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Kelvin Sterling Scott/iStockBy KIARA BRANTLEY-JONES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Six historically Black colleges and universities received eight-figure donations all thanks to philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, granted millions of dollars to several HBCUs. Howard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Hampton University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Tuskegee University are […]

Nick J./iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — At least one Marine is dead and eight others are missing after a “mishap” involving an amphibious assault vehicle off the California coast, officials said. Eight other Marines, including the one who died, were recovered off San Clemente Island after the amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) they were […]

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 671,000 people worldwide. Over 17.2 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 for Systems […]

narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 673,000 people worldwide. Over 17.3 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 for Systems Science and Engineering at […]

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (SAINT LOUIS COUNTY, Mo.) — The former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown six years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, will not be criminally charged, the St. Louis County prosecutor said Thursday. “This is one of the most difficult things I have had to do as an elected official,” […]

ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias continues its path through the Caribbean leaving intense flooding in Puerto Rico. Multiple municipalities on the west and east side of the island have been hit the hardest by the storm. On the west side of the island at least 41 people have […]

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 664,000 people worldwide. Over 16.9 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 for Systems […]

urfinguss/iStockBy STEPHANIE WASH, ABC News (CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.) — When Florida students return to school next year, there will be a new safety measure in place thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last June. Alyssa’s Law, named after 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff, a victim of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

Miramar Police Department via TwitterBy CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — The vehicle last driven by a mother whose toddler was found abandoned in a Miramar, Florida, parking lot has been recovered about 15 miles away from there. Leila Cavett, 21, was reported missing after her toddler, Kamdyn, was found wandering by himself on […]

iStock/smolaw11BY: DR. ALEXIS E. CARRINGTON and SONY SALZMAN (NEW YORK) — A new study at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering showed ventilation systems can change the spread of aerosolized and potentially virus-containing particles in common indoor areas. The study looked at results in an elevator, a supermarket and a classroom. Although […]


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