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Capitol Police ask that National Guard stay for another 60 days

ALFSnaiper/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Two U.S. officials confirmed Thursday that the Capitol Police have requested a 60-day extension for the National Guard presence at the Capitol.

One official said the request is being reviewed.

The request   ... Read More


Doctor who prescribed ‘massive quantities of opioids’ charged with murder

DNY59/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- In the first case of its kind in New York, a Long Island doctor has been charged with murder for prescription practices that led to the deaths of five patients between   ... Read More


Alabama’s governor extends mask order until April 9, eases some restrictions

Rattankun Thongbun/iStockBy 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   ... Read More


Hail and snow hit Southern California, Northeast sees another cold blast

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A strong storm hit Southern California Wednesday, bringing hail, snow and heavy rain to the area.

The hail was so heavy that it covered the ground in San Diego and   ... Read More


Rep. Chris Smith asks Pelosi to investigate ‘tainted’ food allegedly harming National Guard members

MivPiv/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith has asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate after at least 30 New Jersey National Guard members allegedly got sick over the last month from eating the   ... Read More


NSC: Motor vehicle deaths up in 2020, despite fewer people on roads amid pandemic

Sundry Photography/iStockBy AMANDA MAILE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Motor vehicle deaths jumped 8% in 2020, despite fewer people on the roads amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary data from the National Safety Council.

"We believe that the   ... Read More


Former Maryland police chief facing dozens of attempted murder charges in alleged arsons

Prince George’s County FireBy MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(LAUREL, Md.) -- A former Maryland police chief is facing more than a dozen attempted murder charges after he allegedly targeted a series of enemies in at least 12 arson cases   ... Read More


Capitol Police officials say intel on possible March 4 plot being taken ‘seriously’

uschools/iStockBy JACK DATE, LUKE BARR, and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Capitol Police officials said Wednesday they have "obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March   ... Read More


Teachers, child care staff nationwide can now sign up for vaccine shots under Biden’s order

vgajic/iStockBy 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   ... Read More


Man who allegedly stole $40k of lottery tickets arrested after police foot chase

Oklahoma City Police Department/FacebookBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- A man who stole more than $40,000 worth of lottery tickets has been arrested after being found hiding in the back of a pickup truck following a foot   ... Read More


Dr. Oz helps save man who collapsed at Newark Liberty International Airport

Roy Rochlin/Getty ImagesBy AARON KATERSKY and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz helped save the life of a man who collapsed at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday night.

The celebrity doctor, who hosts the   ... Read More


Experts warn of lurking danger after several deadly avalanches in the backcountry

aluxum/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A weak base layer of snow, combined with an increased interest in backcountry skiing during the COVID-19 pandemic, has likely contributed to one of the deadliest weeks for avalanches in U.S.   ... Read More


Capitol Police ask that National Guard stay for another 60 days

ALFSnaiper/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Two U.S. officials confirmed Thursday that the Capitol Police have requested a 60-day extension for the National Guard presence at the Capitol.

One official said the request is being reviewed.

The request   ... Read More


Doctor who prescribed ‘massive quantities of opioids’ charged with murder

DNY59/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- In the first case of its kind in New York, a Long Island doctor has been charged with murder for prescription practices that led to the deaths of five patients between   ... Read More


Alabama’s governor extends mask order until April 9, eases some restrictions

Rattankun Thongbun/iStockBy 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   ... Read More


Hail and snow hit Southern California, Northeast sees another cold blast

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A strong storm hit Southern California Wednesday, bringing hail, snow and heavy rain to the area.

The hail was so heavy that it covered the ground in San Diego and   ... Read More


Rep. Chris Smith asks Pelosi to investigate ‘tainted’ food allegedly harming National Guard members

MivPiv/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith has asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate after at least 30 New Jersey National Guard members allegedly got sick over the last month from eating the   ... Read More


NSC: Motor vehicle deaths up in 2020, despite fewer people on roads amid pandemic

Sundry Photography/iStockBy AMANDA MAILE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Motor vehicle deaths jumped 8% in 2020, despite fewer people on the roads amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary data from the National Safety Council.

"We believe that the   ... Read More


Former Maryland police chief facing dozens of attempted murder charges in alleged arsons

Prince George’s County FireBy MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(LAUREL, Md.) -- A former Maryland police chief is facing more than a dozen attempted murder charges after he allegedly targeted a series of enemies in at least 12 arson cases   ... Read More


Capitol Police officials say intel on possible March 4 plot being taken ‘seriously’

uschools/iStockBy JACK DATE, LUKE BARR, and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Capitol Police officials said Wednesday they have "obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March   ... Read More


Teachers, child care staff nationwide can now sign up for vaccine shots under Biden’s order

vgajic/iStockBy 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   ... Read More


Man who allegedly stole $40k of lottery tickets arrested after police foot chase

Oklahoma City Police Department/FacebookBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- A man who stole more than $40,000 worth of lottery tickets has been arrested after being found hiding in the back of a pickup truck following a foot   ... Read More


Dr. Oz helps save man who collapsed at Newark Liberty International Airport

Roy Rochlin/Getty ImagesBy AARON KATERSKY and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz helped save the life of a man who collapsed at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday night.

The celebrity doctor, who hosts the   ... Read More


Experts warn of lurking danger after several deadly avalanches in the backcountry

aluxum/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A weak base layer of snow, combined with an increased interest in backcountry skiing during the COVID-19 pandemic, has likely contributed to one of the deadliest weeks for avalanches in U.S.   ... Read More


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