(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in seven years, the country's lead agency on protecting the public from crimes involving firearms, explosives and arson has a Senate-confirmed director. Steve Dettelbach was sworn in on Tuesday by Attorney General Merrick Garland in front of his family... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The dire shortage of baby formula has forced frustrated parents to scour social media for enough supplies to feed their children --- their desperation now becoming a target for scammers seeking to exploit that distress. An urgent new warning from the Federal... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Trevor Reed's fate hangs in the balance amid sky-high tensions between the U.S. and Russia, where the 30-year old former U.S. Marine has been detained on trumped up charges for over two and a half years. But now, amid a stalled push... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Some 911 call centers across the country say they are experiencing staffing shortages. Some centers are struggling with as much as 30% to 50% vacancies, according to reports from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. "We have actually been experiencing much higher staffing shortages... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- Pregnant people and people who were recently pregnant or are trying to get pregnant need to prioritize getting vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an "urgent health advisory" released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently, only 31% of pregnant... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is urging Washington to evacuate Afghans who are under threat because of their work with the U.S. government -- warning they cannot get out on their own and are in desperate need, according to an internal cable... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The surgeon general is warning Americans about the "urgent threat of health misinformation" amid the government's current push to boost stalling vaccination rates. Dr. Vivek Murthy's advisory -- the first under the Biden administration -- addresses an epidemic of misinformation and disinformation, and... Read More.
BY: ERIELLE RESHEF, ASHLEY SCHWARTZ-LAVARES, AND VICTORIA MOLL-RAMIREZ, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Dawn seems to be breaking in the COVID-19 pandemic. As vaccines provide new hope, cases and hospitalizations have been declining across the country. But as one calamity gradually wanes, another silent... Read More.