(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft announced layoffs on Monday for nearly 1,000 employees worldwide, the company confirmed to ABC News. The move marks the latest sign of weakness among some of the largest U.S. tech companies amid persistent inflation, recession fears and stock market woes. This year,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Seventy-five people have died and 59 have been injured in Pakistan over the last 24 hours due to severe weather, further devastating a country that's experiencing historic rain and flooding, according to the country's National Disaster Management Authority. About one-third of Pakistan... Read More.
(LONDON) -- At least 1,000 people have been killed and more than 1,500 others have been injured in a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan, according to the country's state-run media. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the 5.9-magnitude quake near the Pakistani border at about 1:30... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Ramping up the protection of land within the next decade could make a significant dent in biodiversity and climate change efforts that would get countries closer to their conservation goals, according to new research. If countries succeed in protecting 30% of global land... Read More.
(FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.) -- Dangerous fire conditions are creating the perfect fuel for wildfires to scorch through the arid landscapes of the Southwest. The Tunnel Fire, which sparked Sunday about 14 miles northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, exploded to more than 16,000 acres by Wednesday morning, destroying... Read More.
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- As wildfires continue to blaze through central Texas, one particular fire named Das Goat Fire has prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to declare a state of disaster, saying these wildfires pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage. The Das Goat Fire... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- An abandoned cargo ship carrying more than 1,000 Porsches and other luxury vehicles is burning in the Atlantic Ocean. The fire on the Felicity Ace broke out on Wednesday. The ship was sailing about 90 kilometers southwest of the island of Faial... Read More.
(WARSAW, Poland) -- An extraordinary standoff is taking place on the border between Poland and Belarus, after Belarusian authorities escorted hundreds of migrants up to it, in a dramatic escalation of what European countries have called a campaign by Belarus' authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- China is rapidly increasing the size of its nuclear arsenal and could have as many as 1,000 nuclear warheads by 2030, according to a new Pentagon report released Wednesday. The development comes on the heels of China's recent test of a hypersonic weapon... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — A comprehensive review of police officer bodycam footage from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol found roughly 1,000 instances of assault against members of law enforcement who were trying to protect the building, according to a series of new legal... Read More.
(SAN FRANCISCO) —The dangerous wildfires burning in the West is affecting air quality in cities more than 1,000 miles away as the smoke billows and travels east. More than 100 large wildfires are currently burning in the West, with the overwhelming majority located from California... Read More.
(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- At least 72 people have been killed in ongoing riots across South Africa, despite the efforts of heavily outnumbered authorities to quell the violent unrest sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. The South African Police Service said in... Read More.