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New cases of the Omicron variant discovered in at least three more states in the U.S., including five cases in New York. This, as President Biden unveils his new plan to combat the spread of this new variant, including the at-home test kits that can be covered by insurance. An exclusive look inside the Moderna facility where they are working on a variation of their COVID vaccine to specifically target this new variant if needed. The prosecutor in Michigan revealing new details on the deadly school shooting and why the 15-year-old suspect's parents may face charges. The exclusive interview with actor Alec Baldwin on the deadly movie set shooting in New Mexico. And remembering a beloved actor from a classic TV sitcom.
The first case of the new Omicron variant detected in the United States in California. This, as the demand for COVID booster shots soar. A fourth student has now died following a deadly school shooting in Michigan as new details come in on the suspected shooter. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Mississippi's restrictive abortion law. A wife of a famous music executive shot and killed in her home in Los Angeles. The new report revealing former President Trump tested positive for COVID three days before the final presidential debate with Joe Biden. And Alec Baldwin breaks his silence on the deadly New Mexico movie set shooting.
At least three students killed and eight people wounded in a deadly school shooting in Michigan. Police have arrested a 15-year-old student in connection with the shooting. The Omicron variant now spreading to 20 countries. The first accuser testifies in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein. Jury selection begins in the trial of a former Minnesota police officer who allegedly shot and killed Daunte Wright. The Chief of Staff to former President Trump Mark Meadows now says he will cooperate with the January 6 Committee. CNN suspends anchor Chris Cuomo. And Adele's next big move in the U.S.
What we know on the Omicron variant after the World Health Organization labeled it a COVID "variant of concern." The latest on the new confirmed cases, including some in Canada. The New York State Attorney General's office releases over nine hours of testimony in the investigation of sexual harassment allegations against the state's former governor, Andrew Cuomo. The first witness testifies in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the friend and alleged accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein, accused of recruiting underage girls for Epstein. And Tiger Woods speaks publicly for the first time following his rollover SUV crash in California earlier this year and when he expects to play again.
The suspect accused of plowing his SUV into a Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin makes his first court appearance and is formally charged with intentional homicide. This, as authorities announce the death of a sixth victim, a child. As millions hit the road for Thanksgiving, President Biden announces the U.S. will tap into oil reserves to release 50 million barrels of oil. Jury deliberations begin in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial. Concerns mounting as the number of new children COVID cases grows to 142,000 new infections in just the last week. Authorities in Florida release the final autopsy findings into the death of Brian Laundrie, the man wanted for the disappearance of Gabby Petito. And NASA just hours away from launching a spacecraft trying to slam into an asteroid.
Police in Waukesha, Wisconsin identifying the driver who rammed his SUV into a Christmas Parade. This, as authorities reveal the names of the victims who died, ranging in age from 52 to 81 years old. Americans nationwide lining up to find and get their COVID booster shots with the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching. More than 50 million people said to be traveling by car or plane this Thanksgiving. Closing arguments finish up in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial. New video and questions involving Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. And the major deals already online ahead of Black Friday.
Two missionaries held captive by a street gang in Haiti have been released. The two were among a group of 17 people who were kidnapped earlier this month and are being held ransom. The Thanksgiving travel rush begins with lines of passengers growing around major airports and scores of drivers prepare to hit the roads nationwide. The rush for American adults to get a COVID booster shot following the CDC's decision to expand eligibility. This, as thousands overseas protest new COVID restrictions and vaccine mandates. Closing arguments expected tomorrow in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial. And new images of a Chinese tennis star who disappeared after accusing a top Communist Party official of sexual assault.
A jury finding Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges stemming from the fatal shootings of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer. One of the families of the two victims responding to verdict, saying the verdict sends an "unacceptable message." The CDC Director has officially signed off on COVID booster shots for all American adults 18 and older. The weather system on the move that could cause headaches as millions of Americans prepare to travel for Thanksgiving. The House passes the second part of President Biden's domestic agenda. The exclusive reporting of a story that gripped the nation: 13 children who were held captive and abused by their parents. And the story of an inspiring high school football team in California.
The prosecution in the Ahmaud Arbery case grills Travis McMichael, the man who shot and killed Arbery. The defense then resting its case. Massachusetts and Utah joining 14 other states moving forward to encourage COVID booster shots for all adults 18 and older. Tracking the weather system that could deliver two storms from the Midwest to the Northeast next week. Jury deliberations continue in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. The governor of Oklahoma commutes the death sentence of Julius Jones to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Two men exonerated for the killing of Malcolm X. And the 105-year-old running a 100-meter race, reminding us all to give thanks.
The jury gets the case following closing arguments in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. The prosecution arguing Rittenhouse was an "active shooter" who "promoted" the shooting that killed two protesters and injured a third, while the defense argued the shooting was self-defense. President Biden signs the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill with lawmakers from both parties on hand. Dr. Fauci addresses concerns over a possible post-Thanksgiving COVID surge, as over two dozen states report alarming spikes in new cases. An investigation underway into an active shooter incident in Aurora, Colorado. One of former President Trump's closest allies, Steve Bannon, turns himself into federal authorities after defying a subpoena to testify on the events of January 6. And how one high school football player paid tribute to his late mother.
Fears of a possible COVID-19 winter surge after over two dozen states see increases in new cases and hospitalizations for the first time in nearly two months. Kenosha, Wisconsin bracing for the highly anticipated verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial by placing nearly 500 National Guard troops on standby. President Biden's approval numbers plunge to a new low as he prepares to sign the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Steve Bannon prepares to turn himself in tomorrow after he was charged by a federal grand jury with criminal contempt of Congress. New concerns over the health of Queen Elizabeth after the 95-year-old Monarch misses one of England's most important events. And a look at the devastating effects of climate change on Australia's barrier reefs.
Steve Bannon, one of President Trump's closest allies, indicted by a federal grand jury for refusing to comply with a subpoena to testify about the January 6th Capitol riots. The judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial indicating he will likely allow the jury to consider lesser charges when deliberations begin. California and New Mexico joining several other states in pushing for COVID booster shots for all Americans 18 and older due to an uptick in new cases nationwide. A California judge issues an immediate end to Britney Spears' conservatorship. A look at the record number of American workers quitting their jobs and why this number is so high. And an exclusive report on climate change in Antartica.
The defense in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial rests its case just a day after the 18-year-old took the stand in his own defense. Alarming spike in COVID cases in 22 states from Colorado to New Mexico to Michigan, prompting some to call for boosters for all Americans 18 and older. A major weather system moving across the Northeast expecting to pack heavy rain and wind gusts from Washington, D.C. to Boston. The jury in the Ahmaud Arbery case hearing new testimony from the homeowner who had videotaped people on his property. The breakdown behind the rising prices in gasoline and groceries. And saluting our veterans on this Veterans Day.
The United States lifting travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers. This comes as Pfizer is reportedly set to request emergency use authorization for its COVID booster shot for all Americans 18 and older. The FBI now joining the criminal investigation into the deadly stampede at a Travis Scott concert in Houston. The dramatic testimony from a medic who was shot and survived in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. The White House taking a victory lap following the passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. And the January 6 Congressional Committee issuing new subpoenas for more associates of former President Trump's inner circle.
New developments in the AstroWorld concert investigation in Houston after a massive crowd of 50,000 people stampeded towards the stage as Travis Scott performed. The incident claiming the lives of eight people and injuring dozens more. The House passes the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill with bipartisan support as it now heads to President Biden to sign. The Justice Department defends the Biden Administration's COVID vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 employees or more after a federal judge blocked the mandate. A brazen assassination attempt against Iraq's Prime Minister. And the New York City Marathon returns for its 50th running.
The push for a potential vote tonight in the House on the bipartisan infrastructure bill that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs and improve roads and broadband internet nationwide. Pfizer announcing a pill that cuts down the risk of hospitalization or death from COVID. Former presidents from both parties remember and honor the life of General Colin Powell. The emotional details described by prosecutors in the Ahmad Arbery murder trial. NFL star Aaron Rodgers breaks his silence after testing positive for COVID earlier in the week. And the skydiving plane seen stalling in midair.
The Biden Administration sets a new federal deadline requiring companies with more than 100 employees by the new year to have their workers fully vaccinated or face weekly testing. Republican governors in 26 states say they will file a lawsuit challenging the mandate. The deadly shooting at a resort in Cancun, Mexico forcing guests and staff to hide for cover. The U.S. Navy firing three top U.S. submarine leaders aboard the U.S.S. Connecticut after it crashed into an undersea mountain. Pressure building on House Democrats to pass President Biden's infrastructure and social spending bills. New developments in the Ahmad Arbery murder trial. And a follow up on David's reporting on the children of Southern Madagascar.
Biden: Climate summit must start ‘a decisive decade of action'; CDC experts vote to recommend Pfizer shot for kids 5 to 11; Opening statements made in trial of Kyle Rittenhouse; Six camera department members reportedly walked off the Santa Fe set of “Rust” hours before authorities say Halyna Hutchins was killed.
President Biden attends the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Glasglow, Scotland, sounding the alarm on the world's climate and pledging the United States will take the lead in addressing the issue. This, as back home, key Democratic Senator Joe Manchin says he will not support the President's $1.75 trillion social spending bill in its current form. Hospitals and health care providers nationwide prepare for the rollout of Pfizer's COVID vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old. The Supreme Court takes up oral arguments on Texas's controversial abortion law. American Airlines and Southwest both ground thousands of flights nationwide. And an exclusive look at Madagascar, where the U.N. warns the country could become the first to experience climate change famine.
President Biden answering a wide range of questions on climate change at the G20 Summit in Rome. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announces she has tested positive for COVID. American Airlines grounding more than 1,800 flights over the weekend, stranding thousands of passengers at airports nationwide. Hospitals and health care providers nationwide prepare to administer child COVID shots. A new poll shows the Virginia governor's race is a statistical tie in a state President Biden won by nearly 10 points. Late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins laid to rest after she was killed on the set of the movie, "Rust." And how one family's Halloween attraction is helping our nation's military heroes.
The FDA issues an emergency use authorization for Pfizer's child COVID vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old. This, as a new study reveals which offers more protection: natural immunity from having COVID, or getting a vaccine. Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responds after he was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime. A powerful storm moves through the northeast packing heavy rain and winds. President Biden meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The armorer at the center of the movie set shooting in New Mexico breaks her silence. And the latest news on the health of Queen Elizabeth.
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo now criminally charged for allegedly groping an aide at the Governor's Mansion last year. President Biden makes a visit to Capitol Hill looking to push his social spending bill across the finish line. New York City workers, including police officers, firefighters and sanitation workers, protest the city's upcoming COVID vaccine mandate deadline tomorrow. A flight from California to New York forced to divert off course after an unruly passenger attacks a flight attendant. New developments into the movie set shooting investigation in New Mexico. And an $88 million settlement reached for survivors and victims' relatives of the South Carolina church shooting.
Authorities provide an update in the investigation into the movie set shooting in New Mexico involving actor Alec Baldwin. Police saying they have recovered the suspected live round that killed the Director of Photography Elaina Hutchens and wounded the director. Several tornadoes touch down in Texas with the severe weather system expected to move towards the Northeast. The CDC now allowing immunocompromised Americans to receive a fourth COVID shot, six months after receiving their third shot. A key senator revealing they are against a popular part of President Biden's social spending bill. And how the supply chain crisis is already impacting prices for popular Christmas gift ideas.
Tens of millions of Americans under threat from coast to coast: heavy rains, potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides hit the west coast, while a number of tornadoes have already been reported in the Midwest. Alec Baldwin seen embracing the husband and son of Halyna Hutchins, the Director of Photography who was killed by a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico. COVID shots for children ages 5 through 11 could be approved by the FDA's advisory panel in just a matter of days. President Biden meets with key Congressional leaders over negotiations on his social spending package. And the two teenage sisters making history on the football field.
The deadly shooting on a movie set under investigation in New Mexico after actor Alec Baldwin is alleged to have fired a prop gun, accidently killing the Director of Photography and injuring the movie's Director. New data shows Pfizer's COVID vaccine is nearly 91 percent effective in preventing serious illness in children between 5 and 11 years old. The Supreme Court refuses to immediately block Texas's abortion law banning nearly all abortions in the state. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill reportedly close to an agreement on President Biden's spending plan. Rising prices at the store and at the pump nationwide: how long until prices are set to go back down. And the incredible rescue of a dog pulled from the ocean goes viral.
The FBI confirming the human remains found in a Florida nature reserve are those of Brian Laundrie, the man at the center of the Gabby Petito murder investigation. A CDC panel votes unanimously approves Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's COVID booster shots and "mixing and matching" vaccines. The House, including nine Republicans, voting to recommend criminal contempt charges against Steve Bannon for refusing to testify about what led to the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The latest on Queen Elizabeth's condition after she was hospitalized. The chilling threat from the gang leader in Haiti said to be responsible for the kidnapping of several Americans. And NOAA's winter outlook for the country.
The FBI says possible human remains and several personal items have been found at a nature park near the home of Brian Laundrie in Florida. The FDA now authorizes Moderna and Johnson and Johnson's COVID booster shots and says "mixing and matching" boosters is safe. Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland school shooter, pleads guilty to 17 counts of murder. Reports of movement on President Biden's domestic agenda and social benefits bill. A possible medical breakthrough after doctors successfully transfer a pig kidney to a human patient. And the walk-out at Netflix.
The House Jan. 6 Committee has recommended holding former Pres. Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to cooperate with the investigation into the Capitol riot; The violent gang in Haiti accused of kidnapping 17 Christian missionaries is demanding $1 million ransom per person. Their demand comes as the FBI reportedly made contact with the gang; The NTSB is sending a team to investigate after a plane ran off the runway while taking off near Houston. All 21 people on board escaped with no serious injuries; 6-year-old Beckett Burge is celebrating being officially cancer-free after being diagnosed with Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2018, with an image of the boy's sister comforting him going viral
The FBI is on the ground in Haiti, working to free 17 missionaries, including 16 Americans, who local authorities say were kidnapped by one of the country's most violent gangs over the weekend; In California, parents opposed to vaccine mandates for students are protesting, as the COVID-19 vaccine -- once approved -- joins a list of 10 other vaccines required for California schools; Jury selection has begun in the trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot and killed while jogging unarmed in a neighborhood near Brunswick, Georgia; In his first television interview, former British spy Christopher Steele defends his report—known as the “Steele Dossier”—which investigated possible links between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia; A nation remembers Colin Powell -- the trailblazing leader, diplomat, soldier, advisor to presidents and first Black secretary of state. Powell died Monday of complications from COVID-19
A group of 17 missionaries, including five children, abducted on their way back from visiting an orphanage in Haiti. Dr. Fauci reveals the Johnson & Johnson single dose COVID vaccine should have been a two dose series, just days after an FDA advisory panel recommended all J&J vaccine recipients get a booster shot. This, as many more COVID vaccine mandates goes into effect nationwide in just hours. Former President Bill Clinton released from the hospital after receiving treatment for a urological infection. An urgent manhunt underway in Texas for a gunman who ambushed three deputies outside a Houston nightclub. And where NASA's newly launched spacecraft is heading.
The FDA emergency panel has unanimously approved Moderna's COVID booster shot for Americans 65 and older and those with compromised immune systems. A 16-year-old boy convicted for the 2019 murder of New York City college student Tessa Majors sentenced today. Thousands of workers strike at John Deere and Kellogg, both demanding higher pay. The supply chain gridlock on both coasts and how it could affect your holiday shopping. The latest on a bow and arrow terror attack in Norway that killed several people. And the January 6th Congressional panel recommends criminal contempt charges for Steve Bannon for refusing to testify.
Shortages on store shelves across America as cargo ships are bottlenecked off the U.S. coasts, unable to dock. How it could impact your holiday shopping. New results from a study looking into "mixing and matching" COVID booster vaccines: the preliminary findings say its likely effective, regardless of which booster one receives. The monster wildfire in California burning across more than 15,000 acres, forcing thousands to evacuate. A deadly bow and arrow attack overseas. The new FDA guidelines on how much sodium Americans should consume. And at 90 years old, actor William Shatner makes history.
Thousands left stranded at airports nationwide as Southwest Airlines grounds more than a thousand flights for a second day in a row. The growing battle over COVID vaccine mandates: the L.A. County Sheriff vows not to enforce their department's mandate and in Seattle, hundreds of police officers could be fired for not providing proof of vaccination. New exclusive reporting in the Congressional investigation into what former President Trump's aides were doing during the January 6 Capitol riots. Most abortions in Texas halted again as legal battles continue over the state's strict abortion law. And the emotional reunion of a three-year-old boy with his mother days after he was found wandering in the woods.
Pfizer is the first company to apply to the FDA for approval to vaccinate five to eleven year olds. A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked enforcement of that state's new abortion law. A US submarine collided with an unknown object in the Pacific. At least four people are dead after heavy rain caused flooding across the South. There is now a criminal investigation into the massive oil spill off the Southern California coast. A sweeping Senate report found that former President Trump pressured the Justice Department to overturn the election in the final weeks of his presidency. And the country's most high-profile electric car company is making a move out of California's Silicon Valley.
Authorities say an 18-year-old student is in custody, accused of opening fire at his high school in Texas. Officials in California grilled over if oil was spotted in the waters off the state's coast the night before the leak. The CDC weighs in on the upcoming flu season and if Americans should still get their flu shots after receiving a COVID vaccine. Democrats and Republicans have reached a temporary agreement on the debt ceiling to prevent the U.S. economy from taking a major hit. New developments in the search for Brian Laundrie. And the major headline involving Tina Turner.
The Facebook whistleblower reveals scathing allegations in her testimony to lawmakers on Capitol Hill. She shared internal documents from the company that show its users would stay on the platform longer when they engaged with hateful content, and also claimed the company was aware of the platform's detrimental affect on young girls. Dr. Fauci weighs in on mixing and matching vaccines when getting a COVID booster. California's governor declares a state of emergency as authorities zero in on a possible cause of an oil pipeline leak off the state's coast. President Biden makes his case on his infrastructure and social benefits bills in Michigan. And the sister of Brian Laundrie speaks exclusively to ABC News.
Outages affecting Facebook, Instagram and What'sApp impact billions of users for several hours. It comes after the Facebook whistleblower revealed her identity and thousands of pages of internal documents in an interview with "60 Minutes." Up to 130,000 gallons of oil found along the California coast following an oil pipeline leak. Vaccine mandates kick in across the country, including one for teachers in New York City. President Biden issues a warning about the debt ceiling, accusing Republicans of playing "Russian Roulette" with it. And William Shatner on heading to the edge of space.
A devastating oil spill along the California coast affecting popular beaches like Huntington Beach and much of the wildlife. At least 126,000 gallons leaking so far from a broken pipeline. New York City's vaccine mandate for public school teachers and other school employees goes into effect tomorrow as the COVID death toll surpasses 700,000 Americans. Two major pieces of President Biden's legislative, including infrastructure and social policies, continue to hang in the balance in Congress. The latest in the search for a missing college student. And with no winner in last night's drawing, the Powerball jackpot continues to climb.
President Biden huddles with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid the showdown among Democrats on two of the President's key bills: one on infrastructure, the other on expanding health care and child care. Merck says it will ask for an emergency use authorization following "encouraging signs" from a clinical trial for a COVID pill they say cuts the risk of severe COVID and death in half. Police in Houston have arrested a former student they say is responsible for a school shooting. The National Women's Soccer League postpones games after two prominent coaches were fired amid allegations of misconduct and abusive behavior against players. And what happened 50 years ago today?
Pres. Biden is summoning two top Democrats to the White House, hoping to salvage his economic agenda ahead of a critical infrastructure bill vote; After over 13 years, a Los Angeles judge has suspended Britney Spears' father, Jamie, as head of her conservatorship; A Dallas apartment partially collapsed, leaving several people hurt, including three firefighters in critical condition after they were called to investigate a possible gas leak;
Top U.S. Military leaders grilled on Capitol Hill over the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the collapse of that country to the Taliban. Pfizer reveals the results of a study into its coronavirus vaccine for 5-11 year-old children. The high stakes negotiations at the White House and Capitol Hill over a pair of infrastructure bills and a potential government shutdown looming. The family of Gabby Petito breaks their silence. And the warning for shoppers heading into the holiday season amid a growing supply shortage in the U.S.