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Breonna Taylor decision ignites protests from New York to Chicago to Seattle

BY: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Protests ignited in Louisville and swept across the U.S. overnight as Americans unleashed outrage after a Kentucky grand jury indicted one officer for allegedly endangering the neighbors of Breonna Taylor during the police shooting that resulted in her death.Former Louisville officer Brett Hankison…... Read More

Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville: Two officers shot will recover, over 100 demonstrators arrested

By EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Two Louisville police officers shot during Wednesday night's protests are doing well and will survive their injuries, announced interim police chief Robert Schroeder, who also said that more than 100 people were arrested during the demonstrations that followed the grand…... Read More

Beta remnants to soak South as wildfires still rage in West

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Remnants of Beta continue to soak the South, as 4 to 7 inches of rain fell in Louisiana, southern Arkansas and Mississippi in the last 48 hours, which produced flash flooding.Flood watches have been issued for Mississippi, Alabama and southern Tennessee Thursday morning,…... Read More

Unlicensed caregiver of 89-year-old man arrested for theft of thousands of dollars

By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An unlicensed caregiver from Craigslist has been arrested after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars over a four-year period off an elderly and incapacitated 89-year-old man.Christine Garthright, 51, was arrested and taken into custody on Sept. 23 following a four-month investigation by the Yavapai…... Read More

Twenty inmates, accomplices charged in COVID-19 unemployment fraud

By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Pennsylvania officials charged nearly two dozen inmates and outside accomplices who allegedly conspired to obtain some $300,000 in fraudulent COVID-19 unemployment benefits.Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro charged 20 inmates and accomplices across three state prisons where inmates allegedly gathered personal information from other…... Read More

Breonna Taylor's family says lack of homicide charges against officers is 'outrageous and offensive'

By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Family and supporters of Breonna Taylor said Wednesday that a Kentucky grand jury's lack of homicide charges against the police offers who fatally shot Taylor is "outrageous and offensive to Breonna's memory."Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family, signaled that…... Read More

Breonna Taylor shooting case: Hankinson indicted on wanton endangerment of neighbors

BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, STEPHANIE WASH and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- A Kentucky grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree in a shooting in March that killed Breonna Taylor, but neither he nor the other two officers…... Read More

What happens next in the Breonna Taylor case after former officer Brett Hankison indicted

By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Federal charges in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor are still possible even though a Kentucky grand jury indicted only one Louisville officer and no murder charges were issued in connection with the case.The FBI is still investigating "all aspects," a spokesperson for…... Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Fauci details lesser-publicized side effects of COVID-19

By WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 972,000 people worldwide.Over 31.6 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

Coronavirus uptick in 6 NYC neighborhoods is 'cause for significant concern,' city says

BY: AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- After largely controlling the coronavirus through the summer, New York City health officials warned Wednesday of troubling spikes in cases in six neighborhoods across Brooklyn and Queens that they said “are cause for significant concern.”The neighborhoods include Kew Gardens and Far Rockaway in…... Read More

New York firefighter sues department over discrimination, racism, hostile work environment

BY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A New York state firefighter filed a discrimination lawsuit against the North Tonawanda Fire Department, saying he was bullied for his disability and harassed for making safety complaints against the department.North Tonawanda firefighter Michael Zellner filed a complaint with the New York Division…... Read More

Creek Fire becomes largest single blaze in California history

By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(FRESNO, Calif.) -- The Creek Fire has now become the largest single fire in California history.The fire has already destroyed 286,519 acres in Fresno and Madera Counties since it first ignited on Sept. 4. It is only 32% contained so far, according to Cal Fire.At least…... Read More

Beta remnants, flash flooding threat moves East into Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama

By MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Beta has drenched Houston with nearly 15 inches of rain, causing major flooding in the city.While the rain has stopped Wednesday morning, authorities are still urging residents to be mindful of wet and flooded roadways.The flooding rain is now moving…... Read More

Man run over, killed by his own car as he tried to stop thief from stealing it

By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- A man was run over and killed by his own van as he tried to stop a thief from stealing it.The incident occurred at approximately 6:20 a.m. on Sept. 22 in Anaheim, California, when a man, identified as Jose DeJesus Berrelleza, 33, by…... Read More