(WASHINGTON) -- Global health authorities are urging against the use of "blanket" travel bans in response to the threat of new coronavirus variants, as some nations have rushed to shutter incoming travel from southern African countries where the omicron variant has been detected. The same... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Education Department on Monday launched civil rights investigations into five states that have barred indoor masking mandates, alleging that the governors are creating an unsafe learning environment for students with disabilities at heightened risk of severe illness from COVID-19. It's an aggressive new... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said he's in touch with superintendents who are actively defying Florida and Texas governors' orders not to mandate masks in schools and will have their back should they lose state funding. "I have had conversations with superintendents and they... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Pinterest has made a powerful decision to no longer display weight loss ads, language or imagery. The decision to ban such ads falls under the popular image-sharing platform's aim to continually expand its current policies that prohibit body shaming, the company said. Pinterest's... Read More.
(SEATTLE) -- The most populous county in Washington state has become the first in the nation to ban government use of facial recognition software. King County, which comprises the greater Seattle area and is home to some 2.3 million people, announced Tuesday that a proposal... Read More.
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that bans abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy, in what abortion rights advocates have called one of the most extreme abortion bans in the country. "Our creator endowed us with the right... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — When 13-year-old Kris Wilka was younger, he would watch football games at his cousin’s house. This tradition, he says, sent him spiraling into playing the sport himself. “It was very fascinating to me. Like, all the different things that would go into making a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Since high school, running has taken up much of 20-year-old Lindsay Hecox’s life, giving her not only an outlet to build friendships, but also a sense of identity and competitiveness. It’s a “core part” of who she is, she said. “I did... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Dozens of Myanmar health care workers sing in support of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.The U.S. is implementing its first penalties against Myanmar's military leaders after declaring their overthrow of the... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Southwest Airlines has made the decision to no longer allow emotional support animals on their flights following a decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) last month to revise the Air Carrier Access Act... Read More.