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Ian’s Death Toll Rises
New confirmed fatalities make Hurricane Ian Florida's deadliest storm in decades. The Supreme Court begins a new term with Ketanji Brown Jackson on the bench. And a head injury forces the NFL to review its concussion protocol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 03, 2022
Ian Has Left Florida. Rescues Are Just Beginning.
Hurricane Ian leaves collapsed bridges, battered cities, and untold victims in its wake. Vladimir Putin announces Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territories. And facing lawsuits from GOP-led states, the Biden administration tweaks eligibility requirements for student debt forgiveness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 30, 2022
“We Had Houses Just Float By.”
In a special edition, a Florida resident describes the moments Hurricane Ian barreled into Fort Myers, and Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee describes where the storm is going next.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 29, 2022
Hold Down the Fort Myers: Florida’s Final Prep
Emergency planners prepare for Hurricane Ian. A pair of pipeline explosions raise questions of Russian sabotage. And lawmakers weigh the possibility of more prosecutions for women who experience miscarriages.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 28, 2022
Is Florida Ready for Hurricane Ian?
Tampa braces for potential flooding as Hurricane Ian builds offshore. A gunman opens fire on a Russian recruitment office. And Italy welcomes its first female prime minister: a far-right leader who once expressed admiration of Benito Mussolini. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 27, 2022
Pre-Arizona Law Upends Post-Roe Midterms
A 150-year-old law is put back in place in Arizona, banning virtually all abortions in the state. Iran shuts down internet access for millions of Iranians. And a Kentucky parole board will decide whether to let a convicted school shooter walk free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 26, 2022
ESPN Daily: Brett Favre’s Role in the Mississippi Welfare Scandal
Brett Favre is a legendary figure in his home state of Mississippi for his Hall of Fame NFL career. But now, Favre is making headlines in Mississippi (and across the country) for very different reasons. Favre, and others, are accused of diverting millions of dollars in welfare funds to go toward the construction of a volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi. The same school where Favre’s daughter played volleyball and where Favre himself is an alum. It is all part of a sprawling investigation into fraud and misuse of money that is meant to assist Mississippi’s neediest citizens, the state with the highest poverty rate in the nation. Anna Wolfe, a reporter from Mississippi Today who’s been investigating the case from the very beginning, joins us to unpack a story that is about much more than just a famous football player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 25, 2022
DOJ Gets the Mar-a-La-Go-Ahead
An appeals court ruling gives the Justice Department access to documents they retrieved from Mar-a-Lago. Draft efforts in Russia prompt outrage. And a player backlash prompts the sale of a valuable NBA team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 23, 2022
“Art of the Steal”: Trump Sued by NY
New York Attorney General Letitia James files a lawsuit alleging vast frauds by former President Donald Trump and his family. Vladimir Putin calls up 300,000 reservists, prompting some Russians to flee the country. And librarians mark "Banned Books Week" by lamenting more than a thousand new books banned in Texas alone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 22, 2022
Trafficking Jam: Legal Questions Over Migrant Flight
As local and state officials keep a wary eye on flights and buses, questions emerge over whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis broke the law in a charter flight involving migrants. Russia announces it will hold "referendums" in territories it holds in Ukraine. And as demand rises for cobalt in electric vehicles, new American mines are booming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 21, 2022
Hurricane Fiona's Destruction in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Fiona carves a path of destruction and leaves millions in the dark as the entire island of Puerto Rico loses power. Queen Elizabeth is brought to her final resting place alongside Prince Philip. And another major interest rate hike could be on the way in an attempt to help curb inflation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 20, 2022
Funeral Fit for a Queen
The funeral for Queen Elizabeth ushers in a new era and unprecedented security measures. The immigration crisis at the border is hitting so-called "sanctuary states." And health officials are urging Americans to get the updated covid booster shots just in time for a possible winter surge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 19, 2022
The Martha’s Vineyard Trip No One Asked For
Migrants appear on Martha's Vineyard, the latest in a series of maneuvers to send migrants from red states to liberal enclaves. Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledges "concerns" from China over its invasion of Ukraine. And the Supreme Court prepares to decide whether businesses can deny services to people based on religious beliefs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 16, 2022
Would a GOP Senate Ban Abortions Nationwide?
After GOP leaders celebrated state control of abortion rights, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) proposes a national abortion ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Hundreds of thousands of mourners begin to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II in London. And President Biden announces that student loan borrowers will be refunded for payments during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 15, 2022
Stall Aboard: Could a Strike Derail the Economy?
As inflation rates alarm economists, a looming railroad strike prompts emergency meetings in Washington. Michigan workers describe how the economy could swing their midterm vote. And a Twitter whistleblower goes under oath on Capitol Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 14, 2022
Elizabeth’s Final Journey
The coffin holding Queen Elizabeth II lies in Edinburgh before moving to London. Credit card companies make an important policy change on gun purchases. And the United Nations predicts a famine in Somalia, which residents say has already arrived. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 13, 2022
Nervous Rex: King Charles' Next Steps
As the body of Elizabeth Regina arrives for a vigil in Edinburgh, the man the Palace now call Charles Rex faces a monumental challenge. Meanwhile, Ukraine's counteroffensive rapidly gains ground. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 12, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II Dies
After 70 years on the throne, Britain's longest-reigning monarch passes away. The man known for decades as Prince Charles becomes King Charles III. And a generation after the September 11th attacks, forensic scientists are still trying to identify remains from Ground Zero. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 09, 2022
Classified Section: How the GOP is Reacting to Trump Docs
Republican lawmakers return to Capitol Hill as questions swirl about former President Trump. A federal judge rules a key part of Obamacare could be illegal. And amid mass teacher burnout, Seattle teachers go on strike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 08, 2022
True Grid: Western Blackouts on the Horizon
California issues emergency alerts for energy blackouts amid an unprecedented heat wave. Liz Truss becomes the UK's new prime minister. And Juul agrees to a settlement worth more than $400 million. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 07, 2022
Back to School in Uvalde
Parents of mass shooting survivors prepare to drop their children off at school in Uvalde, Texas. And in an exclusive interview, the Ukrainian president speaks to ABC's David Muir about a new counteroffensive.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 06, 2022
The Labor of Long COVID
Doctors and disability advocates call Long COVID a mass disabling event. One recent government survey estimates that for every adult who’s gotten COVID, 1 in 5 experience lingering symptoms that last months or years after the initial infection. On this Labor Day, ABC’s Senior National Policy Reporter Anne Flaherty explores what that means for America’s workforce. This issue affects both essential workers and white-collar workers alike. What happens when the intense fatigue, brain fog, racing heart, GI issues, mean these workers have to stop working altogether? Long COVID patients told us that, in many cases, their employers and disability insurers failed to protect them. If you’re suffering from Long COVID, you can learn about your rights as a worker and find resources for employment accommodations by visiting the Job Accommodations Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 05, 2022
Biden’s “MAGA” Message
President Biden delivers a primetime campaign speech amid a shifting midterm landscape. A national report card shows reading and math scores fell dramatically as the pandemic took hold. And Taiwan prepares for a possible invasion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 02, 2022
Why the DOJ’s Filing is Devastating for Trump
A Justice Department filing potentially blows apart former President Trump's claims about the documents found at his home. The FDA signs off on a new Omicron-specific booster. And the Navy investigates the death of a SEAL trainee, as new reporting documents drug use among recruits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 01, 2022
Swing State Showdown
President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump head to Pennsylvania as midterm races heat up. Mississippi authorities announce thousands of residents will have to go without tap water. And a new study projects sea levels will rise nearly a foot as Greenland continues to melt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 31, 2022
DOJ: Check Your Privileged Documents
As President Trump's legal team presses for a "special master" to examine privileged documents, the Justice Department reveals it's combed through many documents already. Flood waters crest in Mississippi after days of catastrophic rain. And Ukraine launches a counteroffensive against Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 30, 2022
What’s in the Affidavit?
A redacted affidavit from the Justice Department gives some clues into what is clearly an ongoing investigation into documents held by former President Trump. A speech from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell sends jitters through the economic world. And NASA's Artemis program prepares to launch a new era of moon settlements.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 29, 2022
Paint it Black: The DOJ’s Redacted Affidavit
A judge approves a redacted version of the DOJ's Mar-a-Lago affidavit for release to the public. Part of Idaho's abortion ban is struck down. And California prepares to ban the sale of new gas-only cars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 26, 2022
Dems Get Their Debt Wish
President Biden single handedly forgives up to $20,000 of student debt for millions of Americans. Some GOP candidates refuse to concede following primary losses. And with temperatures rising, striking Ohio teachers make air conditioning a central focus of their demands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 25, 2022
$10K is the Loan-liest Number
With an August 31 deadline looming, President Biden is expected to address student loan forgiveness. A letter from the National Archives claims former President Trump held onto hundreds of pages of important documents at Mar-a-Lago. And women cross state lines because of abortion laws, even as they try to get treatment for miscarriages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 24, 2022
A Tale of Two Gerrymanders
After a failed gerrymander postponed its primary elections, New York joins Florida for a consequential day of voting. Dr. Anthony Fauci decides to step down. And three Arkansas officers are suspended after kicking and punching a suspect during an arrest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 23, 2022
Party Foul: How Cheney Plans to Fracture GOP
After a primary defeat, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) describes her quest to prevent Donald Trump from re-taking the White House. A car bomb kills the daughter of a prominent supporter of the Russian invasion. And airlines scramble to scale back their schedules after an ultimatum from federal authorities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 22, 2022
Who Should See the Mar-a-Lago Affidavit?
A federal judge tells the Justice Department to make public its reasoning for raiding Mar-a-Lago. The NFL suspends quarterback Deshaun Watson. And despite fewer border-crossings in July, border agents are dealing with a record number of migrants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 19, 2022
They’re Running (From Trump?)
Former Vice President Mike Pence says he'll "consider" testifying in January 6th hearings, prompting speculation about his willingness to run against Trump. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky offers a blistering assessment of her agency's performance. And a Florida appeals court sides with a judge who says a 16 year-old girl isn't "mature enough" to seek an abortion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 18, 2022
FAQs on the New IRA Law
President Biden signs the mammoth Inflation Reduction Act into law. As the Colorado River shrinks, government officials demand Western states consume less water. And former FBI Special Agent Brad Garrett describes what would happen if the FBI were defunded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 17, 2022
Liz Cheney’s Last Stand
Wyoming's primary election could spell the end of Liz Cheney's political career, signaling a shift toward election-denying Republicans. The Department of Justice reveals new steps in the case over classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. And the U.K. approves a vaccine that will more directly tackle the Omicron variant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 16, 2022
What's in Trump's Search Warrant
Details from a search warrant provide some answers, but raise more questions about what former President Donald Trump was keeping at Mar-a-Lago. Author Salman Rushdie is expected to survive after a brutal knife attack in New York. And one year after the fall of Kabul, ABC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell returns to Afghanistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 15, 2022
How the FBI Became a Target
Amid threats against law enforcement, Attorney General Merrick Garland says he'll ask a judge to show the nation what the FBI was pursuing at Mar-a-Lago. The CDC offers looser guidelines on COVID, which it says will remain in our lives for the foreseeable future. And a potential National Park designation prompts arguments among neighbors.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 12, 2022
Less Inflation, But Still Not Elation
New price data show inflation slowing, raising hopes of economists. Former President Trump takes the Fifth. And the Department of Justice unseals charges against a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, accusing him of plotting to kill former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 11, 2022
Raid Rage
Conservatives react in fury to an FBI search of former President Trump's property. President Biden signs a new law supporting chip manufacturing. And a study finds that climate change will have consequences for viruses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 10, 2022
The FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago
FBI agents search the home of former President Trump. Police investigate the killings of several Muslim men in New Mexico. And mayors of New York and Washington D.C. complain about a new Texas policy that sends undocumented migrants to their doorsteps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 09, 2022
Senate Passes 'Historic' Climate, Health Care Bill
Senate Democrats push a sweeping climate and health care bill across the finish line. A new round of fighting between Israel and Palestine over the weekend leads to dozens of deaths. And concerns mount over potential disaster at Europe's biggest nuclear plant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 08, 2022
Monkeypox: Is a Siren a Solution?
Amid mounting criticism, the Biden administration declares a national public health emergency over Monkeypox as it scrambles over vaccines and treatments. Two years after Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police, the U.S. Justice Department files civil rights charges against four officers. And, the Sandy Hook parents who won millions from a right-wing conspiracy theorist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 05, 2022
Red State Roe Voters
In a potential bellwether race for the midterms, Kansas rejects a ballot measure that would restrict abortion access. A major credit bureau blames a coding error for thousands of incorrect scores sent to lenders. And students are headed back to the classroom soon, but schools are warning there are hundreds of job openings for teachers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 04, 2022
Oh No Xi Didn’t: Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan
Defying Chinese threats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi becomes the highest ranking American to visit Taiwan in decades. California declares a state of emergency over monkeypox. And the Department of Justice tries to derail a mega merger in the publishing world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 03, 2022
Al-Qaeda's Leader is Dead
The successor to Osama Bin Laden is killed by a CIA drone strike in Afghanistan. Kansas prepares to vote on a constitutional amendment on abortion. And pro-wrestling confronts allegations against the face of its empire, Vince McMahon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 02, 2022
Kentucky’s Fatal Flooding
Floodwaters kill dozens in the Appalachian foothills. President Biden's latest positive test prompts questions about "rebound COVID." And a surprise agreement infuriates Senate Republicans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 01, 2022
Solar Opposites
At a time when the Biden administration is calling for more renewable energy, ABC News partners-up with Inside Climate News to travel to Williamsport, OH to see how solar energy is tearing a rural community apart. We meet two families at the heart of the conflict: the Scheins have signed a lucrative deal to put solar panels on their farmland, while the Barneses are leading the charge against solar in the county, despite generally thinking renewable energy is a good idea. The tension has changed the culture in their community, spilling over to places like their town hall and church. Neither side is backing down. A renewable energy expert tells us fights like these are breaking out all over the country. We unpack the myths and unknowns about large-scale solar projects and examine the role of rural America in the fight against climate change. To learn more about the solar conflict in Williamsport Ohio, check out "The Energy Transition Runs Into a Ditch in Rural Ohio" from Inside Climate News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 29, 2022
Has a Recession Begun?
Economists prepare what will likely be a second straight quarter of a shrinking economy, even as more Americans find jobs. The State Department announces that it's put an offer on the table to get back Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan. And the Department of Justice appears to be looking at former President Trump in its January 6th investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 28, 2022
Conflict of Interest: The Fed’s Plan for Inflation
The Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates even further to clamp down on inflation, but retailers warn that spending habits are already changing. Russia plans to withdraw from the International Space Station. And a Saudi-backed golf tour prepares a tournament just miles from the World Trade Center, infuriating families of 9/11 victims. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 27, 2022