(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.4 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 826,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. About 62% of the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 763,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 68.8% of Americans... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The House approved a resolution Wednesday that would green-light the creation of a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection. The resolution required a majority vote in the House for the committee to be formed and it passed along party lines. The final... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden approved a Florida emergency declaration early Friday after a deadly building collapse left three dead and up to 99 missing. A White House statement released at around 1 a.m. ET confirmed the president authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)... Read More.
(LONDON and JERUSALEM) -- Israel’s security cabinet has approved a cease-fire with Hamas, the prime minister's office announced Thursday. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement Thursday evening stating that the Political Security Cabinet accepted a recommendation for a "bilateral cease-fire... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The House on Wednesday approved a measure creating an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, with some rank-and-file Republicans even voting with Democrats in defiance of their party leaders who warned against the effort. The bill passed 252-175, with 35... Read More.
(BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.) -- Officials in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the city where Daunte Wright was fatally shot during a traffic stop last month, passed a resolution that aims to make significant policing changes. The Brooklyn Center City Council convened Saturday afternoon to address a proposal,... Read More.
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- More than 100 days after declaring a state of emergency, Puerto Rico finally will have some funding to address an alarming rise in gender-based violence on the island. The Financial Oversight Management Board, which is in charge of the island's... Read More.
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- New Zealand is moving ahead on a plan to give couples who suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth three days of paid leave.New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday approved the legislation, the... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago suburb of Evanston has approved the first phase of a landmark $10 million reparations program that will give housing grants to Black residents targeted by discriminatory policies.On Monday evening, 5th... Read More.
By BRITT CLENNETT, ABC News (HONG KONG) -- China’s parliament has endorsed electoral reforms that pave the way for Hong Kong's biggest shake-up since the former British colony was handed back to Chinese rule in 1997.As expected, the “patriots governing Hong... Read More.
By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- This is Day 17 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.Here is how events are unfolding. All times Eastern: Feb 05, 9:41 amCongressional Democrats propose up to $50,000 in... Read More.