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2 dead, 14 wounded in mass shooting in Rochester, New York
Kali9/iStock By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- There are two people dead and at least 14 others injured following a mass shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York, overnight, according to the Rochester Police Department.The shooting took place on Pennsylvania Avenue around 12:25 a.m. ET, according to authorities. Police say several dozen rounds were fired.This is "truly a tragedy of epic proportions," Rochester interim Police Chief Mark Simmons said during a press conference early Saturday morning. "Sixteen victims is unheard of."One deceased victim is a female aged 18-22 and the other is a male, also aged 18-22....
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Tropical Storm Beta may make landfall in Texas next week: Latest forecast
imagedepotpro/iStock By DANIEL MANZO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Beta is moving northwest at a very slow 3 mph and may make landfall in Texas Monday night.The storm is then forecast to travel parallel to the coast Tuesday, Wednesday and into Thursday, creating a long, significant rainfall event for southeast Texas.The current rainfall forecast shows there could be over 10 inches of rain in spots along the eastern coastline of Texas.Torrential rainfall from Beta could also result in a storm surge of 2 to 4 feet from Port Mansfield, Texas, to High Island, Texas.There's still lots...
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Wisconsin breaks own record for new COVID cases
Narvikk/iStock By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(MADISON, Wisc.) -- Wisconsin broke its own single-day record for novel coronavirus cases on Friday, reporting 2,533 new infections and surpassing the single-day record of 2,034 cases it logged a day prior, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.In addition to rising case counts, the state's seven-day average for positive COVID-19 tests reached 15.3% on Friday.A high positivity rate can be a sign that a state is only testing its sickest patients and failing to cast a net wide enough to accurately capture community transmission, according to Johns Hopkins University.The World Health Organization recommends...
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Black man beaten by Georgia deputy speaks out after release from jail: 'I feared for my life'
kali9/iStock By EMILY SHAPIRO and BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga.) -- Roderick Walker, a Black man whose alleged assault and subsequent arrest by a Georgia deputy was captured on video, has been released from jail and is seeking medical treatment for his injuries, his attorneys said.Walker, 26, suffered a mild traumatic brain injury from being beaten, his attorneys said."I lost consciousness. I couldn't breathe," Walker said at a Friday news conference."I was scared and I feared for my life," Walker said. "I just pray and just hope that it don't happen to nobody else."Walker's left eye was filled with...
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Rochester unanimously approves subpoena power in Daniel Prude death investigation
Prude Family By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- An independent investigation into the government handling of the death of Daniel Prude moved forward on Friday when the Rochester City Council authorized the power to subpoena several city departments, including Mayor Lovely Warren's office and the Rochester Police Department.The City Council voted 8-0 during a special virtual meeting Friday morning to authorize the subpoenas, which support an "independent investigation into the internal communications, processes and procedures that took place related to the death of Daniel Prude" and grants authority to "investigate all city departments including the right to review records...
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Coronavirus live updates: 'Largest mass fatality incident' in New York City: Report
Samara Heisz/iStock By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 947,000 people worldwide.Over 30.2 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 Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis -- through clinical means or a lab test -- has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding...
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New tropical depression forms in Gulf, forecast to become Tropical Storm Wilfred Friday
ABC News By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As Sally remnants move out of the U.S. Friday, Tropical Depression 22 has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. It is forecast to become a hurricane this weekend, bringing with it a threat for flooding in the western Gulf Coast.It is still looking disorganized on the satellite Friday morning, but this is expected to change over the weekend as the depression is expected to become the last name on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season alphabet, Wilfred.The official path for Tropical Depression 22 shows the storm becoming Tropical Storm Wilfred early Friday...
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Shooters open fire on home with two NJ police officers, infant inside
Alex_Schmidt/iStock By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(CAMDEN, N.J.) -- The home of two Camden County, New Jersey, police officers and their 10-day old infant was struck six times by bullets earlier this week, and authorities are asking for the public's help in locating the suspects."Thank God the officers and their baby were uninjured," Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said at a press conference Thursday.Wysocki said he believes this was a targeted attack."I do know that this was a targeted attack against this residence and the officers inside," he said.Police said a Honda Odyssey pulled up on the home Tuesday and...
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Suspect arrested, second at-large for firing assault rifle at Arizona state troopers: Officials
Arizona Department of Public Safety By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(PHOENIX) -- One suspect has been arrested and a second is still at-large in an ambush-style shooting of Arizona troopers on Thursday, officials said.The suspect in custody allegedly fired multiple rounds at DPS detectives in Phoenix with an assault rifle, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.The shooting occurred just before 9 a.m. local time on Thursday, authorities said, as troopers were in the area to serve a body warrant on a wanted subject. A trooper was in an unmarked car in visible police attire when the alleged gunman approached...
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Coronavirus live updates: India records world's highest increase in new COVID-19 cases
Myriam Borzee/iStock By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 942,000 people worldwide.Over 29.9 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 Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis -- through clinical means or a lab test -- has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding...
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Police officers, communities of color reflect on the struggle to build trust
ABC News BY: MATT GUTMAN, IGNACIO TORRES, JAKE LEFFERMAN, and HALEY YAMEDA, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- The ambush of two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies this weekend shocked the country, but it was only the latest incident during a summer of unrest that included nightly stand-offs between police and protesters against police brutality.While the details and motive for this weekend's ambush remain unknown, the incident illustrates the fears of many of those in uniform. These fears have only been exacerbated by a series of shootings and killings of Black men, including George Floyd, that have soured the public's attitudes toward police.“There...
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Shooting outside Wisconsin senior home leaves 4 hurt
iStock/carlballou BY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(MILWAUKEE) -- Wisconsin authorities are investigating a Wednesday shooting outside a senior citizens facility where a resident allegedly shot three neighbors before turning the gun on himself.Deputies with the Dodge County Sheriff's Office said they received a 911 call at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, saying there had been a shooting in the parking lot of the Spring Glen Apartments in Mayville, a quiet city of around 5,000 located about 50 miles northwest of Milwaukee.The suspect, described as a 72-year-old white male, allegedly shot the victims and then himself after getting into an argument, according to...
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