EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles County said Thursday it is holding off on issuing an indoor mask mandate amid rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. During a press conference, LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the county had moved into the “high” COVID-19 community transmission category, as defined by the Centers for […]

(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Raphael Warnock’s reelection in Georgia’s runoff on Tuesday clinched a 51st seat for his party, cemented battleground status for his home state and kick-started discussion about how he succeeded this year unlike any other Georgia Democrats. After Warnock defeated Republican rival Herschel Walker on Tuesday night, ABC News spoke with operatives and […]

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — The accused shooter in the deadly mass shooting at a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub was previously arrested over an alleged bomb threat incident last year, though the case was dismissed after the suspect’s family refused to testify, the local district attorney said Thursday. The circumstances around the 2021 arrest have faced much […]

d3sign/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Dr. Peter Marks, the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine chief, said he is well aware that COVID-19 booster uptake might be low for the latest shot, authorized by the government on Thursday morning for young children over 6 months old, but he told ABC News that he’s hopeful increased access may […]

(WASHINGTON) — As another Gen Zer, Olivia Rodrigo, famously said, “God, it’s brutal out here” — including for Washington, D.C.’s newest, youngest congressman-elect. Maxwell Frost, 25, the first member of Gen Z elected to Congress, wrote on Twitter on Thursday about his frustrations after he said he was denied an apartment as he relocates to […]

(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — The five New Haven, Connecticut, police officers charged in the case of Randy Cox, a Black man who was paralyzed while being transported in custody, appeared in court for the first time Thursday. They were expected to be arraigned but instead, the judge transferred their cases to New Haven County Court. […]

Jason Marz/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Department of Justice has urged a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to hold former President Trump’s team in contempt of court for failing to comply fully with a May subpoena for all documents with classification markings in his possession, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. DOJ’s urging […]

(MARENGO, Iowa) — Multiple people were injured in an explosion at a plant in Iowa on Thursday, hospital officials said, as crews continue to battle a massive blaze in the incident. No fatalities were reported following the explosion at the facility in Marengo, located about 25 miles southwest of Cedar Rapids, Iowa State Trooper Bob […]

Paramount Pictures As if being the highest grossing movie of the year — and Tom Cruise‘s career — wasn’t enough, Top Gun: Maverick is aces with the National Board of Review. The New York City-based collection of film professionals, academics and movie enthusiasts this year have named Maverick its Best Film. Founded in 1909, the […]

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Martial artist and action movie icon Jackie Chan has confirmed it: Rush Hour 4 is a go. According to Variety, Chan confirmed to fans at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday that he is discussing the project “right now” with interested parties — and would […]

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