(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation Thursday banning the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in retail pet stores throughout the state. Animal activists have been calling for such a ban for years contending that pet stores are often stocked with... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Meta, formerly named Facebook, said it's opening up a piece of its technology to combat terrorism and human trafficking across the internet. It said it will allow other companies to share data and prevent the spread of violent images on the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden is poised to sign a memorandum boosting the U.S. government's opposition to conflict-related sexual violence in an effort to further combat rape as a weapon of war. Biden is expected to sign the memo, which will clarify that an act... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As happens with any new soldier, Kayla Williams went through the standard processing when she joined the U.S. Army in 2000. She was briefed before basic training and issued a uniform. But something important was missing -- a bra. Male soldiers got underwear,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Eleven civil rights and democracy groups have sent a new letter calling for social media CEOs to combat and curb the rampant problem of election disinformation ahead of the upcoming midterm elections as advocates warn that they expect disinformation to increase... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Nearly a third of Americans say they’re not prepared for a recession and they aren’t taking action to get their finances ready for one, according to a recent Bankrate poll. Experts are calling it “recession fatigue” and it might be why younger... Read More.
(CHICAGO) -- Ashbey Beasley said the horrors of the July Fourth mass shooting are still fresh in her mind. The Highland Park, Illinois, native was at the Independence Day parade with her 6-year-old son when the gunman opened fire. The two ran for their lives. "The... Read More.
(BALTIMORE) -- As federal officials move to address growing concerns over an outbreak of monkeypox in the U.S., an increasing number of positive cases are emerging across the country. Last week, Brian Thomas, 32, of Baltimore became the latest American to test positive for monkeypox... Read More.
(MIAMI) -- The Miami Heat partnered with the City of Miami Police Department and nonprofit organization Dedication to Community (D2C) in April to try and mend the relationship between the Miami community, and their officers. The program’s training includes workshops with instruction and discussions between... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Camika Shelby says her son Nigel “never met a stranger." “He was so full of light, so full of joy,” she said. She told ABC News that her son loved to entertain and share his bubbly personality with others, going out of his... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Stop AAPI Hate has become a leading force in tracking and addressing the rise in anti-Asian attacks in communities across the country. The leaders behind this group are taking to the California legislature to turn this community-driven effort into legislation with its... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, then-top Department of Homeland Security official Alejandro Mayorkas saw a picture of a Federal Emergency Management Agency analysis as part of the investigation — and realized the equipment used, to illustrate what happened on the... Read More.