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COVID-19 live updates: 21 states see at least 10% jump in daily cases

COVID-19 live updates: 21 states see at least 10% jump in daily cases

Tomwang112/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 764,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.9% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Hundreds displaced due to intense flooding in Washington state: Latest

Hundreds displaced due to intense flooding in Washington state: Latest

djperry/iStock(NEW YORK) — Over 1 foot of rain pummeled the Pacific Northwest in five days, bringing rivers into major flood stages and flooding roads and neighborhoods. In Whatcom County, Washington, in the northwest part of the state along the Canadian border, about 500 people were displaced Monday due to flooding, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office…Continue Reading

Fire forces evacuations in popular Colorado ski resort town

Fire forces evacuations in popular Colorado ski resort town

iStock/Kamonchai Mattakulphon(LARIMER COUNTY, Colo.) — A small fire has sparked mandatory evacuations in a popular Colorado ski resort town as wind gusts threaten to fan the flames. The Kruger Fire broke out Tuesday morning near Kruger Rock in Larimer County, just outside Estes Park, a mountain town with about 6,000 residents, fire officials said. The…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: US daily case average jumps 23%

COVID-19 live updates: US daily case average jumps 23%

Tomwang112/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 764,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.8% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Texas teen charged with allegedly setting Austin synagogue on fire

Texas teen charged with allegedly setting Austin synagogue on fire

Austin Fire Department(AUSTIN, Texas) — A Texas teen has been charged with allegedly setting an Austin, Texas, synagogue ablaze on Halloween. Prosecutors allege that Franklin Barrett Sechriest, an 18-year-old student at Texas State University, intentionally lit a fire at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on the night of Oct. 31, and upon searching his Jeep…Continue Reading

Kyle Rittenhouse trial Day 10 ends with closing arguments: Key takeaways

Kyle Rittenhouse trial Day 10 ends with closing arguments: Key takeaways

iStock/CatEyePerspective(NEW YORK) — A Wisconsin jury will begin deliberating the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse on Tuesday after hearing starkly different theories of the same evidence, with a prosecutor portraying the teenager as a trouble-seeking active shooter to counter defense claims he shot three men, two fatally, in self-defense. The Kenosha County Circuit Court jury was…Continue Reading

Six teens hospitalized after shooting at park in Aurora, Colorado

Six teens hospitalized after shooting at park in Aurora, Colorado

iStock/South_agency(AURORA, Colo.) — Six high school students are in the hospital after they were shot at a park near their Aurora, Colorado, school, police said. All injuries are non-life-threatening, Aurora police Chief Vanessa Wilson said at a news conference. School resource officers put a tourniquet on one victim who is in surgery, she said. The…Continue Reading

Voluntary recall issued for ABUS youth helmets due to risk of head injury

Voluntary recall issued for ABUS youth helmets due to risk of head injury

iStock/LeManna(NEW YORK) — The Consumer Product Safety Commissions (CPSC) announced on Nov. 10 a voluntary recall on the “ABUS Mountz Youth Helmets,” citing that the products pose a risk of head injury. The recall involves the ABUS ACM (MountZ) youth medium-sized helmets and were sold in “velvet black” and “polar white” color,” according to the…Continue Reading

Five teens hospitalized after shooting at park in Aurora, Colorado

Five teens hospitalized after shooting at park in Aurora, Colorado

iStock/South_agency(AURORA, Colo.) — Five teenagers were taken to a hospital after multiple people were shot at a park in Aurora, Colorado, police said. The teens are ages 14 to 17. The shooting happened north of Aurora Central High School at Nome Park, and the school is on a secure perimeter. First responders gather in a…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: Israel approves vaccination for younger children

COVID-19 live updates: Israel approves vaccination for younger children

Tomwang112/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 763,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.8% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Authorities prepare for verdict in murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

Authorities prepare for verdict in murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

Marilyn Nieves/iStock(KENOSHA, Wisc.) — Local authorities are gearing up as the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse draws to a close and the jury will begin deliberations early next week. Closing arguments in the high-profile trial are scheduled for Monday morning in Wisconsin’s Kenosha County Circuit Court, followed by deliberations. In advance of the verdict, Wisconsin…Continue Reading

Lawsuits against Travis Scott, Astroworld organizers pile up

Lawsuits against Travis Scott, Astroworld organizers pile up

iStock/Motortion(HOUSTON) — Several lawsuits have been filed so far against several parties connected to the deadly stage surge during Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, which left at least nine concertgoers dead and many more injured. Now, more than 100 victims of the tragedy are being represented in cases against event organizers, managers…Continue Reading

Missing New Jersey teen Jashyah Moore found safe in New York City

Missing New Jersey teen Jashyah Moore found safe in New York City

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Jashyah Moore, a 14-year-old from New Jersey, was found safe in New York City on Thursday, according to officials. The teen “is currently safe and is being provided all appropriate services,” acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens said in a statement. Jashyah had been missing since Oct. 14. Stephens said…Continue Reading

Nine victims dead following fatal Travis Scott Astroworld concert

Nine victims dead following fatal Travis Scott Astroworld concert

iStock/peterspiro(HOUSTON) — Nine victims have been identified in the deadly stage surge at the Astroworld Festival concert. 23-year-old Arturo Sanchez, an attendee, said his heart literally stopped as he was trampled by the crowd, and he believed he was going to die himself. Bruised and battered, Sanchez told ABC News from his hospital bed on…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: Hospitalizations on the rise in 14 states

COVID-19 live updates: Hospitalizations on the rise in 14 states

CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 758,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.5% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Missing Hawaii girl’s adoptive parents arrested and charged with murder

Missing Hawaii girl’s adoptive parents arrested and charged with murder

iStock/ijoe84(NEW YORK) — The adoptive parents of missing Isabella “Ariel” Kalua have been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after more than two months of investigations, according to the Honolulu Police Department. Isabella would have turned 7 years old last week. “It’s clear that [Isabella] was loved and missed by many people,” said Rade Vanic,…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: Cases on the rise in 20 states

COVID-19 live updates: Cases on the rise in 20 states

CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 758,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.5% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Flocks of sheep are the firefighting solution we never knew we needed

Flocks of sheep are the firefighting solution we never knew we needed

ABC NewsThis is the second episode of ABC News Digital’s four-part series “Green New Future,” which highlights innovators and environmental solutions. (NEW YORK) — The answer to managing wildfires may have been hiding in nature all this time. Wildfires are a natural occurrence in forest ecosystems, but certain fire management practices have also contributed to…Continue Reading

Mom opens store and uses proceeds to pay for people’s adoptions

Mom opens store and uses proceeds to pay for people’s adoptions

Brittany Berrie poses with her now-adopted daughter Gracie in an undated family photo. – (Brittany Berrie)Katie Kindelan, ABC News (DAVENPORT, Iowa) — An Iowa mom who was able to adopt her daughter thanks to the generosity of a family member has opened a clothing store where 100% of the proceeds go to help families pay…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: Over 900,000 kids 5-11 will have 1st shot by end of day, White House says

COVID-19 live updates: Over 900,000 kids 5-11 will have 1st shot by end of day, White House says

CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 757,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.4% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Suspect in fatal shooting of Georgia police officer found dead

Suspect in fatal shooting of Georgia police officer found dead

iStock/South_agency(ATLANTA) — The man suspected of shooting and killing a police officer in Georgia last week was found dead Tuesday night. Police sources told WSB-TV, an ABC affiliate, that Jordan Jackson was found dead in a Clayton County apartment complex from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Tuesday night. Henry County Police Department confirmed his death…Continue Reading

Benton Harbor, Michigan, lead pipe removal is finally underway

Benton Harbor, Michigan, lead pipe removal is finally underway

iStock/carterdayne(BENTON HARBOR, Mich.) — Construction has finally begun in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to replace the lead-tainted service lines that have been poisoning the predominantly Black community’s water supply for years. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went the western Michigan city on Tuesday to visit a construction site where the first lead service lines are being replaced…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: Over 900,000 kids 5-11 will have first shot by end of day, White House says

COVID-19 live updates: Over 900,000 kids 5-11 will have first shot by end of day, White House says

CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 756,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.4% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Prosecution rests case in homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

Prosecution rests case in homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

iStock/nirat(NEW YORK) — Prosecutors rested their case on Tuesday against Kyle Rittenhouse by playing for the jury a new drone video of the teenager allegedly shooting the first of three men — two of whom died — during a 2020 protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The prosecution wrapped up its case after six days of presenting…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: Pfizer to seek approval for adult boosters, source says

COVID-19 live updates: Pfizer to seek approval for adult boosters, source says

jonathanfilskov-photography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 756,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.4% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Shaq, police announce $30,000 reward for info on suspect who shot officer

Shaq, police announce $30,000 reward for info on suspect who shot officer

iStock/ChiccoDodiFC(ATLANTA) — Investigators in Georgia and NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal are offering a $30,000 reward for any information regarding a suspect who shot and wounded a police officer last week. Henry County Police Officer Paramhans Desai, 38, was responding to a domestic disturbance on Thursday and was attempting to make an arrest, the…Continue Reading

COVID-19 vaccine mandates moving the needle, experts say

COVID-19 vaccine mandates moving the needle, experts say

Inside Creative House/iStock(NEW YORK) — Vaccine mandates have been yet another controversial move in the deeply divisive COVID-19 pandemic, sparking lawsuits, protests and warnings of reductions in service. But data and experts suggest that they are working. In fact, some organizations saw their employee vaccination rates jump from less than half to over 90%. James…Continue Reading

Lawsuits against Astroworld organizers, Travis Scott pile up

Lawsuits against Astroworld organizers, Travis Scott pile up

Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Several lawsuits have been filed so far against several parties connected to the deadly stage surge during Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, which left at least eight concertgoers dead and many more injured. Astroworld is a music festival founded by rapper Travis Scott and held annually…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: Pfizer to seek approval for adult boosters: Source

COVID-19 live updates: Pfizer to seek approval for adult boosters: Source

jonathanfilskov-photography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 755,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.3% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial: Key takeaways from Day 5

Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial: Key takeaways from Day 5

imaginima/iStock(KENOSHA, Wis.) — A man who was allegedly shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse during a deadly Wisconsin protest testified on Monday that he thought he was going to die as he faced the barrel of a semiautomatic rifle and saw the teenager “re-racking” the weapon. Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, took the witness stand for…Continue Reading

DOJ charges two men allegedly behind REvil ransomware attacks

DOJ charges two men allegedly behind REvil ransomware attacks

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The nation’s top law enforcement officials announced on Monday the seizure of approximately $6 million in ransom payments and new criminal charges against a Ukrainian national and Russian national alleged to have deployed the REvil ransomware that infected more than 1,000 companies and public organizations around the globe this summer. Yaroslav Vasinskyi,…Continue Reading

Big Bird reveals he’s been vaccinated against COVID-19

Big Bird reveals he’s been vaccinated against COVID-19

Bill Oxford/iStock(NEW YORK) — To help educate kids about the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage them to get it, Big Bird from “Sesame Street” announced that he just got the shot and is feeling great about it. “I got the COVID-19 vaccine today!” Big Bird tweeted over the weekend, breaking a months-long hiatus on the social media…Continue Reading

‘Heroic’ pastor tackles gunman at church altar

‘Heroic’ pastor tackles gunman at church altar

Nashville Light Mission Pentecostal Church(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Police are hailing a Nashville, Tennessee, pastor as a hero after he tackled a gunman at the church altar. Dezire Baganda, 26, was sitting at the front of the Nashville Light Mission Pentecostal Church on Sunday when he allegedly took out a gun and headed to the altar where…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: Biden administration urges schools to provide shots, info

COVID-19 live updates: Biden administration urges schools to provide shots, info

jonathanfilskov-photography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 754,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.3% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Live updates: Ahmaud Arbery murder case underway

Live updates: Ahmaud Arbery murder case underway

DNY59/iStock(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — The murder trial of three white Georgia men charged in the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man prosecutors allege was “hunted down” and shot to death while out for a Sunday jog, has begun. The evidence portion of the high-profile case kicked off just after 9 a.m. in Glynn…Continue Reading

Four ways to combat climate change with a fork

Four ways to combat climate change with a fork

Grandbrothers/iStock(NEW YORK) — As leaders from nearly every country in the world converge upon Glasgow, Scotland, for COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference — the climate crisis is at center stage, as well as the way food is eaten and produced. Some estimates show that a quarter of all planet-warming greenhouse gases come from food…Continue Reading

Bond raised for mom of 8-year-old boy left dead in Houston apartment

Bond raised for mom of 8-year-old boy left dead in Houston apartment

Harris County Sheriff’s Office(HOUSTON) — A bond was raised Friday for the mother of an 8-year-old boy whose remains were left in his Houston home, along with three malnourished siblings. Gloria Williams, 35, was arrested last week and charged with injury to a child by omission and tampering with evidence, according to the sheriff’s office. Her…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: US at ‘inflection point’ heading into winter months

COVID-19 live updates: US at ‘inflection point’ heading into winter months

CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 751,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

What to know about the new OSHA vaccine mandate, and how it will impact you

What to know about the new OSHA vaccine mandate, and how it will impact you

Bill Oxford/iStock(NEW YORK) — Some 100 million American workers are expected to be impacted by the Biden administration’s new workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandate come January, under a sweeping new plan that labels coronavirus as an occupational hazard in the workplace. Here is what to know about the new regulations, enforced by the Department of Labor’s Occupational…Continue Reading

Search continues for missing 14-year-old in New Jersey

Search continues for missing 14-year-old in New Jersey

ABC News(EAST ORANGE, N.J.) — 14-year-old Jashyah Moore has been missing since Oct. 14. Her family is pleading with her community for answers that would help bring her daughter home. “I cannot imagine what she might be going through just being away from us this long, being away from her family who loves her very much,”…Continue Reading

State Department offering up to $10 million reward for information on leaders of DarkSide ransomware group

State Department offering up to $10 million reward for information on leaders of DarkSide ransomware group

Kiyoshi Tanno/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The State Department is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that could lead to the identification or location of those in leadership positions within the DarkSide ransomware group. Authorities also announced that they’re offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction…Continue Reading

Opening statements in Ahmaud Arbery trial set to begin

Opening statements in Ahmaud Arbery trial set to begin

DNY59/iStock(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — The murder trial of three white Georgia men charged in the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man prosecutors allege was “hunted down” and shot to death while out for a Sunday jog, has begun. The evidence portion of the high-profile case kicked off just after 9 a.m. in Glynn…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: Don’t give kids pain reliever before vaccine, CDC says

COVID-19 live updates: Don’t give kids pain reliever before vaccine, CDC says

AlxeyPnferov/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 750,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Juror booted in Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial over Jacob Blake joke

Juror booted in Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial over Jacob Blake joke

imaginima/iStock(KENOSHA, Wis.) — A juror in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial in Wisconsin was booted from the case Thursday morning after he acknowledged that he told a tasteless joke to a deputy. The man, referred to a juror No. 7, was dismissed after he was questioned by Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder. The…Continue Reading

US paying a high price for climate change-induced weather disasters

US paying a high price for climate change-induced weather disasters

CHUYN/iStock(NEW YORK) — Weather globally and across the U.S. has grown increasingly violent, with Americans seeing a steady increase in tornado events since 1950. More than 900 tornadoes have been confirmed since Jan.1, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. However, Tornadoes are not the only severe weather event leaving behind a trail of…Continue Reading

What the Minneapolis vote on police reform means for the movement

What the Minneapolis vote on police reform means for the movement

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis voters on Tuesday rejected a charter amendment that would have replaced the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety. About 56% of voters voted “no” on the charter amendment, which was pitched as a “public health approach” to policing in response to the anti-police brutality movement of 2020. Corenia Smith,…Continue Reading

Jury seated in trial of men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

Jury seated in trial of men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

Marilyn Nieves/iStock(GLYNN COUNTY, Ga.) — A jury was impaneled on Wednesday to decide the fate of three white Georgia men accused of chasing down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who prosecutors allege was just out for a Sunday jog in 2020 when he was attacked. Opening statements in the murder trial will…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: COVID-19 live updates: Don’t give kids pain reliever before vaccine, CDC says

COVID-19 live updates: COVID-19 live updates: Don’t give kids pain reliever before vaccine, CDC says

AlxeyPnferov/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 748,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 67.9% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

COVID-19 live updates: Biden reacts to CDC greenlighting child vaccinations

COVID-19 live updates: Biden reacts to CDC greenlighting child vaccinations

AlxeyPnferov/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 748,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 67.9% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according…Continue Reading

Striking John Deere workers vote against tentative new contract

Striking John Deere workers vote against tentative new contract

iStock/Wolterk(DETROIT) — Members of the United Auto Workers Union voted Tuesday against a tentative agreement that would have ended the ongoing strike of more than 10,000 John Deere workers. The vote came up 55% against and 45% in favor, according to the UAW. This is the second time the union has rejected a tentative contract…Continue Reading

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