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COVID-19 vaccine doses allegedly stolen, two children wrongly vaccinated in Tennessee county

By WILL MCDUFFIE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Coronavirus vaccines were allegedly stolen and two children were wrongly administered shots in Shelby County, Tennessee, the state's top health official disclosed Friday.The incident is the latest in a string of embarrassing hiccups in the county's vaccine rollout.Lisa Piercey, Tennessee's health commissioner,…... Read More

New Orleans police officer fatally shot at high school basketball game

By ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News (NEW ORLEANS) -- A Tulane police officer was shot and killed outside a high school basketball game Friday evening, the New Orleans Police Department announced.At around 6:15 p.m. a person attempted to enter the George Washington Carver High School gymnasium, where the game was being…... Read More

Self-described neo-Nazi sentenced to 19 years for plot to blow up Colorado synagogue

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A self-described neo-Nazi and white supremacist was sentenced to over 19 years behind bars for plotting to blow up a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019, authorities said.Richard Holzer, 28, pleaded guilty in October to federal hate crime and explosives charges for planning…... Read More

FAA proposes $27,500 fine for Delta passenger who allegedly hit flight attendant

By MINA KAJI, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A passenger is facing a $27,500 fine for allegedly hitting a Delta flight attendant in the face in October.The Federal Aviation Administration announced the proposed penalty for the passenger on Friday.The unnamed passenger was traveling on a Delta flight from Miami to…... Read More

US Park Police names first Black female chief in 230-year history

By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Pamela A. Smith has been named as the first Black woman to lead the U.S. Park Police in the agency's 230-year history.Smith, a 23-year veteran of the Park Police, officially takes over on Sunday.The appointment comes as the nation has seen a…... Read More

More Americans say they plan to get COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible: Poll

By STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- An increasing number of Americans are anxious to get COVID-19 vaccines as the rollout continues, with more than half of Americans saying they plan to get vaccinated as soon as possible or have already received at least one dose.More than 13% of…... Read More

Delayed vaccine shipment leaves NYC with 'extra' supply, city to open overnight appointments

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Delayed shipments due to last week's massive winter storm has left New York City with an "extra" vaccine supply, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, prompting the city that never sleeps to add some overnight appointments.De Blasio said the city is adding overnight shifts…... Read More

Asian man stabbed in back in Chinatown, suspect charged with attempted murder as a hate crime

By AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A 23-year-old has been charged with second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a 36-year-old Asian man in the back in New York City's Chinatown, police sources said.Salman Muflihi, of Brooklyn, allegedly pulled an 8-inch knife on…... Read More

Texas federal judge rules CDC's pandemic eviction moratorium unconstitutional

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(TYLER, Texas) -- A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's pandemic eviction ban is unconstitutional.J. Campbell Barker, a Trump-nominated judge in the Eastern District of Texas, issued the 21-page ruling Thursday in response to a lawsuit from a group of…... Read More

Woman shot with rubber bullet at protest said she's not surprised to see officer exonerated

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- LaToya Ratlieff, a Florida woman who was shot in the face by a police officer's rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter protest, said her "heart dropped" when she learned the officer was exonerated but said she wasn't surprised."It was expected," Ratlieff…... Read More

Active storm pattern with cross country storms bringing heavy snow, damaging winds, flooding rain

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- An active weather pattern with several storm systems is moving through the country, from West to East, with heavy snow, damaging winds, severe thunderstorms and flooding rain.Already overnight severe thunderstorms brought huge hail from Texas to Arkansas.Hail was as large as 2…... Read More

Texas energy executives face state lawmakers for catastrophic grid failure

By JASMINE BROWN, HALEY YAMADA and RACHEL HUMPHRIES, ABC News (AUSTIN, Texas) -- During a legislative hearing on Thursday, lawmakers expressed their outrage toward the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) after more than four million Texas customers were left without electricity and heat during a deadly cold snap this…... Read More

Some school districts requiring struggling online learners to return to the classroom

By WILL MCDUFFIE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Some students struggling with online learning are being told to return to the classroom or withdraw from their district, a mandate issued or being contemplated by more than 200 districts in Texas and elsewhere in recent months.The move has prompted complaints from…... Read More

Texan files $1 billion class-action lawsuit after receiving $9,000 electric bill

By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(HARRIS COUNTY, Texas) -- A $1 billion class-action lawsuit has been filed against Texas wholesale electricity retailer Griddy Energy for allegedly charging exorbitant prices during last week's historic storm that left millions powerless in the freezing cold.The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Chambers County resident…... Read More