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2nd person struck and killed by Mardi Gras parade float in New Orleans

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

A woman was killed earlier this week in an accident similar to one that occurred Saturday night.
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For second time this week, person hit, killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

For second time this week, person hit, killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

1 month ago   |   By KSBW

Tandem floats - multiple floats connected by hitches - have been banned for the rest of the festival after a second death at this year's Mardi Gras.
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New Orleans agency: 1 fatally struck by Mardi Gras float

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

A person was struck by a float and fatally injured Saturday evening during one of the iconic parades of the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, authorities said. It was the second death in days to mar this year's Carnival festivities.
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Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns

Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns

The grass-court grand slam was due to begin on June 29, but a decision was made to scrap the event for the first time since World War II. Read more ...

New York City nurse says she worked for a week while infected with coronavirus

New York City nurse says she worked for a week while infected with coronavirus

She said her diagnosis went undetected because the hospitals where she worked have not been testing staff. Read more ...

Toilet paper spills onto Texas highway after truck catches fire

Toilet paper spills onto Texas highway after truck catches fire

No, this is not an April Fools' prank. A Texas interstate was closed early Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of toilet paper crashed and caught fire. Read more ...

FDA Requests Heartburn Drug Zantac To Be Pulled From Market Immediately

FDA Requests Heartburn Drug Zantac To Be Pulled From Market Immediately

The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting that manufacturers pull all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by the brand name Zantac, from the... Read more ...

Target, Trader Joe's and other stores close on Easter Sunday to give...

Target, Trader Joe's and other stores close on Easter Sunday to give employees break

Grocery store workers have been working around the clock to make sure shelves are stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

Cruise ships ordered by US Coast Guard to remain at sea & prepare to treat...

Cruise ships ordered by US Coast Guard to remain at sea & prepare to treat coronavirus-stricken passengers themselves

The US Coast Guard has warned cruise ships stuck at sea that they could be “sequestered” indefinitely during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and must be equipped to take care of... Read more ...

Trump claims Iran preparing ‘sneak attack' on US troops in Iraq

Trump claims Iran preparing ‘sneak attack' on US troops in Iraq

President Trump asserted on Twitter Wednesday that Iran was plotting a “sneak attack” on US troops or facilities in Iraq. “Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are... Read more ...

Florida Governor Orders Statewide Lockdown

Florida Governor Orders Statewide Lockdown

After days of pressure, Florida's Governor, Ron DeSantis, ordered a statewide lockdown. Florida had been the lone holdout of states most effected by the coronavirus to not have... Read more ...

Kevin Durant and three other Nets cleared of coronavirus after positive tests

Kevin Durant and three other Nets cleared of coronavirus after positive tests

The Nets were harder-hit than any other NBA team by the coronavirus, with four players testing positive, including Kevin Durant. But all are cleared and symptom-free, according... Read more ...

Coronavirus latest: 2,547 cases in Ohio; 591 in Kentucky; 2,565 in Indiana

Coronavirus latest: 2,547 cases in Ohio; 591 in Kentucky; 2,565 in Indiana

The COVID-19 outbreak is continuing to change everyday life for millions of Americans. Leaders across the county, including the Tri-State area, are implementing measures to... Read more ...