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New York sees startling uptick in Covid-19 cases in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods

New York sees startling uptick in Covid-19 cases in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods

New York neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish communities have seen startling rises in Covid-19 cases and test positivity rate in recent weeks, alarming officials concerned about a new outbreak. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that 20 “hot spot” zip codes, including parts of Brooklyn, Queens and Orange and Rockland counties, had a collective positivity rate of…MORE

Teacher gets her children ready for in-person school, but she has to stay home

Teacher gets her children ready for in-person school, but she has to stay home

On Tuesday morning, 6-year-old Andonios Anastsiou will put on his backpack and head to school in New York City for the first time since March. He’ll be one of the thousands of children in the nation’s largest school district able to get in-person schooling once again in buildings that have been shuttered in the pandemic.…MORE

Resident describes giant chunks of ash falling across the Bay Area

Resident describes giant chunks of ash falling across the Bay Area

Residents in northern California are dealing with more than just smoke from deadly wildfires in the area, with pictures showing shockingly large chunks of ash that have fallen. Santa Rosa resident Morgan Balaei told CNN Monday she has seen at least two large pieces of ash fall from the sky over her neighborhood in California.…MORE

The California city of Calistoga is evacuated as the Glass Fire closes in

The California city of Calistoga is evacuated as the Glass Fire closes in

Firefighters scrambled Tuesday to save homes in California’s wine country as one of the state’s fast-growing wildfires spread, compounding the misery of a deadly fire season that has destroyed numerous homes and left parts of California inhaling unhealthy air for weeks. The Glass Fire — one of two large blazes that began over the weekend…MORE

An 11-year-old boy and a woman are dead after an Oregon hostage situation

An 11-year-old boy and a woman are dead after an Oregon hostage situation

A woman and an 11-year-old boy were killed in a hostage situation that unfolded in Salem, Oregon, state police said Tuesday. The suspect was also found dead. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday to a call of a possible hostage situation around 12:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. ET), according to a news release…MORE

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