BY: MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in Manatee County on Saturday because of a leak at a wastewater storage pond, the collapse of which officials called "imminent." The Manatee County Public Safety Department... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILER ALERT) Christopher Meloni's return to the Law & Order family in the Law & Order: SVU crossover-event that launched his new show, Law & Order: Organized crime, scored big ratings for NBC Thursday night. The long-anticipated reunion of Meloni's Elliot Stabler and his former partner, Mariska Hargitay's Olivia... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The Jesuit Conference of U.S. and Canada, an order of the Catholic Church, announced the goal of raising $100 million to benefit the descendants of enslaved people historically owned and sold by Jesuits.The... Read More.
By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas service workers are converging outside the Capitol building in Austin on Monday to request vaccine access and demand that the state's mask mandate stay in place until that happens.On March... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Water is slowly returning to homes in Jackson, Mississippi, but a boil water order remains for the city's more than 160,000 residents, officials announced.The city is still struggling to restore water... Read More.
By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(HOUSTON) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is opening up about his decision to end the state mask mandate, stressing that he still urges residents to take precautions, but Texans "no longer need government running our lives."
By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) -- Alabama's governor said Thursday she is extending the state's mask mandate until April 9."After April the 9th I will not keep the mask order in effect," Gov. Kay Ivey said at... Read More.
By ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Teachers and child care staff are now being offered vaccine appointments at some 9,000 pharmacy locations nationwide, even if their state hasn’t declared them eligible yet.The push to get every educator their... Read More.
By MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden will sign a new executive order Wednesday mandating a 100-day review of critical product supply chains in the U.S. focused on those for computer chips, large capacity batteries, active pharmaceutical ingredients and critical... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Fans of Law & Order: SVU had been champing at the bit to see Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson and Chris Meloni's Elliot Stabler reunited onscreen, and now we know when that will happen. NBC has announced that the former TV cop partners will re-team... Read More.
By LUKE BARR and QUINN OWEN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Mexico has stopped accepting families designated for "expulsion" from the U.S.-Mexico border under the auspice of a COVID-19 order held over from the Trump administration, a source familiar with the matter... Read More.