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Grizzly bear kills hunter in first-of-its-kind attack in largest US national park

By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A grizzly bear mauled and killed a hunter in a first-of-its-kind attack at a national park in Alaska.The incident happened on Sept. 20 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, a 13.2-million-acre area located in southeast Alaska, while the hunter was on…... Read More

Coronavirus updates: Wisconsin declares public health emergency over case 'surge'

By MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 968,000 people worldwide.Over 31.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center…... Read More

Organizations help kids bridge digital schooling divide by providing internet, learning tools

By ENJOLI FRANCIS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- This report is part of "Turning Point," a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.New York City, with the largest public school system in the U.S., started…... Read More

University of California 'unfairly admitted' applicants based on connections: Report

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- The University of California "unfairly admitted" dozens of well-connected applicants at several campuses, according to a state audit released Tuesday.The state auditor looked at four of the system's 10 campuses from the academic years 2013-14 through 2018-19 and determined that UCLA, UC Berkeley,…... Read More

QAnon's growth mirrors sharp spike in far-right extremist violence in US: Experts

BY: CHRIS FRANCESCANI, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Experts who track extremist ideologies and movements as well as domestic terrorism in the U.S. say QAnon is a unique and unpredictable new strain of extremism in America's far-right political landscape.The conspiracy theory imagines that President Donald Trump is secretly battling a global network…... Read More

The men behind QAnon

BY: CHRIS FRANCESCANI, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- For nearly three years, QAnon followers have been feverishly deciphering thousands of cryptic clues and predictions posted online by the shadowy persona of "Q" at the center of a metastasizing movement that experts say is the first far-right extremist conspiracy theory in the modern…... Read More

Wisconsin declares public health emergency due to COVID-19 spread on campuses

BY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(MADISON, Wisc.) -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared a new public health emergency Tuesday amid an "alarming" increase in COVID-19 cases since college campuses reopened."We continue to learn more about this virus, but what we do know is that we are facing a new and dangerous…... Read More

Air Force veteran aims to calm violence and help young victims in her community

BY: ALEX PRESHA, AVERY MILLER, and HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Air Force veteran Jawanna Hardy knows the tragic story behind all of the young faces she sees in a memorial for kids lost to gun violence in Washington, D.C.Hardy was a E3, Airman First Class, who served…... Read More

What we know about the alleged racist attack on a New York City jogger

BY: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A woman has been arrested on hate crime charges one month after she allegedly hurled a glass bottle -- and a racial slur -- at a jogger, New York City police said.Around noon on Aug. 17, 37-year-old Tiffany Johnson was jogging in Queens…... Read More

Tropical depression Beta brings heavy rain, dangerous flash flooding to Texas: Latest path

By MAX GOLEMBO, EMILY SHAPIRO and MELISSA GRIFFIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Tropical depression Beta, which made landfall in Texas Monday night as a tropical storm, is pounding Houston with torrential rain and flash flooding -- and more rain is still expected for the city and surrounding areas.The latestHouston is…... Read More

Brooklyn municipal building to be renamed for hometown legend Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Brooklyn municipal building will be renamed for hometown legend Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.Ginsburg, who died on Friday at age 87, was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and raised in the borough.…... Read More

Disney's Animal Kingdom announces three rhinos are expecting at park

By ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(BAY LAKE, Fla.) -- Sept. 22 marks World Rhino Day and Disney's Animal Kingdom has a major announcement in the world of conservation: three white rhino are expected to give birth at the park.This is the first time that the park has ever had this…... Read More

Probe of Jacob Blake police shooting in final stages, says Wisconsin AG

By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(KENOSHA, Wis.) -- Investigators in Wisconsin said Monday they are in the final stages of their probe of last month's shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha police officer, and that their report will be reviewed by an experienced third party.Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and…... Read More

Six Louisville officers under internal investigation over Breonna Taylor's death

By IVAN PEREIRA AND STEPHANIE WASH, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- Six Louisville Metro Police officers are under an internal investigation into their actions related to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a police spokesman told ABC News. The department's Professional Standards Unit has begun its probe into Det. Myles…... Read More