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NYC shuts down party boat with over 170 guests as COVID-19 cases continue to drop

NYCSHERIFF/TwitterBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Officials say social distancing was not being enforced on the Liberty Bell and the boat did not have a license to serve alcohol.New York City officials shut down a party boat with more than 170 people aboard, as the city strives to keep the coronavirus at bay.Ronny Vargas…read more »

Coronavirus updates: WHO points to Vietnam as example of how to combat pandemic

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 690,000 people worldwide.Over 18.1 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 Center for Systems Science and…read more »

Tropical Storm Isaias expected to strengthen to hurricane, heads to Carolinas

ABC NewsBy EMILY SHAPIRO and DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches northeastern South Carolina and southern North Carolina on Monday.Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of the Carolinas and tropical storm alerts stretch from Florida to New England. Isaias…read more »

27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments dies at St. Louis Zoo

filo/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(ST. LOUIS) — Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.A 27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments that limited his ability to feed since he was born has died at the St. Louis Zoo.The male Asian elephant calf named Avi was born to his mother, named Rani, on July 6 but after…read more »

Coronavirus updates: Arrests after party boat with 170 guests cruises around NYC

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 687,000 people worldwide.Over 18 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…read more »

Tropical Storm Isaias expected to strengthen to hurricane, head to Carolinas

ABC NewsBy EMILY SHAPIRO and DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches northeastern South Carolina and southern North Carolina on Monday. Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of the Carolinas and tropical storm alerts stretch from Florida to New England.…read more »

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