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After brain-eating amoeba found in county's water supply, advisory lifted in all but 1 area

By ABC News(LAKE JACKSON, Texas) -- After Texas authorities sent an urgent message about brain-eating amoeba found in a southeast county water's supply, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality lifted a "Do Not Use" water advisory for all areas except one, Lake Jackson.On Friday, TCEQ posted on social media that…... Read More

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(HUGHESVILLE, Md.) -- A Maryland man has been sentenced to one year in jail after he hosted two parties against the governor's COVID-19 large gathering orders, prosecutors said.Following a bench trial, Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, was convicted of two counts of failure to comply with an…... Read More

By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- This report is part of "Turning Point," a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.It took 233 years, but for the first time in its history, the New…... Read More

By CHEYENNE HASLETT and ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC NewsJack Barile had been waiting much of the summer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to publish his research on the most effective way to persuade people to wear masks in a pandemic.A psychology professor at the University of Hawaii, Barile…... Read More

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SALEM, Ore.) -- After weeks of steady decline, COVID-19 cases are rising in Oregon -- and wildfires may be contributing.The Oregon State Authority reported 457 new cases on Friday -- the single highest daily total since the pandemic began. The state's coronavirus total now stands at…... Read More

By DR. YALDA SAFAI, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- People with substance use disorders may be more likely to become infected and die of COVID-19, according to a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in Molecular Psychiatry.Specifically, the study found that people with opioid use disorder…... Read More

By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a conservative Christian charity next weekend, marking another foray into politics for the top U.S. diplomat.The fundraiser, with its $10,000 tickets for "a personal visit with Secretary of State…... Read More

Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard is a dad again. He and his wife Hayley tell People magazine that they welcomed their third child, Atlas Roy Hubbard, on September 24 in Nashville.  He weighed in at 8 lbs 2 oz. and, the couple tells People, arrived over a week late. "We…... Read More

By DR. LEAH CROLL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More than 90% of U.S. adults remain susceptible to COVID-19, according to research published on Friday.Using data from dialysis centers in the United States, the study, published in The Lancet, estimates that less than 10% of U.S. adults have virus antibodies, meaning…... Read More

The new David Bowie biopic Stardust, which focuses on the events that inspired the rock legend to create his Ziggy Stardust persona, will premiere on November 25 in theaters and on demand. The film stars Johnny Flynn, an actor and singer-songwriter whose credits include roles in 2018's Emma, the Netflix…... Read More

By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, JOHN SANTUCCI, and KATHERINE FAULDERS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump intends to nominate Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, multiple sources familiar with the president's intentions told ABC News.The move to select…... Read More