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Sergeant involved in Breonna Taylor's death, her boyfriend recount details

By ENJOLI FRANCIS, STEVE OSUNSAMI, KELLY MCCARTHY, SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN and STEPHANIE WASH, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- New audio has emerged from the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot at home by police during the execution of a no-knock warrant.Newly released interviews with police and her boyfriend,…... Read More

Massachusetts police narcotics squad routinely used excessive force: DOJ

By JACK DATE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A Justice Department investigation into a specialized narcotics unit of the Springfield, Massachusetts, Police Department found officers routinely used excessive force, including punching people in the face and using head strikes in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution."We found in that case…... Read More

California prison using tents, warehouse to treat inmates with COVID-19

By MEREDITH DELISO and MEREDITH LONGO, ABC News(SAN QUENTIN, Calif.) -- San Quentin State Prison in California has erected tents and is converting a warehouse to treat a coronavirus outbreak that's infected more than 1,800 inmates and staff.Aerial footage shows nine tents on the institution's baseball field, part of the…... Read More

Ghislaine Maxwell given paper clothes at jail to avoid suicide attempt: Sources

By LUKE BARR and MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Ghislaine Maxwell, the recently arrested confidant of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was given paper clothes upon checking into the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, over fears that she might take her own life, two federal law enforcement…... Read More

Texas sets new single-day record for coronavirus deaths

By MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 552,000 people worldwide.Over 12.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center…... Read More

Security guard charged with murder after fighting man who refused to wear a mask

By ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS(LOS ANGELES) -- A security guard at a Southern California market fatally shot a man who refused to wear a mask, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.Prosecutors said that Umeir Corniche Hawkins, 38, was charged with murder in the death of Jerry Lewis, 50,…... Read More

Death of Robert Fuller, Black man found hanging in a tree, confirmed as suicide

By ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS(PALMDALE, Calif.) -- The death of a 24-year-old Black man who was found hanging from a tree was confirmed to be a suicide, authorities said Thursday at a press conference.Los Angeles Sheriff's Commander Chris Marks said that there were no signs of a struggle or defensive…... Read More

Tropical Storm Fay forms off East Coast

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Fay has developed along the East Coast on Thursday evening.The low-pressure system was sitting 40 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, at the time of its forming about 5 p.m.There is currently a tropical storm warning in effect from from…... Read More

Police arrest woman who allegedly drove into protesters in Indiana hit-and-run

(BLOOMINGTON, Indiana) -- BY: MEREDITH DELISO and CHERYL GENDRON, ABC NewsBloomington police arrested a 66-year-old Indiana woman in a hit-and-run crash that injured two protesters, officials said Thursday.Christi Bennett was arrested late Wednesday and charged with two counts of criminal recklessness, a felony. She was also charged with leaving the…... Read More

Bill de Blasio paints Black Lives Matter street mural outside Trump Tower

(NEW YORK) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio brought the Black Lives Matter movement right to President Donald Trump's doorstep on Thursday.As part of the city's efforts to honor Black New Yorkers, the mayor, his wife, other elected officials and volunteers painted the message in bright yellow paint…... Read More

Newly released body camera transcripts show last moments of George Floyd's life

By ELLA TORRES, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) -- "Please don't shoot me," George Floyd repeated at least four times, according to newly released audio transcripts of body cameras worn by the Minneapolis police officers involved in his death.The transcripts were released Wednesday after the attorney for former officer Thomas Lane filed a…... Read More

Alaska at center of Trump administration’s drive to drill public lands during pandemic

By EVAN SIMON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Traditional subsistence hunting has always been a pillar of life along Alaska's remote North Slope. Dependable migrations of bowhead whales, Arctic grayling fish, and the country's last remaining caribou herds have provided for generations of indigenous Alaskans who make their home on America's…... Read More

'Glee' actress Naya Rivera presumed dead after going missing at California lake

By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Naya Rivera, best known for playing Santana Lopez on the hit TV show "Glee," is presumed dead by authorities after going missing at a California lake on Wednesday.Rivera, 33, is believed to have drowned in Lake Piru in California, the Ventura County Sheriff's…... Read More

Driver charged in fatal hit-and-run at Seattle Black Lives Matter protest

By BILL HUTCHINSON and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(SEATTLE) -- A 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of barreling into a Black Lives Matter protest on a closed Seattle freeway, killing one demonstrator and seriously injuring another, was charged Wednesday with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving, authorities said.The King County…... Read More