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Northeast travel restrictions add to small business owners' struggles

gregobagel/iStockBy ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC NEWS(BOSTON) -- Every year, more than 20 million visitors flock to Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which, after being closed for several months, reopened July 1.But for the first time in its nearly 300-year history, it's largely empty."There is no foot traffic," business owner Sara Youngelson told ABC News. "It is so far and few between, it's just been really, really tough."For Youngelson, who owns five businesses in the Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market area, the past five months have been some ...

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Attack at church in South Africa leaves 5 dead

Terraxplorer/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(ZUURBEKOM, South Africa) -- At least five people are dead and more than 40 people arrested in South Africa Saturday following an attack at a church in Zuurbekom, a town in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.Four people were found shot and burnt to death in a car while a fifth victim, a security guard, was also fatally shot, local authorities said.The National Commissioner of Police General Khehla John Sitole said the quick response by authorities averted even more destruction and ...

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As loans run out, small businesses face reckoning amid COVID-19 surge

ABC NewsBy DEVIN DWYER and JANET WEINSTEIN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) -- The resurgence of COVID-19 across the country this summer has deepened anxiety for millions of American small business owners who face another imminent cash crunch in their battle to survive a historic pandemic.The government’s $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program, first rolled out in April, was supposed to help many businesses and their employees weather the storm. Nearly half of all American workers are employed by a small business.But now many of the nearly 5 million ...

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Near record heat expected in Southwest as heatwave grips large parts of US

ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Fay has now transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone, with winds of 35 mph. The storm’s center is located about 30 miles south of Albany, New York, on Saturday and is moving north at 17 mph.As the storm came ashore on Friday, Fay brought significant rainfall to parts of Delaware and New Jersey. Sussex County, Delaware saw 6.97inches of rain, while Margate City, New Jersey, received 5.5 inches of rain. Even some inland areas, such as ...

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In Texas, state with most nursing homes, experts fear for elderly amid coronavirus surge

Adene Sanchez/iStockBy HALLEY FREGER, ALLISON PECORIN, and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC NEWS (AUSTIN) -- The senior citizens who populate Texas nursing homes were not jammed into bars or packed onto beaches on Memorial Day, but officials there now fear that coronavirus that began spreading among younger people over the past month is imperiling the lives of the state’s most vulnerable.It was a grim but predictable development for a state with more nursing homes – 1,218 – than any state in the nation, experts told ABC News. Some ...

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Susan Collins, Congress's last New England Republican, facing toughest reelection yet

Win McNamee/Getty ImagesBy QUINN SCANLAN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) -- The senior Maine senator has represented the state in the upper chamber since 1997, and she’s pursuing a fifth term in a vastly different political environment, one where her disposition is increasingly out of step with elected leaders and voters, and her vote in favor of President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court justice nominee continues to be weaponized against her.“The big picture is that she's in a fight for her electoral life here that she's really never ...

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Coronavirus live updates: US Army sending medical task force to Houston

sonreir es gratis/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Over 12.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.1 ...

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Joe Biden’s cognitive decline is becoming impossible to ignore making his continued campaign for the presidency impossible to understand.

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