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Blizzard warning issued for Midwest as storm moves into Northeast

Blizzard warning issued for Midwest as storm moves into Northeast

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A strong storm system is producing lots of wind and snow in the Central U.S., with a blizzard warning issued for five states, from Minnesota to Missouri.Already Friday morning up to half a foot of snow has fallen in Iowa and winds have been gusting at 60…

NY passenger bus hangs off overpass in the Bronx after crash, at least 8 left injured

NY passenger bus hangs off overpass in the Bronx after crash, at least 8 left injured

LeoPatrizi/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Various people were injured after a passenger bus veered off the road and was left hanging off an overpass in New York’s Bronx.The New York Police Department told WABC that the incident happened at 11:10 p.m. Thursday on the Cross Bronx Expressway at University Avenue.WABC confirmed at least…

Man seen holding Confederate flag among latest Capitol siege arrests, authorities say

Man seen holding Confederate flag among latest Capitol siege arrests, authorities say

Tidewater Regional JailBy ALEXANDER MALLIN and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — More than a week after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, federal authorities continue to charge people who allegedly participated in the riot, often relying on video taken at the scene to identify suspects.Man seen carrying Confederate flag in CapitolA man whom authorities identified…

Coronavirus live updates: Another member of Congress tests positive

Coronavirus live updates: Another member of Congress tests positive

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 92.4 million people worldwide and killed over 1.98 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news…

As New York dumps Trump, a Trump exodus to Florida is underway

As New York dumps Trump, a Trump exodus to Florida is underway

Official White House Photo by Andrea HanksBy JOHN SANTUCCI, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As New York officials make aggressive moves to cut ties with President Donald Trump, planning has been underway for the president and some of his adult children to ditch the Empire State.The president and first lady Melania Trump have made no secret…

FAA toughens unruly passenger policy after flight disruptions in wake of Capitol riot

FAA toughens unruly passenger policy after flight disruptions in wake of Capitol riot

ViktorCap/iStockBy MINA KAJI, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will begin handing down stricter punishments to unruly airline passengers without a warning, including “fines of up to $35,000 and imprisonment.”FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed the order Wednesday directing the agency to take a “zero-tolerance policy” in unruly passenger cases after the agency saw…

DHS official warns taking down social media accounts could hurt intel gathering

DHS official warns taking down social media accounts could hurt intel gathering

Gwengoat/iStockBy LUKE BARR and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — As social media companies mount an unprecedented crackdown in the wake of last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol — deleting the accounts and posts of users they say are pushing rhetoric that could drive individuals to violence — a Department of Homeland Security official has…

New York AG sues NYPD over handling of Black Lives Matter protests

New York AG sues NYPD over handling of Black Lives Matter protests

duha127/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday escalated her criticism of the New York Police Department in a lawsuit against the NYPD over its handling of Black Lives Matter protests this past spring.The lawsuit also names Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and Chief of…

Coronavirus live updates: US could see up to 477,000 deaths by Feb. 6

Coronavirus live updates: US could see up to 477,000 deaths by Feb. 6

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 92.4 million people worldwide and killed over 1.98 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the…

Coronavirus live updates: COVID-19 deaths top two million worldwide

Coronavirus live updates: COVID-19 deaths top two million worldwide

Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 93.2 million people worldwide and killed over two million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news…

Nearly a dozen ex-military members among those arrested in connection with Capitol riot

Nearly a dozen ex-military members among those arrested in connection with Capitol riot

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN and SOO RIN KIM, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Retired military servicemen are turning up in alarming numbers on wanted posters and in charging documents as federal agents continue their sweep of arrests tied to the deadly riot at the Capitol last week, a trend that has experts increasingly concerned about the dangerous allure…

National Rifle Association files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

National Rifle Association files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

dsmoulton/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The National Rifle Association announced that it intends to restructure as a nonprofit based in Texas and has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections.”The move will enable long-term, sustainable growth and ensure the NRA’s continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom — free from the…

‘QAnon shaman’ should remain in custody, DOJ says, calls him insurrectionist

‘QAnon shaman’ should remain in custody, DOJ says, calls him insurrectionist

DanHenson1/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Jacob Chansley, the self-described “QAnon shaman,” is set for a detention hearing this afternoon in Arizona federal court, and prosecutors are requesting a judge keep him in government custody pending trial — using some of their bluntest words yet in court to describe last week’s assault on the…

Self-described ‘QAnon shaman’ should remain in custody: DOJ

Self-described ‘QAnon shaman’ should remain in custody: DOJ

DanHenson1/iStockBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Jacob Chansley, the self-described “QAnon shaman,” is set for a detention hearing this afternoon in Arizona federal court, and prosecutors are requesting a judge keep him in government custody pending trial — using some of their bluntest words yet in court to describe last week’s assault on the…