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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday released new guidelines that impact what people can and cannot do after being exposed to COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccinations for kids as young as 6 months old have been available since June and continue to be recommended by the CDC. Here are five things for parents to know about the new guidelines and how they impact their kids.
All California public school students will have access to free nutritious meals this school year, thanks to the statewide Universal Meals Program. California is the first state to promise all 6 million public school students free meals thanks to the landmark state budget agreement Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law last July after the passage of Assembly Bill 130. The Universal Meals program is designed to build on the foundations of the federal National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (BSP) and ensures all students are offered breakfast and lunch at school.
Health officials announced Friday that polio has been detected in wastewater samples in New York City. It comes just a few weeks after a case of polio was detected in Rockland County, located north of the city. The New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the polio virus is likely circulating locally.
Megan Thee Stallion channeled her "real feelings" on her new album, "Traumazine." The rapper, who performed on "Good Morning America" Friday as part of the Summer Concert Series, told "GMA" that not only was this album "a whole new experience" for her, but she wanted to give her fans -- called Hotties -- a chance to get to know her on a deeper level. "Traumazine," out Friday, is Megan Thee Stallion's second studio effort and boasts 18 tracks, including previously released songs "Plan B," the Future-assisted "Pressurelicious" and "Sweetest Pie," featuring Dua Lipa.
Brianna Grier, a mother of 3-year-old twins who died last month in police custody, was remembered Thursday by her family as a loving, caring person. Rev. Al Sharpton spoke at Grier's funeral, which took place at West Hunter Baptist Church in Atlanta. Preliminary findings of an independent autopsy ordered by Grier's family declared her cause of death to be severe blunt force injury to the head.
"Dancing with the Stars" pro Sharna Burgess says she's "recovered" following the birth of her son, Zane Walker Green. "I am in love with the experience," Burgess said. Burgess and her partner, "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Brian Austin Green, welcomed Zane in June.
Ricky Shiffer, the man armed with an AR-15 style rifle and believed by authorities to have tried to break into the FBI’s Cincinnati field office Thursday is a “suspected domestic violent extremist,” according to law enforcement officials briefed on the probe. Law enforcement is now investigating social media posts apparently linked to the suspect, which called for violence in the days after the FBI search of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago property, the officials told ABC News. The unprecedented search of a former president's residence ignited a firestorm among Republicans and Trump's supporters and sparked a wave of messages online hinting at potential violence.
Certain iconic imagery brings to mind traditional American summer activities: the smell of hamburgers cooking on a grill, marching bands with drum lines and kids catching candy thrown from colorful floats. First held in 1929, the Bud Billiken Parade is the largest African American parade in the United States, according to its organizers. Every year on the second Saturday of August, participants of the Bud Billiken Parade march and dance their way through the streets of Chicago.
A few days after learning about the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Jim Witt, superintendent of Lake Local Schools in northern Ohio, reached out to a school safety organization he's worked with for over a decade. "It's unfortunate," Witt said, but "every time we have a Uvalde situation," he emails the Educator's School Safety Network to ask what they need to know and what needs to be changed. "We want to do everything we can to stay current with what is going on in school safety," he said.
Anne Heche is not expected to survive the brain injury she suffered in a fiery car crash in Los Angeles and is being kept on life support to determine if her organs are viable, according to her family. The family and friends of the Emmy-winning actress released a statement Thursday evening about her comatose condition which is not expected to improve.
The Trump Organization and its longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg are now scheduled to stand trial in the fall on tax charges after a judge in Manhattan declined on Friday to dismiss the indictment. The Manhattan District Attorney's office charged Weisselberg and the Trump Organization last summer with tax fraud after they were accused of compensating employees "off the books" in order to pay less in taxes. Weisselberg pleaded not guilty.
Multiple sources familiar with the investigation say the Justice Department and the FBI believed former President Donald Trump continued to keep sensitive classified documents that had national security implications and that in recent weeks additional information came in suggesting that Trump was not complying with requests to provide the information the Justice Department believed he had in his possession. Multiple sources tell ABC News federal investigators have questioned many individuals close to the former president about these materials including some members of his current staff in addition to some former White House officials.
Hailey Bieber is known for a lot of things, and one of them are her gorgeous, glowing nails. The shiny yet subtle pearlescent look has been popping up all over TikTok, Instagram and other platforms — with many wondering how she got the look. Bieber recently shared a look at how her manicurist Zola Ganzorigt brought this now trending nail look together using all OPI products.
An armed man who allegedly tried to break into the FBI’s Cincinnati field office Thursday was killed by police after an hourslong standoff, officials said. Following a chase and a failed negotiation, the suspect was fatally shot by police after he allegedly raised a gun toward law enforcement officers, an Ohio State Highway Patrol spokesperson said during a press briefing. The suspect was identified as Ricky Shiffer, 42, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News.
As we approach the fall, there is a renewed push to get Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, particularly the elderly and the vulnerable, who continue to bear the brunt of the nation's COVID-19 crisis. Although over 61 million people, over the age of 50, are eligible to receive their second COVID-19 booster shot, just a third have actually done so, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "One of the key messages coming out of this moment is: If you are 50 or over and you have not gotten a shot this year ... it is absolutely critical that you go out and get one now," White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said told ABC “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz, last month.
Congressional Republicans were quick to pan Merrick Garland's Thursday remarks on the FBI search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago -- calling the attorney general's comments insufficient and insisting the Justice Department release more information behind the unprecedented raid even as Garland said he wants the search warrant unsealed.
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday afternoon spoke for the first time since FBI agents raided former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida. Citing "the substantial public interest in this matter," Garland said the government had filed a motion to unseal the warrant authorizing Monday's search, which Trump has sharply criticized as a partisan attack. It was not immediately clear how quickly the judge in the case may release the warrant and federal prosecutors noted in their request, filed Thursday, that it should be granted only "absent objection by former President Trump."
A man accused of shooting three Asian American women at a Dallas hair salon in May was indicted Tuesday on multiple counts, including committing a hate crime and aggravated assault, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office announced. Jeremy Smith, 37, is charged with seven counts of aggravated assault, each with a hate-crime enhancement and punishable by five years to life in prison. Smith allegedly targeted the victims because of "his bias or prejudice against Asian Americans," according to the announcement.
New details are emerging about Olivia Newton-John's upcoming funeral. Born in England, the "Grease" actress grew up in Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews tweeted on Thursday that he was "pleased that Olivia [Newton-John's] family have accepted our offer of a State Memorial Service."
Career staff at the government's watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security prepared a notice to Congress earlier this year about their difficulty obtaining Secret Service text messages connected to Jan. 6, but it was never included as part of the watchdog's regular reporting requirement to lawmakers. New documents reviewed by ABC News, and first obtained by the independent accountability group Project on Government Oversight, show the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG)'s legal office went so far as approving a draft notice to Congress that was ultimately not included in the agency's semi-annual report in June. According to the notice, the DHS used a cumbersome approval process to release requested records to the OIG, which was "requiring [the office] to waste valuable time making inquiries."