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Toa55/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (FRESNO, Calif.) — Authorities have rescued dozens of people near a reservoir in California who became trapped by a fast-moving wildfire in a national forest. Local fire departments and law enforcement agencies from Fresno and Madera counties are conducting the massive rescue operation in the Mammoth Pool Reservoir area of […]

iStockBy: ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Michael Bloomberg isn’t shy about leveraging his fortune in an attempt to solve intractable problems, like obesity and gun violence. On Sept. 3, the billionaire added another public health project to his fix-it list: America’s Black doctor shortage. Bloomberg announced Thursday that he would give $100 million […]

iStock/MotortionBy: BILL HUTCHINSON and STEPHANIE WASH, ABC News (KENOSHA, Wis.) — In his first public comments about being shot seven times in the back and paralyzed by a Wisconsin police officer, Jacob Blake described the pain he endures 24 hours a day and how his life changed in the snap of a finger. The 29-year-old […]

iStock/MotortionBy: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A federal magistrate judge has recommended that criminal charges be dismissed in a 2018 duck boat sinking during a storm on a Missouri lake that killed 17 people, including nine from the same family. U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush made the recommendation on Friday, writing that […]

Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS     (PORTLAND, Wash.) —  Police found clothing and ammunition connecting a suspect killed during an encounter with authorities Thursday to the death of a pro-Trump protester in Portland, Oregon, days earlier, officials said. Michael Reinoehl, 48, was wanted for murder in the second degree with a firearm and […]

Courtesy North Star Camp for BoyBY: RYAN SHEPARD, ABC NEWS     (NEW YORK) — As the school year begins under the cloud of COVID-19 that has closed many schools across the country, students and parents have struggled to cope with remote learning. One summer camp in northern Wisconsin has an innovative solution: fall camp. North […]

Deagreez/iStockBY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC NEWS    (BOSTON) — Northeastern University said it has dismissed 11 freshmen who allegedly violated coronavirus social distancing rules this week as students returned to campus for the fall semester, officials said Friday. The students, all members of the university’s study abroad program, known as, were caught gathering on Wednesday at […]

Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesBY: SAMARA LYNN, ABC NEWS     (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — As the Kentucky Derby is set to get underway Saturday afternoon, the city of Louisville is bracing for anticipated protests from far-right activists and those calling for justice in the aftermath of Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting by Louisville, Kentucky, police. So far, counter-protesters are […]

Michael M. Santiago/Getty ImagesBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS     (ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — After the third night of protests in Rochester, New York, nearly a dozen people were arrested and three officers were hospitalized as thousands took to the streets calling for justice for Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after being restrained by police […]

Prude FamilyBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Joe Prude said learning that seven police officers involved in his brother’s death were suspended brought immediate “relief for me and the family.” “This is the moment that I’ve been waiting to see and dying to see,” Prude, Rochester, New York, said. “I got it. Now all […]

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