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ASU staff, students protest return to school

By CAMMERON PARRISH, ABC News(TEMPE, Ariz.) -- Even as students have begun moving into housing at one of the biggest colleges in the United States, debate rages over if they should even be there in the first place. With the fall term scheduled to begin Aug. 20, Arizona State University…... Read More

Jeffrey Epstein's suicide still looms over the BOP one year later

By LUKE BARR, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- One year after Jeffrey Epstein's suicide inside New York's Metropolitan Correctional Center there have been no answers from the federal Bureau of Prisons on what happened Aug. 10, 2019 after a promised investigation and a call for more transparency."We will get to…... Read More

Retired NYPD chief sues department over alleged 'glass ceiling' for female officers

By AARON KATERSKY and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A "glass ceiling" keeps women from climbing to the highest ranks of the nation's largest police force, a retired New York Police Department chief alleged Monday in a new lawsuit.Lori Pollock, the department's first female chief of Crime Control Strategies,…... Read More

New COVID-19 cases, deaths both down from previous week: FEMA memo

By MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 733,000 people worldwide.Over 20 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by…... Read More

Downtown Chicago under lockdown in wake of looting, violent unrest

By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(CHICAGO) -- At least 100 people were arrested in Chicago overnight as looting and violence overtook the streets, injuring multiple police officers, authorities said.Thirteen officers were injured, including a sergeant who was attacked with a bottle, and at least two civilians were shot during the unrest…... Read More

Southern California church holds indoor services in defiance of restraining order

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A Southern California church that was sued and issued a restraining order over hosting indoor services defied state and local mandates when it opened its doors on Sunday. Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Ventura County hosted three indoor services, marking its latest run-in with…... Read More

Heat Advisory from the Plains to the Northeast, fire and heat in West

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Another heat wave is developing across the eastern United States Monday all the way from Texas to Massachusetts.There are 12 states from Oklahoma to Massachusetts under Heat Advisory and some areas will feel like its near 110 degrees.For the Northeast, there could be…... Read More

Helicopter crash kills wildlife researchers conducting aerial sheep survey

By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Three wildlife researchers were killed in a helicopter crash in West Texas while they were conducting an aerial survey, officials said.Wildlife biologist Dewey Stockbridge, fish and wildlife technician Brandon White and state wildlife veterinarian Dr. Bob Dittmar were researching desert bighorn sheep in…... Read More

Minneapolis activists launch efforts to preserve Black Lives Matter protest art

By DEENA ZARU and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) -- As protests over the police killing of George Floyd spread across all 50 states, Black Lives Matter art popped up on walls, streets, signs and thousands of boarded up businesses that have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The…... Read More

NASA drops 'insensitive' celestial nicknames in effort to address systemic discrimination

By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that they will stop using nicknames of celestial bodies that are culturally insensitive.In a statement released on Wednesday, Aug. 5, NASA said that it had become clear that certain cosmic nicknames were not only…... Read More

New York's COVID-19 testing positivity rate reaches record low

By JON HAWORTH, IVAN PEREIRA, MEREDITH DELISO and MARC NATHANSON, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 727,000 people worldwide.More than 19.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by…... Read More

3 arrested in murder of off-duty officer who moonlighted as USPS truck driver

BY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer while he was moonlighting as a postal worker.Lt. Troy Morris, 58, was working his second job for the USPS and driving a postal truck early Friday morning…... Read More

Teen killed, off-duty cop 'struggling for her life' in overnight shooting incident in Washington, D.C.

BY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(WAHINGTON) -- A 17-year-old was killed and an off-duty police officer was "struggling for her life," after they, and many others, were shot during a large gathering in southeast Washington D.C. early Sunday morning, police said.The incident took place at 33rd Street and Dubois Place at…... Read More

5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

BY: MATT ZARRELL, ABC NEWS(SPARTA, N.C.) -- A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the border between North Carolina and Virginia on Sunday morning.The earthquake was reported near Sparta, North Carolina, at 8:07 a.m., according to the USGS.There are no reports of damage or injuries. The tremors were felt from Virginia…... Read More