Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and organizations have been forced to close their doors. As a result, Everett’s local economy has suffered the consequences. To combat the economic woes of the pandemic and push the city back in the right direction, the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- An independent compensation program for victims of late serial sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is winding down its operations after paying out more than $121 million to survivors of Epstein's sexual abuse, ABC News has learned. The Epstein Victims' Compensation Program, since launching... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Maryland Gov. Hogan announced earlier this month, the launch of the $1 million VaxU scholarship program. The effort is to incentivize those eligible, kids between 12-17 to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the governor said. Anyone between those ages who was vaccinated in... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) — An unexpected budget surplus in the 2021-22 fiscal year acted as a catalyst to serve free lunches to 6.2 million public school students in California. Starting this fall when schools and classrooms reopen, all students regardless of their family's income will have... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The House will vote on Thursday to expand and expedite the special visa program for Afghan workers who aided the U.S. military campaign and are trying to leave the country, adding more openings to the program just weeks before the first evacuation flights... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — A powerful lawmaker says efforts by the NFL to address alleged racial bias in its concussion settlement program are falling short of what is owed to Black former players. In comments sent to the office of Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on June... Read More.
(AUSTIN) -- A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program was unlawful in a significant blow to the Obama-era approach that shielded young people brought to the country illegally from deportation. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew... Read More.
(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Oakland Zoo has begun a vaccination program to inoculate their highest risk animals from COVID-19 with an experimental vaccine that has been authorized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Oakland Zoo received their first shipment of the experimental... Read More.
(DENVER) -- Nearly 8,000 people in Colorado have applied for a state program that gives up to $1,600 in "incentive" payments to unemployed people who return to work full time. In the less than three weeks since the "Colorado Jumpstart" program was announced, the state's... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Every Major League Baseball stadium on Wednesday will become a living testament to Lou Gehrig and use his memory to raise awareness for the disease that took his life. The league will celebrate its first "Lou Gehrig Day" at all games with... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Christopher Seeger, the attorney representing former players in the NFL's landmark concussion settlement negotiations, is speaking out amid criticism of his response to allegations of racial bias in the compensation program. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, which will be featured... Read More.