Florida’s Summer of Dread

MIAMI — The crowded grocery stores, empty shelves and barren streets of South Florida in the dawning days of the coronavirus pandemic felt unsettlingly familiar: They resembled the rush of preparations and then the tense silence that precede a hurricane. Maybe the tough residents of a state used to dealing with unpredictable forces of nature […]

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Hundreds of Teenagers Were Dropped Off at a Memphis Mini Golf Park. Chaos Ensued.

Hundreds of teenagers crowded a mini golf center in Memphis this weekend, leaving flower pots smashed, the concession area in shambles and employees wondering how a putt-putt park could devolve into a ruckus involving the police, a stampede and a viral video of the chaos. The crowd at the center, the Golf and Games Family […]

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Churches amid the pandemic: Some outbreaks, many challenges

NEW YORK — Crowded bars and house parties have been identified as culprits in spreading the coronavirus. Meat packing plants, prisons and nursing homes are known hot spots. Then there’s the complicated case of America’s churches. The vast majority of these churches have cooperated with health authorities and successfully protected their congregations. Yet from the […]

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The Coronavirus Can Float in Indoor Air, W.H.O. Concedes

The coronavirus may linger in the air in crowded indoor spaces, spreading from one person to the next, the World Health Organization formally conceded on Thursday. The W.H.O. had described this form of transmission as rare and possibly insignificant. But growing scientific and anecdotal evidence suggest this route may be important in spreading the virus, […]

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Oklahoma City voters to pare down crowded 5th District field

Voters in central Oklahoma on Tuesday will pare down a crowded field of congressional hopefuls seeking to represent the 5th District in Washington. Nine Republicans are vying for the seat held by first-term U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, the only Democrat in the state’s delegation. The 44-year-old attorney pulled one of the nation’s biggest congressional upsets […]

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Nurses, doctors feel strain as virus races through Arizona

They saw the ominous photos: Crowded hospitals, exhausted nurses, bodies piling up in morgues. It was far away, in New York, northern Italy and other distant places. Now, after three months of anxiously waiting and preparing, Arizona nurses and doctors are on the front lines as the coronavirus rips through the state, making it one […]

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Google Maps commuting feature can warn about crowded subways

Google Maps has introduced new commuting features that can warn users how crowded a subway car might be during rush hour, or whether there are temperature checkpoints along their drive. The the popular navigation app’s new features are getting launched in the US, as well as countries like Australia, Spain and the UK as cities […]

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Protesters Crowd Huntington Beach Day After Newsom Orders Closure of All O.C. Beaches (Video)

More than 500 protesters crowded Huntington Beach on Friday in dispute of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order for the closure of all public beaches in Orange County after last weekend’s beach crowds “raised alarm bells” for state officials concerned about the spread of the coronavirus. Holding signs with phrases like, “Freedom: we the people” and […]

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Chicago police cite homeowner for large party amid pandemic

Chicago police have issued a citation for disorderly conduct to a homeowner following a crowded weekend house party that was condemned by the city’s mayor and the Illinois governor By The Associated Press April 28, 2020, 8:13 PM 1 min read 1 min read CHICAGO — Chicago police cited a homeowner for disorderly conduct following […]

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Turkey Orders All Citizens to Wear Masks as Infections Rise

ISTANBUL — Turkey has ordered all citizens to wear masks when shopping or visiting crowded public places and announced that it will deliver masks to every family, free of charge, as coronavirus infections increase in the country of 80 million. The order is the latest in a gradual tightening of antivirus measures by a government […]

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Crowded Australian beaches prompt new restrictions to combat coronavirus

Scenes of crowded beaches in defiance of social distancing guidelines have spurred Australian officials to take tougher steps to combat the spread of coronavirus. Australia’s prime minister has ordered a shutdown of all non-essential services as coronavirus cases spike in the country, according to a report Sunday. Pubs, clubs, gyms, movie theaters and places of worship have […]

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Officer shoots man who killed 1 at Missouri community center

Authorities say a part-time janitor killed a co-worker at a crowded suburban St. Louis community center before a police officer rushed inside and exchanged gunfire with the shooter By JIM SALTER Associated Press February 25, 2020, 6:02 PM 4 min read MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — A part-time janitor killed a worker at a suburban St. […]

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