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ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty ImageBy HALEY YAMADA and MICHAEL MENDEHLSON (LOS ANGELES) — Families are mourning the loss of loved ones after at least 27 people have been killed in the wake of more than 70 devastating wildfires raging out of control on the west coast. Josiah Williams, a 16-year-old from Berry Creek, California, died […]

iStock/smolaw11BY: SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News (CHICAGO) — From converting on-campus labs to designating quarantine dorms, many schools touted extensive safety strategies leading up to students’ return to college campuses. Now that class is back in session, colleges and universities across the country have been forced to reckon with rising COVID-19 case numbers. The University of […]

iStock/z1bBY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (AURORA, Colorado) — A Colorado city has put a temporary ban on the use of ketamine by first responders more than a year after the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who was placed in a chokehold by a police officer and given a dose of the powerful […]

Phoenix Police DepartmentBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (PHOENIX) — One person was injured during an apparent drive-by shooting outside a federal courthouse in Phoenix midday Tuesday, authorities said. A court security officer was wounded in the shooting, which occurred near the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse in downtown Phoenix, officials said. The officer’s injuries are […]

iStock/nito100BY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — LGBTQ rights advocates are pushing back against the Texas Board of Education’s recent rejection of a proposed curriculum to teach middle school and high school students about gender identity and sexual orientation. The Republican-dominated board rejected a batch of proposed curriculum changes last week, striking down mandates to […]

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, MELISSA GRIFFIN, IVAN PEREIRA and BRITTANY BORER, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Life-threatening storm surge is expected in some areas when Hurricane Sally strikes the Gulf Coast late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The storm surge warning area extends from eastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle. Life-threatening flash flooding is also […]

NosUA/iStockBy ABBY CRUZ and CRISTINA CORUJO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Sept. 15 marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. For many across the country, this is a way to celebrate Latino culture for a few weeks with food, music and festivals. Yet, getting white Americans to recognize Hispanic heritage […]

PeopleImages/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (CHICAGO) — At least 800 Chicago nurses and several hundred health care workers went on strike Monday, calling for safer working conditions and fair pay. “Nurses across the country are at the tipping point,” said Doris Carroll, who has worked as a nurse at University of Illinois Health for more […]

Breonna Taylor FamilyBy BILL HUTCHINSON, SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN and STEPHANIE WASH, ABC News (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, the emergency medical technician shot to death by police in her own home, sources told ABC News. The settlement is expected to be announced […]

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Slow-moving Hurricane Sally is taking aim on the Gulf Coast where it’s expected to bring coastal flooding and dangerous storm surge. Sally is expected to crawl very slowly across the northern Gulf of Mexico over the next 24 hours and will make landfall […]

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