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Coronavirus live updates: New cases, deaths in US down week-to-week

By MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, EMILY SHAPIRO and ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 97 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at…... Read More

Columbus to invest nearly $5M in police bodycams after Andre Hill shooting

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Officials in Columbus, Ohio, plan to invest nearly $5 million in new body-worn cameras and introduce new legislation targeting police response following the death of Andre Hill, a Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer last month.The city has…... Read More

Rioter accused of stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop placed on house arrest

By JULIA JACOBO and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(HARRISBURG, Pa.) -- The Capitol Hill rioter who allegedly stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop with the intention of selling it to Russian intelligence officers has been released on house arrest.A federal judge on Thursday ordered that Riley June Williams, 22, remain confined…... Read More

Portland police arrest eight after rioters damage Democratic Party office, ICE facility

By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (PORTLAND, Ore.) -- At least eight people were arrested in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday after rioters damaged both federal and private property, police said.Dozens of protesters took to the streets of Oregon's largest city following the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Some people were seen…... Read More

Three soldiers dead after military helicopter crashes in upstate New York

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Three soldiers are dead after a military helicopter crashed in upstate New York Wednesday evening, the New York National Guard said.The UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter, based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport, crashed in Mendon, New York, while…... Read More

New storm moving across US to bring cold blast to Midwest and Northeast

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A major weather pattern change is expected in the United States as stormy weather moves from west to east with heavy snow, severe thunderstorms and Arctic cold.A new storm will move into the West Thursday and Friday and will bring much-needed rain…... Read More

Florida to start requiring proof of residency for COVID-19 vaccinations

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Florida will soon require proof of residency for people getting COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced this week.Starting Wednesday, people who show up for vaccines in Seminole County, Florida, will be asked to show their Florida ID or a utility bill in…... Read More

Kamala Harris' historic inauguration fills America's South Asian community with pride

By ZOHREEN SHAH and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- For many members of the country's South Asian population, Kamala Harris' historic inauguration was a major turning point in their community's place in America's story.Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, has never been shy speaking about her…... Read More

Coronavirus updates: US surgeon general resigns, saying, 'I wasn't always right'

By MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 96.3 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here's…... Read More

New York City postpones vaccine appointments as new shipments are delayed

By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the country continues to face supply issues for the coronavirus vaccine, New York City officials announced Wednesday that it had to postpone the first dose appointments for the next three days for 23,000 people.Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City…... Read More

Scranton celebrates Inauguration Day at Biden's childhood home

By STEPHANIE RAMOS and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SCRANTON, Pa.) -- A steady line of supporters dropped by President Joe Biden's boyhood home in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to snap photos on a snowy inauguration morning.The woman who lives there told ABC News she is absolutely thrilled about Biden's inauguration.She said she bought…... Read More

Howard University honors VP Kamala Harris with 49 bell tolls and 'Black national anthem'

By DEENA ZARU, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As Kamala Harris became the 49th vice president of the United States on Wednesday morning, the bells at her alma mater -- Howard University in Washington, D.C. -- tolled 49 times to honor the historic moment.Harris, who is of Black and South Asian descent,…... Read More

Officer who fended off Capitol mob escorts Kamala Harris to inauguration

By ALLIE YANG, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman stood in a hall of the Capitol building two weeks ago, facing off against a violent mob of former President Donald Trump's supporters.On Wednesday, he aided in the peaceful transfer of power that those protesters had resisted, walking alongside…... Read More

Trump issues last-minute pardon to ex-husband of Fox News' Jeanine Pirro

By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- With less than an hour before his term ended, President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted one final pardon to Albert Pirro, a longtime New York businessman and the ex-husband of Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro, one of Trump’s staunchest cable news supporters.What was possibly Trump’s…... Read More