US infection rate rising outside New York as states reopen

National coronavirus updates: US infection rate rising outside New York as states reopen

Updated: 3:22 PM EDT May 6, 2020

The latest:There have been more than 1.2 million coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.The U.S. death toll has surpassed 71,000 people, according to Hopkins.An Associated Press analysis finds that taking the New York metropolitan area’s progress against the coronavirus out of the equation shows the rest of the U.S. moving in the wrong direction, with the infection rate rising even as states move to lift their lockdowns.President Trump toured and spoke at a mask production facility in Arizona on Tuesday. The World Health Organization says 108 potential COVID-19 vaccines are in development around the world, according to documents posted on its website.An influential coronavirus…

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Protective orders issued to ‘Duck Dynasty’ star’s family

Three members of “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson's family have received protective orders against a man charged with shooting at homes on their Louisiana estate.Daniel King Jr., 38, was booked into jail on a charge of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting after two homes were struck by gunfire on the West Monroe property belonging to Willie Robertson, a star of the reality show about duck hunting that ran from 2012 to 2017.King has since been ordered to stay at least 1000 feet away from Willie Robertson's son, John Luke Robertson, as well as John Luke's wife and infant child, The News-Star reported. The order was set to run through April 2022.King was accused of pointing a handgun from the window of a Ford F-250 and firing shots toward the homes, the newspaper reported, citing an arrest warrant from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.Nobody was hurt but one bullet went through the bedroom window of the home where John Luke Robertson lives with his family, auth…

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States shouldn’t reopen before at least May 1, model shows

The latest:There have been more than 835,000 coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.The U.S. death toll has surpassed 45,000 people, according to Hopkins.Globally, there have been more than 2.6 million cases with more than 182,000 deaths.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director gave an ominous forecast of a possible second wave of the virus in the winter. New autopsy results show the coronavirus killed two Californians in early and mid-February — up to three weeks before the previously known first U.S. death from the virus.South Carolina became the latest state to announce its schools would remain closed through the remainder of the school year.President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will be placing a 60-day pause on the issuance of certain immigration green cards. With a handful of states reopening parts of their economies, a coronavirus model routinely cited by the White House warns that no stat…

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Stimulus checks begin arriving in hopes of curbing economic damage

The latest:There have been more than 614,000 coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.The U.S. death toll has surpassed 27,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins.The U.S. recorded its highest number of coronavirus deaths in a day on Tuesday with 2,405 deaths.Globally, there have been 2 million cases with more than 132,000 deaths.The IRS began sending out stimulus payments this week, with 80 million expected to receive them by Wednesday.President Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will halt funding to the World Health Organization.The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the CDC and FEMA have drafted a national plan to reopen the United States.Multiple airlines reported Tuesday they are receiving billions of dollars from the federal government to help pay workers.Government relief checks began arriving in Americans’ bank accounts as the economic damage to the U.S. from the coronavirus piled up Wednesday and sluggish sales at…

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The truth behind a 10-year-old’s brutal murder remains a mystery

3 years after a 10-year-old girl's brutal murder, there are still more questions than answers

The circumstances around Victoria Martens' death are shocking

Updated: 3:32 PM EDT Apr 8, 2020

The story of Victoria Martens' brutal murder is nothing short of a complete tragedy. The 10-year-old girl was killed, dismembered and set on fire in August 2016. Her mother, Michelle Martens, her mother's boyfriend, Fabian Gonzalez and his cousin, Jessica Kelley, were all arrested and charged in connection with the murder. For over a year, investigators used Martens' version of events on the night of her daughter's death before additional evidence showed that Michelle Martens' gave a false confession. Simply put, police were following the wrong leads and it led to a dead end.With Martens, Kelley and Gonzalez all telling different stories and time …

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