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The Latest: New Mexico adds 3 states to 'quarantine' list

New Mexico has added three more states to its list of what it considers places with a high coronavirus risk
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Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listens during a Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on the federal government response to COVID-19 Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. (Alex Edelman/Pool via AP)
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US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

A huge study of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is getting underway as top U.S. health officials seek to assure a skeptical public they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves
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Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, testifies during a Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on the federal government response to COVID-19 on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
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Push to reopen private schools arrives in federal court

A federal judge is weighing whether pandemic-related occupancy limits for private schools in New Mexico violate constitutional rights to equal protection and freedom of assembly
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Public elementary school teachers Julia and Seth Hooper pick up their children Emry, 7, and Ivy, 4, on Monday, Aug. 10, at the Western Heights Learning Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Hoopers said Emry will attend a private school at the center this fall because public schools won't be in person. Emry struggled with online learning in the spring and his parents were unable to help him while simultaneously teaching other online classes. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
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Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

Doctors say a Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life
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This Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 photo shows an arrangement of licorice candy pieces in New York. A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his essential nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
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Virus uptick in Hasidic NYC neighborhoods causes concern

A spike in COVID-19 cases in a handful of Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations is raising alarm bells even as New York City’s overall infection rate remains low
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FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19 in New York. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, Sept. 22, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and towering stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 23

French defense chief misled nation on troops' virus safety

France’s defense minister has admitted to misleading the nation about virus protections for air force personnel who evacuated French citizens from the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan in January
September 23
FILE - In this May 18, 2020 file photo, French Defense Minister Florence Parly speaks as she attends the first sheet metal cut ceremony of the C35 force refueling vessel, at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France. France's Defense Minister Florence Parly admitted to lying about virus protections for air force personnel who evacuated French citizens from Wuhan and have been suspected of links to France's first confirmed COVID-19 cluster. (Loic Venance, pool via AP, File)
September 23

Johnson & Johnson becomes 4th manufacturer to begin Phase 3 trials for COVID vaccine

Johnson & Johnson's vaccine will be give as one shot, rather than two.
September 23
This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the company.
September 23

More than 4 in 10 households face serious financial problems during pandemic: POLL

"It all starts to snowball ... suddenly you’re in real trouble," an expert says.
September 23
In this May 15, 2020, file photo, people wait on a long line to receive a food bank donation at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
September 23

Madrid wants military help, more doctors to fight virus wave

Authorities in Madrid want to enlist more doctors and get urgent help from Spain’s military and police to fight a second wave of coronavirus infections
September 23
A waiter wearing a face mask and behind a plastic curtain to prevent the spread of coronavirus serves a coffee at a bar in the southern neighbourhood of Vallecas in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Madrid is poised to extend its restrictions on movement to more neighborhoods, due to a surge in new cases in other districts and despite an outcry from residents over discrimination. Police on Monday deployed to 37 working-class neighborhoods that have seen 14-day transmission rates above 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 23

UK defends its new virus strategy but experts are skeptical

The British government is defending its strategy for combating a second wave of COVID-19 cases amid criticism that its new slate of restrictions will not be enough to stop an exponential spread of the coronavirus
September 23
People board a bus outside Waterloo station in London, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a range of new restrictions to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
September 23

S Carolina teachers stay home to advocate for pay, safety

Some South Carolina teachers are taking a personal day to fight for safer classrooms amid the pandemic as well as an annual small raise that was frozen after the economy crashed because of the virus
September 23
Principal Susan Stevens talks to the media during a demonstration of a socially-distanced classroom at A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering Monday, July 20, 2020, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 23

Masks off: Belgium relaxes virus rules despite rise in cases

Belgium's prime minister says mask requirements, some attendance limits and other public health measures will be relaxed as part of a less stringent, long-term coronavirus strategy
September 23
Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes takes off her protective mask prior to a press conference following the National Security Council meeting on the COVID-19 outbreak, in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Belgium's prime minister announced Wednesday a relaxation of social-distancing rules as part of a less stringent long-term coronavirus strategy, despite the steady rise of COVID-19 cases in a country already hard-hit by the virus. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP)
September 23

200,000 dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

The Trump administration has prioritized politics over science at key moments over the past six months, refusing to follow expert advice that might have contained the spread of the novel coronavirus
September 23
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2020, file photo Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield appears at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a "Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts" on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
September 23

Telling COVID's story: At UN, leaders spin virus storylines

At the 75th annual United Nations General Assembly, world leaders are floating solutions to combating the coronavirus while sometimes criticizing other nations and arguing the U.N. itself needs reform
September 23
In this photo provided by the United Nations, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks in a pre-recorded message played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (Eskinder Debebe/UN via AP)
September 23

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly way to identify infected travelers
September 23
Sniffer dogs named K'ssi, left and Miina react with trainer Susanna Paavilainen at the Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Four corona sniffer dogs are trained to detect the Covid-19 virus from the arriving passengers samples at the airport. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
September 23

Coronavirus: 6 months later

As the U.S. hits the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths, ABC News takes a look at the last six months of coronavirus -- how we got here, what went wrong and how it’s still impacting us all.
September 23
VIDEO: Coronavirus: 6 months later
September 23

Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling

India is reporting more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases, showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier
September 23
A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus talks on a mobile phone Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 23

France wants to require fathers to take parental leave

France’s president wants to expand paternity leave to one month — and require fathers to take time off with their newborns
September 23
In this image made from UNTV video, French President Emmanuel Macron speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at UN headquarters. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)
September 23

Faster, cheaper COVID-19 tests in danger of creating blindspot in data collection

"Without insights into where infection is spreading, you're flying blind."
September 23
Healthcare worker Mariela Jacobo conducts a nasal swab test for COVID-19 from inside a freestanding coronavirus testing isolation booth, at the Posadas hospital, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 17, 2020.
September 23

UK's Johnson slams brakes on reopening as COVID cases surge

British PM Johnson slammed the brakes on the country’s return to offices.
September 23
In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons on the latest situation with the coronavirus pandemic in London, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (Houseof Commons/PA via AP)
September 22

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines
September 22
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 file photo, fans in the student section are pictured before an NCAA college football game between Missouri State and Oklahoma, in Norman, Okla. To achieve greater compliance with the University of Oklahoma's COVID-19 policies, the university's Athletics Department is announcing additional measures that will be implemented for the next home football game. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
September 22

5 tips to protect yourself from low air quality amid raging wildfires

Experts said it's critical to protect your family from poor air quality.
September 22
The Oregon Capitol building, with its "Oregon Pioneer" bronze sculpture atop the dome, surrounded by skies filled with smoke and ash from wildfires, in Salem, Ore., Sept. 8, 2020.
September 22

California reopens more widely as infections hit lowest rate

A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way in nine counties for the wider reopening of businesses, including most of the San Francisco Bay Area
September 22
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 file photo Wesley Thomas works out at Fitness SF Transbay during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the Bay Area, the state said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,File)
September 22

San Diego County avoids more business closures due to virus

San Diego County has been spared having to close businesses under California’s revised system for reopening the economy
September 22
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a woman wears a mask as she walks on campus at San Diego State University in San Diego. A coronavirus outbreak of more than 700 cases reported at San Diego State University has put all of San Diego County, with more than 3 million people, at risk of having to close indoor dining and shopping, many for a third time under California guidelines. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
September 22

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Mecca pilgrimage amid virus

Saudi Arabia says Muslims will be allowed to perform the smaller, year-round pilgrimage starting Oct. 4 as the kingdom gradually begins lifting a suspension that had been in place on Islam’s holiest site for the past seven months due to the coronavirus
September 22
FILE - In this May 25, 2019 file photo, Muslim worshippers circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Authorities on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, released new details on how it plans to gradually allow Muslims back to Islam's holiest site in Mecca to perform the smaller-year-round pilgrimage, which has been suspended for the past seven months due to the coronavirus (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
September 22

Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct

Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent
September 22
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women at the Irwin County Detention Center to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)
September 22

State warns of 'alarming' rise in COVID-19 cases, particularly among young people

Eighteen- to 24-year-olds have five times the case rate, officials said.
September 22
The library and Red Gym on the University of Wisconsin campus, Madison are pictured circa 2017.
September 22

Some see irony in virus' impact on Mayflower commemoration

A disease outbreak that wiped out large numbers of the Native inhabitants of what is now New England gave the Pilgrims a beachhead in the “New World.”
September 22
Troy Currence is reflected in a photo of himself with his mother, Hazel Harding Currence, left, and his daughter, Kendall Currence, three generations of Herring Pond Wampanoag tribal members, at his home in Bourne, Mass., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. In August, Native descendants from all over New England and beyond were set to converge on Plymouth for The Ancestors March, listed as a "signature event" on the Plymouth 400 calendar. "We were looking forward to it so we could actually speak our truth," he says. "That we're still here. We're not a destroyed people." The coronavirus, which has disproportionately impacted Native communities across the country, has also put these plans on hold. Currence takes it as a sign. "Eventually, if you don't take care of Mother Earth and live in balance," he says, "the natural law is always going to win." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 22

France's weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes

Confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths are rising again in France’s nursing homes for the first time in months
September 22
A Paris fire fighter collects a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 outside a district town-hall in Paris, Monday, Sept.21, 2020. French health authorities have started opening new testing centers in the Paris region to try to reduce queues and delays as the number of infections is steadily increasing in the country. In total, they are planning to open 20 new testing centers in the French capital and in the suburbs this week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
September 22

Fact check: Trump's claim about whether coronavirus affects young people

The president made the claim at a campaign rally on Monday night.
September 22
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Swanton, Ohio.
September 22

'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The death toll in the U.S. from the coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation
September 22
FILE - In this April 29, 2020, file photo, workers move bodies to a refrigerated truck from the Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. During the deadliest days of the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, the bodies piled up at the funeral home — and the stench that came with it — at an alarming rate. Cleckley says what happened next made him the scapegoat for an unforeseen crisis — hundreds of COVID-19 deaths a day in New York that overwhelmed funeral homes across the city. Authorities swept in and suspended his license in an episode that made headlines in a city already reeling from other horrors of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 22

WHO on how the world responded to the coronavirus pandemic

ABC News spoke to the WHO's Dr. Margaret Harris on a range of topics.
September 22
Passengers disembark after their flight landed at Wuhan's Tianhe International Airport in China's central Hubei province, Sept. 16, 2020.
September 22

Timeline: How coronavirus got started

The outbreak spanning the globe began in December, in Wuhan, China.
September 22
Surrounded by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington,  March 13, 2020. Trump is declaring coronavirus a national emergency.
September 22

We've hit 200,000 COVID deaths in 6 months. What will the next 6 months look like?

Experts weigh in on what the future may hold amid the pandemic.
September 22
A health worker takes a patient's temperature before sending them to a tent to be tested at a COVID-19 testing site at St. John's Well Child and Family Center in Los Angeles, California, on July 24, 2020.
September 22

Greece: Prosecutors told to put anti-maskers on trial

Judicial authorities in Greece have received instructions to pursue the prosecution of anti-mask activists with fast-tracked trials and penalties for convictions of up to a year in prison
September 22
September 22

Confirmed US death toll from coronavirus tops 200,000, the highest in world, by Johns Hopkins University's count

Confirmed US death toll from coronavirus tops 200,000, the highest in world, by Johns Hopkins University's count
September 22
September 22

Vatican: Assisted suicide, euthanasia "intrinsically evil"

The Vatican has reaffirmed its stance that euthanasia and assisted suicide are “intrinsically evil.”
September 22
Rome's skyline is seen from the St. Damaso balcony at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 22

Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and harness the police and military to maintain order
September 22
A health worker walks inside a quarantine facility for people showing symptoms of the COVID-19 amid the coronavirus outbreak at Patriot Candrabhaga stadium in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
September 22

UK leader: Britain at “perilous turning point,” scraps back-to-work drive, tightens restrictions amid virus resurgence

UK leader: Britain at “perilous turning point,” scraps back-to-work drive, tightens restrictions amid virus resurgence
September 22
September 22

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

Mobile apps tracing new COVID cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak
September 22
A man shows the contact tracing app Stayaway Covid on his cellphone, in Lisbon, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The smartphone app uses Bluetooth technology to help discover whether people have been in close proximity to someone infected with COVID-19. Mobile apps tracing new COVID cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the public. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
September 22

Poland seeks more flu vaccines amid shortage during pandemic

Poland’s health minister says the government is trying to secure more flu vaccines due to a national shortage fueled by higher demand during the coronavirus pandemic
September 22
September 21

The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment
September 21
Pedestrians wearing face shields and masks walk at an overhead crossing at Sule Pagoda Road in Yangon, Myanmar,Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Myanmar, faced with a rapidly rising number of coronavirus cases and deaths, has imposed the tightest restrictions so far to fight the spread of the disease in Yangon, the country's biggest city and main transportation hub. (AP Photo/Pyae Sone Win)
September 21

Yemen gets new virus hospital after other facilities close

The Red Cross has announced the opening of a new field hospital in southern Yemen specifically to treat coronavirus patients
September 21
In this photo provided by the International Committee for the Red Cross International and Yemeni staff stand inside a new field hospital for coronavirus patients in the country's main southern city of Aden. The Red Cross announced the opening of the facility on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 as the virus continues to spread largely unchecked in war-torn Yemen. Many medical facilities in the country have closed as staffers flee or turn patients away. (International Committee for the Red Cross via AP)
September 21

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students

An Indian couple are conducting free classes for underprivileged children on a sidewalk in New Delhi
September 21
A child takes a pencil during a class conducted by Veena Gupta on a sidewalk in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Veena Gupta and her husband are conducting free classes for underprivileged children on a sidewalk in New Delhi. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
September 21

Police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy

Body camera footage released Monday from a police shooting that seriously injured a 13-year-old autistic boy in Utah shows that officers shot the boy after his mother asked for help getting him to a hospital and officers agreed to talk to him
September 21
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall speaks during a news conference Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Salt Lake City. A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him to a hospital and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released showed. She called the shooting a tragedy as she called for a quick but thorough investigation. "I am profoundly heartbroken and frustrated," she said. "It's a tragedy for this young boy, for his mother and for families and individuals who have acute mental health needs." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 21

CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air
September 21
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, file photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield puts his mask back on after speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a "Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts," on Capitol Hill, in Washington. The CDC has stirred confusion, by posting, and then taking down, an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread through the air. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
September 21

Here's what science says about airborne transmission of the coronavirus

Evidence is mounting that the virus can linger in the air.
September 21
In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, people sit at tables at San Diego State University in San Diego.
September 21

Ginsburg's death exposes fragility of health law protection

COVID-19 is the newest preexisting medical condition, and the Obama-era health law that protects Americans from insurance discrimination is more fragile following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 21
People gather at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
September 21

Europe adopts tougher virus restrictions as infections surge

European countries are imposing new coronavirus restrictions as the crisis deteriorates, while the U.S. closes in on 200,000 virus deaths
September 21
A local police stops a vehicle at a checkpoint in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Police in the Spanish capital and its surrounding towns are stopping people coming in and out of working-class neighborhoods that have been partially locked down to stem Europe's fastest coronavirus spread. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 21

Airline denies mom and son, 2, after he refused to wear mask

A New Hampshire woman was not allowed to stay on an American Airlines flight with her 2-year-old son because he would not wear a mask as the airline requires
September 21