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Four killed as Tropical Storm Isaias pounds U.S. Northeast

7:19am BST

NEW YORK Tropical Storm Isaias killed at least four people on Tuesday as it made its way up the U.S. Atlantic Coast, including two deaths at a North Carolina trailer park that was struck by a tornado spun off by hurricane-force winds. | Video

New Jersey governor retightens restrictions on indoor gatherings after COVID-19 surge

04 Aug 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday announced he was retightening restrictions on indoor gatherings after a recent surge in coronavirus cases in the state that officials have, in part, linked to house parties and indoor events.

U.S. makes deal for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, deaths expected to rise

01 Aug 2020

Two major drug companies will supply the U.S. government with 100 million doses of an experimental coronavirus vaccine, the Trump administration said on Friday, as the nation's top health agency predicted that fatalities would rise in the coming weeks.

Florida sets new coronavirus record as U.S. lawmakers bicker at hearing

31 Jul 2020

July 31 Florida, one of the U.S. coronavirus hotspots, reported another record increase in COVID-19 deaths on Friday as the country's top infectious disease expert dodged partisan bickering at a congressional hearing about a national strategy to fight the pandemic.

U.S. coronavirus epicentre shifts toward Midwestern states

31 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States showed signs of shifting to the Midwest on Thursday while Sunbelt states were hopeful that new infections and deaths were starting to decline.

'I cannot save everybody': Houston doctor fights newest COVID-19 surge

31 Jul 2020

HOUSTON The scene inside United Memorial Medical Center in Houston has become all too familiar: overwhelmed medical staff fighting to curb the wave of COVID-19 patients that come through the hospital’s doors every day. | Video

WIDER IMAGE-'I cannot save everybody': Houston doctor fights newest COVID-19 surge

29 Jul 2020

HOUSTON, July 29 The scene inside United Memorial Medical Center in Houston has become all too familiar: overwhelmed medical staff fighting to curb the wave of COVID-19 patients that come through the hospital’s doors every day.

New York Governor Cuomo says he told Trump no need for federal involvement in NYC

22 Jul 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he told President Donald Trump during a conversation on Tuesday that the state was able and prepared to handle a spike in crime in New York City after Trump threatened to send federal agents to some cities in the country, including New York.

Survey finds 40% of U.S. LGBTQ youth considered suicide in past year

15 Jul 2020

NEW YORK Forty percent of young LGBTQ people in the United States say they have seriously considered suicide over the past 12 months, according to a survey released on Wednesday, while the figure climbs to more than 50% for transgender and non-binary youth surveyed.

Survey finds 40% of U.S. LGBTQ youth considered suicide in past year

15 Jul 2020

NEW YORK, July 15 Forty percent of young LGBTQ people in the United States say they have seriously considered suicide over the past 12 months, according to a survey released on Wednesday, while the figure climbs to more than 50% for transgender and non-binary youth surveyed.

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