Sjo/iStockBy ZOE MOORE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — On Halloween, the sky will be lit up by a rare blue moon on the spookiest night of the year. While it is called a blue moon, the moon won’t actually appear blue. The phrase refers to the time when a second full moon occurs in one […]

iStock/z1bBY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (BAYTOWN, Texas) — More than 16 months after a mentally ill Black woman was shot to death in a struggle with a police officer in the parking lot of her suburban Houston apartment complex, her family said Thursday that their prayers were partially answered when the officer was indicted on […]

iStock/Biletskiy_EvgeniyBY: GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) —  When Jodi Degyansky and her 2-year-old son boarded their return flight from Florida to Chicago’s Midway Airport on Southwest Airlines on Sept. 12, she says she never imagined it would end with both of them being removed from the plane. “I want to be super clear,” Degyansky […]

ABC NewsBY: MATT GUTMAN, IGNACIO TORRES, JAKE LEFFERMAN, and HALEY YAMEDA, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — The ambush of two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies this weekend shocked the country, but it was only the latest incident during a summer of unrest that included nightly stand-offs between police and protesters against police brutality. While the details […]

iStock/carlballouBY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (MILWAUKEE) — Wisconsin authorities are investigating a Wednesday shooting outside a senior citizens facility where a resident allegedly shot three neighbors before turning the gun on himself. Deputies with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said they received a 911 call at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, saying there had been a […]

kickstand/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — It’s mid-September, and Dr. Mark Levine is feeling really good. Vermont, where he serves as the state’s health commissioner, has had the lowest rate of new COVID-19 cases and test positivity in the country for several weeks now. As of Wednesday, there were only three patients hospitalized […]

DNY59/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department researched the possibility of bringing criminal or civil rights charges against Portland city officials related to their response to growing unrest in the city throughout the summer, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News Thursday. DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec declined to say what the results of […]

milehightraveler/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Heavy smoke from the dozens of wildfires blazing up and down the West Coast has traveled as far east as Europe — nearly 5,000 miles — satellite images show. Images released by the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service show the smoke moving from the western U.S. […]

amphotora/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The reward offered for a gunman wanted in the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last week has nearly tripled following donations, officials said. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had initially authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction […]

imagedepotpro/iStockBy DAN PECK and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — nSally, which made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Wednesday, crawled ashore at an incredibly slow 2 to 5 mph. But the leisurely speed shouldn’t be mistaken for weakness. When a tropical system, be it a hurricane or tropical […]

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