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CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3
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From left, Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., celebrate the announcement that the Biden administration will enact a targeted nationwide eviction moratorium outside of Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
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Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports

A federal judge has ordered Texas to not allow state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 16, 2021 file photo, A Texas Department of Public Safety officer in Del Rio, Texas directs a group of migrants who crossed the border and turned themselves in. he Biden administration sued Texas on Friday, July 30, 2021 to prevent state troopers from stopping vehicles carrying migrants on grounds that they may spread COVID-19, warning that the practice would exacerbate problems amid high levels of crossings on the state's border with Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 03

The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic

A federal judge has ordered Texas to keep state troopers from stopping vehicles that are carrying migrants on the grounds that the migrants may spread the coronavirus
August 03
Tourists look at cigars for sale at the Old San Juan dock after the arrival of Carnival's Mardi Gras cruise ship in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, marking the first time a cruise ship visits the U.S. territory since the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
August 03

DeSantis won't move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is downplaying a spike in COVID-19 cases that’s shattered state hospitalization
August 03
A group waits to get a COVID-19 test, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. Federal health officials say Florida has reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state's highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic. The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for around a fifth of all new cases in the U.S. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted mandatory mask mandates and vaccine. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
August 03

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

New York is the nation’s first big city to announce it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor diners and gymgoers
August 03
FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2021 file photo, Tyson Foods team members receive COVID-19 vaccines from health officials at the Wilkesboro, N.C. facility. Tyson Foods will require all of its U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming one of the first major employer of frontline workers to so amid a resurgence of the virus. Tyson, one of the world’s largest food companies, announced Tuesday, Aug. 3, that members of leadership team must be vaccinated by Sept. 24 and the rest of its office workers by Oct. 1. (Melissa Melvin/AP Images for Tyson Foods File)
August 03

Landlords, tenants fill courts as eviction moratorium ends

Tenants are turning up at housing courts hoping for last-minute reprieves from looming evictions after the federal eviction ban ended over the weekend
August 03
Chelsea Rivera, 27, stands outside Franklin County evictions court in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, August 2, 2021 as she awaits a hearing on an eviction notice filed against her last month. The single mom is behind $2,988 in rent and late fees for the one bed-room apartment she rented for herself and her three young sons. "We just need help," Rivera pleaded. Housing advocates fear the end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions on Saturday July 31, could eventually result in millions of people being evicted. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)
August 03

NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday
August 03
FILE - In this April 28, 2021 file photo, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, speaks with Matthew Putman, co-founder and CEO of Nanotronics, during a facility tour before a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a Nanotronics manufacturing center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Putman said he agonized over his decision to impose a vaccine mandate on his more than 100 employees, who have mostly been working onsite throughout the pandemic. As it turned out, nearly all of his workers were already vaccinated, though he dreads the prospect of having to fire any holdouts.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)
August 03

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy calls NYC vaccine mandate ‘un-American’

Vaccination rates are increasing in states where COVID-19 cases are surging, and New York is set to require vaccinations for most indoor events.
August 03
VIDEO: Republican leader Kevin McCarthy calls NYC vaccine mandate ‘un-American’
August 03

AP sources: Biden to revive eviction moratorium covering most of US population, day after admin said he lacked authority

AP sources: Biden to revive eviction moratorium covering most of US population, day after admin said he lacked authority
August 03
August 03

Tennessee sued over 'bathroom bill' for public schools

Tennessee is being sued over a law that puts public schools and their districts at risk of legal consequences if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that do not reflect their gender at birth
August 03
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021, file photo, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee answers questions after he spoke to a joint session of the legislature at the start of a special session on education in Nashville, Tenn. Despite having some of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the country, Tennessee isn't planning to offer any incentives for people to get the shot. But it's a different story when it comes to cattle, where the state has reimbursed farmers nearly half a million dollars over the past two years to vaccinate their herds against respiratory and other diseases. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
August 03

Tennessee won't incentivize COVID shots but pays to vax cows

The state paid thousands to farmers who have vaccinated their cattle.
August 03
A cow is pictured grazing on a hill with a cloud in the background in an undated stock photo.
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China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads

An unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city.
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Medical workers takes throat swab samples in new round of COVID-19 testing in Nanjing city in eastern China's Jiangsu province Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 The current coronavirus outbreaks in China, while still in the hundreds of cases in total, have spread much more widely than previous ones, reaching multiple provinces and cities including the capital, Beijing. Many of the cases have been identified as the highly contagious delta variant that is driving a resurgence in many countries. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 03

NYC mayor says indoor dining and gyms will require vaccination proof, making it 1st big US city to impose such rules

NYC mayor says indoor dining and gyms will require vaccination proof, making it 1st big US city to impose such rules
August 03
August 03

Florida again breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, with 11,515 patients, amid nationwide surge

Florida again breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, with 11,515 patients, amid nationwide surge
August 03
August 03

Louisiana nurse shares emotional plea

COVID-19 intensive care unit nurse Felicia Croft shared an emotional plea with ABC News about the recent delta variant surge in her home state of Louisiana.
August 03
COVID-19 intensive care unit nurse Felicia Croft shared an emotional plea with ABC News about the recent delta variant surge in her home state of Louisiana.
August 03

Louisiana nurse shares emotional plea: 'People are younger and sicker'

Since July 30, her video has been viewed nearly 188,000 times.
August 03
Louisiana nurse Felicia Croft shared an emotional video with ABC News on July 30.
August 03

France's Macron uses social media to push for vaccination

French President Emmanuel Macron has taken to popular social media apps in a new push to encourage vaccinations against COVID-19 and to reach out to younger people
August 03
French President Emmanuel Macron applauds as he watches a women's 3-on-3 basketball game between France and the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 03

Pushback challenges vaccination requirements at US colleges

The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against the coronavirus while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates
August 03
FILE — In this July 27, 2021 file photo, social distancing as well as face covering is recommended at the COVID-19 vaccination site in the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium on the Jackson State University campus in Jackson, Miss. Hundreds of colleges nationwide have told students they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before classes begin in a matter of weeks. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 03

Rapid virus spread through Indonesia taxes health workers

As coronavirus cases skyrocket and deaths climb in Indonesia, health care workers are being depleted as the virus spares nobody
August 03
Health workers prepare to treat a COVID-19 patient at the Dr. Suyoto General Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, on July 29, 2021. As coronavirus cases skyrocket and deaths climb in Indonesia, health care workers are being depleted as the virus spares nobody. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 02

White House calls on states to prevent evictions

The White House is moving to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend
August 02
People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 02

US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge

The U.S. finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot in the arms of 70% of American adults
August 02
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, Juan Avellan, center, and others wear masks while working out in an indoor class at a Hit Fit SF gym amid the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco. Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor setting as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 02

Medical expert on healthy nutrition: ‘Protect the liver and feed the gut’

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with childhood obesity and diabetes specialist Dr. Robert Lustig about his new book "Metabolical: The Lure and Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine."
August 02
VIDEO: Medical expert on healthy nutrition: ‘Protect the liver and feed the gut’
August 02

Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

Sen. Lindsey Graham has tested positive for the coronavirus
August 02
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks about the United States-Mexico border during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 02

Appeals court upholds Indiana University’s vaccine mandate

A federal appeals court has ruled that Indiana University can proceed with its plan to require students and employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19
August 02
FILE - In this June 16, 2020 file photo shows Jordan Hall on the Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. A federal appeals court ruling Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, will allow Indiana University to go ahead with its plan for requiring its roughly 90,000 students and 40,000 employees to get COVID-19 vaccination shots.(Stephen Crane/The Herald-Times via AP File)
August 02

The Latest: Famed Minneapolis club requiring vaccination

The First Avenue music venue in Minneapolis made famous in Prince’s movie “Purple Rain” is requiring that all concertgoers provide proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or show a negative virus test
August 02
People wait in line at a vaccination center to register for a shot of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
August 02

Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge

Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties have announced that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge
August 02
FILE — In this March 4, 2021 file photo Gen Til wears a protective face mask while working out at Planet Granite climbing gym in San Francisco. Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 02

Evictions expected to spike as federal moratorium ends

Housing courts around the country are expected to get busy starting Monday.
August 02
People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 02

Masks encouraged in New York, but no city or state mandate

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors
August 02
FILE — In this April 18, 2020 file photo, a subway conductor wears a face mask as the train is in a station, in the Bronx borough of New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have scheduled competing news conferences Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, amid rising COVID-19 case counts attributed to the highly contagious delta variant of the virus. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 02

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns things will get worse amid delta variant surge

The U.S. is seeing more than 100,000 new cases a day for the first time since February.
August 02
VIDEO: Dr. Anthony Fauci warns things will get worse amid delta variant surge
August 02

Florida hospitals taking steps to battle record COVID surge

Florida’s largest hospital systems are expanding their COVID units, limiting visitors and fearing staffing shortages as they deal with the statewide surge in cases
August 02
August 02

Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate, including in schools, as COVID-19 surges and restrictions increase across US

Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate, including in schools, as COVID-19 surges and restrictions increase across US
August 02
August 02

Agreement shows Ohio utility paid regulator for future help

The Ohio Consumers' Counsel has made public a consulting agreement that resulted in a $4.3 million payment by FirstEnergy Corp. to an energy attorney and lobbyist shortly before he was appointed Ohio's top utility regulator
August 02
August 02

White House says CDC was 'unable' to find authority to revive expired eviction moratorium, calls on states to act

White House says CDC was 'unable' to find authority to revive expired eviction moratorium, calls on states to act
August 02
August 02

San Francisco, other Bay Area counties reinstate mask mandate for indoor settings as COVID delta variant surges

San Francisco, other Bay Area counties reinstate mask mandate for indoor settings as COVID delta variant surges
August 02
August 02

US employers ratchet up the pressure on the unvaccinated

Employers are increasingly losing patience with unvaccinated workers
August 02
A proof of vaccination sign is posted at a bar in San Francisco on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Until now, many employers had taken a passive approach to their unvaccinated workers, relying outreach and incentives. But that has been shifting, with vaccine mandates gaining momentum. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
August 02

Germany to offer COVID-19 shots for all kids over 12

Germany will start offering coronavirus vaccinations for all children and teenagers aged 12 and older
August 02
FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 15, 2021, empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine lie in a box during a vaccine campaign at the Vaccine Village in Ebersberg near Munich, Germany. Germany will start offering Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccinations for all children and teenagers aged 12 and older, as pressure mounts to vaccinate more young people as schools return from summer vacations. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, FILE)
August 02

German government condemns violence at Berlin COVID protests

The German government has condemned an outburst of violence at protests in Berlin against the country’s anti-coronavirus measures
August 02
Demonstrators walk along Bismarckstrasse in Berlin, Sunday Aug. 1, 2021, during a protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)
August 02

UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

Britain has opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and the European Union
August 02
Susan Handfield, left, meets her baby granddaughter Charlotta for the first time, held by her mother Eva as they arrive from a Berlin flight at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Travelers fully vaccinated against coronavirus from the United States and much of Europe were able to enter Britain without quarantining starting today, a move welcomed by Britain's ailing travel industry. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 02

Rome governor pledges vaccinations go on despite hacking

The governor of the region including Italy's capital, Rome, is pledging that a powerful hacking intrusion, into its second day, won't interrupt COVID-19 vaccinations
August 02
August 02

Iran records highest number of daily COVID cases in pandemic

Iran is reporting more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country’s single-day record so far in the pandemic
August 02
FILE - In this July 20, 2021 file photo, a woman wearing a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks on a sidewalk in southern Tehran, Iran. On Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, Iranian state media reported more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country's single-day record so far in the pandemic. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
August 02

Official in Michigan county gives up post in COVID aid flap

An official has resigned as chairman of a county board in Michigan in the latest fallout from his decision to give himself a $25,000 bonus with federal COVID-19 relief money and reward others in the community
August 02
In this undated file photo, the Michigan state capitol building is shown.
August 02

Pakistani police say polio team attacked, policeman killed

Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a police officer assigned to protect a polio vaccination team in the country's northwest
August 02
A health worker collects data while another writes numbers on the wall of a house after administrating a polio vaccine to children in a neighborhood of Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. The government launched polio vaccination drives across Pakistan in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of the year. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)
August 02

The Latest: Arizona reports over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases

Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day
August 02
Young people line up for receiving shot of the Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine at the Phnom Penh Thmey Health Center, during a campaign in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Cambodia on Sunday began its inoculation campaign against the COVID-19 virus to the young people aged 12-17. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
August 02

Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

The previous record was July 2020, more than a half-year before vaccinations.
August 02
Raquel Heres gets a COVID-19 rapid test to be able to travel overseas, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in North Miami, Fla. Federal health officials say Florida has reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state's highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic. The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for around a fifth of all new cases in the U.S. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has resisted mandatory mask mandates and vaccine. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
August 02

The Latest: Australia city extends lockdown as clusters grow

A lockdown of Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane was extended until Sunday because of a growing COVID-19 outbreak
August 02
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, second right, chairs a virtual APEC Leaders meeting from Wellington, New Zealand, Friday, July 16, 2021. Leaders of Asian Pacific nations agreed on Friday to step up COVID-19 vaccination sharing as China said it has pledged $3 billion in international aid to support coronavirus response efforts in developing countries. (Jeff Tollan/APEC2021 via AP)
August 02

Refugees pushed to back of the line amid vaccine shortages

Millions of refugees living in crowded camps are waiting for their jab.
August 02
A young Rohingya refugee boy stands outside a tent at a refugee camp alongside the banks of the Yamuna River in the southeastern borders of New Delhi, sprawling Indian capital, July 1, 2021. Millions of refugees living in crowded camps are waiting for their COVID-19 vaccines. For months, the World Health Organization urged countries to prioritize immunizing refugees, placing them in the second priority group for at-risk people, alongside those with serious health conditions. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 01

Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban

Millions face being forced from their homes now that a moratorium expired.
August 01
People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 01

2 rare Sumatran tigers recovering after catching COVID-19

Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19
August 01
In this photo released by Jakarta Province Government, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan visits one of the two Sumatran tigers that contracting COVID-19 at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 31, 2021. Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19. (Dadang Kusuma WS/Jakarta province Government via AP)
August 01

Pandemic eviction crisis leads to greater tenant protections

The threat of widespread evictions during the coronavirus pandemic has inspired reforms to a U.S. system that has in the past offered few protections for tenants
August 01
Regina Howard poses for a photo in Southfield, Mich., Friday, July 30, 2021. Lakeshore Legal Aid successfully helped Howard receive $24,550 in federal funds to pay for 15 months of rent. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
August 01

Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained

Hundreds turned out to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures
August 01
Demonstrators walk along Bismarckstrasse in Berlin, Sunday Aug. 1, 2021, during a protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)