(NEW YORK) -- As the delta variant drives a surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., some local health departments are taking the lead to reimpose indoor mask mandates for all residents -- despite CDC guidance that most fully vaccinated Americans can go maskless. The... Read More.
(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The southern portion of the Great Salt Lake in Utah has dropped to its lowest level ever, the U.S Geological Survey said Saturday. Lake levels have been declining for some time, but the record-breaking drought hitting the West has accelerated... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in May 2021 hit the highest level ever measured, showing the global coronavirus pandemic did not decrease overall CO2 emissions despite pausing global economies for months. Atmospheric carbon dioxide hit a monthly average of... Read More.
The American Idol finale is Sunday night on ABC, and all season, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan have raved that this season's contestants are the most talented ever. But let's ask host Ryan Seacrest, who, unlike the judges, has actually been around for all 19 seasons. "It definitely stands out," Ryan... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The public's priority on enacting new laws to try to address gun violence has waned from its level three years ago, despite continued mass shooting incidents across the country. Fifty percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll prioritize enacting new gun violence... Read More.
(MINNEAPOLIS) -- One of the alternate jurors to sit on the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin called the experience of watching one of the most important police use-of-force trials in decades "emotional" and "draining." Lisa Christensen, referred to as juror No. 96,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- During their climactic face-off in the sci-fi action picture Boss Level, Mel Gibson actually got chatterbox co-star Frank Grillo to quiet down -- when the Lethal Weapon star accidentally dislocated the big screen tough guy's jaw. "The one fight I had with Mel -- you would think... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Writer-director Joe Carnahan exploded onto the scene with the tense 2002 drug drama Narc, and has consistently been the go-to guy for gritty action films like 2006's Smokin' Aces with Ryan Reynolds and Common, and 2011's The Grey with Liam Neeson. His latest is the Hulu action film Boss Level, starring Marvel... Read More.
By JON SCHLOSBERG, ABC News (PHILADELPHIA) -- Once again, it is Dr. Ala Stanford to the rescue, this time confronting Philadelphia’s vaccine inequities head on.Last April, Stanford became frustrated with the city’s slow pace of COVID-19 testing, especially in Black and... Read More.
BY: MEREDITH DELISO AND JEFFERY COOK, ABC NEWS (DENVER) — Utah officials have issued a rare extreme avalanche danger warning for the Salt Lake region following significant snowfall. On Wednesday morning, the Utah Avalanche Center advised people to avoid all avalanche terrain in the... Read More.
BY: CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Even women who climb their way to corporate America's highest ranks are paid less than their male counterparts, new research confirms. The highest-paid senior executive women earned 84.6 cents for every dollar earned by their male... Read More.
BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS (SYDNEY) — The conservation status for Australia's Great Barrier Reef has declined from "significant concern" to "critical" due to increasing impacts associated with climate change, a new report has found. The damage to the reef is a result of... Read More.