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Amid dire coronavirus warning, Navajo Nation ‘hunkered down,’ tribal president says

iStock/chapin31(SANTA FE, N.M.) — Just days after New Mexico’s governor warned President Trump that she feared the coronavirus could “wipe out” tribal nations, the president of the Navajo Nation told ABC News he believes aggressive measures being taken now will help contain the disease.“We have a shelter-in-place here in Navajo Nation and have a curfew,…read more »

NYC map shows which neighborhoods have been hit hardest by coronavirus

New York City Health Department(NEW YORK) — New York City’s Health Department has released a detailed map of the city’s coronavirus cases, broken down by zip code.The map uses data from up until March 31, when there were 38,396 confirmed cases in the city. Johns Hopkins University Medical Center says that as of April 1,…read more »

Coronavirus live updates: NY Gov. Cuomo pushes for at-home tests

Samara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 45,000 people around the world, including at least 4,361 people in the United States.Globally, more than 905,000 people have been diagnosed with the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. Over 190,000 of those…read more »

Coronavirus live updates: 1,400 members of NYPD have tested positive

Samara Heisz/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 43,000 people around the world, including at least 4,081 people in the United States. With more than 189,000 diagnosed cases of the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19, the U.S. has by far…read more »

Tornadoes hit South as new storm moves through West with heavy snow

ABC News(NEW YORK) — There were 10 reported tornadoes Tuesday across four states — Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Some of the worst damage was in southern Alabama and in northern Georgia, where several homes were destroyed.Overall, there were 88 damaging storm reports in five states from Mississippi to South Carolina as the southern storm…read more »

Delays, despair as pandemic halts family reunification hearings across US

Kuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) — Nearly every month for the last several years, Darlene has made a 500-mile trek from her home in the Bronx, New York to visit her 4-year-old grandson, Nathaniel, who lives in Detroit.Nathaniel has been in foster care in Michigan since he was an infant. His mother took him there on vacation and…read more »