular destinations around the globe. They already have the test center set up at the San Francisco International...
    SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KGO) -- United Airlines is set to become the first carrier in the U.S. to launch a COVID-19 testing program for travelers.The hope is to make it easier to manage requirements for entering popular destinations around the globe. They already have the test center set up at the San Francisco International...
    The Montgomery County School Board may start giving students in Maryland’s largest school system excused absences to take mental health days during the pandemic. A resolution to allow students to take mental health days was introduced during Wednesday night’s hearing. “I’d like to bring forward a resolution related to mental health days … I know...
    (CNN)The pandemic could have been the decisive moment in the fight against climate change -- an opportunity for leaders to bail out the environment and pivot the planet toward a greener future.Instead, CNN has found that some of the biggest fossil fuel-producing countries are injecting taxpayer money into propping up polluting industries. And exclusive new...
    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. Flu season starts in October, overlapping with the coronavirus pandemic that continues to rage across the state and the country. At the same time, thousands more Texas school children...
    Bleary-eyed U.S. election officials turn to signature-verifying software in mail-in surge Americas most successful employee-owned companies Coronavirus pandemic fuels affordability crisis for homebuyers The median home prices of single-family homes and condos in the third quarter are less affordable than historical averages in 63% of U.S. counties, up from 54% a year ago,...
    Rapid, cheap home tests: Companies attempt to make coronavirus tests widely available Americas most successful employee-owned companies Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The pandemic has created medical problems beyond COVID-19. Doctors and non-profit leaders alike are concerned about cancer screenings and patient funding."We're very, very worried," said Dr. Heather Greenwood, a UCSF radiologist.EXCLUSIVE: Patients with serious health problems avoiding ER over coronavirus concerns, Bay Area hospitals say"While there's unfortunately a lot of patients...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- While most Bay Area students are dealing with the everyday challenges of distance learning, some students are taking a detour from zoom classes and waxing up their surfboards. All for a program that's introducing city kids to surfing the waves and a lot more. It's a program that's helping to build...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- The Santa Rosa Police Department has responded to charges from Cal-OSHA that it could have prevented the death of a detective from COVID-19 earlier this year.The memorial to Santa Rosa Police Detective MaryLou Armer is on the wall, visible to anyone who visits Santa Rosa Police Headquarters. She died of...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim the lives of thousands of people, new data shows a dramatic jump in drug and alcohol-related deaths across the state. It’s a continuing crisis in the State of Maryland. The Opioid Operational Command Center and the Maryland Department of Health released a new report showing an...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathering remotely Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and taken nearly 1 million lives in its march across the globe. In the words of Kazakhstan’s president, it was “a critical collapse of global cooperation.”...
    ABC7 brings you coverage of live events from public officials updating residents on the response to the coronavirus pandemic.Watch the live events above, and click here to watch Eyewitness News during regularly scheduled programming, listed below.Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic here.WEDNESDAY'S LIVE SCHEDULE4 a.m.-7 a.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness News10:30...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Another local business was forced to close its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dick’s Last Resort in the Inner Harbor has shut down for good. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines It comes almost a month after the...
    A health worker wearing a protective mask works in a lab during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, U.S.Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images Health workers treating patients with the coronavirus may be at the top of the line to get a vaccine once one...
    REAL Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss flaunted her curves in a navy-and-white bikini after admitting to gaining 20 pounds amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 44-year-old reality star revealed she got “too comfortable” and is ready to work hard and get back in “shape.” 9Kandi Burruss posed in a bikini after revealing she's gained 20...
    TANZANIA – World leaders gathering remotely Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and taken nearly 1 million lives in its march across the globe. In the words of Kazakhstan’s president, it was “a critical collapse of global cooperation.” “Our world has been turned upside down,”...
    Anthony Fauci, the United States’ top infectious disease expert, took aim at Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday for his suggestion that coronavirus cases might have curbed in New York due to herd immunity, CNBC reported. The exchange began when Paul attacked the state’s pandemic response and suggested that current evidence suggested that herd community...
    EMMA Stone has secretly married Saturday Night Live director Dave McNary. Days after the pair were pictured wearing matching gold bands, a source told Page Six "they have definitely tied the knot. " 2Credit: Getty - Contributor The couple had wedding plans for March but due to coronavirus their plans were halted. Photos of them wearing...
    DALY CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- Starting Tuesday, San Mateo County restaurants, gyms, houses of worship, movie theaters, and other businesses are allowed to reopen for indoor services.Depending on who you ask, it seems like everyone has a story about how they heard the good news."I got the news from a friend of mine who told...
    Hand washing is an expert-recommended way to stave off a COVID-19 infection, but it can lead to dry, cracked skin. Even more, winter is on the way, bringing with it cold, dry weather that is notoriously hard on the skin.  Fox News spoke to Dr. Latanya Benjamin, a Society for Pediatric Dermatology executive committee member,...
    JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images During the pandemic, many couples and singles have had to find safe ways to date and see each other.  As it gets colder, it is now time to have another honest conversation about the coronavirus, your boundaries, your priorities, and your safety with your partner.  That can be challenging if...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The Metropolitan Opera announced Wednesday that is is canceling the entire 2020-21 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Officials said the decision was based on the advice of health officials who advise the Met and Lincoln Center."Because of the many hundreds of performers who are required to rehearse and...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The FDA could soon announce extra precautions that would delay the approval of a coronavirus vaccine.Sources say the FDA won't authorize a vaccine until two months after study participants receive a second dose.In another scenario, companies would have to wait 60 days after giving half their participants a second dose.An FDA...
    Pennsylvania has “successfully reopened” its economy six months after the first COVID-19 cases reached the Keystone State, Gov. Tom Wolf said. However, some state lawmakers continue to take the governor to task over his decision to veto a bill empowering local school districts to decide how spectators can watch high school sports. “We’re...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Twenty more inmates and accomplices have been charged in connection with the alleged statewide scheme to illegally obtain thousands of dollars in coronavirus unemployment benefits. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the arrests of 20 inmates and their accomplices on Wednesday, saying the charges are linked to at...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is releasing a slew of advertisements slamming President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy, The Hill reported on Wednesday. The ads will target voters in the key battleground states of Arizona, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The brief video clips feature statements from small business owners who have been impacted by...