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Reward for wanted gunman who shot two LA sheriff’s deputies grows to $675k

amphotora/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The reward offered for a gunman wanted in the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last week has nearly tripled following donations, officials said.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had initially authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the…read more »

Smoke from West Coast wildfires travels to Europe

milehightraveler/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Heavy smoke from the dozens of wildfires blazing up and down the West Coast has traveled as far east as Europe — nearly 5,000 miles — satellite images show.Images released by the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service show the smoke moving from the western U.S. and across…read more »

DOJ mulled federal charges against Portland city officials over response to unrest

DNY59/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department researched the possibility of bringing criminal or civil rights charges against Portland city officials related to their response to growing unrest in the city throughout the summer, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News Thursday.DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec declined to say what the results of such research…read more »

New York City public middle, high schools delay in-person learning until October

onurdongel/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Three days before New York City public schools were supposed to open their doors for in-person learning, officials announced Thursday that classrooms will not reopen as scheduled — and now middle school and high school students won’t be back in classrooms until October.Mayor Bill de…read more »

Why slow-moving hurricanes like Sally are especially dangerous

imagedepotpro/iStockBy DAN PECK and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — nSally, which made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Wednesday, crawled ashore at an incredibly slow 2 to 5 mph.But the leisurely speed shouldn’t be mistaken for weakness.When a tropical system, be it a hurricane or tropical storm, is moving…read more »

Hurricane Sally remnants to bring flooding rain to Georgia, Carolinas

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Sally is now a tropical depression and is expected to become a remnant low as it moves from Alabama into Georgia and the Carolinas.As Sally remnants move east Thursday afternoon and evening, there is a threat for flooding rain from Atlanta to Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina.…read more »

Nursing home transferring residents following COVID-19 outbreak at facility

Daisy-Daisy/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — All residents at a Connecticut nursing home are being moved following a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility, which has resulted in 28 hospitalizations and four deaths since late July, according to the Connecticut Department of Health.An emergency order issued by Deidre Gifford, acting director of the state’s department…read more »