A look at the top photos from around the globe.
A look at the top photos from around the globe.
Power has been restored to more than 2.1 million customers as of Thursday morning in some of Florida's hardest-hit areas, a week after Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, Florida Power & Light said. Less than 100,000 of its customers are still in the dark, the utility company reported. "In some of the hardest-hit areas, multiple specialized tree-trimming crews are needed to clear debris for every traditional line crew working to repair or, in some instances, rebuild infrastructure," FPL said in a statement.
A police officer who was hired by the Uvalde school district despite being under investigation for her conduct during the school massacre while with the Texas Department of Public Safety has now been fired. The school district said in a letter Thursday that Crimson Elizondo had been fired effective immediately. The decision to hire Elizondo drew outrage from parents' of victims of the May 24 school shooting that killed 21 people, including 19 elementary school students.
The city of Rochester, New York, has reached a $12 million settlement with the family of Daniel Prude, who died after he was restrained by police during a mental health emergency, the mayor announced Thursday. The settlement, believed by the family's attorneys to be the largest of its kind in Rochester history, will be paid to Prude's estate and comes more than two years after his death, which sparked calls for police reform. "It is now time to look forward so we may work together and focus our efforts on Rochester's future."
While Iran's brutal attempts to put down nationwide protests -- sparked by the death of a young woman in the custody of its so-called morality police -- have done little to stop domestic dissent, the crackdown has dire implications for the regime on the international stage, cementing Iran's pariah status. Following Iranian security forces siege of an elite university in Tehran where students were demonstrating, President Joe Biden this week promised his administration would soon impose "further costs on perpetrators of violence against peaceful protestors." On Thursday, the Treasury Department announced it was "designating seven senior leaders within Iran’s government and security apparatus for the shutdown of Iran’s Internet access and the continued violence against peaceful protesters in the wake of the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly, and died in the custody of Iran’s Morality Police."
It's been more than two months since the panel investigating the U.S. Capitol attack last held a public hearing after airing eight televised sessions from June to July to reveal the findings of their probe. In those hearings, lawmakers described what they called a "sophisticated, seven-part plan" by former President Donald Trump and his supporters to try to overturn his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden, including his pressure on the Department of Justice and local election officials. The last session focused exclusively on Trump's actions while violence unfolded on Jan. 6, 2021, with witnesses telling the panel Trump initially refused pleas from his staff to condemn the mob.
About 2.55 million middle and high schoolers in the United States reported using e-cigarettes, an increase of 21.5% from those who reported using those products last year, a new federal study shows. In total, 9.4% of respondents said they were current users, including 14.1% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students. "Adolescent e-cigarette use in the United States remains at concerning levels and poses a serious public health risk to our nation's youth," said Dr. Brian King, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, in a statement.
Jordan Nguyen, a music teacher at Lakeview Elementary School in Norman, Oklahoma, a city about 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, was in the school's cafeteria when the Sept. 15 incident occurred and told "Good Morning America" it all happened in a matter of seconds. Cashton York, a third grader at Lakeview, was digging into his lunch with his classmates and friends when he "took a bite and started choking," according to Nguyen. "Immediately, the boys around him stood up and started screaming for help from me, who was the adult in the room at the time," Nguyen said, noting that Cashton had been facing away from her.
More than eight in 10 kids under the age of 17 have antibodies from a past COVID-19 infection, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The analysis shows that as of August, 86% of children between 6 months and 17-years-old have had at least one COVID infection since the pandemic began. "What we have to recognize is this is more of an indication that there's been broad spread of this virus in the pediatric community," said Dr. John Brownstein, an ABC News contributor and chief innovation officer at Boston Children's Hospital.
Kate Walsh recently revealed she is engaged -- seemingly accidentally -- on social media. The "Grey's Anatomy" actress introduced boyfriend Andrew Nixon as "my fiancé" during a recent Instagram Live with her "Private Practice" co-star Amy Brenneman, in honor of the 15th anniversary of the show's premiere. "Here comes the jungle cat, that is my fiancé," Walsh, who turns 55 on Oct. 13, told Brenneman, panning the camera over to Nixon as he walked in the door, smiled and waved.
Doja Cat was shining at Paris Fashion Week -- literally. The 26-year-old singer was photographed at the A.W.A.K.E. runway show on Tuesday wearing a two-piece Simon Miller gingham suit along with gold body paint on her face and chest. While Doja Cat appeared to be enjoying the look, not everyone was a fan and took to social media to share their thoughts.
A professor was shot and killed on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson on Wednesday afternoon, allegedly by a former student, campus police said. The suspect, Murad Dervish, 46, was taken into custody hours later following a traffic stop by the state’s Department of Public Safety near the town of Gila Bend, University of Arizona Police Chief Paula Balafas said at a news conference. The victim was identified Thursday as professor Thomas Meixner, department head of the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, said university president Robert Robbins.
Terrence Woods, Sr. has left his son's room at his Maryland home largely untouched for over four years. With no new information about his whereabouts, and many unanswered questions, every day is a struggle that presents more sleepless nights, he told ABC News. Woods, Jr., 27 at the time, went missing while filming in Idaho County, Idaho, for the Discovery show "Gold Rush" with production company Raw TV, according to other crew members.
Authorities in Northern California are searching for an apparent serial killer tied to six fatal shootings. No motive is known, Stockton police said, but the slayings appear to be intentional and are linked by ballistic evidence. The gunman is on a "mission to kill," Stockton Police Chief Joe McFadden told ABC News' "GMA3" on Thursday.
An alliance of oil-producing countries on Wednesday announced a dramatic cut in oil output with major implications for U.S. gas prices, industry analysts told ABC News. The group of nations known as OPEC+, led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, agreed on Wednesday to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day starting in November. The decision to slash oil supply arrives as crude oil prices stand at $93, well below a high in June of $123.
“Twelve North Korean warplanes flew in squadron this afternoon in the South Korean side of the special surveillance line, to stage a protest,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff told ABC News, referring to Pyongyang’s explicit criticism against the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercise in the waters of the Korean peninsula. There were eight fighter planes and four bombers from North Korea flying in formation and conducting air-to-ground firing drills.
In June 2016, a 3-year-old girl was found wandering alone in a parking lot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near a car that was splattered with blood. The girl's mother, who police would later learn was Lyntell Washington, a beloved teacher, was missing. What the girl revealed would lead investigators to uncover events -- including a secret love affair -- surrounding the murder of Washington, who was pregnant when she was killed.
At least 36 people, including 24 children, were dead after a mass shooting at a child care center in northeast Thailand, the country's Central Investigation Bureau said. The suspect, who was identified as Panya Kamrab, 34, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Kamrab's wife and son were among the victims, police said.
Jury selection begins Thursday in a Manhattan federal court in actor Anthony Rapp’s civil lawsuit against Kevin Spacey alleging sexual misconduct. Rapp is suing Spacey for $40 million over an alleged encounter at Spacey’s Manhattan home in 1986, when Rapp was 14, in which he alleged Spacey picked him up, grabbed his buttocks and laid down on top of him. Rapp’s allegations, initially made in a Buzzfeed article in 2017, were the first of several against Spacey, but the trial is the first time Spacey will defend himself in front of a jury.
A surge of women in the manufacturing industry in recent years has punctured the stereotypes of who is working in American factories, data shows. During the 2010s, the share of women in the manufacturing industry grew among all age groups, according to a Census Bureau analysis released on Monday. The representation of women dipped during the early months of the pandemic but rose back up toward pre-pandemic levels last year, the analysis showed.
Kicking off a season of senatorial debates in key battleground states, Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly and his Republican challenger Blake Masters will face off Thursday in Phoenix for their only debate -- one week before early ballots go out in the state. The one-hour debate, hosted by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, will air live on Arizona PBS at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. local time. Gina Roberts, the voter education director at the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, the leading debate organizer for the last 20 years in Arizona, told ABC News that her team has been working on the midterm debates for more than year, "So it takes a lot to bring this to life, to bring this to voters -- it's quite a bit in terms of production."