After Plummeting, the Virus Soars Back in the Midwest

CHICAGO — First, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast were hit hardest as the coronavirus tore through the nation. Then it surged across the South. Now the virus is again picking up dangerous speed in much of the Midwest — and in cities from Mississippi to Florida to California that thought they had already seen […]

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More seals means learning to live with sharks in New England

Seals are thriving off the Northeast coast thanks to decades of protections, and that victory for wildlife has brought more human encounters with sharks By PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press July 30, 2020, 12:04 PM 3 min read PORTLAND, Maine — Seals are thriving off the Northeast coast thanks to decades of protections, and that victory […]

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Polar vortex brings rare May snow, low temps to US East

Mother’s Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy start in areas of the Northeast thanks to the polar vortex By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press May 9, 2020, 6:51 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mother’s Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy […]

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New York and Boston Pigeons Don’t Mix

Almost one in five Americans lives in the megacity that is the Northeast, a sprawling cluster of paved surfaces, bitter sports rivalries and clashing opinions about which city’s drivers are rudest. Each city on the road up Interstate 95 from Washington, D.C., to Boston prides itself on its uniqueness. But it turns out parts of […]

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70 Died at a Nursing Home As Body Bags Piled Up. This Is What Went Wrong.

When the coronavirus outbreak hit one of the largest and most troubled nursing homes in the Northeast, coughing and feverish residents were segregated into a wing known as South 2. The sick quickly filled the beds there, so another wing, West 3, was also turned into a quarantine ward. But the virus kept finding frail […]

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Tornado tears through Arkansas college town, with 6 hurt

Officials in Arkansas say a tornado ripped through the northeast part of the state and hurt six people in the college town of Jonesboro By The Associated Press March 29, 2020, 2:50 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JONESBORO, Ark. — A tornado ripped through northeast Arkansas […]

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Tornado tears through shopping area in Arkansas; 3 injured

Officials in Arkansas say a tornado ripped through northeast Arkansas and hurt three people in the college town of Jonesboro By The Associated Press March 29, 2020, 12:46 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JONESBORO, Ark. — A tornado ripped through northeast Arkansas on Saturday, leaving three […]

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Not a fan: How March Madness will change

Robert Morris University won the Northeast Conference tournament on Tuesday night, with thousands of fans spilling onto the floor to celebrate a 77-67 victory over St. Francis. It was the exact type of scene that plays out all over the country each March – giddy students, a bandbox gymnasium rocking like a two-hour last call […]

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First Coronavirus Death in New Jersey Is 69-Year-Old Man

A 69-year-old New Jersey man who on Tuesday became the first person in the Northeast to die after contracting the coronavirus had gone to his doctor last week complaining of a fever and a cough, officials said. He was treated with antibiotics and Tamiflu, an antiviral medication given to alleviate flu symptoms, but did not […]

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