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Coronavirus updates: Death toll surpasses 400,000 in US

By MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 95.6 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins…... Read More

Digital Black-owned bank aims to tackle economic injustice

By ADISA HARGETT-ROBINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Part of the conversation about the recent racial reckoning in the United States amid the Black Lives Matter movement surrounds economic injustice. Inequity in home ownership between white and Black Americans, a scarcity of banking options available in Black and brown communities, and the…... Read More

COVID-19 delivers all-too-familiar blows to many worried about eviction

By LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa) -- It's January now, but the problems of 2020 have followed Melanie Adams into the new year.Last March, Adams was working in the only grocery store in Missouri Valley, Iowa. A town with fewer than 3,000 people, Adams, 28, said it was a…... Read More

12 National Guard members removed from inauguration security mission

By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A dozen Army National Guard members have been removed from the inauguration security mission, including two who were sent home after vetting for extremist links found an "inappropriate" text and comment, the Pentagon said oTuesday.Each of the 25,000 National Guardsmen now in Washington assisting…... Read More

US coronavirus death toll eclipses 400,000 as Biden prepares to take office

By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. reached yet another grim milestone Tuesday as the confirmed coronavirus death toll topped 400,000, just one day before President-elect Joe Biden is set to take the oath of office.The number of lives lost could fill Madison Square Garden in New York City…... Read More

Wealthy residents got disproportionate share of vaccines in this Texas county

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(DALLAS) -- Dallas officials are making changes after three high-income zip codes received a disproportionate share of the county's first COVID-19 vaccines.Of the 3,071 doses given out at the Fair Park vaccination site, 461 doses went to people in three high-income zip codes, while people from…... Read More

US soldier arrested after alleged plot to attack NYC landmark

By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An active duty American soldier is in federal custody Tuesday after he allegedly plotted with someone he thought was a member of ISIS to attack a landmark in New York City and fellow troops overseas, according to a law enforcement official.Cole James Bridges,…... Read More

Damaging winds and fire danger in California, wintry blast for East

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The National Weather Service is warning that winds 50 to 80 mph are expected for California Tuesday with extreme fire danger.The most dangerous winds and highest fire danger on Tuesday will be south of the San Francisco Bay area into Los Angeles.A…... Read More

POLL: 9 in 10 say pandemic not controlled; two-thirds intend to vaccinate

By ALLISON DE JONG, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Nearly 9 in 10 Americans say the coronavirus pandemic is not under control in the United States, but far fewer say they'll get vaccinated against it, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds.As the country endures record levels of daily COVID-19…... Read More

Residents asked to shelter in place in parts of Poconos after multiple shootings

By DARREN REYNOLDS and WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Residents in parts of the Poconos have been asked to shelter in place after multiple shootings at multiple locations left at least four injured Monday night, according to officials.The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management said those on the…... Read More

Ohio police officer shot and killed following hours long standoff

By MATT FOSTER and WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (TOLEDO, Ohio) -- The Toledo Police Department announced that 24-year-old officer Brandon Stalker was shot and killed after a standoff situation at a home Monday afternoon.Officer Stalker was killed when SWAT teams forced an unnamed suspect out of the home he had…... Read More

All armed National Guardsman on duty in DC vetted by FBI amid inauguration threats

By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Every one of the armed National Guardsmen deployed around the U.S. Capitol and the streets of Washington, D.C., to help with security for Wednesday's presidential inauguration has already been vetted by the FBI as they look for any potential insider threats, according to…... Read More

Two dogs credited with saving owner's life from burning home die in same fire

By JON HAWORTH, ABC News (DINWIDDIE, Va.) -- Two dogs are being credited with saving the life of their owner after they woke him up while his house was burning down before perishing in the fire themselves.The incident occurred at 6:24 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 in Dinwiddie, Virginia, when…... Read More

Spirit agent hospitalized, passengers arrested after bag dispute

By MINA KAJI, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Two Spirit Airlines agents were injured on Sunday after three passengers "attacked them" while trying to board a flight from Detroit to Atlanta "without authorization" on Sunday, the airline said.Spirit Airlines told ABC News that the group became combative after the agents…... Read More